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1981 Buick Regal User Reviews

1981 Buick Regal Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews

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Matt writes:
1981 Buick Regal 2-Door Coupe Review
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5

Pros

smooth ride and looks classy

Cons

not much power

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I Will Take Comfort And Looks Over Power — i havent had do do any repairs yet besides the usual oil change and air filter change. it gets good gas mileage with the 231cid v6 but doesnt have lots of power. it has a nice smooth ride with comfy seats

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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84GN writes:
1981 Buick Regal Limited Coupe Review
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Nice car back in the 80's.  nice ride and excellent comfort.

Cons

Lack of power.

84GN
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Nice Style And Ride. — Bought the car in 87 while a junior in high school. It is a limited edition with the pillow seats that were very comfortable. I repainted it in 93 and drove it till 97. It's currently resting under cover in my building. At the time I wanted a grand national but couldn't afford one so this had to do.these were very nice cars for the price and time and very dependable. Only problem was they didn't have much power, but that was common in the early 80's. nice car over all for the period.

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cappii writes:
1981 Buick Regal 2-Door Coupe Review
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Ride, function, radio, styling, durability, I can go on for years here.

Cons

None.  Simple as that.

cappii
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Bumper To Bumper, The Single Best Car Ever To Be Made In America. — This is my favorite American Made automobile, far and away. Classically styled, with the look of a muscle car, made over by the geniuses that used to be at Buick. The interior (I had the crushed velvet seats in all of my Regals), was firm, but soft, and well-suited for long trips. Plenty of headroom (I am 6'6"), and legroom, even in the backseat in the 4-door version. The drivetrain was wonderful. I opted for the 3.8L V6 in all of my Regals / Century / Cutlass Supreme Sedans. There was plenty of passing power, even at highway speeds, smooth shifting, and above-average gas mileage for it's time. The cars are long lasting, well-buits icons of America, and what our country used to be capable of making.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tina writes:
1981 Buick Regal 2-Door Coupe Review
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Big, comfortable

Cons

Bumper rusted off

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My Buick — lOVED THIS CAR, It was roomy, comfortable, had a huge trunk. It was very enjoyable to take out on the highway. Plenty of room for the family and both dogs.The V8 gav e all the power needed for passing and getting to the top of the hills on the coquihalla.

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RSTORMFIELD writes:
1981 Buick Regal Limited Coupe Review
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It has maintained its looks over the years. This was the very first car that I drove in my life. It is quite a memory for me. It holds sentimental values. Three of my relatives for instance who used to be my passengers in it have passed away.

Cons

It is not as powerful as my present Crown Victorias, which are also great cars, but which have less metal in them.

RSTORMFIELD
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Stylish, Unique, Impressive, Aerodynamic............the Way It Was. — For a car to last a long time it requires attention, care and space. I love this car because it was my first one. These were great cars that GM made at the time. The American Industry however has gone downhill unfortunately.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Buick Regal Reviews

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2011 Buick Regal Reviews

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2004 Buick Regal Reviews

It Was A Gs Not Ls By DavidH25

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2003 Buick Regal Reviews

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Performance is lively in every respect. The drivetrain is as close to bullet proof as they come. Build quality is quite good. The exterior is on the "classy bland" side, interior is relatively well la... Read More

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