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PostSubject: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:03 pm

Thinking about a Riviera. Been looking at '98-'99's. Would like to get back into a car again. Been driving nothing but trucks and SUV's all the time. Use to have a Supercoupe and figure the Riv would be something similar but better. Seems to be the perfect blend of plushness, with a bit of performance and still being somewhat economical. Liking the looks of this.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:36 pm

The later the better as far as Riv's go. If you can find a '99, go for it! Over the years there were engine upgrades, suspension component tweaks, and the '99 has all the most up-to-date and easy-to-deal-with guts.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 7:46 pm

IBx1 wrote:
The later the better as far as Riv's go. If you can find a '99, go for it! Over the years there were engine upgrades, suspension component tweaks, and the '99 has all the most up-to-date and easy-to-deal-with guts.
Thanks for the tip. If I can find one that I like I'll definitely go for it. Problem is there aren't all that many of them. I thought I read that there were a limited supply of '99's. I'd really like a Silver Arrow but there are only 200 of them. I'm kinda partial to Silver. Lol. I've just started shopping so I'll have to wait and see what shows up. Maybe something local will show itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 8:40 pm

Check the for sale here often; people point out Silver Arrows going up on ebay pretty often-considering how rare they are-so you should see one soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 9:05 pm

'98s are almost the same as '99s. Lots out there. Welcome to the board!

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 9:18 pm

AA wrote:
'98s are almost the same as '99s. Lots out there. Welcome to the board!
What differences are there between the '98 and '99? I've been doing a lot of reading on them and thought they were identical other than the SA's.
Whatever they are they must be subtle but I'd like to know.
By the way, My name is Dave and I live in the Raleigh/ Durham area of NC. What's your sign? Lol...
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 9:27 pm

The only difference I'm aware is the '99s have a different MAFF sensor. Probably a few other things most people wouldn't notice.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyMon Dec 13, 2010 11:20 pm

AA wrote:
The only difference I'm aware is the '99s have a different MAFF sensor. Probably a few other things most people wouldn't notice.

Not to be picky but they also have a resulting different throttle body which I am sure you were also implying.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 7:55 pm

There were only 10,953 1998's and 1,956 1999's made so they are pretty rare. I love mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyFri Dec 17, 2010 9:50 am

I had a '96' and now have a '98'. My '98' has a lot of features the other one didn't. Like heated seats, both sides, inside mirror w/ compass, passenger side outside mirror that aims down at the curb in reverse(parallel park assist) etc. teach
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone   Hello Everyone EmptyFri Dec 17, 2010 11:05 am

Welcome Dave! I bought my 1997 Riv almost two years ago and it gets better by the day. Very solid platform. My only gripe about the car is that it only has a DS htd seat. They didn't get duals until 1998.

I'd surf around craigslist to see if there are any available. There's always 2 or 3 floating around within 50 miles of me.
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