Looking good so far. Absolute steal at $1000.
Nothing so far other than the defects I knew it had when I bought it, which were bad muffler, bad front sway bar link bushings, no overdrive, no heated seats, aircon duct fault, possible suspect rear wheel bearings.
The transmission issue is the big one. It has the dreaded/popular 4T65E overdrive failure, which is associated with stripped splines on the 4th gear hub shaft. This necessitates some serious surgery to the car, which I will do in the summer. Meanwhile, it's perfectly happy in third, which is about all it gets to anyways, going to the store, which is my wife's normal routine.
W Body GMs are generally pretty straightforward to fix, so the other issues will go away over the next few weeks. I am still figuring out a strategy for replacing the 4th hub shaft. Any suggestions would be welcome.
I bought this, a 2001 Regal with 195000km on it for $1000. It hasn't got any rust and it's in great overall condition for the year.
Like my other Regal, it pops along the highway and gets from A to B without fuss. It gets 7.4L/100km and is very comfortable.
My neighbour's son calls it "an old man's car". I reminded him of this when he needed to borrow it when his Accord's transmission went south LOL.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th October, 2010