2012 Buick Regal Consumer Review: I grade it a B+
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2012 Buick Regal - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. FFV 6-speed Automatic)

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I grade it a B+
By grandcentral on

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2012 Buick Regal 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

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I'm about to wrap up my 24-month lease. For the most part, I'm happy. What they say about this Regal (nee Opel Insignia) being unlike Buicks of lore is true. Handling is precise, ride is firm (in a good way), interior design is clean, all very European. And it looks fantastic, especially with the 18" or 19" rims. Content is good too, for the price. Now, the issues: first, the mileage for the eAssist hybrid I have is WAY overstated - I drive 70% highway and never get more than 24 MPGs. Lack of power and harshness in non-Turbo engines is noticable. Quality control still has a way to go, e.g. paint flaws & loose trim. If I had gotten the turbo or GS, I'd rate it a solid A. With the hybrid, B+.
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