1989 Buick Regal Limited 2.8 MFI from North America
Water pump exploded 3 times.
Ignition module shorted twice.
Tires shot after 35,000 and 50,000 miles.
Instrument panel lights light up and go out while driving.
3 blown head gaskets.
Total new engine put in 1995.
Wheel covers cracked.
Power steering blew up.
Body rusted (I washed and dried and waxed it every week).
Seats and console ripped after 1 week.
A/C doesn't work.
Numerous other problems.
THIS THING IS A PIECE OF JUNK!!! I bought it expecting typical Buick reliability, but I was way wrong! Worked well for first year but after that, it just broke and kept breaking.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th June, 2003
7th Mar 2004, 23:17
Well it seems like you just didn't take good care of this car...It's a good car, but if the seats ripped after one week you must have been putting either something weird on it or doing something wrong to them for them to rip...
22nd Apr 2004, 19:43
Being a mechanic and also owning a 1989 Buick Regal Limited, I have to agree with the first comment. Lack of maintenance. The car doesn't cause the tires to wear out, alignments and rotations, as well as maintaining tire pressure will greatly extend the miles you get on a set of quality tires. Water pumps don't explode for no reason. If the car was maintained according to the owners manual, most of the problems would have been spotted before they became terminal. My Buick has 156000 miles and is driven every day. Sorry you had bad luck??
10th Dec 2004, 16:00
My buick regal is at 156,000 miles and it is still going! Very relialbe!