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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Buick Regal Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Buick Regal

  • A competent sedan for the money, but in a category full of excellent competitors, the aging Regal fails to elicit much enthusiasm.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful supercharged V6 in GS, spacious interior, easy-to-use controls.

  • Cons

    Dated interior lacks modern features, seats aren't supportive, can't match resale value of its competitors.

  • What's New for 2004

    For 2004, the Regal gets only minor cosmetic changes. New wood trim is offered along with a new ETR audio system with speed-sensing volume, RDS and a CD player. The Leather package has been upgraded with dual-zone climate control and a split-folding rear seat. Carpeted floor mats that were standard equipment last year are now part of an options package that must be purchased at additional cost.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Feels comfy and safe

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Regal LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this used car because we have a 1999 LeSabre that just want die. It has 252,000 miles but feels like a boat riding the waves. I thought to myself, I'd love this drive-train in a smaller car that handles better. Then, my favorite local dealer gets in this Regal. I loved it from the first drive. Got a great price and now I'm lovin' it. Who cares if my friends think I'm an old man now. They're paying alot more to be cool than I am. HA.




Perfect all-around reliable car

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Regal LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Purchased this car initially as a third car for when the parents visited - but ended up driving it to work and around town and longer trips because it is so comfortable and gets great gas mileage with the 3800 V6. Yes, I'm in my late 30's and we just wanted a 'old folk's' car for when our elderly parents flew in to visit a few times a year, but my wife and I discovered that the Regal was comfortable to drive, and got great mileage for a work/highway car. We currently own a BMW 3-series and an Infiniti G35x, and yes, we both agree this has a 'different', yet comfortable ride, and a feeling of roominess in the cabin unlike our sporty cars - never had a single issue with it - we enjoy it!




Grandma car that isn't for

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Regal LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

One of the best GM cars I have ever owned! Suspension and ride are great for long or short trips and it corners like a champ. Road noise is a but much at times, though. Gas mileage is good. Heated leather seats are terrific in the winter. I was able to get out of deep snow up the hill without any difficulty but had to push my friend in her Jeep! I am just getting around to replacing the original struts and have replaced two wheel bearings so far. Other than regular maintenance there is nothing out of the ordinary with repairs. I have loaded it with 2x4's and am getting a hitch and bike rack next week. Hate to see GM axe the 3.8 v6, though. Big mistake, boys!!!! Big mistake.




Best car i've owned so

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Regal LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I average 28-29 mpg on the highway if I keep it under 65 and city mileage isn't bad either (usually just under 20 mpg). My Regal is comfortable on long and short drives. My only complaint is road noise. It can get loud on grooved pavement. After 40000 miles the body is still tight with no squeaks and rattles. The 3.8 liter engine is peppy for a V6 and acceleration is adequate enough to enter freeways and pass other vehicles on 2-lane highways. I have enjoyed this car and hope to drive it for many more years.




One buick regal gs is

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Regal GS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)

After totalling my 1998 Buick Regal GS, I could only find 2 GS' on-line. One in Trenton, NJ area and the other in White Plains, NY. I emailed Coleman and the salesman called the next morning. A pristine condition fully loaded 2004 Black GS just off a three year lease with 42k enticed me to drive over 50 miles to see it. After getting the sticker reduced by over $1000, and seeing the excellent shape of the black paint, I bought it. Now I have a car that I know and love and am making sure that all the tips and techniques that I put into the first will go into the second. I also got an extended 3 year and 36k mile Major Guard Coverage GM Protection Plan, which was mostly paid for by my savings.




Dated technology, great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Regal LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Fantastic driving experience. Handling a little loose compared to Euros and Japanese, but ride so much more elegannt than anything in its price class Styling might be old, but lines are clean and European inspired. Looks a lot like my brother's Mercedes at a fraction of the cost. Great bargain.



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Full 2004 Buick Regal Review

What's New for 2004

For 2004, the Regal gets only minor cosmetic changes. New wood trim is offered along with a new ETR audio system with speed-sensing volume, RDS and a CD player. The Leather package has been upgraded with dual-zone climate control and a split-folding rear seat. Carpeted floor mats that were standard equipment last year are now part of an options package that must be purchased at additional cost.

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Talk About The 2004 Regal

2004 Buick Regal Discussions See all Started By

ba27
ba27
12-11-2013
My old 2004 Audi A6 2.7T S-line weighed the same as this Regal, was rated at about the same power (250) but LESS torque (258), ran a 5 speed auto vs. the Regal's 6 speed, and yet it was MUCH quicker a...


yurakm
yurakm
01-11-2006
The lug nut pattern is the same with Regal, Impala, or Gran Prix. However, Impala, Monte Carlo and some Intrigue have bigger and better brakes. The same with new generation W-bodies, like LaCrosse....


regalluvr2
regalluvr2
09-16-2005
drove one and had them figure a deal on our 1998 Regal GS..He never sold these new 2003 RDV's until after the 2004's were out.We kept waiting for him to get in a new 2004 RDV and to the best of our k...



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