1996 Buick Roadmaster Limited from North America - Comments

3rd Dec 2003, 13:31

I bought a 94 roadmaster about 10 months ago and despite having to replace the starter and a control arm I am very happy with it. I purchased this car for one reason-the LT1 v8. What a motor. The car now has 56 k and it is still very fast and very tight. Absolutely no rattles. The only draw backs are 15 mpg and poor cornering. The cornering can be remedied with wheel and suspension upgrades, but there is not a lot you could do with the mpg. Never the less I do recommend this vehicle for people who want a lot of for not a lot of money. It is also a car for people who are not concerned with looks because this is one of the ugliest cars on the road. But punch the accelerator and this behemoth suddenly becomes pure beauty.

19th Dec 2003, 14:24

Mine is the '96 Limited Collectors Edition. I will sell it someday, when I find one with less miles. Otherwise, I will continue surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, kite surfing, etc. with my ultimate cruising utility vehicle. I might buy a new one next year for my birthday... my 50th.

Roadies Rule!

Wpm@email.com.

6th Jan 2004, 21:44

I bought a 1994 Roadmaster Estate Wagon new in late 1994. It now has 266,000 miles on it. It runs and rides like new. The LT-1 engine uses no oil and I was planning on keeping her till 300,000 miles, but I just bought a 1995 Estate Wagon with only 81,000 miles.

What a great car. Best I ever have owned, and I have owned dozens over the past 50 years.

Ralph Daehn.

11th Mar 2004, 08:36

I own the 1996 Buick RoadMaster, and I think its awesome. It's my first car (I'm only 16). All my friends with their VW Golfs and Honda Civics can't keep up with the massive LT1. I wish I could post a picture, because it looks awesome. 17" Cragar Mags, Dual flowmasters with chrome tips, blue racing stripes, not to mention the MTX sound system. I would recommend this car to anybody. Fun to modify. Fun to drive. and I can take my girlfriend out to the movies with a lot of room to spare :)

18th Mar 2004, 11:26

I have a 1993 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon. It now has 227,000 miles on it and I swear the body is as tight as the day they built it. It gets 23-25 mpg, uses no oil. I am thinking of replacing it with a 1995-6 Buick Roadmaster to get the LT-1 and to drop the number of miles. I might not look as good as one driving a new Beemer, but my car is paid for and costs me nothing while offering performance, safety, and comfort. Does anyone know if you can take the SS parts and put them on the wagons also?

Peter.

30th Mar 2004, 12:16

I bought my wife a '96 ruby red Roadmaster on Valentine's Day in 1999. She had seen one and just had to have one just like it. It had about 26,000 miles on it then, and it now has more than 86,000. She won't hear of trading it in. The acceleration isn't all that far away from that of the 1970 Jaguar XKE I drove for 10 years. I'm glad to see so many people happy with their Roadmasters and I wish them the best of luck with them for many years to come.

28th Jul 2004, 20:21

I just purchased my first Road Master, a 1994 Limited. What a Car! It has only 63,000 miles on it and this car rides better and is more quiet than my 2003 Grand Marquis! My 18 year old son is in awe. I cannot believe that this car is no longer being made. I almost bought a De Ville and I am glad I didn't.

Road Masters Rule!

10th May 2005, 22:20

OK, no knew comments in almost a year, but that won't stop me. On the way to the store today I saw a Roadmaster Estate Wagon in a yard for sale. As a twenty year old red blooded wagon guy, I fell in love. I know nothing about the particular car I saw, no year, mileage, options, etc. I just know I must have this car. It's white with wood paneling, but I can't help imagining it dressed in black. First thing tomorrow I'm going back to check it out. I hope to find a little old lady who's desperate to sell for cheap. Also, thanks to everyone's comments - you've just made my attraction to this beast become unbearable. My current car is a 95 Ford T-Bird V8- no slouch in the go department, but that LT-1 sounds nice. I can't friggin' wait. While out and about today I saw about six different Masters. I take that as a sign. I MUST have this car!

21st Aug 2005, 15:56

After an 8 week search, I was blessed to locate a 1996 Ruby Red over matching leather Limited Estate Wagon. Loaded with every option offered that year with 29,000 miles on it. The owner passed away at 80. Her son said she used the car to drive from Indy to Michigan and back. I was the third caller on the car which had been on the Auto Trader web site for only 3 hours. I agreed to pay the asking price of $6,500.00 and scheduled a flight from Atlanta. We pick it up on Thursday. After reading these comments, we are sure our research was correct. Amazing to think you can buy a $32,000 top of the line luxury car with under 30,000 miles for $6,500. We hope to put at least 200,000 miles on it. I'll keep a starter in the back!!!

Tom.

26th Oct 2005, 09:10

I just bought a 1994 ROADMASTER and think it is great. I am 18 years old and I have a 1971 El Camino. there is no comparison. the roadmaster is the best. it is a luxury car with amazing power and it is one of the most comfortable cars I've ever been in. I feel great about buying it because of the comments. My freinds make fun of me, but I can't wait to blow them off the road. o yea it has 55,000 miles on it and I got it for only $1,900. I got the deal of a life time.

The one and only ROADMASTER!

11th Jul 2006, 22:01

Today me and my boyfriend bought a 1994 navy blue Buick Roadmaster. Let me tell you, it drives so smooth and with the LT 1 it gets up! Leather seats and a lot of room. I couldn't be happier.

It does have 166,000 miles, but it was a deal of a lifetime. ONLY 1,300! I LOVE IT

JAMIE - DETROIT.

7th Dec 2006, 20:48

I picked up a 1996 Sedan with 19,500 miles, black with gran touring suspension and tow package. Can't believe there was still one out there. I was tempted to keep driving my 1995 that has 165,000 miles on it and put the '96 up. But hey, life is short and what the heck. Sold the '95, changed all the fluids, belts, hoses and tires on the '96 and it's like a new car. What a ride... Roadmaster is well named.

21st Mar 2007, 17:53

Not 1, but 2 Buick Roadmasters! A 1994 mint sand colored Roadmaster wagon and a mint 1995 Adratic blue Roadmaster sedan. Incredible power, comfort, and gas mileage. Oh yes, my summer cruiser is a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 convertible in bittersweet. Can't beat a Buick!!