193,121 - Purchased Car ($1200)
193,187 - Minor Front End Collision, Headlights and Radiator replaced. ($390)
194,320 - Front Motor Mounts replaced for the first time. ($150)
194, 320 - 1 Front Disc Rotor and Pads - ($120)
194,680 - Passenger 8 way Power Seat switch failed, no longer moves forward, ($4 used)
197,080 - Oil, Filter and Lube ($14)
198,695 - ATF Changed ($25)
202,941 - Oil, Filter and Lube.
202,842 - 2 New Tires - ($120)
203,080 - Passenger 8 way Power Seat switch failed, no longer moves forward, ($4 used)
206, 486 - Oil Change ($14)
207,541 - Tension Pulley Bearings Broke, Froze Belt - ($28)
207,541 - Belt - ($10)
207,905 - Catalytic Converter Failed ($194)
208,445 - Starter Failed ($100)
209,233 - Oil Change ($14)
209, 447 - Fuel Filter Change ($26)
210,211 - Passenger 8 way Power Seat switch failed, no longer moves forward, no repair.
211,676 - Rear Brake Shoes Replaced ($90)
211,689 - (Today) After a hard winter it looks as if the alignment may have be messed up as I am getting irregular tire wear, and a loud clanking noise is coming from the suspension up front and on turns. Overall, car still runs great.
Since it is one of 124 2 door Regency Broughams Produced, Parts can be hard to find.
A "defect" is the windows are extremely underpowered and use the same motor that is used in all GM Cars of this vintage.
The Door Locks have to be pressed 2 times for both sides to engage.
Windshield Cracks easily due to missing plastics around edges.
Vinyl Roof is starting to spread apart due to temperature changes and dark blue color absorbing sun.
Paint on roof is faded, paint on everywhere else is still near-perfect, No clear coat flaking.
Transmission kicks down VERY HARD from 3rd to 2nd.
Most comfortable late 80's car I have ever sat in.
Imagine Driving a couch.
Also the quickest V6 non performance car I have been in.
The previous owner ran it with a huge hole halfway down the radiator for over 20,000 miles!!! Then I crashed it a few days after I bought it I HAD to replace the radiator as it was bent. Engine could have overheating mildly for 20,000 miles to the best of my knowledge.
Headlamps were $170 each.
Hood has rock chips, as it has been a highway car it's whole life.
I have been impressed with the 3800 series motor.
The best car I have ever owned. period. For a thousand bucks and just minor repair costs every few months or so, it is a pretty good deal for someone who is in college or on a lower income.
I also run a 1600 watt Stereo system on the stock alternator and it has yet to fail.