6 weeks ago, I decided to say goodbye to my Audi Service Department, where I spent way too much time with my A4.
I located a Certified Regal with 2500 miles on the odometer and fully loaded with options - and built in Germany!
Now that I am settling in with my new car, I can honestly say that it is a beautiful automobile.
The cabin is very comfortable and quiet, the engine has plenty of power, and it is fun to drive.
Despite being FWD, I find little difference in handling from the AWD Audi.I have the 6-speed Automatic which is a grand transmission - it always seems to be in the right gear and the shifts are very smooth.
Fuel mileage is comparable to the Audi.
Great looks with the standard 18" wheels and very comfortable black leather seats.
Harmon Kardon audio system is outstanding.
Bluetooth system is fine when calling, but lacks the ability to store my numbers.
Since I make very few calls in the car, this is not a problem for me and I know that newer models have had upgrades.
After a disappointing ownership experience with my 2009 A4, I decided that I wanted a different brand and I opted for a very low mileage 2011 Buick Regal Turbo.
After just two weeks, I am very impressed with the looks of the vehicle and the way it drives.
There is plenty of room in the cabin, seats are very comfortable and the vehicle handles the way a German built car should.
My initial fuel mileage is better than the Audi as well.
The Harmon Kardon stereo is awesome, although I am still getting familiar with the controls.
I have not been able to automatically load my cellphone directory into the car's bluetooth system and it apparently does not have the capability of doing so.
Since I do not generally make calls from my car, this is not a big deal for me.
I bought my 2011 Regal new.
Great experience with the sales staff and VIP style service department.
The car is beautiful.
Even two years later I still get compliments and questions about it.
It's a fun to drive comfortable sporty and luxurious.
Fully loaded, money well-spent.
I've driven the car from California to New York and back; made many road trips to Vegas.
I punish the car daily in heavy L.A. traffic on extremely hot days, too.
Only issue has been with the brakes.
Pads were glazed and rotors warped at 8,000 miles.
Replaced under warranty.
Brakes and rotors again at 29,000--warranty will not cover this time. Car is fantastic otherwise.
Interior and exterior styling, base engine is more than adequate in everyday driving, quiet, Nav system and Onstar (can't live without them), build quality, trunk space.
Base engine could certainly benefit from a bit more horsepower for certain driving situations (passing on two lane roads, merging onto freeways), Fuel economy for a 4 cylinder is shockingly low--shouldn't need the available eAssist (on newer models) to boost mileage on an engine this small.
Voice prompts on navigation system are rough and sometimes unintelligible.
I was looking for something with better gas mileage, stylish, and relatively roomy. I looked at several differnt options and never thought I would consider a Buick. When I drove this car, it instantly reminded me of our 09 Audi A4 with the way it handled. Of course, the acceleration doesn't quite compare, but it can still move right along. The black on black is very sharp and as a young professional, my friends and co workers laughed at me when I said I bought a Buick. That was until they saw the car. Now everyone wants to drive it!
I don't have a favorite because I love everything about it. I have not had any of the problems other owners have had. The car has almost 40k.
It was a great deal and loved how it drove, however it has been in the shop for a total of 46 days since leaseing it. the car will just stop working and will not go into gear. six times i had it back in with no resolution. was rear ended because of it quitting and then the transmission would not shift or when it did the whole car would shudder. it cost me money and a client who was stranded with me. I drove it into the dealer today and handed them the keys with 12 months left to go. Buick gave me all the excuses in the world save for finally sending out an engineer on the seventh try. I risked my life and that of my family's but not anymore. signed a lease for a 2013 Honda Accord.