95 and 99 Owner
Name : Mike
Location : Central PA
Joined : 2007-08-17
Post Count : 15
Merit : 1
|Subject: 95 and 99 Owner Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:25 pm|| |
Hello everybody! I saw this site mentioned on the V-8 Buick board so I had to sign up.
I’m a long time Buick owner and Buick performance enthusiast and I bought my first car in 1974, a 1967 GS 400, four speed. I’ve had many more various Buicks and Buick powered vehicles since then and I am partial to the 455.
However, I have owned a 1995 Riviera since March, 1998 and I just picked up a 1999 in July. For a while now I’ve been keeping an eye out for the latest model I could find because my wife and I love the car and we’d like to keep our latest one as long as possible. Actually the ’99 is, and the ’95 was, my wife’s daily drivers but I’m in charge of upkeep and driving them when she’s not.
You can’t beat the looks of the car especially with it being one of the few two doors that are available. I really love the feel of the supercharger when you lay into it. Even in the big Riviera it is just like a nice running V-8 but with the gas mileage of a V-6.
The first year I had the ’95 I ran a firstname.lastname@example.org with a 2.27 60’ time with only a gutted airbox and K&N filter. I only raced it once because I have other cars to run and it was mainly for daily duty. Since then though I’ve been thinking about a Series II SC engine car and now I have it so there’ll be a few mods done to this one although nothing too radical. I’ll probably get it to the strip once while it is stock just to get a baseline. (FYI: To show that I’ll take anything to the drags, at least once, I raced my Mom’s ’69 Skylark 350 2bbl, single exhaust, where it ran 17.0.)
This looks like the place to be for FWD Riviera performance so I’ll be here often.
Also, the ’95 is for sale so check out the want ads if you’re looking for a great daily driver.
Name : Aaron
Age : 43
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
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|Subject: Re: 95 and 99 Owner Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:54 pm|| |
Welcome, Mike. We're glad you're here! Your feelings for the Riviera closely reflects how most of us feel - a true modern muscle car with style, luxury, and the bonus of economy. We'd like to see pics of your cars if you get the chance. Enjoy the forums, and happy modding!
_________________'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 ^^^ '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
Name : James
Age : 76
Location : Muskegon, Michigan
Joined : 2007-03-16
Post Count : 781
Merit : 8
|Subject: Re: 95 and 99 Owner Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:15 pm|| |
- AA wrote:
- Welcome, Mike. We're glad you're here! Your feelings for the Riviera closely reflects how most of us feel - a true modern muscle car with style, luxury, and the bonus of economy. We'd like to see pics of your cars if you get the chance. Enjoy the forums, and happy modding!
Ditto: Mike, Welcome to the forum
Name : Matthew
Age : 33
Location : Florida
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|Subject: Re: 95 and 99 Owner Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:54 pm|| |
welcome! nice color combo on the 99'
cant wait to see some more #'s for the track.
1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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Name : Patrick
Age : 33
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Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
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Name : Jack
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|Subject: Re: 95 and 99 Owner Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:46 am|| |
Hey Mike, welcome!
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95 and 99 Owner