1989 Buick Regal Custom 2.8 V6
One of the best Buick Regals on the American road
Interior is cheap, and the interior components weren't made that well.
Replaced transmission around 5,000 miles.
Alternator smoked at 30,000.
Coolant system leaked and transmission leaks at 33,000.
Great on tires; replaced tires at 33,000.
The A/C compressors are junk. I've had a lot of problems with trying to get the A/C to work and blow out ice cool air.
Had the A/C compressor replaced at 38,000.
My Granddad bought this car on March 27, 1989. The car was probably one of the best Buick's he ever bought. The next year he handed the car to my dad, because my granddad could no longer drive a car, due to his type of health problems. The car has still been in our family ever since.
I began driving this car last year. I am 19 years old, and I started driving this car before I took my driver's license exam about a year ago. I took the test with this car, and I practiced with this car. I've loved this car ever since I was young, and I will never replace it with any other car. All the mechanics loved this car; they even drove it on a lot of test drives, because they liked the feel and handling of this car.
It also handles and drives great when you're traveling over 65. It always maintains your speed, the car runs great on gas, and I don't use much mileage or gas when driving far distances from my house.
This car currently has about 40,000 original miles on the speed odometer. My father didn't drive this car much, only on the weekends. I change the oil every winter and summer when inspections are due.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th September, 2012