1995 Buick Regal Custom 2dr. coupe 3.1 from North America
What things haven't gone wrong.
I am sorry to say that this is by far the most cheaply made car I have ever seen.
The plastic seatbelt holders broke off, when I slightly touched them.
The latch to the glove box snapped and broke, the passenger door no longer opens from the outside, and the right blinker is frozen (I have had mechanics look at it and they don't know whats wrong).
The arm rest no longer latches, and the plastic around the seatbelt latch basically cracked and fell apart.
Onto the larger and more expensive problems the heater core, I do not know how many times its been changed out, but I do know it was changed only a year ago and it broke again 6 months ago.
I recently replaced the windshield because of a chip that turned into a 35 inch crack directly in the line of sight.
There is something wrong with the transmission, although I am unable to pin point it.
When I back out to the right there is a noise (sounds like the tire may be rubbing against something inside the wheel well).
There is a loud knocking sound anytime day, night, cold or hot.
This car has a lot of get up, but for me the negative over powers the positive.
I keep the car very well maintained, so I am a little confused at the pile of problems that I can only imagine are just beginning to pile up.
The things I enjoy about it include the lower back lumbar supports, the gray blue cloth interior, the layout of the dash, and I love the roominess of the car.
I believe that these problems come with age, but they are costly. I am looking to repair and sell my car in hopes I find something more reliable that does not have these problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th November, 2003
19th Jan 2005, 21:29
Mine has two hundred eight thousand miles on it and it's still going strong.
16th Jul 2005, 01:43
I think that this is a great car. I agree with the 3.1 being not so great the 3.8 is 150x better. but I love this car mine only has 20,000 and I've had no problems.