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PostSubject: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:11 pm

I am a new member.  I found a love for station wagons after taking over my wife’s 2001 Volkswagen Passat a year and a half ago. However, we lost it to the state of California due to emissions laws. We had to replace the loss with something big enough for family of three,  so it had to seat seven people/kids. We needed versatility so I could haul the things I need for a furniture manufacturing business I started. Good gas mileage and good lines. It turns out this does not exist in the modern world.  I remember the Rodmaster Wagons from a summer I spent in northern Michigan in 1996. My sister had a rustic furniture shop and I helper her with her then booming business all that summer. Many of her customers had the Roadnmaster Estate wagon and I spent a lot of time loading them with cedar log furniture.  Fast forward It took me some time to convince my wife it was the car for us! We bought a 1996 Rodie with deleted wood trim. We love it,  in our little community of Fairfax, I feel like the character in  the movie “Get Shorty” where Danny De Veto’s character buys a minivan and it becomes the new craze of cars to must have.

Thanks so much to the Longroof Forum people and members I look forward to being a member.
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:22 pm

Welcome to the group Robert,lots of helpful folks here and we are all crazy for these wagons!
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:40 pm

Welcome. Sounds like that Buick will be doing everything a full size wagon does best. Congrats! Besides, it's worlds better than a Passat.  geek
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PostSubject: Thanks Flasheroo!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:10 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
Welcome to the group Robert,lots of helpful folks here and we are all crazy for these wagons!
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PostSubject: Thanks Greg! The Passat was expensive to service, all had to be done by a Volkswagen mechanic. We wanted an American car too.    Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:14 pm

Olds Weighty Eight wrote:
Welcome. Sounds like that Buick will be doing everything a full size wagon does best. Congrats! Besides, it's worlds better than a Passat.  geek
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:17 pm

I need to get a picture together for my profile, and start posting the before pictures. Merry Christmas everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:31 pm

"My first 1996 buick roadmaster estate wagon.

I like your way of thinking already,..
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:42 pm

I grew up with Wagons.  My parents had 1980, 1989, and 1992 Caprice wagons, and the parents of my best friend growing up had a 1983 (4?) Colony Park, and a 1991 Country Squire.  My favorite was of course the GM wagons but I also loved and respected the Ford wagons too.  Likewise, he preferred the Ford wagons but respected the GMs too.  We both have wagons now; he has a 1990 Colony Park and I have a 1992 Caprice Wagon.  We both think they are about 100,000 times better than a minivan.  Welcome to the forum and Merry Christmas!
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:04 pm

welcome-good folks here-enjoy the wagon adventure-Tom W
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:43 am

Welcome Merry Christmas... I was out in mine today doing a little shopping the third seat is a great hiding place for shopping bags. Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:55 am

welcome RPmaster,like your thinking also,tell us a little about your machine. ed
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:23 am

Congrats on the new toy and welcome to the group!
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PostSubject: about my 1996 roadmaster...   Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:14 am

It's  a California car, started off in Southern ca., and ended up hear in the North. One previous owner.  I actually bought it from a local used lot after traveling many miles to see a few 91, 92, and a 94 all Roadmasters.  Price ranging from $2400-$7400.  The one I bought has 127,000 miles on it,I paid $3000 for it. The body is in good body shape, missing one rubber trim on passenger side, rear. There's a little header fabric drooping on the  sides between the C and D pillars. Mechanically very sound, no one has fooled with the engine, transmission runs smooth. It has no wood grain and it's  gold color tan interior. I don't have the tow package, or at least I don't think I do no cowl in the engine bay. It says it has the heavy duty suspension, Lt1 engine, cloth seats, a nice factory pin stripping very subtle. All in all the family loves it and I'm riding around in style! It turns a lot of heads, from up town to down town. I drive it in San Francisco and it parks like dream. I can't say enough about it. Now, my wife and I are going to sell our SAAB 9-3 and get another American classic! Pictures to follow, I promise!
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:15 am

Thanks for asking Ed!
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:10 pm

phantom 309 wrote:
"My first 1996 buick roadmaster estate wagon.

I like your way of thinking already,..

Yeah, noticed that too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My first 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon!   Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:17 pm

Sounds like a good solid car. If you have dual electric fans = no tow pack and a 2.56 rear (which is good for long highway hauls gas wise). There is a thriving B-body community in the bay area, although most of them hang out on the Impala forum, but the camaraderie for the cars runs beyond the wagons into the sedans as well (Caprice 91-96, Impala SS 94-96, Roadmaster 92-96 on Sedans, and Fleetwood Broughms 93-96)
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