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Buick Reatta, Classic Cars, Coupe, Convertible
Oct 28, 2006 (6:10 pm)
does anyone actually remember the reatta. I saw one this morning and realized it is one of the cars that i hardly see. Actually that is the fist one i have ever seen. I think it is the coolest car! it has power seats, power mirrors, digital speedometer, for 1990 this is like the coolest car... why arent there more of them???
#2 of 108 Re: The Lost Reatta [allcarsrcool]
Oct 30, 2006 (8:40 am)
I owned a 1991, the last year of production. That year they built 2000 or so. I think that there were only 5 years of production (1987-1991). They made more than 10,000 total, perhaps around 50,000?
#3 of 108 Re: The Lost Reatta [sls002]
Oct 30, 2006 (3:46 pm)
how did u like it and what made you buy it?
#4 of 108 Re: The Lost Reatta [allcarsrcool]
Oct 31, 2006 (10:07 am)
It was a fun car while I owned it. I bought it partly because there was a good incentive on it, and partly because I had owned a Corvette before. The Reatta was no Corvette, but was a nice car, better than the Corvette for day to day use. I have gotten to the point where I think that a station wagon would be a nice sort of vehicle now.
I think both the Reatta and Allante were only partly successful because of the price tags that they had. The Reatta was an experiment in a new building concept, where the parts came to the car, rather than using an assembly line.
#5 of 108 I thought the Reatta...
Oct 31, 2006 (10:27 am)
was a nice, smooth looking car, but I guess it was overpriced for what you got, and a 2-seater is only going to have limited appeal. I think the convertible version is pretty cool though.
I heard that touch screen in the center of the dash, which was shared with the Riviera, could be troublesome. Did all Reattas have it, or did they phase it out after a few years?
#6 of 108 Re: I thought the Reatta... [andre1969]
Oct 31, 2006 (10:37 am)
My 1991 model did not have the touch screen. The touch screen was introduced on the 1986 Riviera and the Reatta also had it. I think that Buick dropped the touch screen for the 1989 model year, and maybe the Toronado picked it up?
My 1991 model had a list priced over $30,000. My 1995 Riviera, with more stuff, was priced about the same.
#7 of 108 Re: The Lost Reatta [allcarsrcool]
Nov 14, 2006 (10:19 pm)
I have got a 1990 black convertible I LOVE it sooooo much...
#8 of 108 Re: The Lost Reatta [turbo4sure]
Dec 16, 2006 (8:52 pm)
The Reatta was another good idea by GM that they failed to execute. Just like the Pontiac Fiero. Remember that one? At that time, GM did not have the engines available for a sporty convertible. I believed the 3.8 V6 was the only engine available. This engine is good for a sedan but it's not high-revving and certainly did not belong in the Reatta. Just my opinion.
#9 of 108 Re: The Lost Reatta [jpf]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 17, 2006 (8:53 am)
Yep, another example of the ol' GM "well, that's good enough...let's do lunch" routine.
#10 of 108 The Lost Reatta (Mr.Shiftright)
Dec 17, 2006 (2:44 pm)
Shifty, has that attitude changed since Bob Lutz came on board, or is it the the same old, same old GM, in you opinion?