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3.75 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Solid Car, Good First Car. That 3800 Will Last 500k+ Miles If Treated Good. by Tommy
 — Has a good amount of power for a grandma car, that 3800 N/A defiantly packs a punch. Another good thing about the Regal is that its really cheap to maintain, as long as you treat it nice and keep a cl... Read More
It Is A Great Family Car by Shawn
 — This car has get up and go, when you put the pedal to the floor the supercharger kicks in and your gone. Handling it holds the road, and brakes slow the car down good. Gas mileage is around 27 mpg, ... Read More
Nice Fun Car by Hunter
 — this car was good it got up to 110 before it shut off. 0 to 60 was about 9 sec the interior of these cars is nice and there is penty of room they get ok gas mileage (upper 20s) they are real nice ca... Read More

2002 Buick Regal Overview

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2002 Buick Regal

A four-door mid-size sedan with a 16.7 cubic foot trunk and split-folding rear seats, standard ABS brakes and dual front-side airbags, leather upholstery, and standard OnStar.  Sounds like a perfect family car.  And the 2002 Buick Regal plays that role well, especially with four-star crash ratings.  But lurking beneath this "family sedan" is a little monster of an engine, a supercharged 3.8 V6 that hits 240-hp with 280 lb-ft of torque, that allows parents to let their hair down and slip below the radar in this unassuming Buick.

This supercharged Regal is the GS, and it also includes a Gran Touring suspension, 16-inch wheels, and traction control.  The base model Regal is the LS, which has a naturally aspirated 3.8 V6 that still gets a respectable 195-hp.  Both come with a 4-speed automatic.  While the LS also comes with traction control, ABS brakes, dual front airbags, power features and a power driver's seat, most of what you get on the GS, including the Gran Touring package and side airbags, are available as options.  

The only change to the 2002 Regal is the addition of wood trim and latch child seat anchors on both models.  The Joseph Abboud-designed appearance package is still available, and offers special leather seats, wheel-mounted audio controls, a sunroof, and two-tone paint.  This package adds much needed zest to the increasingly outdated looks of the 2002 Regal.  The bland styling helps disguise the sporty nature of the powertrain.  Drivers praise the acceleration power and low-end torque of the GS, but also say the LS is fun to ride, and both offer a smooth, comfortable ride.  They also say you get a lot of standard features for a low price.  Complaints mention the need for premium gas in the GS, the lack of rear legroom, the cheap-looking interior, and Buick's reputation as an old person's car.


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Heater And Dashboard Lights

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2002 Regal Makes Clicking Noise And Hesitates When Trying To Accelerate.

2002 Buick Regal with 50,000 miles hesitates with acceleration and if more gas is applied, makes a clicking sound like playing cards in a bicycle spoke. If I slowly accelerate, it picks up speed wit...

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