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1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,490
1 vehicle

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1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,650
1 listings nationwide

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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
155
Marshal 1999 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview:

Overall I Love This Car. — i love this car. she is the one on the right. If i decide to go for a drive and get out on the higwa...

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

175
Kevin 1999 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview:

Good Luck Finding 1! — Great car owned it for 3 years and it is always reliable and it will beat most of the cras on the st...

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

145
DPressler writes:
Handling Ranked 1999 Cadillac Eldorado worse.
"Aerodynamics I guess"
Looks/Style Ranked 1999 Cadillac Eldorado worse.
"aerodynamics look at the higher end coupes of today 2017 designs 95-99 Rivieras were ahead of their time they should have put the supercharged V8 as proposed."
1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
1,185
DanR63 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

Safe/reliable/comfortable To Drive (not Bad Looking Either) — Overall these are great cars to drive and with 20-24 MPG from and very powerful LT1 engine it is lik...

Primary Use: Family transportation

145
Tnoyes 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

The End Of An Era — I have owned several full size GM models during my life, my Roadmaster is by far the best of what De...

Primary Use: Family transportation

145
bigdogprice 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

One Bad Ass Wagon — I love this car , it has power and drive like new. Drives down the road like you can not belive . Fu...

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

Specs

1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 21 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
240 hp @ 5,200 RPM
260 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
330 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
10:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
5,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
4 in x 3.48 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 2 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 37.1 in 37.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft --
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 207.2 in 217.5 in
Width 75 in 79.9 in
Height 54.6 in 60.3 in
Wheelbase 113.8 in 115.9 in

Available Options

1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD

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