1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L V6 from North America
Big, comfortable, deceptively fast domestic
Tripometer does not work.
Bad starter solenoid (replaced and now starter works every time).
Glove compartment latch broken.
Cam sensor malfunctioning, causing a check engine light.
Low fuel light occasionally comes on even when the car has plenty of gas.
Driver's seat cloth is torn.
Though I have only driven this car for about 6,000 miles, I have been happy with it. I bought it as a college beater; could not afford much else.
The styling was ahead of its time in 1991. Nice lines, side profile. I like the chrome siding and stock 17" rims.
The engine is tame, but can really put down power if you need it. Acceleration is great, much quicker than what you'd expect from such a big, heavy car.
The car is built like a tank. Strong, metal bumpers - no plastic nonsense here. Seems like it can take a collision like a champ. I feel safe when riding in it, even when surrounded by SUVs.
The drivers seat is very comfortable. I have made 6 hour road trips in this car and not felt any discomfort. Power drivers seat is a bonus, too.
Turning radius is a bit wider than I would like. The car does not corner well at moderate speed, has too much body lean. But then again, it's a sedan.
As others have stated, the brakes are not the greatest. They feel underpowered.
The ride is great. Very smooth. You don't feel bumps or rough roads at all.
I get about 18 mpg in town, 25 on the highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th May, 2008
4th Jun 2007, 21:30
Well the car is 17 years old for one thing. Not ten. Obviously it was not taken care of over the years also. What do you expect?