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1987 Buick Grand National Review
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Love This Car. Simple Mods Make It Fast — Always wanted one. Love the 80s G body cars. Car rides beautiful and very comfortable . The GN is become a real cult classic and values are going up. Don't car though since I'm not selling it. Drive one if you ever get the chance

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

Pros: Comfortable , fast, stealthy

Cons: It's 28 years old!

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Over All Nice, Just To Pretentious, — I liked the work, but was really there for the paycheck but in leau of a job in my field, this was fine. Good hard work, I only got hurt once on a rear trunk frame, I am sure some of my blood is on one of the cars not sure which one,

Pros: I actually worked on the line at American Sunroof in Livonia converting a grand national into a GNX souped up version.  While fun in converting on the line with other underpaid workers, they still for the most part came out pretty good.

Cons: Too much power for the weight of the car, the "hocky puck" frame stiffeners were usually put in place without securing them,  I was on this part of the line as well as removing and rebuilding the rear seat frame supports to better accomidate the extra engine torx.  The body work was sometimes hapazard in cutting out the wheel wells to put on the new wheel fairings.  Cheap body putty was used to to in between the shell and inside metal panel.  Then plain pop rivits were used to intall the fairings, looked nice, but I would hate to be in an accident in one of these cars.

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1987 Buick Grand National Review
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Awesome To Drive!!! — Performance is very good!!! Quality reminds you of what cars were in the 80s.... Appearance is intimidating... If your worried about fuel economy dont own this car, maint has been min for a car of its age(but it only sees about 600miles a yr) and yes its FUN to drive!!!!!

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

Pros: FUN!!!!

Cons: N/A

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Bad To The Bone — Love everything about it! Have lots of fun during show season,a real head turner,awesome ride!It was supposed to be a surprise gift for hubby for Christmas one year,but he unknowingly foiled the surprise.Gotta love it.It is a multiple trophy winner and was featured in a video and a calendar!

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

Pros: EVERYTHING!

Cons: That it has to be stored in the winter

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Faster? Really? You Want To Go Faster? — One...mean...car. The "Darth Buick" is one car not to be messed with. It is a "sleeper" only to those that are not too knowledgeable concerning cars. The stance, the blackest black ever seen on a car, '80's brick styling, are just a few ways this car is special. Hit the gas...hold on - but do not expect to hear a rumble, more like a surge of air that the turbo is sucking up. If you want compliments on what you drive from all ages, this is the car for you. Once you drive one, you hate getting out of it. GNs may all be black, but each owner adds their own touches. Vader would be proud to drive this one around the Death Star.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I don't see any on the road.

Cons: Modding...it is an addiction.

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Grand National — The 1987 Buick Grand National is hell on four wheels. It has a 3.8 SFI Turboed V6 which puts out 246 bhp, and arounf 355 ft-lbs of torque, which is great to launch hard off the line. Its one of the most renowned cars among muscle car enthusiasts. The interior is pretty basic, but the exterior is a Buick Regal on steriods, its just plain aggresive. A price of 1987 Grand National is between 19-24k. Is it fun to drive? HELL YEAH!

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

Pros: A lot of torque, and a very badass body style

Cons: Hard to get parts for, price increases per year due to rarity

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Corvette Eater — its one bad ass cr that when it came out beat the corvettes n camaro's, the performance is amazing stock its got about 275 hp n 330ish tq. its fun to drive because when u see the look on the faces on the people u just beat is priceless, and u no they were thinking they'd wax this car

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

Pros: bad ass

Cons: none

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1987 Buick Grand National — This car is ridiculously fast and this high pressure turbo system gives the car a really nice kick. The V6 engine is very nice and still runs nicely. The brakes were replaced to the master cylinder brake system and a bigger new turbo was installed. The two tone black and gray interior is nice with the all black paint job.

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

Pros: Super fast car with some real kick

Cons: Had to have the brakes replaced and the sensors messed up a bit when new turbo was installed.

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Umm — If you do not know about this car then you must be some sort of moron. This is the fastest car of the 80's and one of the fastest cars ever built. "When better cars are built BUICK people build them."

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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Bad To The Bone — This car has almost everything! Speed, acceleration, looks! Only 2 downsides.....brakes are too small and heat up fast since made for slow regular regals on monte carlos, and body roll due do better needed sway bars and suspension parts. All that aside there is nothing like whooping vettes and stangs in a little V6. Gas milage is great if you dont have a heavy foot. Gets about 26 mpg highway! 3.8 in this car is very solid. all leak oil due to high crank case pressure. All mods go a long way with this car. The car was way before its time.

Pros: fast and fun and turns heads!  FAST WITH CLASS

Cons: not addiquite suspension and fuel system

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1986 Buick Grand National Reviews

Wouldnt Be Without It! By Joe

This is one awesome car to drive. Hit the acceleratorand listen to the sound of the turbo kick in. I t sends chills up my spine. next thing you realize is your going 30 over the speed limit. With th... Read More

1985 Buick Grand National Reviews

1985 Black Grand National By Chad1381

Black and unassuming - except for those who know what they are. Grocery getter to jet takeoff in 3 seconds. Fit a full load of people in and in style - the cars are loaded with all the conveniences ... Read More

2 Ton Paper-weight That Runs Ridiculously Fast By Ben

Bought this GN in september of 07. Had quite a few problems with it initially, but have weeded most of them out. Read More

1984 Buick Grand National Reviews

Impressive Acceleration! By 84GN

Black GN's were made 1984-1987. I always wanted one growing up as a teen in high school during the same time. In 2004 I bought my 84 and never looked back. It was in rough shape cosmetically inside... Read More

1982 Buick Grand National Reviews

1982 Buick Grand National By James

Gas quality is what you would expect of a engine of its stature. It's very fun to drive, really beefy sounding. Handles very good especially for a car of its age. Great body and awesome paint job. The... Read More

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