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Self Accelerates
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By furys
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2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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In spite of my Regal being a German made car, I am not a troll, competitor, or foreigner. I actually drive this 2011 Buick Regal Turbo in Denver. We paid a whopping $28K with a sticker price of $33K in July 2011. The dealership we purchased this car from, GO Buick Park Meadows, refuses to repair it. GM sent a third party specialist to verify the problem last month and we have yet to hear back from Buick. Yes, I put my right foot on the brake when starting the car. It randomly self accelerates when in park, reverse or drive. The dangerous acceleration problem persists. Sadly, my family just can't continue driving this dangerous car. Post if you have the same issue with your new Buick Regal.


Best Features

Exterior side view.


Worst Features

Fix Turbo problem.


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Surprised by Buick!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By dap0922
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2011 Buick Regal CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I didn't seek out a Buick when I started my search mainly based on the memories of the Buick's that my grandpa drove. Those were respectable cars at the time, but I was not interested in driving a "big boat". As a young professional, Buick seemed dated. I was looking for 3 things, 1)good gas mileage , 2) comfortable and high tech interior, 3) "head-turning" exterior styling - all at an good price of course. After looking at other cars for a few months, I came across the Regal. I hesitated at the thought of buying a Buick, but was blown away at the "reimagined" Brand. I was impressed at the styling and handling. This definitely isn't my grandpa's Buick!


Best Features

Great highway mileage - Interior Styling - leather seats, Blue accentend lighting - very nice Interior Features - bluetooth, onstar, heated seats Exterior Styling - looks great rolling up next to Acuras and Audis!


Worst Features

Some have criticized the interior controls, but it took me about 3 days to get a handle on it. No big deal The only thing that wish was a little better was the power on the highway. For a normal driver, it gets the job done. It would be nice to have a more powerful engine


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Dangerous Regal Turbo
4 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By furys
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2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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We returned the car because of erratic idling between 10,000 and 30,000 RPM without touching the accelerator upon starting, both cold engine and starting in between routine errand stops throughout the day. I identified this problem as dangerous and the vehicle seemed unsafe to drive. The vehicle nearly stalls when entering the freeway and passing. We want to return the car because it is unsafe to drive with random self acceleration, a defective driver side windshield washer sprayer and defective mats that unclip while driving. These problems are all serious safety hazards. The car was scraped and dented six times because of this. I left it at the dealership this week but they only refereed


Best Features

Exterior looks


Worst Features

New safe to use drive tray.


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I Love this Car!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By 82oldsroyale
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2011 Buick Regal CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I needed a car because I had an accident with my 02 Buick Park Ave. I did not consider the Lucerne, as this car was out dated already. I did look at the LaCrosse and feel in love with it, but it was out of my price range. So I looked at the Regal. At first I did not like it, I had issues with the size of the interior. Once I got over the initial size and became more open minded for what the Regal had to offer, I fell in love with it. The exterior styling is so sporty and the interior has so many standard options. The 2.4 engine takes some getting use to, but gets the job done. I just love driving this car! I love the stares I get when I pass people by! People cannot believe it is a Buick!


Best Features

I have to say the standard Blue Tooth is one of my favorites along with the I-pod / usb connection. Fit and finish is Awesome. I love the exterior from the chrome waterfall grille, the rear tail lamps and the 18" rims. This car is amazing! I have the black on black interior, which I like over the beige interior in my Wife's 06 Buick Rendezvous. It makes it feel more like a sports car than a luxury car. I like the fact that the gas door locks and unlocks with the car doors.


Worst Features

I would not mind some wood grain accents instead of the black piano accents with the dark interior. I think the trunk should be reconfigured to have more room. The Buick Verano looks like it would have a bigger trunk and it is a smaller car.


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Form without Function
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By coach32
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2011 Buick Regal CXL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I recently came out of a Toyota Camry lease and wanted to again join the GM family. I seen the Regal as a good looking alternative. I can safely say this is the biggest car buying mistake of my life. To say that this car is a dog is an understatement. The best I can get for MPH is 20.5 and I consider myself a conservative driver. Passing other cars? Forget about it! Only downhill with a tailwind. An hour in the seat is the most I've ever made it without a break as the lumbar support, even when all the way back, feels like a gun being stuck in my back. Actually, all things considered, that is exactly what this experience has been. Unfortunately, I have 33 months left on the lease. UGH!!!


Best Features

I do like the appearance of the Regal. The sound system is much better than the Camry. The automatic heat/AC system is a joke. I live in a cold weather climate and the only time the fan will come on is when I manually turn it up. There just isn't much to like about this car. Don't fall for the good looks. It's the devil in a red dress. I find myself driving my 2005 GMC Sierra with 100,000 miles most of the time as the MPH is about the same and the comfort is enormously better.


Worst Features

They need to keep the skin of this car and start all over with a complete redo of the powertrain and operating systems. I am not easily disgruntled and still have a genuine loyalty to GM. The Camry is the only non-GM I've ever driven. This Regal is not typical of the my GM experiences. I will probably go back to GM at the end of this lease. Hopefully the 39 month lease of this Regal that I am stuck with doesn't convince me otherwise.


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