1991 Buick Regal Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1991 Buick Regal Limited 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 kilometres
Most recent distance275000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Diplomat

Summary:

Nice to ride in, just don't stand in front of it

Faults:

- Console, dash board, and seats crack

- Sunroof doesn't close

- Power windows don't always work

- Gauges go crazy intermittently eg: gas and tach and lights.

- Brakes in the rear lock up

- ABS doesn't work

- Brake pads wear out every 30k to 50k km

- Alternator quit 2 times

- Radio stuck at 1 low volume

General Comments:

The engine is good. There are no leaks and there is good power etc..

The brakes are a huge problem. Since day 1 the brakes never worked right. The dealer said they were normal. After the warranty ran out, the dealer said the master cylinder and booster were bad. They also told us that $5000 Canadian would fix it. Who has $5000 to fix brakes? We drove it like that for a couple more years with no ABS. Now the booster quit all together.

The car is now parked and we drive an 89 Ford Tempo. A much better car. So far no problems with it, but then again it's not a GM. Oh and the dealer offered to take the car off our hands for $1000 when it was only 5 years old. The dealer was Flag Chevy in Surrey in case anyone wants to sell their Buicks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th September, 2001

20th Sep 2001, 21:42

I find it hard to believe that it was going to cost you $5000 to fix your brakes. It cost me $400 to get my master cylinder fixed. That also included new pads & rotors. It is quite normal however to go through two alternators on a car with 275,000 kms on it.The electrical problems you are having with the car is quite strange. It must have been built on a Friday. The car did last ten years and 275,000 kms so it couldn't have been that bad.

1991 Buick Regal GS 3.8 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier Z24 1987 2 door

Summary:

One hella fide car in speed. Unreal

General Comments:

The Buick Regal 1991 is one hell of car. It still blows my mind when I accelerate. It is extremely fast. When I read up as well as saw how fast the new super-charged versions are, it was very unreal. I saw this one guy hit the gas at a traffic light. I was like oh my god.

The 1991 Regal that I have is just as fast as what I have been reading on the comments boards here.

I have a question, is there a store that I can find a Super-Charger at for my year car? For I am looking for one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2001

30th Sep 2001, 12:41

I have a 1991 Buick Regal Custom with a 3.1 liter engine. It has 196,600 miles on it and it is still going strong. Rear brakes seem to be a problem on this car. Also the alternator has gone out twice. Overall I love this car, and I hope to get a new Buick Regal someday.

1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8 V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 V-6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

High performance import fighter

Faults:

Brakes - extreme pulsation under heavy interstate braking and in-town driving.

Door seals - the doors become squeaky after it rains or if there is a noticeable temperature change.

General Comments:

I love this car. I have wanted one since I was 14 years old. It has been the best car I have owned since my Chevy Cavalier. I plan on keeping this until only the wheels remain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2000

8th Apr 2001, 09:24

Do you know if it is possible to add a super-charger to this car? I am looking for a after-market one. Or if not that, something that can add more horse power to my car.

1991 Buick Regal GS 3.8 EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles

Summary:

Destined to be an American classic

Faults:

Rear disc brakes are undersized and suffer from poor design. Rear brake discs, callipers, and other parts have been replaced numerous times.

Otherwise, this has been a great car.

General Comments:

Even after 9 years, this is still a very classy looking car. The 3.8L EFI engine and GT suspension and tires provide breath-taking performance. This is truly a GT in every sense.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2000

1991 Buick Regal GS 3.8 PFI V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 PFI V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles

Summary:

Very satisfactory

Faults:

The transmission is not powerful enough for the engine.

General Comments:

Though it still has that classic Grandma-look that it had back in the 60's and 70's, it is an amazing powerhouse. I love racing Ford Mustang owners and seeing the expression on their faces when my GS takes off the camouflage leaving rubber on the pavement.

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

Review Date: 7th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 26 reviews