I gave the Regal turbo and CXL a very extended test drive and here are my impressions. Its a very comfortable car with decent mpg for daily commuting. Its not a sports sedan and the steering doesnot give you any feedback and its not weighted properly. Turbo has super light steering. Interior materials are good quality and this is something you dont expect from American cars, but the thing is built in germany so go figure. I still feel that GM has done some heavy cost cutting on the Opel to sell it in the U.S for mid 20s. you get a whole lot with the CXL model but its a little on the slow side. This car leans towards the camry side of the spectrum than the kizashi.
The interior was very quiet at high speeds, Exterior styling is a cut above the class. 19 wheels on turbo models look great
Steering needs much improvement. It is quick but it should also be weight , more like TSX and Kizashi. THe interior lighting and gauges are classic GM and they need to go. we are done from the old cheap pontiac days. CXL trim should be taken out and turbo should be standard because its a heavy car and sometimes you might need passing power and merging speeds. GM going in the right direction so please continue to do so. Why I do I get the feeling that as soon as this thing gets built in Canada , the quality is going to drop.
Unfortunately this is nothing more than a test drive impression provided by someone who had no intentions of liking the car. Impressions from actual owners are much more valuable. The comments about GM making poor interiors and evident cost cutting are dead giveaways that this person went in with his mind made up.
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