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Cargirl

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  1. Very clean engine compartment, nice! Good luck with the sale.
  2. Truer words have never been spoken! Thanks to Ronnie and all the people that render assistance to confused Reatta owners.
  3. Thanks Barney, very interesting!
  4. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED Interesting color combo, blue with grey interior. I wonder what color the convert top is. Not my car, $6500 for a 1990 convertible. https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/1990-buick-reatta/6617229884.html
  5. I checked with my friend in England, a real car guy, and he never heard of Reatta. Then, I checked with my good friend in Sweden. He not only owns a C3 Corvette but a real deal 1969 Hurst Olds as well. He attends the biggest all American muscle car show which is strangely held in Europe every year. This is what he had to say about his experience with the Reatta: Hello Brenda! Nice to hear from you. That's a really cool car. I have never seen any Reatta in Sweden. When I google, I see ads on one in Germany (Coupé) and one in Holland. I guess the car is not certified in Europe, and the few that are here are imported as so-called "moving goods", sometimes the only way to import certain models. Based on these two conversations I am pretty sure most of the Reatta's will stay in North America. That news may not help the values of our cars but it just somehow feels right to me. I am glad they are staying close to home!!
  6. Sounds like a good idea! I think I will had those out for free to people that park next to me at car shows
  7. I had a Corvette that started sending me lots of codes and ran rough. Turned out the ECM (Electronic Control Module) had a crack in the board and it was sending random codes. I replaced it and that solved the problem, no more code . Hope this helps.
  8. Nope, many are private sales.
  9. Currently on Hemmings.com Reatta prices are seeming to tick upward: 1) 1989 Coupe, 25400 miles -asking $14,500 2) 1991 Convertible, 11500 miles - asking $36,995 3) 1991 Convertible, 30,000 miles - asking $29,995 4) 1991 Coupe, 48000 miles -asking $11,000 5) 1990 Convertible, 37,000 miles, - asking $25,900 6) 1991 convertible, 9000 miles -asking $24,900 7) 1990 Convertible, ad says "mileage says 3361" which is highly suspect of fraud - asking $19,995 8 1991 Convertible, 34,900 miles - $20,990 Wow, not sure what to say but they are asking for real serious money for our special 2 door sports cars!
  10. I installed Kicker speakers in my car and they sound great. Very good separation between bass, mid-range and high notes. The area between the trunk and the convertible top is just perfect for a Kicker slimline subwoofer as well, I bought the Kicker PT250. It makes a huge improvement to add a subwoofer. For your radio, unless there is cosmetic damage you can buy rebuilt radio modules that will cure any deficiencies in sound quality. it will cost you $200 exchanged. That will keep your Reatta looking stock on the inside, a good thing. The stock radio sounds very good with the speaker improvements I mentioned, good luck and keep us posted!
  11. That is good! The other one I was looking at in Indiana was pretty but had a odometer discrepancy when I pulled a car fax. I paid $30 for the car fax, that is how close I came to buying that car. I hope your friend enjoys her car and you can talk her into joining us in the Reatta forum, we could use more female participants here.
  12. I agree that the BCA and Reatta owners are very decent and good people. I am curious, is the black Reatta she found have a red interior and a convertible? If so, that one was on my radar screen when I was looking to purchase. Seems like a nice car.
  13. Summer's in Phoenix are like winters in the rest of the USA, we park our cars in summer and wait till the fall. I took the car out last night to get the fluids flowing and run the AC. Ended up in front of the world famous Fountain here in Fountain Hills. It only goes off at the top of the hour so I guess I got lucky!
  14. I think the bottom line is if anyone of us can help, we are all in. I am a retired attorney, if there is anything I can do, loop holes to uncover, people to persuade or what ever, I would volunteer my time and talents. I believe there is a solution to every problem. The real crime, if we are talking crimes, would be for this car to be crushed.
  15. I have been looking for a emblem for a shadow box. If you have the "Reatta by Buick" I would be interested
  16. Cargirl

    Code E041

    In case you have not found this info, here is the easier way to replace the cam magnet sensor. I did this procedure on my last Reatta and if I can do it, anyone can do it. Good luck. http://www.reattaowner.com/roj/component/content/article/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=60:computers-a-sensors&id=326:cam-magnet-replacement (thanks to www.reattaowners for the info)
  17. Good luck with your IPC issue. You have a very beautiful car, I too love the color combo. The 1991 rims look great. Dies it have an after market exhaust? The rear pipes look chrome.
  18. Is there any paperwork or contracts from GM regarding this car or just the sticker? Does GM ever send out an inspector to check the status of this car or any other correspondence by mail or other means?
  19. Looks like a beautiful day with great cars and great Reatta fans, thanks for posting!
  20. Here is a follow up to Dave's story, a New York Times article that mentions Joe Montana getting the keys to a new Buick Reatta for being MVP. Who would have known? Thanks Dave! https://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/30/sports/for-49ers-comparison-with-steeler-dynasty-of-70-s-is-inevitable.html
  21. I always go down the road less traveled but always find my way back to the fold. Glad you found your way back here too. My newest Reatta, a 1991 red one, the very color me and my father test drove in 1990 I have always wanted a red Reatta, dream come true. How is the select 60? Need some photo's it's been too long!
  22. Nic Walker newbie? Are there two Nic Walkers with 1991 Reatta's? I put in AC Delco double platinum, they are perfect!
  23. Barrett-Jackson and the C2 Corvette fanatics have not done any favors to the classic car hobby. Numbers matching this and that have taken a lot of the fun out of the hobby and have lead people to spend vast amounts of money for technical reasons. If the previous owner updated the brake and they are better now, that is a very good thing and would be a reason to buy the car, not take a pass. I am doing a correct frame off restoration on the 1970 pace car. It came with drum brakes in the front and according to the Barrett -Jackson guys I should have stayed with the drum brakes, technically the correct ones right? No way, the car will be a better driver and safer with the disc brake upgrade so that is just what I did. Just my 2 cents.
  24. Always disconnect the battery when working on electrical items, you will avoid lots of potential troubles that way.
  25. I agree Errol 100%!! I have had 4 Reatta's over the years. If I am ever foolish enough to sell the one I have right now (I don't see that happening but who knows) then in two years I would be looking for # 5. Corvette's and Reatta's, once you have been infected just submit to the impulse. Another car that gets in your head, a 1988 to 1996 Jaguar XJS. I am sure anyone that likes the feel of Reatta would love the driving experience of the XJS. Like the Reatta, you can pick up a higher miles XJS for pretty cheap. Mine is a convertible, a really great car!
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