1990 Buick Regal Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1990 Buick Regal Custom 3.1 V6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Reliable, but not fancy... yet!

Faults:

Being as the car sat for years, owned by an older couple, all I had to do was change things like gaskets, belts, tires, and fluids.

After doing this all it needs is a visual change... custom paint.

General Comments:

I've done 100 mph easy, smoothly. Not bad for a girl, huh?

It's great on gas, unfortunately gas is expensive. And it looks like an old persons car... time to customize my baby.

I am always stopped where ever I go, and asked; Do you want to sale your car?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th October, 2005

1990 Buick Regal GranSport 3.1L from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired268000 kilometres
Most recent distance278000 kilometres
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

Elegant, reliable, and apparently built to last!

Faults:

Since I bought this car for a mere 400 dollars, nothing at all has gone wrong with it.

General Comments:

This car is up for restoration. Reason one; there aren't a lot of people driving these cars. Reason two; I really like the looks. I don't need a lot of horsepower, so I'm pretty happy even with what this old engine is churning out(i should note that the tires STILL peel). The interior in this car is amazing. All power options still work great. The headliner needs replacing, but the rest of the inside is beautiful.

This car has elegance, character, AND it rides like a dream. I really like driving a car that drowns out the noise outside as soon as you shut the door. With over 150,000 miles, I can't imagine that absolutely nothing has been done to it, but I didn't get a lot of info from the previous owner. All I can say is, I knew it would be a good car because Buick is a great brand. Old people don't buy lemons, they just don't stand for that kind of crappy throw away product.

My plans for this jewel is to restore it in full just to keep. I'm not sure why, all I want to do is have it in 30 years. For any car, fluid changes are a must at regular intervals. Wiring and other electrical components need to be inspected as well. People ought to understand there is a lot they can do to keep these cars in good shape rather than condem them and label them as horribly made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2005

1990 Buick Regal Limited 3.1L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

I like it.!

Faults:

Muffler is bad.

A few cigarette burns.

Got in a wreck.

Other than that it's a good car.

General Comments:

This is a good car if you want something to handle turns good.

Stock its decently quick (9.1 second 0-60.)

It gets really good gas mileage.

The seats are the bomb! Velvet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2004

1990 Buick Regal two door custom 3.8 tunedport injection from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 tunedport injection Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance142720 miles

Summary:

It's a great ride

Faults:

Since I have had the car I have to replace the spark plugs.

They had 140,000 miles on them.

I have replaced the master cylinder.

I have replaced the power steering pump.

I'm fixing to replace the shocks.

General Comments:

Since I have had the is car I have drove the heck out of it.

I have put 4 thousand miles on it and I love the car.

I was goin to buy a truck for my first ride, but my dad help me get the regal payed for, so I'm not griping.

The car has a lot of power and I use it quite often.

I love how the car rides and drives.

I wouldn't mind owning another Buick product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2004

1990 Buick Regal GS 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance182000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Good balance comfort\handling\mileage

Faults:

Both Rear Brake calipers replaced 76k, 102k, 162k miles for seizing.

Replaced alternator at 55k, 83k 130k miles.

Electric antennae requires periodic cleaning and lubricating to go down.

Freon (r-12) requires recharging every year.

I use a lumbar pillow because of poor lumbar back support.

CM replaced 2x @ 78k miles and again at 109k miles.

General Comments:

Still has original exhaust system.

Original radiator and hoses replaced at 178,000 miles. Hoses were still like new!

OEM tires replaced at 73k miles. After market Eagle GT radials last about 43k miles. Eagle GT radials handle great on highway and not noisy.

Satisfactory gas mileage - 23mpg primarily highway. Yet great acceleration when needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 14 reviews