Buick Riviera Experts

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Buick Riviera Model Overview

Buick Riviera Questions

fisherman55
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Bought A 1995 Buick At Auction

how do Iget the clip off the steering colum. Igot the snap ring off now I to take off the clrcle clip off to put in a new ignition switch.

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fisherman55
15

Me And My Frind Went To An Auction

we bought 2 cars ----no keys---the buick riviera Ican not get dashboard off ---Ineed to get a torks headed screw.Iam hoping someone can tell me how to get off.---1995

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PRefolo
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2010 Riviera Leak

Purchased car in winter and no problems. With Spring rains now have a swimming pool in foot area behind driver's seat. Everything else is dry. Any thoughts? Dealer had it for 2 weeks fixing the pr...

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issybike
0

Ac Blows Warn

95 riveria-ac blows cold on center and passenger side,but warm on drivers vent.where would start to fix problem?

17 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
issybike
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How Do You Replce The Window Switch Drivers Side 1995 Riveria

passenger window and lock switch does not work

12 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Older Buick Riviera

1993 Buick Riviera Overview
1993 Buick Riviera
8 pictures
1993 Buick Riviera reviews:
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1992 Buick Riviera Overview
1992 Buick Riviera
20 pictures
1992 Buick Riviera reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1991 Buick Riviera Overview
1991 Buick Riviera
7 pictures
1990 Buick Riviera Overview
1990 Buick Riviera
6 pictures
1990 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1989 Buick Riviera Overview
1989 Buick Riviera
52 pictures
1989 Buick Riviera reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1988 Buick Riviera Overview
1988 Buick Riviera
1988 Buick Riviera reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1987 Buick Riviera Overview
1987 Buick Riviera
8 pictures
1986 Buick Riviera Overview
1986 Buick Riviera
3 pictures
1985 Buick Riviera Overview
1985 Buick Riviera
18 pictures
1985 Buick Riviera reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1984 Buick Riviera Overview
1984 Buick Riviera
24 pictures
1984 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1983 Buick Riviera Overview
1983 Buick Riviera
24 pictures
1983 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1982 Buick Riviera Overview
1982 Buick Riviera
8 pictures
1981 Buick Riviera Overview
1981 Buick Riviera
1981 Buick Riviera reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1980 Buick Riviera Overview
1980 Buick Riviera
1979 Buick Riviera Overview
1979 Buick Riviera
1979 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1978 Buick Riviera Overview
1978 Buick Riviera
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1977 Buick Riviera Overview
1977 Buick Riviera
1 picture
1976 Buick Riviera Overview
1976 Buick Riviera
2 pictures
1975 Buick Riviera Overview
1975 Buick Riviera
11 pictures
1974 Buick Riviera Overview
1974 Buick Riviera
1973 Buick Riviera Overview
1973 Buick Riviera
8 pictures
1973 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1972 Buick Riviera Overview
1972 Buick Riviera
19 pictures
1972 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1971 Buick Riviera Overview
1971 Buick Riviera
23 pictures
1971 Buick Riviera reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1970 Buick Riviera Overview
1970 Buick Riviera
15 pictures
1970 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1969 Buick Riviera Overview
1969 Buick Riviera
13 pictures
1969 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1968 Buick Riviera Overview
1968 Buick Riviera
11 pictures
1967 Buick Riviera Overview
1967 Buick Riviera
42 pictures
1967 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1966 Buick Riviera Overview
1966 Buick Riviera
33 pictures
1966 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1965 Buick Riviera Overview
1965 Buick Riviera
52 pictures
1965 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1964 Buick Riviera Overview
1964 Buick Riviera
7 pictures
1964 Buick Riviera reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1963 Buick Riviera Overview
1963 Buick Riviera
20 pictures
1963 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars

About the Buick Riviera

Except for a blip in 1994, the Buick Riviera was in continuous production from 1963 until 1999.  This full-size luxury coupe was Buick's flagship car and was targeted at those wanting performance and upscale comfort in a personal cruiser.  It debuted in 1963, the result of an effort to compete with the Ford Thunderbird and create a totally new look based on European styling.  The coupe featured innovative frameless windows and sharp lines and edges that made it stand out among its competitors.  A large V8 engine put out over 300-hp.  
During the 1960s, it went through some restyling that introduced retractable headlights.  In 1966, it was given a fastback roof and more sloping lines, and a new 430 V8 placed it squarely in the muscle car arena.  Some of the most classic Buick Riviera's came after the controversial boat-tail restyle in 1971.  Originally designed for use on a smaller car, the angled front and rear ends helped make it a collectible today, but many people did not like it.  A combination of the redesign and detuned engines caused by the gas crisis led to decreased sales.
Over the 1970s and 1980s, the sporty Riviera remained a coupe, but got heavier and less distinct.  Horsepower slipped under 200 and eventually in the low 100s.  It also got shorter, though it still sat at the top of the Buick line in terms of personal luxury.  In 1979 it switched to front-wheel drive and offered a turbo engine and was picked as Motor Trend's Car of the Year.  By the 1980s the V8 engine was gone and the Riviera only came with a V6.  It did introduce the first touchscreen control panel, though that was scrapped after a few years.
The 1990s Riviera coupe experienced a resurgence with a new supercharged V6 that became standard in 1998 and a new G platform.  A lighter-weight design made the coupe easier to handle and shifted it again towards better performance.  Horsepower rose above 200 and standard features continued to offer upscale comfort and convenience.  The Riviera was discontinued in 1999.