I’ll be the first to admit that there is an abundance of sketchy stuff and dodgy sellers on eBay. If they aren’t straight up scammers, then you’ve got people like the guys who show pictures of bikini clad ladies or regular classic car dealers who know how to polish a turd better than the assistant curator of the museum of scatology…but this next car is sold by a seller with the user name…wait for it…fiero-phil. Yup. This guy is the real-deal…and he is so confident in his real-deal-ness that he doesn’t even include a single word in the body of the ebay ad…and I still like it. Impressive. Find this 1990 Buick Reatta bidding for $1600 in Coventry, RI with 2 days to go via eBay.
I’m thinking of changing the name of this site from Daily Turismo to Daily Buickismo…because I’ve become slightly obsessed with 90s/2000s era Buick for daily driver needs. Every time a non-car person that I know buys a brand new car, a little bit of me dies inside…because they didn’t need to shell out $30k for a car that gives them the same driving experience as a 90s Buick. Sure, a new car gets slightly better fuel economy (gas is cheap…and who’s driving anywhere far these days?), and a new car has all kinds of fancy lane guidance gizmos that you’ll turn off because they are annoying anyway. And a new car won’t leave you stranded…oh…wait…they do. Electronic gizmos are causing more problems with cars these days, read this advertisement filled article on the Chicago Tribune and this letter to the editor in automotive news…anyway…stay away from new cars and buy this cheap Buick if you want reliability and comfort without Apple CarPlay and integrated body temperature monitoring. Find this 2005 Buick LeSabre Custom bidding for $5,000 with 4 days to go in Philadelphia, PA via eBay.
Stepping into a Buick dealer in 1992 and looking at the 2-door coupes must have been a strange experience. Starting at the bottom end of the cost spectrum you could get an ugly compact thing called a Skylark based on the N-body. Too small– so you upsize to a mid sized Century coupe and maybe find an unsold LeSabre coupe from a previous model year, or an unsold ’91 Reatta if you are feeling more sporty. You could also get a Riviera Coupe (with available Buick Graphic Control) which fit into the personal luxury coupe market segment…but if you really wanted the sportiest coupe from 1992 there was only one answer…the Buick Regal GS. It wasn’t just Sport…it was Gran (not Grand) Sport. Find this 1992 Buick Regal GS Coupe offered for $3995 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist.
The third generation (1968-1974) Chevrolet Nova was categorized in GM’s fleet as a compact but with a 111 inch wheelbase and a 189 inch overall length was anything but compact. GM’s eye on the market was also anything but compact and they released corporate cousins in the Buick Apollo, Oldsmobile Omega, and Pontiac Ventura…and those cousins are much cheaper on the used market today compared to the more well known Nova. Find this 1973 Buick Apollo offered for $6,800 in Knoxville, TN via craigslist.
This next car is personal…not because I have any interest, ownership, or investment in this particular car — but because it is a car that looks to have one wheel in the local classic car scene and another in the junk yard. It has some rust in the wheel wells and it doesn’t have the […]
This next car comes as a tip from BP who writes: Definitely a unique vehicle but with all the work done to it vs the price makes the idea attractive. Maybe such a ranked driver but unique going into the future. Only one at ‘cofffee’ no doubt. Got that lovely 3.8l too. Find this 1990 Buick […]
This next car comes as a tip from Doug who writes: Can’t apologize for this but if were looking for a: 1)DailyDriver with 2) low mileage 3) dependable history 4) a CA car 5) family sized 6) with boost 7) leather 8) no hood ornament nor ‘portholes,’ and a bunch more if your thinking along my […]
If you’ve spent any time behind the wheel of a modern Toyota Camry you won’t be impressed by much of anything. Reliable…sure…but fun? Nope. Not even in the slightest. There is a blandness and safety against anything sport that hat pervades the entire driving experience and reminds me of a 90s front drive Buick. This […]
Classic cars are expensive…particularly if you combine 2-doors (non-post) and a V8 and 60s styling…and there are few exceptions to this rule. You can find some total basket case cars for cheap…but occasionally there is a car that needs work, but with something from GM’s A-Body platform you will find cheap parts and plenty of […]
The original Buick Sport Wagon was built on GM’s A-Body platform shared with the Skylark and Special…but also the Chevrolet Chevelle, Malibu, El Camino, and Oldsmobile Cutlass, F-85…oh boy…we could be here for a while, let me skip to the end…the Buick Sport Wagon shared most of its bits with the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, including […]