1995 Buick Regal Reviews

1995 Buick Regal Two door 3.1 liter V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.1 liter V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

It's great

Faults:

Really nothing has gone wrong. I just made it faster and nicer for myself. It's a great car, one of my favorites.

The seats are getting old.

General Comments:

I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2010

1995 Buick Regal Limited 3.8 gas from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.8 gas Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired218000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Spirit

Summary:

Best buy I've ever made

Faults:

The cruise control never worked, I never really tried to get it working though, probably a loose connection somewhere.

The leather drivers seat has began to wear.

The transmission slips a little bit when trying to get it into gear, only when cold, you have to shift it all the way into first, wait for it to shift into gear, put it in drive, and go. I'm assuming all it needs is a flushing and filter.

General Comments:

This car has more than enough power for anything you could ever want.

AMAZING gas mileage. The worst highway mileage I've ever gotten is 24. But keep it at 100km/hr (65mi/hr) and you will easily be in the mid 30's (36).

Roomy back seat and huge trunk.

Extremely reliable, the car has been in the family since new. Take care of it - and it will take care of you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2009

1995 Buick Regal Custom 3.1 Litre from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.1 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired139700 miles
Most recent distance140790 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Alero

Summary:

GM does it again..

Faults:

Needed a 'Italian' tune up with some premium gas and a couple bottles of fuel injector cleaners.

Was dripping a little oil, not a lot though, but 10w-30 solved the problem LOL.

General Comments:

Buicks are the finest American cars ever built; super reliable and powerful, and better than all this Japanese crap and Chrysler products.

They don't burn oil, so we save money LOL.

I highly recommend this car to anyone. Don't think twice to buy one. I have had 7; all Centurys and Regals, and could not imagine driving anything else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2009

8th Aug 2012, 09:45

I am buying a 1995 Buick Regal. I need something reliable. I hope this car will do the job. It has 145,000 on it. I am sort of nervous to buy such an old car, but it's all I can afford.

Suggestions? Comments?

Is there anything I should look for to get fixed before I complete the purchase?

The front left mirror vibrates when I drive it; the owner said something about the front end needs something...

9th Aug 2012, 08:48

If it has the 3800 V6, you should be good to go.

10th Aug 2012, 08:55

Please take that car to a reliable mechanic to check it out, and get it on a lift to check for any body/frame damage underneath. It might cost 80.00 for it, but is well worth it. Taking a chance on a older car can be dangerous... not only for your pocket book, but your life and anyone else in the car.

Also please read your Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue that comes out every year in April. It has a lot of great vehicles under $4,000... from Chevys to Toyotas... whatever suits your needs.

10th Aug 2012, 08:55

Take it to a mechanic for inspection, at your cost (about $100). Then you will know if it needs a fix.

There is more to a car than an engine.

1995 Buick Regal GS 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

Not terrible, just bad luck! Go for a Volvo

Faults:

There was an oil leak. I fixed it myself (somewhat) by changing a few gaskets, and that got most of it. 145,000 miles.

Seats wore down pretty fast.

Serpentine belt slipped while I was driving and I lost power steering and braking.

I was getting 12 mpg at the end of its life! Yes 12!! And I drove very cautiously to try to improve mileage.

Rear struts went out, then the rear spring broke, and a USED spring would cost around $600, so about 1200 to fix it, I said screw it and sold the thing.

General Comments:

The motor was unbelievably reliable. I have a friend with the EXACT same model with 295,000 miles and it runs like a champ. Never replaced the transition either.

Mine took a beating, I hit a deer the day I got it, then I went through an automatic car wash, and it ripped my side mirrors off! But the thing has some awesome power and handles like an awesome boat. It was built like you would expect a GM to be built like.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th June, 2009

30th Nov 2011, 18:27

I don't know about the Volvos. Our 740 seized at 123,000, and previous to this only got 10 mpg in town. My Regal made it to 295,000 and got 22 mpg in town.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 18 reviews