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Classic way with pay to play. by Mark from Ohio on 01/12/2005. Trim: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon Estate, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Powerful LT-1 engine that sounds great. The sound and amplitude of vibrations awake senses like only a Corvette engine can. No problem with merging or get out fast from a traffic cluster. Grand Touring Suspension makes highway ride smooth. Great quality of the audio system. A lot of space. Kids like the 3-d seat. A lot of power and automatic options make the car easy to live with. I like automatic childproof power locks when gear shift engages. Then there are details that I like personally: Buick logo on the hood, hubcaps with logos, double exhaust (popular now), back gate that opens sidewise or flips back, quick load back windshield, and plenty of space for my legs --I am 6.4.
Cons: Wood imitation panels can easely peel off. Trim fit and finish pose challenges to maintain it. Breakes are so so - needs discs. My car has vinyl seats and they "burn" and make you sweat if in shorts. Gasoline consumption and the size are not overly friendly in the city, but if you have cool V-8 one can't complain. I have seen cabbies in Washington DC driving Buick Estates, so I can get used to the size too. Glove box is awfully small for such a big car --strange proportions. Luckilly there is some space in the front arm rest. Safety belts were not thought out with the child or booster seats in mind. The car NEEDS traction control in Winter.
Overall review: Classic drive with power in the retro style. I would buy a new one if they would still make it, but without fake wooden panels and with no-vinyl seats. If gasoline will be above $2.00 per gallon it will be heavy on the wallet.
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