1989 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L from North America
A wonderfully reliable car that gets you where you want to go and saves you money!
The only things that have gone wrong were lack of maintanance by the previous owner basically. I replaced the fuel filter, the front struts, and the tires. I did have a fuel injector go out and was kind of hard to do myself. Like every other 2.8 I know, it does have a slight oil leak. It's nothing too serious though. The half shafts in the front end are very week and need to be replaced and that would be a shop thing.
It can be worked on yourself if you have a good mechanic that will give you hints. For how many miles it has on it, it has mild to medium motor noise, but that doesn't scare me. It has been a very reliable car and am glad I spent the $1000 on it.
My brother and his wife both have this era of Regal and they pretty much have been hassle free. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good car with good gas mileage. I get 27mpg.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2002
Well, I too have bought a used Regal the same year as mentioned above. I acquired it in the summer of 2003 with 169,000kms on the odometer. Its now January 2004 and the OD is at 180,000 and so far it has been a very reliable car even more so in this cold Canadian weather we've had here the past week (-30C to -50C). I have had to do only minor repairs and just the basic required maintenance. Very good car all around, and the fuel economy is exceptional.
I know of a person who has a 1989 Buick Regal Limited with just under 73K original miles. The only thing that was wrong with it was the fuel pump was starting to go. At $700, who can complain!!!
I just got an 89 Limited 2.8. It's 20 yrs old and only has 38,000 miles on it. I got it for 700 bucks, just drove it 400 miles and got an average of 33 miles a gallon, wonderful car.