2001 Buick Regal Overview


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3.85 stars

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One Of The Few Solid American Cars Left. by Matt
 — The Buick Regal has been a solid car since... well since forever. It's not really great in any one way, but it is good in just about every way. It's got a strong motor, it's comefortable, and it rea... Read More
This Car Is A Good Family Car; My Brother In Law Owns A 1998 Gs! Fine Shape! by gmdet
 — This car seems to grip the road a little better than its sister vehicle, the Century (bigger tires have to do with this). It has many storage places in the front, and the cup holders are conveniently ... Read More
Hot Looking Car, Reliable by integrityblue
 — overall this is a great car, lots of fun stuff that I will look for again in my next car including the trunk access from the back seats, auto lights, heated seats, sun roof, OnStar. Im also loving the... Read More

2001 Buick Regal Overview

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2001 Buick Regal

The 2001 Buick Regal is a sporty version of the Century, with which it shares a platform.  Its grille and front end are the major stylistic distinctions from the Century.  In 2001, the Regal adds standard OnStar to its performance-oriented GS trim.  Also added is a special Olympic appearance package option, designed by Joseph Abboud in honor of Buick's U.S. team sponsorship.  It sports the U.S. Olympic logo and a two-tone exterior and comes with a sunroof and an 8-speaker sound system.  When added to the base LS, it adds the Gran Touring suspension.  

Two versions of the same engine can be had with the 2001 Buick Regal.  The base LS has a 195-hp, 3.8 V6, while the GS is powered by a supercharged version of this engine that hits 240-hp.  Both come only with a 4-speed auto tran, and the one in the GS is more heavy duty.  ABS, dual front airbags, and traction control are standard across the line, but the sportier GS adds side airbags, a stiffer suspension, larger 16-inch wheels, and replaces chrome moldings with body-colored ones.  The 2001 Regal is a mid-size sedan that's practical for families, with it's split-folding rear seat, but also fun for parents who leave their kids at home for a night out.  The LS is nicely equipped with full power features and cruise control, and stepping up to the GS adds leather seats, a CD player, heated mirrors, and dual-zone climate control.  

Four-star ratings make the 2001 Regal an attractive choice for families, though owners say the interior is somewhat bland and in need of modernization.  They also feel the rear legroom is limited for adults.  High marks go to power in both the LS and GS, with responsive driving feel and instant acceleration (0-60 in 6.5 seconds) in the GS.  Owners also say the ride is smooth and gas mileage is good for a mid-size sedan.


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