1998 Buick Regal LS with GS Options 3.4 from North America
Fun car, but costly maintenance
Overall I love the Regal, but I would question myself before I bought another one. I have had no major problems till about 60,000 mile mark. Within the last half a year I have had the starter replace. My oil pan gasket had to be replaced which the mechanic thought was very odd for a low mileage car. I just recently had to get the relay and iginition switch, which were $200 total, get replaced. I believe I have spent at least $700 dollars in repairs in the small amount of time.
The car handles great. It is very sporty looking and very fun to drive. Leather seats are very comfortable except on very long rides. I would recommend someone to buy one if they don't mind spending out money to get a few costly problems fixed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd June, 2004
23rd Jul 2005, 05:32
I own a 98 Buick Regal and just brought it in to have a tune up. The battery was replaced, spark plugs, etc. but the rad flush was delayed as their machine was out of order. The question I have is, when I brought the car in, it had the heater working and now it is not! I was told this is common in Buicks where the hoses to the air conditioner, etc. gets blocked with hair, fuzz, etd. I'm looking at a very costly 8 hour mechanic job. Does the above sound right to you as a "coincidence" when in the shop, or do you feel as I do something was done which caused the blockage? I'm scheduled for a rad flush early this coming week and hopeful this will fix the problem. What do you think?
Kind Regards and looking for an Urgent reply.