I have a 1993 Buick Regal Custom that I bought as a donated vehicle at an auto auction for $350 about 3 years ago with 66K original miles on it. I drive it to work and back 6 days a week at 164 miles round trip per day. She just hit 196K and I must say I am completely satisfied with everything this car has to offer. Dependability, comfort, throttle response, fuel milage and how well it looks and the quality of every part on her at nearly 25 years old.
My regal is currently at 287k miles, and closing in on 300k fast. This is hands down the most reliable car our family has owned.
Repairs over the last 14 years: Alternator x2 Fuel pump Rear struts Brake pads/front rotors Transmission cooler lines x2 Rear motor mount Turn signal switch
And that's basically it, minus routine oil changes and minor tune ups. All repairs well under $250 and most done by me to save.
The engine is perfect for this car. It's very quiet when you want it, and makes a pretty awesome growl when you drop the pedal. I've been 90 mph down the interstate and held a perfect straight line with plenty of power still on tap.
Yes I still have this car, and I still love it. It just ticked over to 378k miles, and I wrote my original review when it was at 278k. My plan is to update this review every 100k miles. I'm still on the original engine and transmission, neither of which have been rebuilt. I've had some repairs over the years, but nothing uncommon and bank breaking. I've not had a single break down in the past 100k miles. That's pretty darn good if you ask me. Don't let the dull "granny car" look get to you. These regals are unreal, and it baffles me how cheap you can get them for. The 3.8 engine is a beast, and if you find one, you won't be disappointed.
Bought from the dealer, Carfax reported only one owner - A little old lady. !993 with no rust new tires and 72,000 miles. The suspension is amazingly smooth. I personally like the way it floats. The new cars don't even come close to the comfort of the Regal. At first the dash was weird, but controls have a nice lay-out. Performance with the 3.8 liter V6 is excellent. It will leave black marks down the road. Interstate driving is a breeze and power is there when you need it. The transmission is just as smooth as the right. Overall its a boat, but still a blast to drive.
Performance, It has power. And the ride, the suspension is like driving on a soft cloud.
More heater/cooling options without turning the A/C compressor on. There are only 2 buttons, Vent and Htr, that won't activate the A/C compressor if its over 50 degrees out
Just a super nice car, very solid, excellent build quailty,I really enjoy driving it to work, gym around town, basically everywhere. Would hesitate to take it out of town. Just a nice all around car. My only complaint is more power,the car would be a perfect 10 with 50 more horses under the hood. would by another one in a heart beat!
gran prix style steer wheel(1993 only) dual climate control, a ton of gauges, 4 wheel disc brakes, automatic antenna,automatic key hole and dash illumination when key is inserted, flush door handles, nothing now, but hi tech in 1993
front brakes, wear pre-maturely, steering is heavy, great for lond distant traveling not so great around town...
I received this vehicle as a gift in May of 2004 from my Grandpa (he was the original owner). In over 5 years of ownership I've had to replace certain things, such as: alternator, brakes (pads and calipers), RF window motor, and a few other minor things. Overall, the car has been great. It has 196*** kms, which I'm hoping to make it to 200,000 without any issues. This was/is an absolutely great car, and I will hate to see it go, but it's getting close to the time to move on. Anyone thinking about buying a Buick...don't hesitate, you won't be disappointed!
The seats are very comfortable, there is plenty of cabin/trunk space, all controls are easily within reach, and the 3.1L V6 has been amazing! Also, I think this is one of the last models to offer 6 person seating in this type of vehicle - which can be nice when needed.
The gauges were designed a little small for this generation (took some time getting used to). There was only one good cup holder (which I broke). Otherwise, everything else is great for a 1993!