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#76 of 3508 16 Years Of Buick Regals
Dec 04, 2000 (4:48 pm)
For (16) years Buick Regals have been a part of our family.We have bought the following Regals all new,an 84 Limited,88 Limited,90 GS,95 Custom,and a 98 GS.Also in this peroid we have purchased a new 94 Dodge Intrepid(lemon),89 Toyota Camry(lemon),91 Regal Limited,and a 85&86 T-Type Regals.We currently have four liscensed Buick Regals,98 GS with 33,000 miles,91 Limited with 121,000 miles,86 T-Type with 92,000 miles,and a 85 T-Type with 90,000 miles.The T-Type Regals have the same turbo motors as the famous Grand Nationals.I'm known as Regal-Luvr on turbobuick.com which caters to owners of 78-87 Turbo Buicks.All four Regals are very dependable and I wouldnt be afraid to jump in anyone of them and drive anywhere.In (16) years we have never been left stranded by a Regal and have had only minor repairs such as a water pump,power window motor,and a brake caliper,etc.These cars rate well above average in my opinion.We love our SC3800 powered 98 GS as its a fun car to drive.We live in Missouri and in 1999 took a 6300 mile trip to the west coast in our 98 GS.There were (3) people,tons of luggage,we ran 80+mph with the AC on full blast,pulled mountain grades 3 miles at a time,and got 24MPG using 91 octane.I will catch some flack for this but sometimes we use 89 octane in the GS when we arent running it hard.Alot of stations only carry 87&89 octane these days.It makes me mad when car magazine experts say the push rod 3800 Buick motor is unrefined.I dont need a DOHC motor when a 3800 Buick will run 200,000+ miles with good maintenance.I hope Buick never drops the Regal from its lineup as at age (51) I still feel too young to drive a LeSabre.Recently my wife thought we should replace our 91 Limited with a 98-99 Dodge Intrepid ES.We looked at the Dodge section and I showed her that the 98-00 Intrepids were having lots of major problems so now we will be looking for a 97 GS or 97-98 LS Regal as we know they are dependable.Do you get the idea we love Buick Regals!
#77 of 3508 Front Door Molding - No 2X4 needed!
Dec 04, 2000 (5:08 pm)
My dealer Krazy - Glued the molding under warranty without my asking when I had my '99 in for servicing. So unhand that 2X4.
#78 of 3508 Sportsdad11
Dec 04, 2000 (7:39 pm)
I own a 97 GS and other than a few annoyances it has been a good car. I have seen 0-60 times published in Car & Driver at 6.5 to 6.6 seconds. Other than its Grand Prix cousin, there is nothing in its class or most other sedan classes that can touch that performance. Just don't challenge anyone top end, it has a fuel cutoff at 111 mph.
Dec 04, 2000 (11:17 pm)
I am an 18 year old college student. I recently bought a 95 Buick GS Sedan and boy was I amazed. A couple of guys at work wanted to a drag after I boasted about the supercharged 3.8 V6. Lets just say that won't make fun of my Granny Sport anymore! It has been great but I have one question. If I run regular unleaded will I run into problems? I usually use mid octane but with gas prices the way they are I have had to go cheap. I have noticed some hesitation when using regular but otherwise hasn't affected performance.
#80 of 3508 Regal exhaust
Dec 05, 2000 (1:35 am)
It is virtually impossible to install true dual exhaust on the transverse engine. You must get the exhaust from the radiator side around the engine. The factory method is to bring it over the bellhousing and connect it into the firewall side exhaust manifold.
From that manifold to the exhaust header, there is a flexible joint. The transverse engine moves with torque and would damage the connection if it didn't move. look at the connection and you will see springs on the bolts that allow it to flex.
My '98 GS has a muffler after the converter that is long and round and looks like a glasspack then it curves around the rear suspension into the rear muffler that has two chrome outlets.
There was a post about a month back linking to a Pontiac site that had a cat-back exhaust for the Regal for about $400. The Regal (GNX)show car shown at SEMA had a Borla cat back system, don't know if it is available from them or just a one-off unit.
#81 of 3508 1nice95gs
Dec 05, 2000 (5:01 am)
You don't have the supercharged 3800, in fact, you have the first generation 3800 with 170 horsepower. Still a very smooth and powerful motor. The supercharger wasn't available until model year '97 when the horsepower went up to 240. In between in '96, the series II was introduced (not supercharged) that made 205 horsepower.
#82 of 3508 in Response to 86
Dec 05, 2000 (6:06 pm)
I beg to differ. In fact my mechanic was the first to point it out to me when I got it checked out. When I asked the dealer if it was supercharged he had his mechanic check it out and it was. If indeed there is no supercharger I would like to know how a 6 cyl. would beat out a 96 Mustang GT
Dec 05, 2000 (6:13 pm)
Take a picture of the motor and post it if possible. If your car does have a super charger mybe it is aftermarket. At any rate the factory did not install it.
Dec 05, 2000 (6:56 pm)
Yes it would be aftermarket because no supercharger was available for a '95 Regal from the factory. I wish it was available though, I missed the supercharger by one year.
#85 of 3508 Maybe the owner of the mustang
Dec 05, 2000 (7:23 pm)
didn't know that you were racing...