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1992 Buick Riviera

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 24/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1992 Buick Riviera Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 22 Ratings for the 1992 - 1993 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

dependable

By on Thursday, October 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Dependable and safe."

Cons: "needs a little work as described."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Car is in excellent condition...no rust no torn leather seats. It looks like new. It has a leak between anti freeze and little oil. Was told to fix it properly would be $1000.00 Also has service lite on always. Catalytic converter makes noise. If someone wants to put 1000 - 1500 in the car I would say do it. Car ALWAYS starts. Has pick up and go. Has a 3800 motor."

great car

By on Sunday, April 11, 2010

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I bought this car in 2001 with 36,000 miles on the engine. All work that was done on my car since I bought it is documented. The only rust on this car is on the gas door. I attribute that to the only part on this car that was not painted asit should have been."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Not for the long run!

By on Monday, June 22, 2009

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

"Buicks are beautiful on the show-room, but it ends about right there. Within 10 years, they will depreciate rapidly and it will get harder to find parts for them (since Buick will not keep GMAC parts ordered for vehicles that don't sell over so million in a single year, of which only 2 vehicles in their line ever have). More important, all those bells and whistles (the security features, self-leveling rear struts, etc.) are EXTREMELY expensive to upkeep, built to be handled at only the dealer level (I've had regular repair places refuse to change the battery for liability issues); after a few short years, your security ignition delay will stop igniting entirely and the rear strut motor will cost more to replace than the car is even worth.--- Do yourself a favor... leave the Buick on the show-room floor, the only place that it's worth anything."

5 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Comfort comfort comfort

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"This car is so comfortable, it's like being in your living room going down the road. They don't build them like this anymore that's for sure."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

1992 Riv-Safe, Reliable and Comfortable

By on Monday, April 28, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

"The Riv is just like driving a couch, but with muscle. When I start it on a cold morning, she starts, every single time. When I stomp on the gas, she goes. She takes corners as well as can be expected for a one and a half ton car, and she is fantastic and steady on snow and ice. She's made it across the country a couple times, and only needed a minor repair to the radiator hose. I've been rear-ended, sideswiped and had someone back up into my Riv, and the only thing that happened is that the heavy plastic by the rear bumper crumpled up a little. I will cry when I have to sell her, or give her to the great junkyard in the sky."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Amazing Car

By on Monday, March 17, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

"We bought a 90 Riveria a while back. This car has been nothing but amazing. It is nothing short of luxury! Driving or riding in his car is as comfortable as laying back on your couch! It drives nice, runs well, sounds good...everything that we wanted! And it looks amazing for a 90. There is NO rust anywhere and just a few dings here and there. All in all, this was the best car we could have bought for our money."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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