1999 Buick Regal Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8L Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance27900 miles
Previous carBuick Riviera

Summary:

A very fast, nice-looking, but practical 4-door car

Faults:

For the first several years, the "low tire pressure" light came on whenever I would make a long, sweeping turn to the left. I would have to reset this switch. This has been fixed during a warranty visit to the dealership.

The dashboard rattled for the first 1 1/2 years of ownership. I had the dealership service department look at it several times. The 4th trip to the dealership fixed this problem. I have now had the car 5 years and no rattles anywhere on the car.

General Comments:

Very quick car with the supercharged engine.

It is comfortable for me at 6'4" tall.

The leather is comfortable, but frankly, of fairly cheap quality.

Save for the early dashboard rattling, this car is still as tight after 5 years as the day I bought it.

I was surprised at how low the gas mileage is (about 14 city and 26 highway). I had a Riviera with the same supercharged 3.8L just prior to this car and it got significantly higher mileage (16 city and 30+ highway).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2004

17th Mar 2005, 21:49

I purchased this car about 5 months ago... I'm thrilled! This is a very fast, well handling car. The low tire light does come on if snow or mud gets in the tires, but that's the only fault I have found. Very quick, I'm on the fire department, and I have stepped on it quite a few times, and it has always pleased me every time it throws me back in the seat. Did I mention they're heated? :)

1999 Buick Regal LSE 3.8 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Overall great car

Faults:

The head lamps will go off and on periodically when driving.

General Comments:

The ride is great. Performance is good.

The dealer can't seem to find the cause of the head lamp problem. It seems to have started after I took the car in for a battery grounding recall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th May, 2001

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 9 reviews