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1985 Buick Riviera Review
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A Fun Ride — The carbureted V8 (307 c.i.) is adequate at best. The car is underpowered. It did cost me an arm & a leg to get the car to pass the emissions test! It is a good car for long trips, as it is very comfortable in terms of both ride and seats. Trunk space is adequate, but not as large as one might suspect, given the size of the vehicle.

Pros: Nice styling lines.  A plush interior.  Comfy.

Cons: Small engine

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2nd One, Glad To Have My Favorite Car From My Youth Again! — Classy & comfortable. They don't make them like that anymore, When I drive mine on the highway I imagine how many cars of today will last as long. Gas MPG is ok because is isn't used all the time. The original laquer paint shines as new. The outside dimensions are in line with current cars but it has old car features; glass headlights, chrome bumpers, interior colors no longer avail, plush velvet seats & door panels, 1/2 vinyl roofs and wire wheels.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: style, line, chrome, ride, quietness

Cons: 25 years old & still considered late model?

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Reliable, Safe, And Fun For A Teenager — Got the car for free but it needed some work - about 450 dollars worth. Drove the car for a few years and the only problem was a bad battery cable and the exhaust rotted and fell off.

Pros: Reliable, Safe, Lots of room, Comfortable, lots of fun, surprising gas mileage from the V8

Cons: RUST! These tend to rust in typical GM places as well as the frame behind the rear wheels. Also, it was front wheel drive which made transmission work expensive.

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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Buick Riviera Reviews

Overall I Love This Car. By Marshal

i love this car. she is the one on the right. If i decide to go for a drive and get out on the higway and really put your foot into it it will respond. its been more than once that i have made this ca... Read More

Good Luck Finding 1! By Kevin

Great car owned it for 3 years and it is always reliable and it will beat most of the cras on the streets and some at lebenon valley awesome in the snow as well with a set of snow tires and it is so c... Read More

1998 Buick Riviera Reviews

Okay For A Single Person But Not For A Family By ammoworld7

look at my pros and cons and that should tell you about my review. asking to write a review when I have just listed my pros and cons, which I consider to be a review, is completely absurd. I hope th... Read More

98 Riviera By Chris

This car has great handling and performance. Also has great breaking with its 4 wheel disc brakes. It handles great in all road conditions. Got the car for a great price in really great shape. Hav... Read More

1997 Buick Riviera Reviews

90's Luxury By Scott

Good looking car with sleek body lines. Stereo and wheels are dated both will need upgraded. Power can be added simple with a pulley change. Exhaust tips are something definitely needing change. Sl... Read More

Very Under Estimated, And Sometimes Misunderstood. You Have To Own One To Know. By Randall

You don't need a super-charger in this Riv. She will pin you to your seat in a second. Very responsive, and Very dependable as well. She is a true pleasure to drive one of my friends says "I swear she... Read More

1996 Buick Riviera Reviews

Great Sleeper, Loads Of Fun, Plenty Of Power. I Love It! By Josh

Great car. Supercharger gives it kick. Front wheel drive is no fun. Very reliable car never had a major repair in seven years of ownership. Very fun. Easy to get wheel spin. 22-26 mpg, rarely at the p... Read More

Just A Super Car! By 96RivBrad

You can find these in immaculate condition for under $3k. Don't worry about the mileage. IF it's been properly maintained it will run forever. Supercharged and ultimate comfort. Rare design that never... Read More

1995 Buick Riviera Reviews

Even With The Couple Issues I'm Currently Having, I Still Love The Car. By Anarchy32

I really love my Riviera. When I first had seen it on the lot I knew I wanted it. The white paint job was flawless, great looking, and bright. The interior is all burgundy with leather seats. The inte... Read More

Overall I Am Very Impressed. By Alvin1966

First my appreciation for the Buick brand and especially the Riviera. Previously I owned a 75 85 and (95 we still own) which were purchased new. The 95 I am referencing in my comments is one purchase... Read More

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