1998 Buick Riviera consumer reviews

$32,500 starting MSRP
side view of 1998 Riviera Buick
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
Explore the 1998 Buick Riviera

Most luxury/Sports vehicle I've ever had

This car had 27k when I purchased from the Buick dealership, it was a executive vehicle that was from Detroit Michigan, I bought in Massachusetts. This car was in pristine condition all the bells and whistles, this car was like driving a private jet, the cockpit was amazing, all leather seating what comfort it is to drive. Engine is very responsive, BUT I get 30 miles to the gallon on the highway if I keep it 70 and under, ( I have checked this many times with the same results. Car has been stored for 5 years or so with 98,000 mi. Am going to get it ready this year to start using again. This vehicle in my estimation is under priced, and worth buying and getting it back to new condition.



What a wonderful car. Solid, quiet, powerful. So pleasing to look at. A real steal. 83 year old grandma couldn't drive her 'baby' any longer, so I got real lucky. 101,000 miles. Supercharged. I'm 6'3", fits like a glove. Had a 78 Camaro--so uncomfortable. This is muscle car with some finesse and refinement. handles better too! new tires, shocks and tint. Wow.


Super car

Great car, bottom rust out and parts are hard to find but if you tit at a cheap enough price you will have an amazing machine


Beautiful Design

Extremely comfortable, Quiet, Very Quick, Handles well, Great Brakes, Thick Leather seats to relax your body. Very Large trunk, Great Design Spoiler, Very dependable. Can use every day


Quietist smoothest riding car I have erer owned

It is too bad they do not still make Buick Rivieras. This car gives great gas mileage, is aerodynamic and is beautiful. I own 2 of these and 2 Buick turbo Regals, and 3 Monte Carlo SS cars


Nicest RIV Yet

I have owned my 1998 RIV for many tears now. 171,000 miles and still drives and performs like "Nearly" new. I have owned many RIV's since 1968 but the reliability has been phenomenal. Thyis has been my DAILY DRIVER to/from work and it is just a great vehucle.


Reliable and dependable

Although over ten years old, this Riviera rides like a new Riv. All electronics work and the interior is in pristine condition. Car started easily in below freezing temperatures and the engine is extremely quiet on the road. I would recommend this car (if you can find one) to anyone looking for a smooth riding reliable vehicle.


very reliable

i bought a 1998 Buick Riviera and it is amazing. i went from a 1989 firebird and the power and handling are very good . the power to weight ratio is good enough togive you confidence when passing. I got my for $2800. its a very reliable car i have replace struts and thats it. i love the bright red leather seats and dash is well put together.


Bob the 2 Riv Guy

I bought a 95 8 years ago, I was and am still impressed with it. It now has 266,000 kms and works excellent. It is the car I have spent the least amount of money on ever, at 53 I have owened quite a few. I found a 98 with 69,000 kms so I bought it and keep the old one for my winter car. What are you going to get for a 95 with 266,000 km's anyway. I use the 98 from May until Nov, then swap them. The 95 has 4 Goodyear ultra grip ice tires which make it a fantastic winter car. I feel very confident with it. As a matter of fact I prefer it to our 2005 Mazda Tribute 4X4.