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2011 Buick Regal Sedan

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Just OK
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By nydogboy
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2011 Buick Regal Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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The ladies love the sporty look, but, if you are more than 5'8" you'll be challenged to enter this car.
It's quieter than my 2006 Malibu Maxx, which I kinda miss, but the transmission is very busy and you can hear every move it makes.
It's hard to keep the RPMs under 2200 because it keeps shifting arpumd town.
It is a pleasure to drive on the highway.
I was hoping the 6-speed, 4 cylinder Regal would get better mileage than my v-6, 210 hpw Malibu Maxx...wrong. It's about the same.
I like the car and hope to have it for 5 or more years, which I typically do.


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Great car - so so navigation - repairs already?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By waxahachiejoe
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2011 Buick Regal Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought my 2011 Regal used with 18K miles on it.
The car is great, and way more fun to drive than I thought.
My navigation keeps resetting the time to an hour ahead, no matter how many times I set it. The navigation thinks I live in DC.
I even paid for the $200 nav update disk and still the same.
No traffic updates and no blue tooth streaming.
I would not have bought this car had I known how horrible the nav is.
The driver's heated seat does not work, and the auto a/c is way off. I have to set it to 80 degrees to get warm and 70 to cool off.
I'm hoping a visit to the dealership will fix these issues but I shouldn't have to with 18K miles on it.


Best Features

Good styling and handling. Fun to drive. Good looking interior. Inexpensive used


Worst Features

Fix the navigation issues. Traffic updates and Bluetooth streaming should be included with the navigation, other brands do. Car shouldn't have problems with 18K miles on it.


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Sporty attention getting workhorse
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By jcg6878
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2011 Buick Regal Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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.
Very solid.
Low maintenance.
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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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What a buy!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cbbll
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2011 Buick Regal Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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!


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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.


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WORST EXPERIENCE
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jlrankin248
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2011 Buick Regal Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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.


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