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Buick Regal, Sedan
Oct 18, 2002 (2:40 pm)
I'm actually considering looking at a Regal GS. I have a 2001 Olds Intrigue which I love(131 mph top speed) but have a recurring tranmission problem which can't seem to be repaired. Local Buick dealer is selling 03s at invoice and financing for 60 months at 0%. They have some 02s remaining as well so I can only wonder what type of deal can be had on one of those. I like the Intrigue's crisper styling and tighter handling over the Buick's, but a GS at a good price might tempt me. GS owners, feel free to chime in about your car and how you like it. Thankfully the Olds is covered under warranty for 60K so I'm not out any $$, it's just the inconvienience of having to take it in for service for the same problem multiple times. If a Regal GS doesn't tempt me too much(and an excellent deal) then I'll probably just hold off a year or so and buy a Cadillac CTS which is what I really want.
#2105 of 3508 98 Regal Transmission fluid change
Oct 21, 2002 (9:23 am)
My Regal has 47k on it so I want to change out the tranny fluid. My dealer has a machine that changes 100% of the fluid (I forgot what they called the machine) instead of the 30-50% fluid change with a dropped pan and screen change. He said they flush out the old stuff, put in a solvent to clean it out, flush that out, then refill with fresh fluid. He also said, I don't need to change the screen because the solvent takes care of cleaning it. All this for $120.
Does this sound like a good deal? I'm skeptical about the no-need-to-change-the-screen part. Thanks for your learned advice in advance.
#2106 of 3508 Stevieb2: Transmission Fluid Change
Oct 21, 2002 (10:29 am)
I changed the transmission filter and fluid on my 98 Regal LS at 35,000 miles using Mobil 1 synthetic ATF. I am now at 80,000 miles, and the transmission performs fine.
#2107 of 3508 Tranny fluid
Oct 22, 2002 (9:00 am)
at 29,000 miles I recently syphoned (no drain plug) out the fluid (about 4 quarts which is about 50%) and replaced with synthetic. Manual says severe is 50,000 miles, normal 100,000 miles for a change. I personally do not like flushes as no one wants to change the filter after the flush is done which is when I feel it should be done. On another car I have 149,000 miles, drain and fill every 30,000 (a plug) and did the filter twice, once at 25000 and again at 130,000. Both times the screen was clean, only the magnets in the pan had some debree on them. Beleive the Buick has a regular filter not a screen but I have no intention of changing the filter until 100,000 miles. Some of these flush systems are nothing more then boat payments for dealers and using solvents scares me.
#2108 of 3508 01 GS-holding up well!
Oct 30, 2002 (9:03 pm)
Coming up on two years with my GS. Still solid and a fun ride. This colder weather here in the midwest is quite welcomed by our superchargers---car seems much quicker!
Nov 05, 2002 (8:32 am)
just got rid of those goodyear ls's (25,000 miles)and put on my 2000 gs, a set of michelin mvx4's. what a difference. no more squealing, and much improved handling and braking particularly on wet pavement.
#2110 of 3508 About those Michelin mvx4's...
Nov 05, 2002 (9:27 am)
ernie - May I ask, how worn were your Goodyear LS's at 25K; what did the Michelins run you; and did the noise level change at all? Thanks.
#2111 of 3508 New Regal design.....
Nov 07, 2002 (11:30 am)
I hope if the new GM Regal designers read this they are working on making the interior less cheap looking. They should take a close look at what Nissan and Honda are doing.
But another problem I have with my GS is the dumb looking wheels they put on this car. This car has a supercharger, it should have some sportier wheels. A nicely cut set of alloys would go a long way toward making the Regal the Buick sports sedan that they are counting on. Take a good hard look at Nissan and Infinity. I can see the LS models having old man rims, but come on with the GS already. Its pathetic. Consider some 17 inch standard on the GS also please... You want to attract a younger demographic don't you? Let's try a bit harder in the wheel department for the GS, I think you'll be surprised at the increased interest once you shake the old man image. Maybe you'll see people under the age of 70 in the service department waiting rooms for a change.
Nov 08, 2002 (2:57 pm)
old man rims and old man image......
#2113 of 3508 Im impressed!
Nov 09, 2002 (2:09 pm)
Out with my Dad's 02 Regal GSE the other night I found myself searching for some more action after a hotshot in a new acura 3.2tl thought he would teach me a lesson. ha! he ate it big time. I like buicks with some balls nowadays