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#1554 of 3508 Talk about a BLOWOUT!!...
Nov 23, 2001 (4:57 pm)
This post may be a strech, but what the heck.
While shopping for parts, I came across a newer Buick dealership here in L.A. It was (and still is) a GMC/Pontiac delaership, but has recently added Buick.
This dealership has NEW 2000 (not 2001 or 2002) LS and GS Regals. Asking price on a new, loaded (minus heated seats) 2000 GS is $22,000. I asked the salesperson why there are 2000s still on the floor. His response was that GM pulled these cars from a nearby dealership due to unknown circumstances (hence that dealership no longer sells Buicks - only Chevys and Olds) and obviously, needs to get them off the lot. I asked once again (knowing I was not a buyer) what a realistic out-the-door price would be. His response was they sold 2 GS' this week for $1,400 off of asking price (making it $20,600 + T&L).
The cars are new - they have three GS' and two LS' remaining. If you live in L.A. and this sounds interesting, head on over to the GMC/Pontiac/Buick dealership across from the Fox Hills Mall.
P.S. Sorry - forgot to ask if 0% financing was an option.
#1555 of 3508 Clearcoat scratches
Nov 24, 2001 (8:00 am)
Help! My '99 has many scratches in the clearcoat finish. As GMAC will likely take the car away at lease's end [or even if I buy it], what's the best way to get rid of those white marks?
Also, while we're at it, what's the least expensive cure for the little dings from hail, acorns, etc. that don't break the paint? I've heard of a machine called the Dentmaster that sucks them out by vacuum force. Is this true?
Thanks for any help.
#1556 of 3508 Thanks Bushwack
Nov 25, 2001 (4:39 am)
Thanks for the info on the temperature readout . . . BUT what I meant to describe was that the readout screen has gone blank. Thus, I also don't what the inside temperature is!! I'm going to take it to the dealer soon, I hope, but am worried that it's out of warranty by 6 months and 1K miles. I hope this isn't the start of bad things - - - car has been great mechanically so far.
Nov 26, 2001 (7:19 am)
Try Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Professional Swirl Remover # 9. Most Pep Boys carry it. It's in a yellow bottle and can be applied by hand or machine. You might also want to hit it with their paint scrub first if you have the time.
Of course, if you have Zaino... well, it's Zaino
I used both on a car that hadn't been waxed (except for the light that comes on in the car wash) in 2 years in PA where it snows every year. And the car was used so who knows what had been done until then. After washing, paint scrub and swirl remover, it literally looked new.
Nov 26, 2001 (8:30 am)
My manual says to inspect the level at 30,000 no change it.
Omn a trip over this holiday the trunk was packed solid and the air bag light came on and would not go off. Umnpack the trunk and light goes of. Fair to assume some sensor or wire in the trunk is causing a problem, minor
#1559 of 3508 SC OIL
Nov 26, 2001 (9:13 am)
manual says check and add oil if needed (it is) each 30k. More frequent inspection is not recommended because of higher chance to get dirt in the supercharger - which will destroy it.
You may indeed change the oil, but if even dealer do not do that, I would not do that.
#1560 of 3508 What are the problems with the 2001/2002 Regal?
Nov 26, 2001 (12:25 pm)
Sounds like the most prominent one is the squeak and rattle issue. Any luck fixing these?
Anything else a prospective buyer should know?
Are there any aftermarket options for giving an LS a sportier ride?
#1561 of 3508 Seat belt retracters:
Nov 26, 2001 (1:10 pm)
my 01 LS is very slow retracting the driver's side belt & it has caught in the door twice. I've got a scratch (minor) on the door from closing door too quickly. Is anybody having this problem? My 97 monte carlo did this & i thought buying a buick (upgrade) would solve this. Any help on this would be appreciated. THKS.
#1562 of 3508 Autotap owners - I am in need of your help !
Nov 26, 2001 (1:51 pm)
Autotap owners - I am in need of your help !
My supercharged 3800 is idling slightly roughly.
I have verified all the related parameters in autotap - but you know, no data
is seriously wrong. And I can not catch slight variations because I do not know
what I have to expect.
I would really appreciate if some autotap owner will run his car on idle for
a minute and send me the log file with such parameters:
engine speed ( RPM)
desired engine speed
injector pulse width
long time fuel trim
primary ignition voltage
Well - my last resort is dealer, but it seems to me that they will want to
replace half of engine - this is their usual method of fixing ....
And this gonna cost me $$$
#1563 of 3508 LS Sportier Ride...gueilo
Nov 26, 2001 (9:06 pm)
This is a must have to start upgrade. The best bushing on the market are Energy Suspension.
Front/Rear Sway Bar:
RAT...Red Hollow Bar + 2 Setting on Rear Bar
Addco...Nice rear bar but past bars had fitment problems on W-Body. I don't believe they have a front bar.
Energy Suspension...basicly a Resell of Addco
Next Level...solid black bar much like the police impala unit. The BEST lightest, strongest...SLIGHTLY expensive bar is RAT. I'm poor so I could only afford the Next Level. What ever you do GET A MATCHING SET!!!
If you can afford it remove stock rims and place 17" tires...go for it!!! I like the Buick rims so I just upgrades the tires to Bridgestone Protenza 245-50-16. Mainly because previous W-Bodies from McClearen used same size. Also I wouldn't have a fitment problem with brakes. A 16" rim has less inertial mass since weight of hub is lighter and MORE tire material is on edge...Get's more power to ground.
Front/Rear Strut Brace:
It's the easiest to install. Every little bit helps...
Unless you are serious $$$$ about suspension...proceed. If not with the above MOD's you'll have a presently surprised sportier ride!!!
It was bound to happen...I broke the cup holder!!! Please don't ask how...WERE DO I GET A 1999 Med.Grey CUP HOLDER ASSEMBLY!!!