1998 Buick Regal User Reviews

1998 Buick Regal Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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Matthew writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Supercharged Sedan Review
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Supercharged Bliss. Classy looks

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Sluggish Handling

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98 Regal — The best car I ever owned. You just can't beat the intoxicating whine of the M90 supercharger when you open up the throttle. Then quiet and comfortable for those long open road trips. Hope to have another one someday even though they are getting older and harder to find in good shape.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brentton writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr LS Review
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At 11 years old, this car is solid and highly reliable.

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As big as it is, for hauling 5 people, its not a comfortable ride.

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Brentton's 1998 Buick Regal Ls — I drive a 1998 Buick Regal LS. My family acquired it from a family memeber, then it was pasted on to me when I left for college. The car is from Ohio, so being in Virginia, they noticed a lot of rust on the underside do to the salt and from it being parked in grass for many years. I wish the car had the available turbo for that year, but it doesn't. The car does pick up well, and a 45/55 to 60/70 mph pass can be done in about 10 seconds, depending on how close to the car you are and how much of a run you have. When cutting the line on on and off ramps, the car stays stable. Sometimes it feels like there is some over steer in it, and it gets touchy at high speeds, but that is to be expected. It stops when needed, and can stop on a dime when really needed. I don't think there is anti lock on it (sad i don't know) but I have had to screeched to a hualt, literally to avoid going through a red light, and it was all locked up. The car has some difficult blind spots, that you really have to adjust the mirrors to see. It has a pretty high back end, but at the same time, it is short, so you can bet pretty close to things backing up, and as long as you're careful, you won't hit it. The car shifts pretty well, although, after punching the throttle for a day, it does not like to shift into 5th to sit at about 1600 rpms at 55mph. It would rather stay in fourth at about 2000 rpms at 55, in case you want to punch it for a pass or something. The car is now 11 years old and it does not have any squeaks, rattles, clanks, or any other odd noises. Nothing is broke due to wear and tear. Everything that is dinged or slightly broke, has been due to me miss judging turns. The car is a solid car and has stood well in Virginia traffic. Even with rust from Ohio, it has now become accoustomed to the warm Virginia weather. The cars apperance is not ravishing, but it does have class. The lines of the car are straight on the sides and curved in the front and back, giving it a look of retro sportiness. It is a grandma's performance car, or was. It does have a sportier look than the Century, but it is more of an innocent aggressiveness. It is a big car, and the belt line is slightly high, making the car look thicker. The greenhouse is slightly cramped. Being 6'4", my head hits the roof with me seat all the way upright. The leg room in the back is not very sufficient for a person my height either. The problem there I think lies in the fact at how thick the driver and passenger seats are. About six inches at the base. The controls of the car are easy to manage and it has a great stock stereo. The antenna reception is not that great, but, the CD quality makes up for it. The only option I don't like on the car is the fact that you cannot turn the lights completely off. The cost of ownership is not that bad. The routine oil change, and occasional tire, I have not had any major things to pay for on it. The car tells me it gets around 21 or so miles to the gallon. I have not kept my gas mileage lately, but that would make sense. I think the car is fun to drive. What I always have to think is that back when this car was new, this car was tight! Now, it is just another daily driver like many cars on the road, but that's what they are built for. I feel pretty classy as a college kid to be driving it. I feel that right now, it fits my style. I like my Buick Regal! I would recommend it to friends, although, many of the people I know already have cars, that are nicer and newer.

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Holly writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Supercharged Sedan Review
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Fast, and People wont realize that its fast because it looks like a grandma car

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If youre not into racin on the streets and surprising people with the fact that its fast, this car isnt' for you

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I Love It! I Wouldnt Trade It In For Anything! — I love this car! I have almost 200,000 miles on it and still going STRONG. Very comfortable:) It has all of the options minus the sunroof. It handles really well for catching up to people, Excellent traction control, and gets about 22 mpg city wide and 24 highway mpg. Very low maintenance car with oil changes every 3000 miles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tyler writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Supercharged Sedan Review
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eahaust loud... excellent pickup

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governor, 4 dr sedan

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1998 Buick Regal Gs — i have a 1998 buick regal. It has a 3.8l engine, supercharged... this car has many aftermarket parts including 3 inch header back exhaust, new performance headers, cold air intake, smaller supercharger pulley. Car was juts repainted last summer a perscenct green. On the inside the car is decked out with a 7 inch dvd panasonic monitor and deck driven by 2 12 inch bassworx competition subs and and 1200 rms amp!!. This car has loud deep troated exhaust and the bass can be heard from way down the street. This spring i plan to put a ported supercharger on this car and take it down to the motorplex to see what its best 1/4 mile time is... Unfortunately i can't find a solution 2 get rid of the governor... if nebody has ne suggestions let me know....

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1968gtofan writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Review
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4

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buick regal is an excellent dependable vehicle. The gs has supercharged 3800 that is very responsive. the handling is crisp and road noise is minimal. extremely good value and quality from interior to very good paint even after 15 years!!!

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replacement parts are expensive for this model, but i do feel this is due to their quality

1968gtofan
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Love My Buick Regal Gs — buick regal is an excellent dependable vehicle. The gs has supercharged 3800 that is very responsive. the handling is crisp and road noise is minimal. extremely good value and quality from interior to very good paint even after 15 years!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ilregal writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Supercharged Sedan Review
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Power, agility, looks, dependable and safety

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Should use 91 plus octane but can use less but the PCM will adjust to reduce knock retard or pinging and you will lose power and possibly fouled fuel injectors if not maintained properly

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The Best 90's Era Gm Sedan — This is a very dependable car and safe as long as you understand how to drive a supercharged front wheel drive car. This car is extremely responsive and is forgiving to a point. If you have ever driven a sports car and you understand how quick a response you get with the steering then you will do fine in this car. Do not buy this car from a young man, unless you know your cars. It will have more than likely been beat to death, drag racing and probably poorly modified as most kids don't know what they are doing. Look for any Buick that has been owned by an older person and you are buying a well maintained car and that's where I buy all my cars, from the elderly who just can't drive anymore and I make it a practice to always pay them more than what either they are asking or what the blue book says, know matter what. And why you might ask? For a couple of reasons. One being, most of the time they under price their car not realizing that all those timely maintenance calls in my opinion add to the value and I know that they are giving up their freedom because of their age and that's a hard thing to do as I have an elderly mother who can't drive anymore or very little that owns a 2001 Century with 12,000 miles on it. So, I keep it well maintained even though it's not driven much. Look around next time your out and about and look at the Buick's going by. All older folks, could they all be wrong? Nope, they do their home work. And so do I. P.S. This car is not for SALE!

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

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Taylor writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Supercharged Sedan Review
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It's fast

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It's rusting

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My Sweet Car — I don't like how my cup holders are broken.And the super charger is almost shot. It only takes premium gas, which sucks and I just had to change the belts and that wasn't cheap. But it's better than that stupid cavalier....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr LS Review
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Comfortable

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Nothing so far...

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Nice 1st Ride To Have — its a ok car...It gets me from point A to Point B safely. Nothing else really to say....Its Red, V6 automatic....Only thing messed up on it is the odometer isn't working...Had the trans fixed and the mecanic pulled a wire...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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facemobb writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Supercharged Sedan Review
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electric everything

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none

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I Love The Car But Need Sumty Bigger — car is really greaT.. runs perfect handles good gas is good doesn't eat it up and since I had the car all I did was a oil changes the car has nothin wrong with it honestly. Tryna sell it to get a truck now sumty bigger..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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vetteman1568 writes:
1998 Buick Regal 4 Dr GS Supercharged Sedan Review
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fast good on gas / sleeper

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soft handling breaks inside tire free in corners under acceleration

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Its A Great Car — the car is an amazing car and it is the first buick i ever owned so i was supprised at the power that the 3800 s2 with the eaton m 90 supercharger buts out if you want a fast family car i have to say this is a good option and if you just want a fast car i still have to say go with this it will run with auto mustage gt's

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

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Nice Car By 76Regal

I love the low rider look and I plan on putting some hydrolics on it some day I just hate the front is so long and the back so short because it would be hard to make the car three wheel. Read More

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I have had this car since 1979.....it is a great summer toy....it is cheap to run and repair. Plus it is unique.....there is only one around town, so people notice it, as opposed to the many 'vettes,... Read More

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Wonderful Ride By catracy

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