1996 Buick Roadmaster Limited Collector's Edition 5.7L LT1 from North America


Pure sophistication with an LT1 V-8


Not a thing.

General Comments:

Man alive, talk about a serious set of wheels. This thing is the ultimate in luxury. I had an Olds 88 Royale Brougham before, which was a great car, but the Roadmaster Limited Collector's Edition just cannot be beat.

It came with the 260 hp LT1 350, and for being a massive automobile, it hustles right along. It can't quite beat my 442, but she'll smoke any import compact, and that's a fact.

As for comfort, it is second only to the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance. It has all of the goodies right down to heated seats and dual climate control.

I find it sad that the EPA alone is forcing America out of it's full-size car niche because of poor fuel economy. Only Rolls Royce can build a luxury car better than the US automakers. Even Mercedes feel cheap and thin.

I would recommend this car to anyone, old or young. It's smooth, rather quick, luxurious to the max, and looks downright forboding in black.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2002

12th Sep 2008, 09:19

I think that the Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition is an awesome car. It is very elegant, and it can beat just about any other car on the road without sacrificing comfort.

9th Apr 2011, 15:07

Best car I've ever owned. I have only had to replace the water pump, which is typical for the LT-1. She ran a 15.9 in the 1/4 mile on street tires with the air on, LOL.

1996 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L Corvette LT1 from North America


A powerful beast in disguise


Leakage from the air conditioning system.

Had to replace the starter once.

General Comments:

My 1996 Buick Roadmaster is my first car (I am 17), and it will continue to be my car for several years to come!

This car is simply amazing. The only way one can truly appreciate it is to get behind the wheel and drive it! Most of my friends drive sporty Japanese cars, which they believed were fast and powerful... until they were outgunned by my Roadmaster. The 260HP 5.7L Corvette V8 under the hood really makes this 2-ton beast move. I love watching the expressions on peoples' faces at stop lights when the light turns green and I step on the accelerator.

Backseat legroom is unusually small for a car of this size. The front passengers sit in pure comfort however, thanks to the power front seats and automatic climate control.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2000

23rd Dec 2000, 04:12

I'm 17 and my grandparents picked up their brand new 1996 Buick Roadmaster 4 years ago. I still remember the first time we took it on the highway and my grandad floored it. Wow, what a surprise, it pushed me back in my seat like never before. What a great car. I still go over to their house sometimes just to drive it.