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.
Clearly the Regal, which looks like the family sedan, Century, is what is known as a "sleeper". It does not attract unwanted attention and can out perform 90% of the vehicles out there. And the 10% it cannot out perform, it can out drive because it does not look like the quick car like the others.
As with my old GS, I upgraded the stereo adding a monoblock amp & subwoffer. I lowered the suspension with Eibachs-but I do not recommend it as the sidewalls of the Goodyear Assurance tires cause a bouncing effect on local streets. I added a hood plastic clear bra to protect the paint from chipping.
I love this car! Had a 99 GS, loved it too. Handsome, traditional exterior, roomy & comfortable inside. Nice seats. Lots of power, and a marvelous auto trans. Outstanding MPG on trips, especially considering the power. Quiet, comfortable ride, feels solid, no rattles. Big trunk. Both of these vehicles have been utterly reliable, and very inexpensive to maintain. A lot of folks laugh at the idea of a Buick, but I only need to impress myself. They're welcome to their expensive, maintenance-intensive German ego props. This Buick's a terrific buy, and I'm sorry they won't be making any more in 5 years.
Engine/transmission integration. Great brakes, big trunk, good gas mileage, OnStar system, good highway cruiser.
I don't understand why Buick doesn't
sell more of Regal GSs. The car has
luxury, power, and dignity. Other
drivers and consumers may dismiss the
car as something a "blue hairs" would
have. The GS goes and feels good
The torque from the superchaged
engine, the quiet and soft ride but
firm when it has to be.
Deep down, I don't like superchargers
or turbocharges. I like good, old
fashioned 'merican V8 iron. On the
style side, which my wife won't like,
I want a 2 door sedan.
The Regal is a stable, reliable, good
looking intermidiate size four-door
sedan that gives you pride of
ownership, along with every day
utilization. The GS model package comes
with a 240 HP supercharged 3.8 V-six,
touring suspension and Goodyear Eagle
tires that gives the Regal an
impressive performance feel and
handling. I previously owned a 1995
Regal for 5 years that had not one
problem during that period
demonstrating it's reliability and
quality of workmanship. The Regal final
assembly is in Oshawa, Ontario Canada.
The upgraded supercharged engine,
suspension and tires gives the driver a
package that is comparable to BMW, Audi
or Volvo. The leather seating
comfortable and supportive, even on
The exterior and interior design hasn't
changed much in the past decade, which
isn't necessarily a bad thing. It just
needs a bit of a face lift. Rumor has
it that this the last year for the
Regal line. It's replacement will be
the Lancer, a completely redesigned
The Buick Regal is a great straight
line performer, but struggles when you
get into the twisties, yet can still
stick 'em. It out runs mustanges, bmw
3 series, and other performance
sedans, and nothing under 30 k can
touch it in that department. The
interior, and exterior, could use some
freshening, but overall looks
expensive, with leather, heated seats,
premium sound system, and leather
steering wheel. The exterior lacks the
striking appeal, but it looks good in
the burgandy colour, the chrome rims,
also add a nice touch.
-6.3 secs to 60.
Update the interior, and exterior,
mostly add some more gadgets like nav.