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1996 Buick RivieraReview
Hemi36 writes:
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I owned a 95 model and it was very reliable. Some of the features were ahead of their time. Very nice and stylish car. I personally dont know what other models to compare it too its in a class of its own.

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1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview
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Great Sleeper, Loads Of Fun, Plenty Of Power. I Love It! — 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 pump. Overall great car!

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

Pros: Great power with great fuel economy. Looks great!

Cons: Front wheel drive is lame. If you want a great car with a Supercharger ans RWD, get a Monte Carlo.

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1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview
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Just A Super Car! — 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 fails to turn heads. I don't know why Buick quit making these.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Unique, comfortable, very fast.

Cons: Parts are not plentiful.

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1996 Buick Riviera Coupe FWDReview
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Great Car To Own — this car has great styling perfect handling really powerful engine the quility is impecable the stereo was awsome and so loud its a great car if u can still find one around they are very hard to find nowadays and thier extremely safe in an accident too great in the snow too with the traction control

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview
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Suprising — This is my favorite out of all the cars i have owned. It accelerates and brakes awsome. The handling was a little questonable until i swapped in a strut tower brace and bonneville ssei struts and springs. It is really comftorable and gets really good over all mileage. The front of the car is gorgeous but falls short if you are looking at it from the back. Its built well but small replacements parts like switches and such are really expensive. luckily it shares alot of other parts with the gm line and most parts arent expensive. It is really fun to suprise people with how fast it is off the line when they think they have a fast car. oh i forgot to mention i have alot of gtp upgrades done to the motor and trans.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast

Cons: can be a major electrical headache

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1996 Buick RivieraReview
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It Is More Than A Granny Car That People Assume About Buick. Even Your Adolescent Might Like It — Performance - excellent acceleration for it's size, good handling, braking is a little flaky sometimes. Quality - No major operational repairs as of yet, just regular maintenance. Appearance - Very nice and futuristic looking car. Needs paint and rear window sealant, but it is thirteen years old too. Cost - guzzles more gas than I'd like, and uses premium fuel, but it could be a lot worse. Maintenance is expensive, but what car isn't expensive to maintain? Fun - I like driving my land yacht, it is very comfortable , it is powerful, and I even get a few compliments here and there. To each their own though.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: All around great car. Excellent room, speed, handling, safe, dependable.

Cons: Uses premium fuel, when something does go wrong, it is expensive.

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1996 Buick Riviera Coupe FWDReview
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Good, Odd, Reliable Vehicle — Car runs great, has the infamous 3.8 liter V-6. The best riding car on the highway that I've ever owned. The worst handling car otherwise. Good fuel economy, good reliability, odd, if not good looking. Also it's a car that you can work on yourself if your ever in the need.

Pros: Same as above

Cons: Hard to find parts for, especiall the body

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1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview
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Not Many Problems. Small And Inexpensive. — solid car. rolled one twice and walked away. ok power and look. not the best designed engine.

Pros: rolled over twice in my first one adn walked away.

Cons: not a V-8. not the best gas milage i could be getting

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1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview
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Heavy, Great Ride, Quiet, Supercharged Quick. — I'm a huge fan of this car. Very comfortable, spacious, and luxurious considering the price. The 3.8L Supercharged V6 has amazing torque from off the line, and often even on steep hills in overdrive does not downshift! Relatively rare on the streets, only 27,000 were made in 1996. Quite possibly the rarest, cheapest car you'll find that is actually worth owning.

Pros: Quick, big, comfy, reliable

Cons: Gas mileage in town is about 16 to 17.

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1999 Buick Riviera Reviews

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1997 Buick Riviera Reviews

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None sell it to me in the red color by mine is faded and engine wires need replace Read More

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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

1993 Buick Riviera Reviews

Good Old Car By Jesse

Good Motor solid built car. Heavy which gives it an amazingly smooth ride and enough power to climb the hills without downshifting. 3.8 series one motor is solid running and the seats are very comfo... Read More

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