1990 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L V6 from North America
It's a piece of junk
We bought it for $1000 off an elderly couple. The transmission needed to be rebuilt and the signal switch needed to be changed. Also, the driver side window didn't go down all the way. It would get stuck and make a really loud noise.
A few weeks later the battery went and that needed to be replaced.
The brakes needed to be changed all the time and the callipers are designed quite poorly (too small for the car) and as a result, they seize up very easily. I also had the caliper pin break on me and get jammed in the brakes.
The signal switch shorted out and needed to be changed again. (It's an expensive part for the Limited model and can only be purchased from GM.)
The blower motor went in it and was a real pain to change.
It had aluminum rims, and as a result, come winter time I'd wake up only to find my car with flat tires.
The shoulder strap of the driver side seat belt was defective and didn't hold me back in my accident.
The power packs went on me twice.
The spark plug wires burned out on me.
It always stalled in the rain and spring.
The fuel pump, alternator, and starter went on me.
That's all I can remember going wrong on it.
It was quite speedy and the 3.8L engine made for great acceleration from red lights.
The seats were very uncomfortable in it and the backs would fly forward too easily.
The sound system in it is pretty good. It was a real pain trying to install a CD player in it because the amp had to be taken out of it first.
Tires and fuel were quite expensive for it too.
The heater doesn't really heat anything at all in it either. I always had numb toes.
It didn't handle too well on ice and didn't stop too well on it either as I found out in December when I totaled it off.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th January, 2006
30th Jan 2006, 17:45
"It's a piece of junk"
- So is GM!!!
30th Jan 2006, 18:20
Hope you didn't not expect too much for a $1000 car!
30th Jan 2006, 18:28
These things happen with older cars, with high mileage. You bought a car with over 100,000 miles, I think that's about the same in Kilometers. Should be miles, that's the right distance method. Anyway, you can't judge a car that's 13 years old, with over 100,000 miles.
12th Jan 2017, 06:44
160,000 kilometres is 100,000 miles, approximately. Close enough.