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PostSubject: Hey gettin ready to buy a riviera   Hey gettin ready to buy a riviera EmptyThu Jul 31, 2008 9:54 am

Hey stumbled across your site and im gettin ready to buy a 1996 riviera supercharged

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Congrats & Welcome!

I'm glad you didn't stumble upon this site:
http://www.hallelnet.com/von/info3/my_pretty_pony.htm
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ye that site woulda been bad to sumble upon well i was lookin up rivieras to see if it was a good buy and what their common problems were and gas mileage and stuff and thank you for the welcome
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They're great cars with very little problems, which is almost a shame because they are very fun to work on...
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PostSubject: Re: Hey gettin ready to buy a riviera   Hey gettin ready to buy a riviera EmptyThu Jul 31, 2008 10:19 am

well the dealership told me they would replace the sensors it needs the abs and traction lights wouldnt go off and neither would the air bag light??? and the tape player is broke but .. dont own tapes anymore
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If she's in good running condition, then you'll see, at the lowest, 17.5ish driving regularly around town. If you really baby it you can get 18 or higher, but once you hit the highway that's when you start to see 27, 29, hell, even 31 is possible with cruise control and the right roads! If you know what you're doing, it's possible to go higher.

The worst I've ever done, on my 'let's have some fun and really open up and listen to that supercharger' tank of gas, is 12.5 mpg.

The only bad thing about these cars is an addictive substance we like to call 'supercharged compressed air.' It's a very habit forming addiction!


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aaah thats my problem i have a very heavy foot ... i love to speed and a quick acceleration thats why my grand am is costin me 150 bux every 2 wks to go back and forth to work ... its only 12 miles away and i take a lot of country roads ... are the rivies good on roads like that or should i stick to interstate???
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devilish21m wrote:
aaah thats my problem i have a very heavy foot ... i love to speed and a quick acceleration thats why my grand am is costin me 150 bux every 2 wks to go back and forth to work ... its only 12 miles away and i take a lot of country roads ... are the rivies good on roads like that or should i stick to interstate???

while you can modify almost any car (including rivieras) to improve performance in all areas of the car....in stock form the riviera is certainly an interstate vehicle IMHO. It takes quite a bit of suspension work to get these large body cars to handle even decently. But they arent nearly as bad as your full/mid size trucks/suvs

a heavy foot will eat your wallet. Gas consumption always increases with a heavy foot, but in supercharged motors it eats even more fuel. To top things off, you really need premium unleaded if you ever plan on driving this car hard.
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well i dont personally know much about cars i just generally have really bad luck even tho i drive fast and it has to be my luck cuz sumtimes the cars wont make it out of the dealership parkin lot b4 breakin down but i drove the riviera it was awesome good steerin and didnt really feel any bumps like you do in my grand am it just kinda makes me worry cuz they are beautiful cars and i work at a truck stop ... and i park around all the big arse semis .. ive had plenty of my cars hit by semis and they dont let u know but thats what full coverage is for right
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dreww wrote:
while you can modify almost any car (including rivieras) to improve performance in all areas of the car....in stock form the riviera is certainly an interstate vehicle IMHO. It takes quite a bit of suspension work to get these large body cars to handle even decently. But they arent nearly as bad as your full/mid size trucks/suvs

a heavy foot will eat your wallet. Gas consumption always increases with a heavy foot, but in supercharged motors it eats even more fuel. To top things off, you really need premium unleaded if you ever plan on driving this car hard.
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Quote :
while you can modify almost any car (including rivieras) to improve performance in all areas of the car....in stock form the riviera is certainly an interstate vehicle IMHO. It takes quite a bit of suspension work to get these large body cars to handle even decently. But they arent nearly as bad as your full/mid size trucks/suvs

a heavy foot will eat your wallet. Gas consumption always increases with a heavy foot, but in supercharged motors it eats even more fuel. To top things off, you really need premium unleaded if you ever plan on driving this car hard.

;agree; X2 Highway cruiser, but that can be changed with some work. Fuel economy isn't the car's strongpoint, but it's not too bad for long hauls. I average 18-20 MPG, and remember, it's premium always.

If you try, you can keep the dents away. Rivieras really show dents and imperfections, so try hard!!!

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