1996 Buick Regal User Reviews

1996 Buick Regal Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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it is an everyday car    it gets me where i need to go.

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air conditioning wont work, power windows are a problem, cassette stuck in player, replaced brakes, steering went out one day had to be towed, bought new tires,   

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Buick Nightmare And Daymare — it is my everyday car but at first it was great. next thing i knew i had to fix alot of things on this car i got ripped off, but i use it everyday. do not buy a car like this, do not buy a car like this,

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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Great runner, interior.

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Exterior and rust

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Regal — This was my first car and it was a beater. Terrible outside with rust on the rocker panels and front quarterpanels and rear quarterpanels. Ran like a beast tho. Had a little bit of zip every once and a while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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Reliability, power, comfort, and fuel economy

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Not really any style to it

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Great First Car For Your Kid. Runs Forever. Comfortable And Big Enough To Be Safe. Dual Airbag. — 3.8 series II motor over 200,000 miles and NO problems yet. Most reliable car ive ever had. Comfortable and everything still works, including Power Door locks, windows, AC, EVERYTHING! Buicks are built to last and dont skimp on comfort inside. I just dont like the outside looks of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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functional, economical, dependable, cheap parts

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big and ugly

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Served Me Very Well For Many Years And Has Many Years Left To Go In It! — Dont like Buick's, but this one has lasted me about 8 years with very few repairs needed beyond breaks, ect. Its an old beater, but fair-good drive through many road types and conditions. Dependable. Big comfortable seats, big trunk, big car. MPG about 30 highway, but only 22 city.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Gran Sport Sedan Review
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good gas

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old person car

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Pretty Good Car — it is a pretty good car got it for my birthday as my first car. my grandpa bought it brand new and it is now about to hit the 200,000 mark runs good for a car and i like it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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little more power than you think

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doors lock when in gear

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Gets You Pt. A To Pt. B — Good Acceleration, doesn't need lots of repairs just normal one's, leather interior, 20 mpg city, 25+ mpg highway, about 25 bucks for a tank of gas, fun to drive on long distance, and great cruise control mantains same speed for the most part

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

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1996 Buick Regal 2 Dr Gran Sport Coupe Review
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The most reliable car to drive.

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rust gets everywhere on this car

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For What Its Worth Theres No Way To Pass One Of These Up — The buick is a very reliable car. i have not had one hickup yet with this regal. body wise it is very nice but sadly the car rust too easy. the regal is extremly fun to drive. it is also pretty quick down the track. the braking is amazing on this car, the interior is pretty nice and clean. the 3800 series II engine in these cars have major balls.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Gran Sport Sedan Review
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comfort

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nothing

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Amazing Vehical — amazing the car is the most comfy thing in the world, it drive really sturdy very goood in the snow. very good on gas. its fun and very spacious, has a very good radio. i hope to keep this care for a very long time

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

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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Comort and mileage.

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Paint chips off front bumper easily

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I Like Buicks. — It handles well. Some of the interior started coming apart at 10 years. There are a few rattles. The paint chipped off the front bumper and it is white and looks tacky. I get good mileage with this car. It is a comfortable ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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has power when you need it. good winter car

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sucks gas like there's no tomorrow

a_p3rs0n
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Fairly Easy On The Eyes And I Had My Hands Full Maintaining It — nice big moter but it makes alot of noise for such slow acceleration but once its movin theres no stoppin her, doors/windows rattle a good bit, if you do it right its a fun car to drive, but it took a huge chunk out of my wallet with both gas and maintenance but over all i'm glad it was my first car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Buick Regal Reviews

Great Looking Car.... By glene319

no rear view camera. otherwise great. Turbo charged 4 cyl is surprising, very powerful. runs great.I traded in a Cadillac SRX, and will return to a Cadillac on next purchase. I truly like this car... Read More

Test Drive Of The Buick Regal Gs 6 Speed Manual By Ilregal

I frankly didn't like anything about this Regal. It's not a Regal in the sense of the name. It is a Opel made for the U.S. and named the Regal GS. The Euro version with the actual Opel insignia on it... Read More

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2012 Buick Regal Reviews

Pretty Good Overall Car By HansumD

I bought this car with great anticipation, although I do thoroughly like this car and would recommend Buick as a great car company, I do not LOVE this vehicle. The newer models are AWD and this is fro... Read More

2012 Buick Regal - Premium 3 Turbo By Toyota4Me

With the supposed improvements in American automaker products, I decided to purchase a 2012 Buick Regal Premium Turbo 3...and quickly experienced buyer's remorse. The car was initially beautiful to l... Read More

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2011 Buick Regal Reviews

Sassy By ladydonley

I fell in love at first sight; I get many looks and compliments on the car. It is classy and functional as a commuter vehicle as well as reliable for road trips. Love the heated seats in winter. Wi... Read More

Great Mid Size Car To Drive. By 2035JAKE

Nice looking, handles real well and the turbo engine is quick and smooth. Has all the bells and whistles on the standard model........so far, 7K miles, its a gerat car to drive.....CXL Turbo-TO3. Ga... Read More

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2004 Buick Regal Reviews

It Was A Gs Not Ls By DavidH25

Stolen from my driveway on 1/13/2013 But I am not removing this post, will change to past tense "owned", ..I inherited this car, in October 2012 when my Dad, at 92, decided to quit driving so he gav... Read More

Love This Car By valleypearl

Great car, handles well, acceleration fast. Found this car to be comperable to Nissen I owned before as far as gas and maintenance. This is the third Buick I have owned...will definitely stick with ... Read More

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2003 Buick Regal Reviews

2003 Buick Regal Gs (3.8l V6) By Francois

This is the Camry of North American cars. Just a size bigger and little bit less fuel efficient. This car is the most reliable of the Buick line and Buick is the most reliable brand from the North Ame... Read More

Best All Around Buick By Moxy

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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