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Buick Riviera Model Overview

Buick Riviera Cars

1963 Buick Riviera Overview
1963 Buick Riviera
27 pictures
1963 Buick Riviera reviews:
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1964 Buick Riviera Overview
1964 Buick Riviera
6 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
1965 Buick Riviera Overview
1965 Buick Riviera
47 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
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
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
1968 Buick Riviera Overview
1968 Buick Riviera
9 pictures
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
1970 Buick Riviera Overview
1970 Buick Riviera
19 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
1971 Buick Riviera Overview
1971 Buick Riviera
21 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
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
1973 Buick Riviera Overview
1973 Buick Riviera
34 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
1974 Buick Riviera Overview
1974 Buick Riviera
1975 Buick Riviera Overview
1975 Buick Riviera
11 pictures
1976 Buick Riviera Overview
1976 Buick Riviera
2 pictures
1977 Buick Riviera Overview
1977 Buick Riviera
1 picture
1978 Buick Riviera Overview
1978 Buick Riviera
1 picture
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
1980 Buick Riviera Overview
1980 Buick Riviera
5 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
1982 Buick Riviera Overview
1982 Buick Riviera
8 pictures
1983 Buick Riviera Overview
1983 Buick Riviera
29 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
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
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
1986 Buick Riviera Overview
1986 Buick Riviera
3 pictures
1987 Buick Riviera Overview
1987 Buick Riviera
8 pictures
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
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
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
1991 Buick Riviera Overview
1991 Buick Riviera
7 pictures
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
1993 Buick Riviera Overview
1993 Buick Riviera
8 pictures
1993 Buick Riviera reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1995 Buick Riviera Overview
1995 Buick Riviera
92 pictures
1995 Buick Riviera reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1996 Buick Riviera Overview
1996 Buick Riviera
50 pictures
1996 Buick Riviera reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1997 Buick Riviera Overview
1997 Buick Riviera
18 pictures
1997 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
1998 Buick Riviera Overview
1998 Buick Riviera
32 pictures
1998 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
1999 Buick Riviera Overview
1999 Buick Riviera
28 pictures
1999 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

Questions

Mikeyon Jones
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How Can I Get My Keys Out Of My 95 Rivera That I Locked In There?

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lynnb55
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Dash Lights Go On And Off, Now Have Problem With Head Light Switch. Is It T...

The digital temperature and rpm lights have been going off and on for 5 yrs. Now its the whole dash. Had to change o2 censor and crank shaft censor, not cleared codes. Check engine light is on and o...

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43101
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Touch Screen

I recently purchased a 1989 Riviera. The touchscreen is fully functional, but the screen itself is dark. My question is- What causes the screen to go dark, while maintaining functionality? I have read...

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Julie Kay Pritchard
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I Was Told The Balance Shaft Could Possibly Be Bad In My 1995 Buick Riviera...

I've replaced everything except for the seats it seems. Is this "marriage" worth saving? Car is like-new except for this engine vibration. Motor mounts & harmonic balancer replaced, turbo rebuilt, e...

27 views with 4 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
crazyrivowner
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How Do You Replace Power Window Motor On 1995 Riviera. I Had Door Panel Off...

8 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)

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.