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1995 Buick Roadmaster Review
The last of a dying breed.
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The 1995 Buick Roadmaster is a sedan and station wagon manufactured by General Motors. It shared the same basic structure with that of a base model Cadillac and later on the senior Oldsmobile models. This particular version was produced until 1958. It is part of the revived generation, which was introduced only as a station wagon in 1991 to replace the Estate wagon. The sedan was only introduced the following year in 1992.
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Buick Roadmaster, Buick Roadmaster Limited, Buick Roadmaster Estate
The 1995 Buick Roadmaster gets larger rearview mirrors and a new radio system. The cassette player is a standard feature for all models, and the wagon gets standard alloy wheels. Both sedans and wagons get new optional features such as heated front seats and a memory feature for the power driver seat.
The 1995 Buick Roadmaster uses the General Motors B-body platform. The station wagon has a wheelbase of 115.9 inches, which is the same as the model introduced in 1977. The sedan version uses the same platform and shares many components with other full-sized GM cars, but it has its own distinct sheet metal. The Estate continues with its unique simulated wood grain side and back panels, although more conventional metal panels can be ordered as an option.
The 1995 Buick Roadmaster sedan easily accommodates six people without compromising on comfort, and the rear-facing third seat in the wagon version can hold two young people. There are no complaints about legroom or headroom in this regard. The wagon's glass ?vista roof? makes the cabin brighter and gives it a more open environment. Both sedans and wagons offer lots of cargo space, but the wagon version takes the advantage with its numerous additional cabin storage bins and pockets. While the sedan does have a sizeable trunk, the thick roof pillars obstruct certain angles of visibility toward the rear. The controls in both body styles are straightforward and easy to understand as the instrument gauges are fully analog, including the tachometer. The climate control system uses nine clearly-marked large buttons that can be easily read and used by either the front passenger or the driver.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Buick Roadmaster is available with only one engine, which is a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that delivers 260 horsepower. This engine is only combined with a four-speed automatic transmission; there are no manual gearboxes available. The 5.7-liter engine, which was made standard in 1992, offers snappy and brisk acceleration, especially when passing through traffic. This particular engine is based on the same one used in the Chevrolet Corvette.
The 1995 Buick Roadmaster is more stable than its predecessors. Both sedan and station wagon offer a smooth and steady ride with very few bounces. The wagon is relatively more stable than the sedan, but both versions exhibit a good bend when being steered around tight corners.
The 1995 Buick Roadmaster doesn't have any crash test information available.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Spacious interior
- Good towing capacity
- Lively performance
You Won't Like
- Poor fuel economy
The last of a dying breed.
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