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1987 Buick Grand National Review
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1987 Buick Turbo T — The 1987 Turbo T I purchased was made by the previous owner to look like a Grand National except for the Turbo T rims, which were actually lighter and led to less unsprung weight. It was a lot of fun, which was made better by a Kenne Bell cold air intake, 21 psi boost chip, upgraded fuel pressure regulator, and Kirban braces in the rear seat. It unfortunately did not have a posi, but once up and accelerating, it would keep knocking you back in the seat at each shift until beyond the speedometer. Braking was very good with the Powermaster replaced by a standard vacuum-based system from the Turbo Trans Am. Handling was good for the size of the car. It did not need any repairs for the short time I owned it, but I spent almost every weekend doing something to make it faster. The appearance was great and it turned heads because of its rarity and engine. It got around 24 MPG normally. The car was a blast to drive and is still something I want to have in the future.

Pros: Acceleration, Shifts, Looks

Cons: Hard to Find Parts

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Grand National — The most amazing car I ever drove,or should I say BAGGED lol. The acceleration in this car is awsome,it handles nice for being a heavier car at 3200 lbs.But the Huge turbo takes care of any weight issue getin u down the track in a quick 11 sec and thats stock .

Pros: acceleration

Cons: weight

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My Prize Muscle Car — Pound for pound, this is one of the best 80's machines around. It looks slick, runs strong, accelerates fast and corners pretty good for its size. For basic maintenance, its fairly inexpensive if you know what you're doing. Modification can be tricky for the new modder, but a little research will point you in the right directions. To sum it all up, its a blast to drive and fun to own.

Pros: Power, style, power, feel, power, room, power, handling and did i mention power?

Cons: Tricky to upgrade properly, love-it-or-hate-it looks, nervous feelings when others stare.

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I Love This Car — This is my brothers car and I drove it, the first things your going to notice is that the pedal is really stiff and touchy, and the car will handle like nascar because of the hard suspension (and the had a GN series nascar). The only work we did on it is replace the turbo because the stock one was leaking oil (because its 21 years old) but we got a bigger one for it. This car is the ultimate car for showboatin and will prolby beat ANY CAR in my town. Even Nates old Montey Carlo. as we have seen ;)

Pros: Amazing car. Fast off line but can still do a smoke show if you want

Cons: Honestly I cant think of much.

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Last Truly Great American Muscle Car — Most enjoyable car I have ever owned... all who rode in it knew she could scream (as expressed by their own screams). These cars weren't built for tight handling, but could take almost anything off the line. This was the last truly great American muscle car!! I hated to part with her! Mine was a gold T-Type, aluminum mag wheels, blackout package, etc..

Pros: Superb acceleration... torque was out of this world.  You could squeal the tires at 40mph!

Cons: Could take most any stock Corvette built before the mid 90's unless it had to go around a curve... but muscle cars are for raw power and comfort, not formula racing

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Buick Grand National - The Barbarian — Incredible acceleration, especially considering the platform and engine size. It was actually faster (0-60 mph) than the Corvette (of the same year.) Typical mid-1980's Buick build quality (which was so-so at best.) It was "visually-effective," & intimidating. It was not a "handling" car & lacked top speed; but, was fun just the same!. I was humbled by a big Mercedes (a 560SEL,) on Highway 55. While the Grand National could certainly out-accelerate the big Merc, it could not match it on the highway and the big Merc simply "walked-away" from me! As stated, "handling" was really a "no-issue," & I don't think the folks at Buick ever tried to sell this model as a "handling" car... All this having been said, I have only "fun" memories of the Grand National & I do not regret the purchase. I had it for a short while, then sold it, quiet easily.

Pros: Very quick 0-60 mph acceleration, Darth Vader like appearance, limited production numbers, etc.

Cons: Handling, lack of top speed (which was under 130 mph,) durability, etc

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Fastest Car I Have Ever Been In! — Mint interior and exterior. Screaming V6 Turbocharged 3.8L engine putting out 250HP and way more tourqe than you can imagine. Flowmaster exhaust helps it get even louder than what it normally is.

Pros: Sleeper car, my favorite kind.

Cons: You can get it any color you want, as long as it's black

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Great American Muscle — Outside of the latest line-up of new muscle cars and the great muscle cars of the 60's and early 70's, this was THE greatest muscle car ever built. It isn't the uniqueness or the stealth-like appearance or performance, it's what can be done to bring this car to true supercar status on a shoestring budget. This car epitomizes straight line exhileration--velcro cheek straps not included.

Pros: Quick, quick, quick...did I say quick?! Badass looks. Collectibility.

Cons: Expect standard American workmanship

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Loved This Freakin' Car — I loved the car and wish I never sold it. They are very hard to find now a days and even harder to find in good condition.

Pros: Insane power, it can smoke a lot of cars without having to change a thing.

Cons: You can only go in a straight line don't try and take fast turns, and the T-tops were nice but they leaked.

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My Baby That Was Stolen From Me — One of the fastest cars that no one has heard of, a Buick that could blow the doors off a Vette.

Pros: The only car that I have ever seen the speedo reading higher then 140mph.

Cons: didn't handle very well

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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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