1991 Buick Regal ltd 3.1 from North America
Good car, but constant headache with brakes
Front brake pads need replacement every 25,000 Km. Note it is not my driving style, but rather a car defect. I don't have this problem with my other cars.
ABS master cylinder was replaced twice under warranty. The cost was $5000 CAD if I had to pay for it each time.
ABS & check engine light on for years, but car still drives fine.
Car is good except for the brake problems from day one. The dealer & GM said that pad wear (even at 20,000 km) is considered normal! I've spoken to other Regal w/ABS owners (in parking lots) and tell me the same story. Seems like GM supplied a poor quality ABS unit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd February, 2003
15th May 2003, 12:32
I have had to replace ABS master cylinder at an out of pocket cost of $2160.00 and now my brake lights will not work, plus my anti-lock warning lights keep coming on... I am very disappointed in this car.
16th Apr 2005, 18:05
My repair shop offered me a lifetime warranty on all replacement brake pads on my 1991 Buick Regal Limited at 75,000 miles. I am still enjoying that lifetime warranty offer 130,000 miles later. The brake pads are replaced approximately every 20,000 miles, but the lifetime warranty makes the work low cost and therefore easier to digest.