1996 Buick Regal Grand Sport 3.8 V6 from North America
Buick 3.8 what a value!
When I first purchased the car, I replaced water pump and alternator. Both went out in the first six months.
Back Brakes. were replaced recently. this wasn't cheap! General Motors design flaw cost the consumer a pretty penny.
I must say I love my Buick. it rides just as well at 140k as it did at 39k. I'm well on my way too 200k. I would recommend this vehicle and given the opportunity I would purchase another 96 (I don't really like the new body style on the 97-03) and they quit making the 2 door :- (. oh well, one thing is for sure, I would put this car up against any other when it comes to reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 31st January, 2003
24th Feb 2004, 09:16
I recently acquired a 96 Buick Regal Gran Sport.
An older lady traded into a dealership and it only had 29K on it. I wasn't looking for a Buick, I like Honda's.
But I was really impressed with it and got a great deal.
I feel like I'm driving a new car and it was under 5K.
Now my wife and I don't want to drive our Accord.
We take turns driving the Buick. I read all of these great reviews and think I have an excellent car.
17th Oct 2004, 03:15
Absolutely love my 96 regal gs. It's an awesome car. Some major flaws with the gm engineering. For example, I have to replace brakes at least once a year, but hey it's not a Camry, I'm not expecting perfection. On the other hand, this is the most comfortable car I've ever even sat inside of and the luxury features are up to par with most cars built recently. The engine purrs and it's so quiet you can hardly tell when the car is on. Even though I have to make repairs pretty often, I'm STILL reluctant to sell this car because the engine is so strong and this is just a car with a lot of heart. Bottom line, I'd buy another one in a second if I could find it in black with the chrome rims again. All in all, it's still a find to this day. One purchase I've never regretted.
26th Aug 2007, 16:10
I love my '96 GS. Caution: around 100,000 miles a plastic intake pipe corroded, causing coolant loss. I found out the hard way (thank you AAA Plus). I rebuilt the top end of the motor and it runs strong at 126,000. What's the deal with the service engine soon light, and the CD player?