1998 Buick Regal GS 3.8L from North America
A Real Nice Ride
My Transmission had to be rebuilt at about 103,000 miles and the Fuel Pump was re[laced at about 87,000 miles. Other than that the car has been superb.
The car has been superb. The brakes wear well. Gas mileage has been around 22 miles to the gallon with mixed use.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2004
2nd Jan 2006, 10:01
What are the chances my Buick Regal GS just hit 103k and the trani has gone to hell.
12th Jun 2007, 17:16
We bought a 1998 regal GS that had just had the trans replaced at 96,000. 100K seems to be the breaking point on these cars. Anyone have any suggestions on getting more life out of a GM transmission? I had a 1993 maxima with 240,000 miles before I sold it, had the original transmission. What gives?
12th Jun 2007, 21:49
My experience has been that GM transmissions will typically outlast most others with proper servicing. Fords and especially Chryslers are more prone to tranny troubles. Nissan does do a better job than most as I too have seen many of them go over 200k with their original transmissions. My mom's 1998 Regal still has its original transmission at 160,000 miles. I hope it will hang in there. We have always had it serviced on time since the car was new, so hopefully ours will not go out like yours.
30th Aug 2019, 05:56
I had good experience with AT-205 fluid on a 91 Regal. It removes varnish (got 2 more years after it started slipping in 1st gear). I think I saw it at C.Tire cheaper.