2002 Buick Regal Overview

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2002 Buick Regal Overview

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 This package adds much needed zest to the increasingly outdated looks of the 2002 Regal.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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Skipping Acc Position From Off Position

How come when I turn my key from the off position to the acc position it skips the acc position, doesn't try or have the crank clicking, and guess straight to the on position and continues to kee...

No Crank, No Start After Clearing Check Engine / Security Codes?

2002 BUICK REGAL GS Supercharged: Solid Security light and solid Check Engine Light lit for over a year with the engine running fine before scanning. I scanned all systems with Blue Driver OBD2 Diag...

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Car Cuts Off

While at the light n drive it will cut off?

2002 Buick Regal Is Blowing Cold Air Fron The Heater

Cold temp is not overheating, blower is working, 1 hose coming through the fire wall is hot one is cold after car is left running for awhile, no wet floor on passengers side, and no smell. ???????????...

How Do I Reset The Low Tire Indicator?

Right front tire pressure was corrected but the low tire indicator light will not go out. (Was told it would after driving it for a while.) What do I have to do to reset it? Sandi