By j_mac on
2002 Buick Regal GS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
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".