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Buick Regal, Sedan
#643 of 3508 tls---times
Mar 14, 2001 (1:04 pm)
Here's some info posted here awhile back:
#94 of 95: 0 to 60 Times 01 GS (jackjt) Tue 05 Dec '00 (08:39 PM)
Do any of you have any actual, real world times?
From what I have read they seem to vary from 6.5 to
7.3sec?? What's the norm?
From Turbo Buick Site----Supercharger discussion:
1998 Buick RegalGS....no performance mods....Front and Rear Strut Tower Braces, tinted windows, '00 Regal Cup holders....14.27895.92MPH
#95 of 95: 0 to 60 times (pinetted) Wed 06 Dec '00 (05:57 AM)
Car and Driver uses very accurate timing equipment
and as a previous owner of a very fast 5.0
Mustang I can tell you 6.5 seconds to 60 is very
possible. Is every Regal made going to be that
quick, probably not, but some may even be faster.
Mar 14, 2001 (1:19 pm)
Jackjt -- thanks for the info.
I'm about to go up against a GSE in my new Acura TL Type S in a "semiofficial" 1/4 race .. I'm trying to do some homework and figure out what the odds are .. have any of you raced Acura CL Type S models?
#645 of 3508 Dragging Buicks?????
Mar 15, 2001 (7:52 am)
When a 260 horsed-up $31k Asian creation is worried about $24k 240hp AARPer; it doesn't get any better!!!!!!
Domestics all the way!!!!!!
#646 of 3508 Just brought my TL Type S home...
Mar 15, 2001 (8:08 am)
<sigh of relief> ...after punching it a couple times on the way home -- I shouldn't have ANY problem. <smile>
#647 of 3508 tlswhiz
Mar 15, 2001 (8:58 am)
What brand did you trade in??? I wish you luck with your Acura for it's heritage is deep in our history.
While I am not 100% happy with the Big 3 products; I feel the alternate choices result in changes to the landscape of our American Industry..
Good to see you hear the Buick's footsteps.
Have a nice day!!!!
Mar 15, 2001 (10:27 am)
At least you're not "bitter,"
At any rate, I don't put much credence into what you are implying, are you aware of how many AMERICAN corporations have "sold out" and taken their employment opportunities either overseas or across the border (and i'm not talkin' about job openings at Taco Bell either..).
"...result in changes to the landscape of our American Industry..."
I'm not trying to offend you here at all, but I feel you've offended me in my choice of vehicles. While I do not think that your comment was on-topic, I will respond to it in a very civil, mature fashion:
Your proverbial landscape of the American Industry has been tarnished and defiled by the very top corporations that inherited the "landscape" (to use your metaphore) when they decided to save some bucks and take their business elsewhere. It's the political pivot of many top democratic and republican candidates to KEEP business in the USA, despite these adamant corporations continuous flight to cheaper labor overseas or across the border. Um, last I checked, the Marysville, Ohio Acura plant, and the Honda plant, and the Toyota plant, and the Daimler-Chysler plant (somewhere in the US producing the ML320/430) have brought jobs TO the US .. is THAT the legacy you wish to retain -- or the continuing layoffs at US corps as they flee elsewhere for cheap labor?
Just a thought, and again, I welcomed your opinion, and I mean you absolutey NO offense. I actually think, after having driven a friend's GSE, that the Buick is the BEST bang for the buck when it comes to sport sedans. However, if it wasn't plagued with the small creaks and rattles that he is noticing now (at 11K miles), I seriously would have considered it, and probably bought it. The warranty is solid, as is the service at his Buick dealership. It's a great looking car (especially the black/gray double-tone) and fast as heck! I never miss an opportunity to drive it.
I traded in a '94 ES300
Mar 15, 2001 (10:29 am)
I'm sorry, I don't feel offended -- I misread your post. I am sorry.
#650 of 3508 Enjoy your Choice!!!
Mar 15, 2001 (11:50 am)
tlswhiz:::::::I am impressed by your explanation of the vast employment opportunities available due to Asian and European invasion.
Having owned 41 domestic cars in my many years+two Porsches 58/59; my dough will stay in this country..
Haven't got the time to discuss the quality hype or the dumping of product reality..
I do not own a Buick at this time but had a few over the years.. Still reside most of the year in the Motor City and peddle a few OEM auto parts. I understand where attitudes develop having spent a few years in the auto scenario. The Hondas along with Toyotas do very little business with American owned suppliers and about 90% of the car is built from products supplied by American-based
Asian owned companies.. A great deception; but at my age it ain't going to affect me..
Mar 15, 2001 (3:12 pm)
Let's keep the discussion Regal-centric, OK?
Sedans Message Board
Mar 15, 2001 (3:14 pm)
As I sit here laughing at the irony of the above post, I'm wondering if you're all seeing the American flag next to my time. I (honestly) have no idea what caused this...