2011 Buick Regal Long Term Road Test


2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Console Mirror

July 06, 2011

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Magrath quibbled about our longterm 2011 Buick Regal's reflective cabin trim, but missed the frickin' mirror that surrounds its console shifter. I assumed this metallic bad idea would have been blogged to death but I didn't find anything, so here it is.

Now, the Regal's not alone in having unnecessarily shiny bits in the cabin -- not by a long shot -- but this monstrosity of bling is a particularly nasty example, as it's polished to truly painful degree and shines from beneath the rim of the sunglasses.

At least the console mirror is curvy so that when you move your head to dodge one source of insane glare, three other locations take over to send lasers into your eyes. Who thought this was a good idea?

--Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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