8th Dec 2008, 07:27
Well, I understand the price issue. I paid 6500 for mine (less trade) for an 80k miles 1 owner car with all service records from a dealer. The car has no rust anywhere. The collectors market for the roadie wagons has pushed the dealer prices sky high. Though if you are willing to travel there are still some affordable "for sale by owner" ones out there. Blue Book on my wagon is 7000-7500 right now.
20th Dec 2008, 20:43
My 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Limited Collector is the best vehicle I have ever owned in my life. It is still in great shape and runs like a gem. The LT1 engine is super great on the highways but uses a little more fuel in the city. Big deal. If ever I find another one as good in condition as mine, I would buy it and add it to my big wagon collection.
24th May 2009, 18:43
I have a 1996 Roadmaster Estate Wagon that has an emblem by the front wheels saying Collector's Edition, but it does not have a Limited emblem on the rear sides. Does anyone know the difference of the two emblems? I am thinking Limited has heated seats, which mine does not, whereas Collector's may have to do with it being one of the last cars produced during the 1996 last year of production, maybe in the last month or so. I also fixed the exterior molding that falls off by getting new molding, self-stick. Can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25th May 2009, 10:23
If your car was a Limited, it would have a Limited badge under the Roadmaster badge (I believe it is on the tailgate, but am not sure as I have never owned one).
The only real difference between a Limited and a standard Roadmaster is the seat design. Heated seats were optional on the Limited and not on the standard car. I have seen the collector's edition badge on other sedans and wagons, but am not sure if it was put on at the factory or a popular add on by owners as most '96 cars don't have them.
1996 was an extended model year for the Roadmaster, I believe it may have gone through December but am not certain. You can tell which year and month your car was manufactured by the sticker on the driver's door edge. If your wagon was manufactured late in the model year, then you are probably right about the collector's badges being applied to the last cars.
26th May 2009, 12:58
I find it difficult to believe ANYONE would pay nearly $9,000 for a Buick Roadmaster that was 7 years old at the time and had 130,000 miles on it.
27th May 2009, 10:16
I don't know, it is a Collector's Series... and you know Leno has three of em!! LOL not really. I wouldn't pay 900 dollars for one. If you want a Buick get a 75 225 Electra or a 80's Grand National, or if you're really a Buick fan get a 71 boat-tail Riviera!! Or if you want a real Collector's Series, get a 1979 Lincoln Mark V Collector's Series (a lot more than just a crummy badge)
22nd Oct 2014, 23:29
Well, if it's just a badge, then so be it. I got my Buick Collectors wagon for 500 bucks. It has 137,000 miles on it, runs as smooth as butter, and is quick.