The Buick Regal is an Opel trying to revamp the Buick image by competing with true sports sedans. It doesn’t quite hit the mark, but it does offer tons of standard features on the cheap. What do you need to know before you buy a Regal? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
A Buick GNX is coming, but it's not coming from Buick. Performance company SLP plans to build their own GNX, pictured above, with output above 300 horsepower and a more aggressive look. Unless they make one key improvement I don't think this is the GNX Buick should build.
The 1981 Buick Regal and figure skaters (specifically Icecapades star Charlie Tigner) had a lot in common, at least that was the premise of this strange vintage advertisement.
The spokeswoman featured in this commercial had men buying cars for her entire life. From the really cool Nash Metropolitan her Dad purchased for her to the significantly less cool Malaise era GM clamshell station wagon provided by her husband, the car making decisions had been made for her by someone else.
The Buick Regal GS gets 270-hp, 295 lb-ft of torque out of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for a wheel-twisting 135 hp-per-liter, giving it the highest "SAE certified" hp-to-liter ratio. Unfortunately, all that power still gets pushed through the front wheels.
For some strange reason, Buick wants to spend nine paragraphs letting you know the Regal Turbo is flex-fuel capable. There ya go. [GM]
It appears that GM's marketers recruited the actors from this ad from Synanon, if we go by the vacuous, zombified smiles and apparent belief that the '80 Regal was a sporty car.
The five-second rule says that's how long before something dropped starts picking up the nasties. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick does the quarter in 13 seconds, but even though it's kinda' nasty you can still pick it up.
Germany's Nürburgring Nordschliefe is 12.9 miles of thick, close forest; 73 corners; and 1000 feet of elevation change. Jackie Stewart called it the Green Hell. It's the world's most dangerous race track, and we drove it in a Buick Regal.
Say hello to the Buick Regal GS Show Car, or "Show Car," as it's a look at the 255HP, high-pressure turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive, six-speed manual Buick Regal GS absolutely everyone is expecting GM to build.
The Buick Regal's back and with stellar styling and the promise of a manual transmission, it's trying to prove GM's serious about making the blue-haired brand appealing to whipper-snappers. We drove it yesterday and frankly, it's pretty good.
NOTE: This manual transmission pictured above was in a Regal-spec'd Opel Insignia engineering development vehicle, so while the red lighting is incorrect to the Regal, the manual transmission and drive impressions are accurate.
The Buick Regal is officially back, a re-badged Opel Insignia sporting two Ecotec four-cylinder engines including a 220HP turbo version with 29 MPG fuel economy. GM's out for mid-size entry-luxe blood with design and equipment set to turn some heads.