Buick Regal Review from Colombia

1992 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carDaewoo Nubira

Summary:

A typical American combination of comfort and power in a great quality automobile

Faults:

The ABS light is always on, but brakes function OK.

The transmission slips to neutral when stopping if in Overdrive. If you move the lever to neutral and back to OverDrive, will function perfect until the next stop. In the city I always drive it in Drive with out problem.

Parts are expensive and scarce in this country, so you are implicitly rich to the eyes of common Colombians. Sometimes that is not safe.

General Comments:

Buick cars are not very common in Colombia, even though they were very common during the 40's, 50's & 60's.

The people who appreciates this car the most are older people who remembers what Buick quality meant years ago.

In the city of Cali, where I live, is a very exotic car. The only difficulty is with the police, who have a very hard time figuring out why a car that to them seems brand new has a license plate of 1992.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2004

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review