2012 Buick Regal Top Comparisons

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2012 Buick RegalReview
CherylAmber writes:
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I was able to find the car I was looking for, which isn’t an easy one to find. But I found it here, at a great price, had all the features I wanted & drive like a dream. I am a very happy buyer !!!!

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GuruGG2VN writes:
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The features were convenient...awd was impressive,interior was stellar,plenty of room and with both back seats folded down along with trunk and wow thats some space!!! Liked much better than Cadillac...value wise.....

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Guru6JTLW writes:
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I have a 2013.love the car.like to have a manual transmission.

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2012 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWDReview
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Pretty Good Overall Car — 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 front wheel. It would have made more sense to make the GS model in rear wheel. Also it is very pricey with less options. The major flaw out of all the amenities is the lack of a back up camera. The car has great handling and very little understeer.

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

Pros: Decent power from a four cylinder engine, great handling minimum understeer, great reliability, stylish

Cons: Gas mileage not that great, missing some major luxuries for a top of the line vehicle i.e. backup camera, heated steering wheel, cooled seats, Very high priced compared to similar vehicles with more features

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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2012 Buick Regal Premium III Turbo Sedan FWDReview
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2012 Buick Regal - Premium 3 Turbo — 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 look at...stylish and contemporary, appearing more expensive than it was. But the love affair quickly ended. My main annoyance, the often unresponsive/ hesitant turbo, left me feeling very anxious when having to overtake another car or enter any of the typically busy New York area expressways and parkways. The jarring, busy ride resulting from the optional 19" wheels, made the already poorly maintained local highways feel that much worse. Riders in the back seat often questioned if the car was meant to carry adults. And the overall fuel economy never achieved the high end of the estimate scale - in fact, it never even came close. I had simply looked for an affordable, comfortable car that offered respectable gas mileage, but that's not what I experienced. After a short 8 months I decided to cut my losses and went back to Toyota, a brand that had served me well for more than 20 years and I am driving happy once again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great curb appeal - but the car's beauty ends there.

Cons: Very rough ride with 19' wheels; FWD torque steer; very uncomfortable rear seating;  turbo hesitation can be unnerving when quick acceleration is required; blind spots created by high headrests; never achieved best estimates for fuel economy, always at low-end

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2012 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWDReview
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An American Sports Sedan (made In Germany) At A Reasonable Price — Essentially, the car is a high performance sports sedan at a very reasonable price.. The amy magazines that reviewed the car all gave it glowing reviews, and the car deserves them all. AAlso, and very importantly, it is a ball to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reasonably priced, has all the bells and whistles, performs like a 60K sports sedan, great looking, the car is not common - like bimmers.

Cons: FWD is a little torquey.

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2012 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD Review
Antonio says:
Nice car
vs2012 Nissan Maxima SV
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Power Ranked 2012 Nissan Maxima SV worse.
"Turbo"
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Nissan Maxima SV better.
"Interior nice, nice body lines exterior"
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2012 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD Review
Guru5VTFR says:
This Buick is really European as I previously owned a Saturn Aura and am familiar with Opel products. It surprises in many ways, the engine is pretty quite for a four cylinder, the handling and steering is really good but my Focus ST was better. Road noise is apparent but not too bad. I have the stick shift which has long throws but when driven gently on the highway surpasses the given gas mileage figure. Strange controls take a bit to get accustomed. This one has some custom items added by original owner so I know it is special.
vs2012 Ford Fusion
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Front Seats Ranked 2012 Ford Fusion worse.
"Front seats are firmer but have more adjustability including the four way lumbar control."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Ford Fusion better.
"Better gas mileage, smoother ride, and quiet to use."
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2012 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD Review
Most amazing automobile Ive ever driven ! even after owning a 2015 Malibu LTZ 2LZ and a 2009 a Cobalt SS ! :)
vs2015 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2LZ FWD
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Family Car Ranked 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2LZ FWD better.
"Exhilarating ride ! exhilarating looks ! amazing handling w/ 3 different levels of suspension grades,ALL with push button access to each level, out of this world breaking capacity ! 1 foot short of the Corvette stopping power being equipped with Brembo brakes !"
Would Buy Ranked 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2LZ FWD worse.
"Comfort ,room, ease of operation and great looks with the 2015 LTZ lz2 model"
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Reviews From Other Years

2017 Buick Regal Reviews

Review By George A

Great value for your money, and very user friendly. sporty diver. Read More

Review By H

Disappointing, Ive test drove 4 Buick Regals drives nice, but Navigation screen is too dim cant see the back up camera or see the apps on screen. Read More

2016 Buick Regal Reviews

Review By Josemartin

I think its a great car, maybe a little bit over priced for the year model. Yet all in all this seems to be a great car. Read More

Review By Guru9VD72C

I love it! Rides super smooth and it’s super comfortable to be in. Feels like home. Read More

2015 Buick Regal Reviews

Review By Guru9W7V69

Kinda small road noise. Seat was not comfortable would not be for long trips. Read More

2014 Buick Regal Reviews

Review By boo

Very smooth, refined automobile! Joy to drive! Stay away from the 2012 years though! Read More

Review By samnola55

It was just ok from what I would expect from Buick. Too many plastic surfaces and minor squeaks made me feel the build quality was not for me. Read More

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

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