Buick Reatta Model Overview
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Buick Reatta Questions
the heater of my buick reatta 89 some times it works and some times it dosen't whats the problem and right now is 3 day and i don't work.
How Do I Take My Old Touch Screen Out On My Car?
Bought a new touch screen, just had brakes and other things done to my car and spent $460.00, bought this touch screen for $450, just don't have the money to send it in to fix. Can I do it myself?
How Can I Tell If The Touch Screen On My 1988 Buick Reatta Is Bad
My touch screen came on intermittently and then completely shut off. I've got people telling me it is the crt module (one said you would see screen but it wouldn't work if this was the problem) th...
Stop Lights Are Out Again?
Found out after buying car, stop lights were not working. Third light does. Checked bulbs, and switch under steering column. Came back, and after few miles, have quit again? What is the problem?
I Have A 1990 Buick Reatta, The Electric Fan Has Quit Working, You Can Dire...
the electric fan is not working,directly wired to the battery it works,could it be the low speed fan relay, or the high speed pulling fan relay
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About the Buick Reatta
The Buick Reatta should have been sportier than it turned out, and Buick's wavering on how to market this car may have been its death knell. The Reatta lasted from 1988 to 1991 and was originally intended to build upon Buick's resurging performance brands, such as the Regal Grand National and GNX. The Reatta was a sports coupe and convertible that was hand-built and came with signed certification from the assembly supervisors. As a result, not many were made -- only 21,751 overall. Of those, only 2,400 were convertibles, making this a very rare and unique car today.
Buick changed its branding strategy for the Reatta before release, deciding to aim it at a more conservative older audience, which were the traditional Buick customers at the time. It was built on a V platform, which was basically a shorter Rivieria. Though the Reatta housed GM's new 3800 V6, it only hit about 170-hp thanks to its front-wheel drive body, topping out at 125 mph.
The Reatta did feature an independent suspension and ABS brakes, to help improve overall performance, and the first two years of the coupe offered the techno-oriented touchscreen digital display. This computer housed controls for the radio and temperature, and it pointed out diagnostic problems as well. But perhaps because its target audience was an older demographic, this feature only lasted two years.
The Reatta lasted until 1991. It was Buick's most expensive car at the time, but couldn't really find a niche. Younger drivers attracted to its sporty convertible looks were disappointed with its lackluster performance, while older audiences who appreciated conservative performance may have been put off by its sporty looks. Whatever the reason, the Buick Reatta is a rare sight on the road today.