In the five months since July 2003, I
have driven this car on one 7,000 mile
and one 2,000 mile trip in every
conceivable mix of traffic, road
surface and weather (including some
high elevation snow). It handles very
predictably under all conditions, has
plenty of quickly available power to
handle passing or mountain driving, and
returns excellent gas mileage. On one
occasion, I drove just under 1,000
miles in one day, with another driver
relieving me for only about 100 miles.
The car was comfortable and not tiring,
even with the excess miles/day. Fuel
economy hovers around 30 miles/gallon
on highway trips.
Solid, quiet car with no manufacturer
defects. Supercharger provides
excellent throttle response when
needed, but doesn't effect gas mileage
in normal driving.
Differentiate the GS styling from the
rest of the Buick family. This car is
very different from the Century and
even from the Regal LS. It would be an
improvement to feel more "sporty", and
a little less "sedan".
A lot of people have said how much they
love the power of this car. You can
only appreciate it if you drive it for
yourself. But first drive everything
else in its class. You will be amazed
by the power of the supercharged
engine. The amazing thing is how
smooth the car is. It is the perfect
blend of power and smooth ride.
Torque, torque, torque. The engine is
awesome. The sound system (monsoon) is
The leather is soft but feels very
plastic like. The cup holders could
Strong, smoooth, fuel efficient engine.
Comfortable interior, needs more lumbar.
Lots of toys. Some quibbles: climate
control less than intuitive, Smartstalk
wiper and cruise combined, no mist
function, small glovebox, backseat for
kids only, glass in rear window
optically "off", embedded antenna weak.
Auto headlights, delay locks, CDs sound
great, climate control, oil monitor,
trouble free. Cheap to insure. Heated
Memory seats, bigger glovebox, copy
ergonomics from Impala. Redesign console
with proper cupholders.