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. :)
This car had the 3.1-Liter V-6. That
gave it enough power to briefly chirp
the front tires under hard
acceleration, but highway passing
response is sluggish. Automatic was
blissfully smooth. 4-wheel-disc brakes
seemed no better than a disc/drum
setup, mushy pedal feel. Strange dash
had tiny gauges spread nearly halfway
across the cabin. Fake wood looked
fake. Quiet at lower speeds, but
highway noise borders on excessive.
Ride is supple, but floats and wallows
far too much for a modern car.
This car was my mostest favorite of all
of my cars. I had a car before that
died after a mere two weeks of my
punishing use. The Buick has performed
well up to speeds of 110 mph (thats all
the further the speedometer goes).
There's plenty of room for all kinds of
people, I had comfortably fit six
people in my Regal with plenty of room.
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.