2011 Buick Regal Long Term Road Test

2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Ends an Era

July 11, 2011


So this happened this weekend...

Me, (without looking), "Get in the car, PLEASE. Are you in your booster? Buckled?"

My daughter (now 7-years old), "Can I sit here, Daddy?"

Me, "No, Honey-Bun. You have to sit in your booster because the belt (now looking), Oh. Um. You're right, this car does have quite a big hump back there and the belt is in the right place on your shoulder. Hm. Your legs aren't straight. Uh, it looks like, yes, you may sit there."

Her, "Yay! Does this mean I don't need my booster anymore?"

Me, "Nope, we'll have to look at each car to see if you fit. You're right on the border between a full 'Yes' and a 'Maybe.' In this car, 'Yes."

Her, "Thank you, Daddy."

Of course, I'm experiencing mixed feelings (pride and fear mostly), but this is a significant moment for her and also the beginning of the end of hauling yet another childhood aparatus around. Sheesh, the days are long and the years are short.

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 8,722 miles

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