1996 Buick Regal User Reviews

1996 Buick Regal Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • 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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Justin writes:
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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Carolyn writes:
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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Mu'ath writes:
1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Gran Sport Sedan Review
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4

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Luxurious

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it has 162,000 milage on it :(

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My Car — Its fast, strong, luxurious, but it needs some cosmetic work other than that if i fix it will be really sick! its the GS package so it goes really fast. It has a V6 3.8L engine that gets 19 mpg city way/ 30 mpg highway. The car is power everything with mounted wheel controls and a key less entry.

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Kenneth writes:
1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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3

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Goodish power.  Smooth ride (floats like it's Caddilac cousins).

Cons

Front seats are not comfortable at all.

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Don't Cast Off This Regal. There Is Some Performance And Reliability Here. — This car would have the potential to be the American civic/accord if it wasn't so gosh darn heavy! First off, this car is NOT small. It has mid/full size length with compact size width. It weighs about 3300 lbs. Acceleration is decent with the 3.8 V6 I have, but it still doesn't really throw you into the seat. Brakes are average and adequate for this size car. Suspension is perfect, 10/10, most comfortable car (suspension-wise) I have ever driven. Front seats are wicked uncomfortable though. Appearance has grown on me since I've owned it, has some cool lines. Grill and interior trim kinda look cheap. Handling is mediocre, lots of body roll. Gas mileage is 23-26 mpg on a good day, 18 if you're doing all city driving. Call me crazy, but my old Lumina was more fun to drive, handled better I guess. I've put a few hundred dollars into this car fixing the tensioner pulley, intake gasket, pcv valve. Take care of this car and it will be reliable for you. Parts are cheap since it's a domestic brand.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeanie writes:
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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Spencer writes:
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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Phillip writes:
1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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4

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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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Lori writes:
1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Gran Sport Sedan Review
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GREAT body style, very sharp-looking

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Can't think of any cons. I love everything about the car.

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I Loved This Car! — I drove this car for 152,601 miles and loved everything about it. I cried when I traded it in for my new car.

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Aaron writes:
1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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2

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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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Cam writes:
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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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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