1996 Buick Regal User Reviews

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    1996 Buick Regal 2 Dr Custom Coupe Review
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    Pretty Good — The door handle is in an akward place making it prone to breaking. Everything else is great. It has a leather interior with 94000 miles, and it really fun to drive anywhere from school to work and to the beach.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good mileage

    Cons: The Door Handle

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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    35

    Take Time To Upgrade It And You Have A Sweet Ride — stock they are ok, lots of room for upgrades. mine is decked out, ridiculously fast and powerful. With nice paint job they look pretty mean. Smooth and quiet ride. luxury based but very fast with after market parts. Gets 29-33 miles per gallon

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

    Pros: Speed and power

    Cons: its not very sporty stock

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Gran Sport Sedan Review
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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.

    Pros: Luxurious

    Cons: it has 162,000 milage on it :(

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Gran Sport Sedan Review
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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.

    Pros: GREAT body style, very sharp-looking

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

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Gran Sport Sedan Review
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    Road-warrior — these cars are beasts and will run nearly forever with good maintenance and TLC. the 3800 motor provides plenty of zip.

    Pros: price, motor, luxury, materials, suspension

    Cons: appearance, coating on pillars

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    1996 Buick Regal 2 Dr Custom Coupe Review
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    Fell In Love With This Car... — This car had plenty of horsepower, handled great (not like what you'd think considering it was a buick) and it had plenty of space inside. Amazingly, after putting my 2 12" subs in the trunk this baby had better insulation sound-wise than any other car I've been in. The only problem I experienced was a bent rear axle, that I later found out must have been a result of a prior accident the car had been in, seeing as I bought it at a used car dealer.

    Pros: Good power, comfortable ride

    Cons: Bent axle led to me going through a lot of tires.  Leather interior sort of "dried" out.

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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    Very Reliable And A Lot Of Power — my regal has a 3.8l v6 which gives it a lot of power, and it handles nice, it is a nice reliable car that rarely gives me any problems

    Pros: stylish, big v6, reliable

    Cons: not really anything

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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    The Ladies Love The Dents — over all this is the nicest car that I've ever owned... which isn't saying much but I have developed a repect for Buicks.

    Pros: reasonable acceleration compaired to other vehicles I've owned; great highway car.

    Cons: terrible handling.

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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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

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

    Cons: Front seats are not comfortable at all.

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    1996 Buick Regal 4 Dr Custom Sedan Review
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    It Ain't A Babe Magnet, But It Gets Me Where I Want To Go. — It has 57k miles, a 3800 v6, I don't owe anything on it, and parts are cheap. Lots of creature comforts. A bit a upstate NY cancer on the rocker panels. My grandfather always had Buicks, he is smiling on me. Aug '10, now with 63K miles very reliable for the past year, gas mileage around town which is all I drive it is about 16-18mpg wish that was better, but it always has balls to accelerate when you want it to.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good power and ok on gas.

    Cons: Its not the sportiest.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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