The Future Was Then: 1989 Buick Riviera

I wonder if people who purchased the touch screen equipped ’89 Riviera thought that they were living in the future. iPhones and touch screens might be commonplace today, but back in 1989, only NASA and Hollywood studio sets had touch screens, so buyers of the Buick Riviera and Reatta were living in the future with a touchscreen CRT display that controlled the stereo, AC, fan, and heater. Unfortunately, the future was very uncomfortable because the touchscreen was buggy and prone to sticking the heater full on or full off exactly when you didn’t expect or want it…not exactly desirable, but as an automotive oddity, I love to have one. Find this 1989 Buick Riviera offered for $2500 in Woodstock, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1989 Buick Riviera
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 103500
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe


One family 1989 Buick Riviera for sale. Rare model with early GM touchscreen. This vehicle was purchased new by our grandfather, passed down to my father, then to me. I would love to keep the vehicle, but I have no room for it. Recently serviced with fresh oil and filter, 4 brand new tires, and a new battery. Recent professionally installed New headliner and re-conditioned driver’s seat leather. The passenger side seat is deteriorated and will need to be re-done. Please text or email Dave. Please include the word “green” in your message so that we know you are not a bot or a scammer. Thank you.

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