1985 LeSabre Limited!
Do you know what I gave up the Riv for?????
1989 Cavalier Z24 Convertible
Type: V-6, iron block and heads
Bore x stroke: 3.80 x 3.40 in.
Displacement: 231 cu in. (3.8 Litre)
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
Engine-control system: Buick electronic with port fuel injection
Valve gear: pushrods, hydraulic lifters
Power (SAE net): 140 bhp @ 4400 r.p.m.
Torque (SAE net): 200 lb-ft @ 2000 r.p.m.
Transmission: 4 speed auto. with lockup torque converter (mine doesn't work-k)
Final-drive ratio: 2.84:1
Wheelbase: 108.0 in.
Track F/R: 59.9/59.9 in.
Width: 71.7 in.
Height: 53.5 in.
Curb Weight: 3360 lb.
Front: ind, strut located by a control arm, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear: ind, strut located by a control arm, transverse leaf spring, anti-roll bar
Rack and Pinion, power assisted
Four wheel disc, vacuum power assist
0-60: 9.9 sec
Standing 1/4 mile: 17.2 sec. @ 77 m.p.h.
Top Speed: 110 m.p.h.
Roadholding, 300 ft. skidpad: 0.81 g
Fuel Economy (E.P.A.):
City: 19 m.p.g.
Highway: 30 m.p.g.
Built in Hamtramck, Mi
0-60: 7.0 sec.
Standing 1/4 mile: 15.3 sec. (Notice how big the new Riv is, too)
Top Speed: 109 m.p.h.
E.P.A. mileage (city): 17 (That's actually what I'm getting now in my Riv)
Roadholding, 300 ft. skidpad: 0.78g (Notice the 1986 handles better, possibly due to the much more aggressive T (Touring) type suspension)
3800 Series II Supercharged:
Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Horsepower: 240 @ 5200 rpm
Torque (lb-ft): 280 @ 3600 rpm
Mileage (City-Hwy.) 18-27
* Black rocker mouldings
* Gray protective side mouldings
* Paint-gray lower accent
* "Power Comfort" 6-way seats
* Leather wrapped "sport" steering wheel
* Gran Touring suspension
* 15 inch aluminum wheels with 215/60 R 15 Good-Year Eagle GT's
* Leather interior
*Electric rear window defogger
*Twilight Sentinel headlamp control
*Automatic electric door locks
*Electric trunk pull-down
*Electric mirror, heated (left)
*Lighted visor vanity mirror (passenger)
*Delco GM/Bose Music System
Standard Features that are usually options:
*Air Conditioning (wish mine worked)
*GRAPHIC CONTROL CENTER*
Possibly this car's most misunderstood feature, but one of it's most distinctive, at least.
-touch sensitive screen includes diagnostic displays, climate control, trip monitor, sound system controls and retained accessory power feature
"There, mounted dead center, like a window on the future, is the magical, touch sensitive CRT screen, a.k.a. Graphic Control Center-the interface of an all-seeing, all-knowing computer that is meant to transform a trip to the 7-Eleven into a space odyssey."-Brock Yates
I, personally, find it easy to use, particullarly at night, but it is easy to hit the wrong button and wind up lost on the thing.
Chris's Riviera Page
Riviera page that makes mine look like crap. But it is a lot of fun.
Other Buick links:
Buick Motor Division
1997 1/2 Buick Regal
Buick 1960's-1970's musclecar page
Buick Grand Nationals and T types
Buick Club of America
Thanks for checking out my Riviera page, though I'll probably work somemore on it later.
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