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About Buick Reatta

In order to grow an interest in Buick's burgeoning high-performance brand, Buick Reatta was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's upscale automobile brand Buick from 1988 to 1991 as a grand tourer and sports car. Originally introduced to expand Buick's performance lineup, Reatta became Buick's first two-seater and its first convertible since the 1985 Riviera. But due to the disappointing sales of the hand-built Reatta, it ended production on May 10, 1991.
The first Buick Reatta made its debut in 1988 as a hardtop coupe and a convertible was added in 1990. Based on the E body platform, Buick Reatta featured twin bucket seats with a storage area behind the seats featuring two lockable bins and a lockable access hatch to the rear trunk. It also was equipped with a touchscreen computer interface, marketed as the Electronic Control Center (ECC). During its lifetime, Reatta was powered by a 3.8 L V6 rated at 165 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque from 1988 to 1990 and got power from a 3.8 L V6 cranking out 170 hp and 220 pound-feet of torque. Both engines were installed in the transverse front and sent power through 4-speed automatic transmissions to the front wheels.

Buick Reatta Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

After all, Buick Reatta is backed by the great General Motors, thus, advantages in build quality, power and safety are inherited. But still, you need to pay attention to these common problems on your Reatta as it now is at least twenty-six years old:
First, the most terrible and tricky issue for Buick Reatta drivers is the engine failure, which could be the omen of the vehicle bordering on breaking down. Thus, if you could diagnose and solve it early, you could prevent the worst result on your Reatta. Basically, before the engine fails completely, there are some recognizable symptoms to predict the issue. Therefore, if you could hear strange sounds from the engine, and the engine starts to run roughly so that vehicle stalls at any time either when starting the engine or driving the vehicle, or it hesitates or stumbles during acceleration and the oil consumption becomes excessive. And once the Check Engine Light comes on, please inspect the Reatta drive belt, EGR valve gasket and throttle body gasket.
Second, suspension failure is also an issue that no driver should ignore as it may put you in dangers. Some Buick Reatta drivers though thought this problem only brings about unpleasant or unsteady driving trip. But in fact, this is not the only consequence. At the beginning, there may be rattling or squeaking noises from underneath the vehicle, which is actually the reason for uneven and excessive tire wear. Then the vehicle tends to tilt to one side, you feel hard to control the Reatta because of intense car vibration and loose steering wheel. And that is when the danger happens. The best way if when the sounds are heard, you should inspect the Reatta coil springs, sway bar bushing and trailing arm bushing immediately.
The most effective way to keep the Buick Reatta at the prime condition all the time is to practice routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts to prevent issues from appearing. In your Buick Reatta, windshield wiper and wiper blade are normally made out of soft rubber, which could only last for years. But they undertake the responsibility of providing excellent driving visibility under adverse weather conditions. Replacing them every six to twelve months is the right move. Other parts such as headlight, fog light, window regulator, seat belt, emblem, door handle, door lock and so on should be maintained on a regular basis as well.
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