1993 Buick Regal GS 3.8L V6 from North America
Good Value for a Nice Looking Comfortable and Quick Car
Bushing in the rear suspension has come out at the end of the plastic or fiberglass suspension spring. This causes the car to have an annoying groaning when turning and over bumps. The estimated repair bill was over $500 due to lack of part availablity; requires buying a whole new spring. Also the steering column had to be replaced due to failure of the internal gearing which connects the lock cylinder to the starting mechanism. Cost: $450. Armrest vinyl is ripping.
Car has a slight whine coming from the engine. Changed spark plugs/wires and checked power steering, and there's still that sound. Nothing terrible, just makes me wonder. I've heard it on other GM's.
The GS Model overall a terrific value. The two door version is vastly better looking than the 4 door Regals.
Good engine, nice interior for it's age.
If you can find a used Regal GS that's been taken well care of, buy it.
There's not much else in this price range that can compare with this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2006
That "whine" coming from the engine might be a centrifugal supercharger attached to your intake manifold via the serpentine belt. I don't know if they were supercharging those Regals at that point in time. But if that's the case, you've got one of the best cars on the road.
I had the left-rear bushing go on my 94 Regal. Instead of buying a whole new spring, what you can do is cut a rectangular slice of sidewall out of an unused tire and stick it in under the leaf where the brushing was. It holds up well! I've been driving with my homemade bushing for 6 months now.