A new transmission, grille and taillights debut. The 3.8-liter V6 gains torque. 15-inch wheels replace 14-inch wheels. Optional on Limited and Gran Sport is a steering wheel with radio controls.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 1993 Buick Regal Gran Sport 4dr Sedan and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.12 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
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:
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.
I'll update when I get to the next 100k. :)
4.63 out of 5 stars
ecmr plumber, 05/16/2004
1993 Buick Regal Limited 4dr Sedan
The interior is nearly flawless,
unusual for a car of this age and
milage. this car runs superbly and will
roast the front tires if it is required
to. This car gets 21-23 mpg in town and
29-33.8 on the highway at 75 mph. this
gets better milage and has tons more
power and has a much larger and more
comfortable interior than the geo prism
we had before it. my wife and I … both
think that this is the best car either
of us has owned This car is in good
beautifull paint job in amazing shape
for its age. I would reccomend one of
these to anyone looking for a older
car, make sure that you get a 3800 v6.
4.88 out of 5 stars
Older, but don't want to give up motor
1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 4dr Sedan
Purchaed in 2/1992 and have had to only replace water pump and turning signal box. I live in Texas so the heat has wrecked paint job, leather seats in front. Last 3 months though radiator sprung leak, power steering and some basic electrical (1 power window, sunroof off and on again. It doesn't look great, but afraid to get rid of it. I've left many cars in the dust with speed of … take-off (fast motor). Fuel injected if that makes a difference. Wish I knew if engine could be stabbed into another car. I would do that in a heartbeat. Oh year, when A/C worked it froze you out, even in 100+degrees. Love this car(and when I bought it I thought it was a granny car) No way.
3.88 out of 5 stars
My first love.
1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 4dr Sedan
How many 20 year old males do you know,
that are dying to own a Buick Regal
Gran Sport? This was me, every day,
asking my neighbor lady to sell me her
car. One day she came home with a new
car, & told me where I could find her
92 Regal. For 5K I drove home in my
very first car. I've had that Buick
for almost 4 years now, and the only
complaint I have is the brakes. … All 4
calipers, rotors, lines, & the booster
have been replaced. The brake pads wear
out every year just like clockwork. No
matter what, the brakes always feel
weak. Other than brakes & routine
mantainence, I've had no major problems
with the car. 126K & still running
like a top.
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