The Buick Regal is a well-honed, pleasant sedan brought over from GM's German Opel subsidiary. As such it conveys a typically European driving experience, with a taut and steady ride, sporty handling, and excellent fit and finish. Firm, supportive seats and tight rear accommodations are another European hallmark. The base four-cylinder engine is underpowered, but agile handling tends to help make up for that.
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    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction with:

    Driving Experience

    Includes acceleration and handling

    What Owners Say

    "Our Buick Regal is a pleasant car to drive with excellent handling and sufficient acceleration for the purposes that this car is used for. My wife is often stopped in parking lots asking questions about her car, which she keep immaculately clean and polished. People don't believe the year of 2012."

    Anonymous, ON (2012 Buick Regal)

    "I have a turbo and it really moves when needed for passing and entering traffic. It responds quickly and smoothly to the steering wheel with no "play" or hesitation."

    PHILIP G., AL (2012 Buick Regal)

    "The car is truly an engaging sports sedan, but it doesn't draw attention -- perfect for a 56 year old guy like me."

    DON S., MI (2012 Buick Regal)

    "Even though this car is a hybrid, it is a great driving car as it relates to handling and acceleration."

    RANDY B., VA (2012 Buick Regal)


    Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

    What Owners Say

    "Hard to judge when parking"

    LYNDA M., WV (2012 Buick Regal)

    "Magnificent acceleration, handling, braking. Very quite and well laid out interior. Controls for driver seat comfort is great. Easy on gas consumption. The best car I ever own!"

    Anonymous, IL (2012 Buick Regal)

    "To much road noise"

    Anonymous, MI (2012 Buick Regal)


    Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

    What Owners Say

    "I've had rear bearings and rear brakes, calipers, rotors redone. The Front end has had new rotors and pads. The car is only 4 years old with 56000 miles on it and the rotors, bearings, and calipers had to be replaced?!!"

    AMY R., WI (2012 Buick Regal)


    How it looks inside and out

    What Owners Say

    "Very attractive vehicle. Get a lot of compliments on it and people inquiring about it. The GS looks a lot better than the other Regal trim levels."

    DENNIS W., VA (2012 Buick Regal)

    Would you buy this car again?

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    Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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