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Buick Regal "T U R B O ! !" by Loving Regal - Omaha, NE on 05/09/2012. Trim: 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Styling, acceleration, fuel economy vs. power, quiet, features.
Cons: Backseat headroom is somewhat limited, trunk is deep but narrow, a small amount of turbo lag takes a bit to get used to.
Overall review: Mine is a 6-speed manual with the 220HP turbo. Funnest (that's right, I said funnest) car I have ever owned, and that includes a 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5SE that had the 3.5 V6. The turbo has just a little lag as you shift gears, but hit 2000rpms and 90% of the power is instant and it just flies! It easily gets to 60mph before leaving 3rd gear......4th, 5th, and 6th are just there to remind you the car can go 150mph, or possibly just save gas at 60mph, whichever you prefer. I'm a huge fan of the turbo. It just seems to deliver more power sooner in the rpm range when compared with V6's and that makes this car the most fun I have ever had. The biggest problem I have is driving 60mph, because the car easily hits 100mph passing cars on the interstate, just because you can. I know I'm not the typical American, but Buick features, the new styling, paired with a 6-speed manual made me love the car before I even drove it. Now I just love it even more.
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Nice ride! by JoJo on 04/26/2012. Trim: 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The handling/suspension and response is superb! The car's finish from exterior to interior is elegant, yet sporty. Many nice options included for the price(leather seats, 18in wheels, bluetooth, usb port...). I like the fact all controls are within reach and the feel of everything is soft to the touch. The turbo has a good punch (220HP) and excels on the freeway (easily do 80 without knowing). I get many compliments on this car!
Cons: A remote starter would have been a nice option. Wished the head rest could tilt, Not too crazy about the gas mileage, but it's a turbo and the engine is refined (does not sound like a 4-banger). There was rickety/noise from dashboard's glossy trim.. this was due to plastic contracting in the cold and hitting the plastic console. Fixed this by taking all the panels off and applied electrical material tape to all their backing. Now a quiet ride overall!
Overall review: Excellent!
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Best In Class by Unger on 03/29/2012. Trim: 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Best car I have owned...
Overall review: Great
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you will love it even if you have a payment book. by David V on 02/12/2012. Trim: 2011 Buick Regal CXL, Owned 1 year.
Pros: great style
Cons: could use a little more HP
Overall review: Even as it has a 180 plus hp rating, the regal has its own comfort zone with anybody that purchases it. This car was not made to fly, it was made to glide down a highway and have the looks as if were flying.
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The Ultimate Passat... but better!! by Uncle Buck on 08/21/2011. Trim: 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Turbo power is excellent and smooth with great fuel economy. Drivers seat goes back really far (6f 4 inches) and is comfortable. Handles like it is on rails. 4year 50k warranty is a great piece of mind. The Harmon Kardon stereo is bannanas!! No need for subwoofers or to change anything out. Electronic parking brake gives more space in the pedal area and is very slick.
Cons: No keyless or push button start... but I do have an advanced 3 way suspension. No wheel locks... 19 inch rims and sticky rubber needs a little protection. No garage door opener... but I can play dvd's, cd's, integrated ipod connection, xm, onstar, and a BMW style I drive control in the center dash. obviously these things did not deter me from buying this vehicle. Don't get caught up in the small stuff.
Overall review: This car is a euro style street fighter and is basically untouched except for the Buick badging.
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