Et Tu, Regal? - 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Buick Regal Long Term Road Test

2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Et Tu, Regal?

May 12, 2011

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No, this is not bizaro-Earth with two suns, the 2011 Buick Regal's dash is just concave enough to split the sun in two, focus the rays and shoot both of them like super-lasers directly into your face. The camera here is positioned directly over my eye (then cropped). And to make things worse, this bit isn't even chrome, it's black. It's slightly annoying when I'm staring straight ahead, and fairly blinding if I need to check my passenger-side mirror.

A few weeks ago Ford released a video and news story about their interior glare lab which features an artificial sun replicating dusk-to-dawn. (Though they didn't seem to care about the Mustang's gauges reflecting on the windshield at night, but that's another blog.) I wonder if GM has one.....

Luckily, with my commute, this only happens the entire drive home and back.

Mike Magrath, Associate Editor, Inside Line @ 5,510 miles

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