Last post on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM
You are in the Buick Regal
What is this discussion about?
Buick Regal, Sedan
#91 of 3508 95 Regal with SC 3800?
Dec 06, 2000 (4:31 pm)
I have original sales lit for all Buick Regals built from 1980 to 2001.1997 was deffinitely the first year for the SC3800 to be offered in a Regal so if a 95 GS has one it was swapped in.Over on www.turbobuick.com we have discussed putting a SC3800 into a rear wheel drive vehicle but no one has ever seen it done.I have a nice 82 Regal body that I would love to drop a SC3800 motor in to make a 12 sec drag car.However,the SC3800 is built for FWD cars only so motor mounts are different plus I hear the tranny bolt patterns may only allow for a FWD tranny.Its too bad they didnt offer the SC3800 in Camaros or Firebirds.A S-10 Chev pickup would be a sleeper with a SC3800.Its a shame the SC3800 is offered only in FWD vehicles.I hear that in Austrailia GM builds RWD Holdens with the SC3800 in it.Those lucky Aussies!!I may have to put a 455 Buick in my 82 Regal.I want to keep it all Buick.
#92 of 3508 peufan
Dec 06, 2000 (4:35 pm)
Let me disagree with you in this respect.
My opponent was somewhat mis-informed concerning Regal GS, and nothing worse. He was genuine surprised by some data, and told this. Very natural.
As to "old birds", I like to talk with older people. Always did, from the time I was a small kid. My parent always sent me to my grand parents for the summer vacations. I was spending a lot of time with them and their friends.
Learned a lot from them: from the basic morale and the family (and country) history, and up to some obscure scientific theories which only recently started to go mainstream.
Yes, older people, in average, are complaining more often than younger ones. Does not mater for me.
#93 of 3508 yurakm...
Dec 06, 2000 (5:15 pm)
It is my belief that one should learn and
obtain wisdom where wisdom is present.
Especially wise is he who can learn from
anothers mistakes without having to
go through them himself.
Old, young or whatever.
In my post I stated he is an ODD bird.
I think you may have misread it as OLD.
At the top of his post (which I was responding
to) were the words "Back Off".
Since that was followed by his response to you, it was my (perhaps incorrect) assumption
that he was directing "back off" to you.
Those are pretty strong words; (hostile) disproportionately strong in light of the fact that you were merely stating the MSRP of a car.
I read his response to your post which included you re-emphasizing MSRP and a
link. Yes, it appears that he then genuinely
reconsidered the facts as you stated them.
The thing I find disturbing is his attitude in the
first place. If that post were an isolated incident, it would be one thing, but you and I
both know from hanging around that forum, that it is not. He consistantly blasts (attacks)
people based on his opinions, which at times
are informed, and just as many times, are
Given the delicate nature of this medium,
as a gentleman, and someone of his experience and wisdom, one would think
that diplomacy and giving one "the benefit of the doubt" is something he would have
learned by now; but apparently not.
In any case, thank you for your post and all your posts. You are a gentleman and an
asset to all the forums you post to.
#94 of 3508 peufan
Dec 06, 2000 (5:56 pm)
I indeed misread your posting, sorry.
And I indeed did not grasp yet more subtle aspects of English, like what wording is strong and what is soft.
Thank you for the explanations!
Dec 07, 2000 (12:23 am)
Any word yet from GMAC about that insurance?
#96 of 3508 fastdriver
Dec 07, 2000 (12:46 am)
No yet. But my dealer gave me papers, stating that the insurance was canceled.
I am waiting for the next bill. If the payment will not decrease, I will call GMAC.
#97 of 3508 yurakm
Dec 07, 2000 (12:55 am)
It's funny about the suspension...
In the "base" model LS the suspension
is called "sport" suspension.
I test drove an LS with the "sport" suspension
and it is as most people associate with Buicks; floaty.
Seems pretty odd (there's that word again)
to describe floaty suspension as "sport".
Moving up to the "Gran Touring" suspension
you get more of a firm ride (though I would like
even more firm).
You mentioned a bushing as one of the differences between the two suspensions.
Are you aware of any other specific differences?
#98 of 3508 regalluvr1
Dec 07, 2000 (2:44 am)
Do you have any sales literature on the 1996 Gran Sport Coupes? I would be VERY interested in seeing it. I have looked far and wide and can't find anything that Buick put out as far as sales literature for the '96 Regal. I have checked all the local dealerships, they threw all their old sales brochures out. My car is very rare, take a look at it and tell me if you've ever seen one like mine before...
#99 of 3508 Actually the Regal GS with the
Dec 07, 2000 (2:58 am)
supercharger was introduced as a 1997.5 mid year model. I remember cause my '95 Mark VIII's lease expired in perfect timing with the introduction of the midyear SC Regal.
So where is the guy with the supercharged '95? Did he buy it used? Just wondering cause if he was the original owner and had a supercharger and didn't upgrade, then......
#100 of 3508 fastdriver
Dec 07, 2000 (3:03 am)
A lady friend of mine swears by Lexus and only Lexus. She was taken by the looks of the 300M. I told her not to do it. She did about 3 weeks ago. I ran into her last night and asked about the 300M. I can't type her response. Needless to say, one way or another she will be in another Lexus by year end.