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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Don't forget pics if you end up picking one up! That's mandatory, don'tcha know

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    I had a 92 Roadmaster sedan that I picked up a couple years ago for $500. It was one of the neatest cars I've owned, and I've owned some fun cars, I miss it and want another one! Good luck and it seems like you have a ton of folks to support you with your decision to own a Roadmaster!

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    I have started looking at them online, and it seems, regardless of price or condition that the door trim has issues. Many have the black rub strip held on with screws! There is an otherwise nice looking Roadmaster wagon in my neighborhood (not for sale) and the tailgate and a few of the door moldings are hanging loose. It makes an otherwise nice car look very shabby. Does GM still make the moldings, or is there an aftermarket source, or someone who fixes them for a fair price?

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    That black molding always falls off. They look good with it all gone. Or, you can get the correct width molding in a roll and custom fit it. I took it all off my 92, and the black 95 has some of it on, some off, some stuck back on. I'll probably pull it all off.

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    To answer your question, GM no longer makes them. The folks had the same problem, promptly took it all off and polished the stainless underneath. Looks great.

    Another area to look for is the upper moldings that delineate the wood grain from the body. Those tend to come off or come loose too, especially on the fenders. By this point my folks were tired of it and screwed a sheetmetal screw through it. Grrr!!

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Pleased wagon owner, checking in.

    Jay got me into them, and, well... I don't think I'll be getting out of one for a long, long time.

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Awww, shucks...

    I'm the same way, really. Some of the Impala/Caprice guys were getting into wagons, and I kept driving by the 92. Finally stopped to check it out, made an offer, and the rest is history. I wouldn't be without one, either. The best mix between a Cadillac and a pickup truck that you could get. So comfy, reliable, and useful.

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Jay, any pictures of your black Roady wood delete?

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    I'll shoot some tomorrow...

    You can just see it next to the 94 FWB here:




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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Quote Originally Posted by jayoldschool View Post
    Awww, shucks...


    Heck, I've been lurking here for quite some time too.

    Time flies. Bought my wagon two and a half years ago now, almost.

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Wow, I'm getting old.

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Quote Originally Posted by jayoldschool View Post
    Awww, shucks...

    I'm the same way, really. Some of the Impala/Caprice guys were getting into wagons, and I kept driving by the 92. Finally stopped to check it out, made an offer, and the rest is history. I wouldn't be without one, either. The best mix between a Cadillac and a pickup truck that you could get. So comfy, reliable, and useful.
    They also look great.

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    I mentioned in my first post that I was not concerned about driving in snow, but I need to change that statement a little. I probably won't drive in snow because we spend most of the winter in Florida, but if we get an early snow, I guess it could happen. I know it obviously snows in Canada, but I don't know if it is hilly where you Canadian members live. Pittsburgh is very hilly, hell my own driveway is hilly, so snow and a RWD car does make me a little nervous. My winter car is a 97 Cutlass coupe (FWD) and my wife has the aforementioned Mountaineer AWD. My Mustang stays tucked away unless it is warm and sunny. So, I guess, in a round about way, I am asking about these cars and winter driving. Do they have traction control? I assume they have ABS, which is huge. How are they in the snow?

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    Re: Thinking of buying a 93-96 Roadmaster wagon for daily driver

    Good snow tires, a bit of weight in the back, you'll be fine. They're already heavy beasts with most of the weight cantilevered toward the rear of the car.

    No traction control, yes ABS.

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    I drove my caddy in the winter of 2010 (including during a snowstorm to go to work). I didnt have any problem with traction (We had 4 or 5 inches of snow). I had a set of steel rims, a toolbox, and some spare parts in the trunk. It only had an open rear diff. I also drove my lesabre later in said winter (4 to 5 inches of snow) and never got stuck. The LSD on the lesabre really helped (I didnt know it had one until that winter)

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