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Toe to Toe with Toyota
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 2 Regal owner GS/LS
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1998 Buick Regal Sedan GS 4dr Sedan


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Original used Toyota as benchmark. Regal matched Toyota w/o paying the premium. Have owned GS and LS. (98&99) Love the supercharger but it has added to service costs. 2X CD failures in factory radio. Change oil every 3K and service transmission + filter change every 2 years and this car will get you down the road in comfort plus tight handling (GS). LS fast enough just have to stomp on gas to get the performance. Electric Windows are the biggest weakness. I just lost my GS to freakish but major engine fire. Something shorted at firewall after my daughter got home from church. Even with freakish engine fire will likely replace this with another Regal.


Best Features

Radio/Cd controls on sterring wheel


Worst Features

Very weak fragile cup holder design! Cup holders have broken on both my Regals. Have to wedge my coffee mug next to my hip. Needs stronger window glass clips. Can't repair and very expensive to replace whole unit.


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fast sleeper
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By BuickGS
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1998 Buick Regal Sedan GS 4dr Sedan


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I was looking for a comfortable inexpensive car for my long work commute. I stumbled upon this car and went for it. I'm glad I did!!! this thng is a rocket. I like to keep quiet on the power with friends and then 'get it on' on a on ramp or something and watch the expression on their face!! when they we NOT expected the car to explode to 80MPH in a few seconds !! yeah I'm believer in the Buick GS or any other Buick hot rod they'll probably be my preferred work communte car forever!! I hate slugs. I like the car so much I think I'm going to do a few engines mods to really wake it up.


Best Features

duh! the supercharger and the fricking POWER baby. hey let's not forget the handeling and comfort.


Worst Features

my only complaint, it's so small I feel like a whiney baby bringing it up...the radio controls on the steering wheel are too easy to hit on accident. whaa whaa


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By cole
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1998 Buick Regal Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I'm only 18, so I know I'm not the typical Buick driver. I had a 98 Toyota Camry, but it was too small and was starting to have problems, so I was looking for something both larger and American made. I found a great deal on this car, with only 53,000 miles on it. Its black, it looks great, I love all the room, it performs well, and it does awesome in the snow. I really like the car, and would pick it over the Camry any day, and because they're the same year, I feel like I could do a pretty good comparison. 3800 is a great engine, my next car will be a Buick.


Best Features

Looks, room, steering wheel controls, keyless entry, 3800 engine, all things the Toyota didn't have


Worst Features

Bring it back... they are this spring, so NONE!!!!


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Meets expectations
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By wkb
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1998 Buick Regal Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I bought my Regal LS with 17,000 miles on it - previously owned by an elderly couple that rarely drove it very far. Since then I have put 100,000 mostly hwy miles on it and had only two costly repairs: replace valve gaskets @104,000 and replace starter moter @111,000. I try to keep my cars forever and 'over maintain' them, but 10 years is about the limit for a 90s GM car, unfortunately. Little things start adding up: sealed headlights are starting to fog up as moisture gets into them, trunk seals are failing somewhere letting rain in, plastic exterior trim pieces are starting to show their age and lack of quality. Too bad - I think the engine will run forever.


Best Features

What I like is the responsive wheel and great gas mileage (I can get 30mpg highway - this is not the turbo- charged model).


Worst Features

What I don't like is the plastic interior (the cup holder broke a long time ago), and the lack of lower back support in the seats.


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Automotive comfort food....perfect !
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By Jeff in Ohio
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1998 Buick Regal Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I simply cannot say enough in favour of this great car. I had a Cutlass Ciera before this and the Regal way outclasses that as you might expect. I wanted a cruising-type ride as I have a long freeway commute every day, and something that would handle IT tech calls to businesses with comfort and classy style. Back then "Government Motors" could sure build 'em. 96K miles and routine maintenance only. This is a tank-- solid and safe and substantial in every way. Not sportscar handling, but that's what Pontiacs (were) for. This will float you down the interstate in a plush cocoon, and deliver you calm and relaxed. It's automotive comfort food, nearly perfect. Ps. Look for Canadian-built.


Best Features

V-6 power ! A real road-trip cruiser. Soothing ride. Quiet cabin. Power everything. CD stereo sounds great. Comfy seats--for a "42 Short" the 6- way adjustment is welcome--you sit up higher than in most cars. The styling is refined, and doesn't attract tickets. Sometimes the "old man" knows best !


Worst Features

Do something about the annoying pop-up cupholders. Flimsy and always in the way, a sour note in an otherwise sweet and mellow car.


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