1989 Buick Regal GS 3.1 from North America
Major problems with these cars are the head gaskets and brake parts. GM has been famous for these nightmares.
To be specific, the 3.1 and 3100 series engines, with their valves tapping and pistons slapping, along with coolant and head gasket issues.
The other is their brakes with the calipers always seizing and locking up!! Sometimes never working, and only relying on front brakes.
If it's not one thing, it's another. Sometimes both if you're really unlucky - like me.
Other than the major components not working, it is still a reliable car.
The car is solid and heavy, very safe in a crash.
My GS coupe is not that fast, because the body is too large for the engine (140hp).
I would recommend the 3.8; they came out in 1990. They have 170hp, and are bullet proof.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2005