1987 Buick Regal Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1987 Buick Regal Grand National 3.8L V6 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

The car that was born 20 years to late

Faults:

The air accumulator for the ABS brakes was replaced.

Reverse lights went out.

Fuel injection acted up for a bit, but this was my fault. I ran the car to below the "E" line and the gunk on the bottom of the gas tank got sucked up into the lines.

ABS brake pump will need replacing.

Replaced 2 front tires due to normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

Darth Vader, you car awaits! Truly "bad-to-the-bone". Most likely the last true American muscle car. A brilliant combination of modern technology and past toughness combine into creating a very mean, sleek and respected vehicle.

Turns heads everywhere it goes. Some people like to talk smack about the car claiming they could beat it. Of course, when all is said and done and it's time to put up or shut-up, the only sight visible to them is my rear GN emblem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2002

30th Nov 2002, 22:35

I owned an 87 with T tops for a little over a year. I put over 80,000 miles on mine. I thought the car was quite comfortable and reliable. The only time it went the shop is when the fuel pump died on me. One day, I hope to own another one.

1987 Buick Regal T Type Limited 3.8 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

Great car. id buy another tomorrow

Faults:

I have not had any problems at all...

General Comments:

I have always enjoyed a powerful car, this car will not let you down. it was very fast in its stock form and since performance upgrades have been made it is even better... too bad they are not made any more..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2002

1987 Buick Regal Limited 5.0L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres

Summary:

An indestructible tank on 4 wheels

Faults:

The radiator has been replaced 4 times, and the gas tank has been replaced

2 times. The fuel pump has been replaced three times within 2000KMS, but that was when the car was 15 years old. The rear of the car has completely rusted out. That was repaired with a welding job done by my father and a few cans of body filler. The A/C doesn't work.

General Comments:

An excellent car. This car was given to me by my father when he came to the realization that the rear frame had rusted out and he wouldn't be able to tow a trailer anymore. The body has actually separated from the frame if you can believe it. That was repaired when my father drilled a hole from the trunk through to the frame and bolted it down with a metal plate and some welding. The car was 14 years old at the time.

It still has most of the original parts on it. Hoses, belts, transmission, engine. The fluid in the transmission is still original.

In terms of repair cost, it has been very cheap to maintain. Gas mileage is not to good. What do you expect from a 5L V8 engine. It hurt my pocket book though. I was a student at the time I got the car.

It still rides smoothly and quietly. I managed to beat my friend in a race. He was driving a Civic Del Sol. The Buick taught him a lesson.

The cabin has all the room you need. My friends like to refer to the back seat as a portable bed. Everyone seems to fall asleep in the back. Lost of space in the front.

It has been with me family for 12 years now and it doesn't look like its going anywhere at the moment. There are too many memories that this car has left me with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th April, 2002

7th Jul 2008, 21:31

It really sounds like you are quite fond of this car. Why did you say "No" for "Would you buy another car from this manufacturer"? Regardless, it's good to see another young male driver with a taste for GM's big highway cruisers.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 16 reviews