Purchaed in 2/1992 and have had to only replace water pump and turning signal box. I live in Texas so the heat has wrecked paint job, leather seats in front. Last 3 months though radiator sprung leak, power steering and some basic electrical (1 power window, sunroof off and on again. It doesn't look great, but afraid to get rid of it. I've left many cars in the dust with speed of take-off (fast motor). Fuel injected if that makes a difference. Wish I knew if engine could be stabbed into another car. I would do that in a heartbeat. Oh year, when A/C worked it froze you out, even in 100+degrees. Love this car(and when I bought it I thought it was a granny car) No way.
Handling, engine speed, durability, few repairs (hope to get A/C fixed by next summer. Dependability and the windshield wipers directionals are cool.
Better paint job, no floating gas gauge,better placement of windshield fluid tank.Used to automatically lock all doors when I got in and closed the door...that was a pain, but no more, guess that's broken too.
I bought this about three and a half years ago with 80,000 mi. The body was in excellent condition for a car that was over 10 years old, no rust. It now has over 125,000 and still looks beautiful (despite the damage from a little run in with a deer). I've had to do very little routine maintenence outside oil changes (serpentine belt replacement, o-ring replacement, fuel pump, and starter). Smooth ride on the highway, hasn't given me too many problems and surprisingly decent gas mileage.
Performance, smooth ride, body quality
Interior design, digital dashboard lights are hard to see in the sun
My Regal was hit by another motorist,
turning the vehicle into a roll. If my
wife and little boy had been in almost
any other vehicle than the reliable
regal it could have been fatal. They
walked away. Very safe car.
How many 20 year old males do you know,
that are dying to own a Buick Regal
Gran Sport? This was me, every day,
asking my neighbor lady to sell me her
car. One day she came home with a new
car, & told me where I could find her
92 Regal. For 5K I drove home in my
very first car. I've had that Buick
for almost 4 years now, and the only
complaint I have is the brakes. All 4
calipers, rotors, lines, & the booster
have been replaced. The brake pads wear
out every year just like clockwork. No
matter what, the brakes always feel
weak. Other than brakes & routine
mantainence, I've had no major problems
with the car. 126K & still running
like a top.
*Don't laugh, but it's the windshield
wipers that go opposite directions.
They remind me of old cars from the
50's. Too bad GM doesn't do this on
the new Regal. I love driving this car
in the rain!
*I'm convinced that the 3800 V6 is one
of the best engines GM has ever made!
*Brake system needs serious help.
*"pump-set" parking brake is stupid
*oil filter is a pain to change