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.

General Comments:

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.

1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1 from North America


A great dependable travel vehicle


The electrical dash system does not work it all just quit working one day, such as the odometer, speedometer and fuel gauge.

The rotors are bad, the whole car shakes.

The seats are tending to unbind at the edges.

The silver paint on exterior of car tends to chip easy such as from a bug hitting the car.

The steering wheel has some sort of a rattle every time you take off.

General Comments:

If you want it to be a roomy vehicle in the front feel sorry for the people in the backseat.

Excellent vehicle for a teenager it has some quickness to it, but not too much to scare the parents.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st July, 2002

1991 Buick Regal GS 3.8L V6 from North America


A tank that can move when you need it to


The on board computer went bad a few weeks after the purchase of the car in 2001.

Had to replace the radiator as a result of one of the two fans making a hole in it due to one of the plastic mounts breaking.

General Comments:

While it might look like the car your grand mother drives under its exterior is a monster. Its 3.8L v6 puts out more than enough power to make all, but the most picky happy.

While handing is not as good as I would like I have found that the tires on the car make or break it during inclement weather. The original tires that were put on when I purchased the car in 2001 were complete crap and I finally had them replaced. I now have Kelly tires on it and have found handling to be improved not only in rain, but in regular driving.

During my year of driving the Regal Grand Sport I have also have the misfortune of getting into two accidents with this car. Simply put this car is a rock and it will be the other car that has the majority of the damage.

Reading the other comments on this page I have gotten the impression that the brakes could have been better designed. While the car does not stop on a dime I have found the braking system to be adequate and have had no major problems other than the need to replace the front brakes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2002

1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.8 V-6 fuel injected from North America


A fast, reliable, comfortable, but not hip ride


The brakes are a bad design.

The odometer broke 5 years ago.

The actual mileage is 170,000. I am not sure of it though.

There was a $600 dollar electrical short caused by a bad starter.

General Comments:


Car has great pick up and power. I can outrun almost any stock Japanese car.

This car has that great Buick cushy ride with the cushy seats.

It handles better than expected, but not phenomenally. But when driving on a straight road the car practically drives itself. A great interstate cruiser.

Has the conservative and timeless styling.

Has been very reliable.

It was my mom's car. Now it is my 1st car. And it was free!!!


The paint is faded, has bird crap spots and is peeling on the bumpers.

The brakes suck. Very mushy pedal.

Has the conservtive and timeless styling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2001