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2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Supercharged from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8L Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

- a lot of electrical gremlins, my traction control does not work, heated seat doesn't work, ABS is glitchy, had airbag light come on, fuel gage doesn't work.

- recently the idler pulley seized, caused the tensioner to melt and blow a belt. apart from this and the electrical. this car has been wonderful.

General Comments:

Great car. ballsy and luxurious. pig on gas though. can't say much bad besides the electrical stuff. been great mechanically.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2007

2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8 Series II from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Series II Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 kilometres
Most recent distance171000 kilometres
Previous carOldsmobile Ciera

Summary:

One of the better cars for the $$$

Faults:

Had to replace 1 inner tie rod end, both sway arm bushings, 1 front ABS wire harness, all brake rotors & pads, 2 front strut mounts and finally had to replace the original battery with a new one. Total cost over 1 year, $450. (Normal wear & tear parts)

General Comments:

When I purchased this car it was flawless and was in near mint condition. I did not take any warranty when I bought it, thankfully it's been very reliable. It's very comfortable to drive, handles very well and got lots of power. The drink holders are in a bad spot, but other than that, I couldn't have asked for a better car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2007

2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8 supercharged from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Understated exterior, luxury interior and muscle car performance all in one tight package.

Faults:

Not one thing, so far! Just wish I'd found a used one sooner.

General Comments:

Even though it looks like your every-day sedate family car on the outside... watch out! Under the hood is a screaming 3.8 supercharged V6, putting out 240 HP and 280 lb ft of torque just waiting to be let loose! Talk about your wolf in sheep's clothing! This vehicle is one of the best used car bargains out there. Puts the overpriced imports to shame. Just make sure you get a GS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2006

2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8 II supercharged from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 II supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

Perfectly fits my needs at this time and provides great value for the money

Faults:

Replace loose tie rod end (whatever that is) I buy a car according to how much I like its dashboard. :-) Although a middle aged male, I'm technically challenged to identify stuff under the hood.

Replace "B/O temp actuator" (air conditioning problem).

Otherwise just tire replacement and normal maintenance items.

General Comments:

Positive: Great comfort, acceleration, quiet ride. Leather seats are nice to have, but only thanks to heating. Good visibility. I like the illumination that turn signals activate, making it easier to see when crossing sidewalk into dark parking lots. Happy to have researched this car's great engine and transmission. Also like its security and insurance ratings.

Negative: Kind of boring style, reminding me of just another big car. Prefer the red/blue knob to adjust heat rather than number buttons to press. The foregoing are minor "complaints" to an otherwise excellent car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2005

2000 Buick Regal LS from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired670 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Prizm

Summary:

Excellent value for a family car

Faults:

The tire balance indicator comes on occasionally when tire pressure is only slightly off.

Doors don't unlock when car is put in "park". Rare occurence. Just restarting the car and re-shifting the gear solve the problem.

General Comments:

Tires squeal when turning corners, even at low speed.

Very good acceleration for a family sedan and very good braking.

Back center seat only has lap belt - disappointing. Backseat ride is somewhat noisy and uncomfortable for long trips.

Great sound system (no upgrade).

Super air-conditioning.

A lot of features come standard with the car. Excellent value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2003

25th Nov 2009, 09:59

The squealing is rather easily fixed. It results from the cheap factory tires and to some degree the standard 15" rims. I upgraded mine to the 16" alloy wheels and a set of Kumo (sp?) tires, and now I can take turns at crazy speeds with no squealing or loss of control.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 12 reviews