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2011 Buick Regal Test drive impressions

Buick recently invited auto writers to San Diego to check out the new 2011 Buick Regal. I had a chance to drive both the naturally aspirated and turbo models. A written review will accompany this piece, but for now enjoy the video!


 


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2014 Buick Regal GS AWD System: More than Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
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BAGGED 1983 Buick Regal on 24" Forgiatos; MULTIPLE SCENES & HIGHWAY FOOTAGE - 1080p HD
VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/118646463 https://vimeo.com/118646463 https://vimeo.com/118646463 Stopped off in Jacksonville, FL, and met up with some COOL people! Two homies who came in a Buick Regal and a Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, both on 24" Forgiatos. In this video is the 1983 Buick Regal SQUATTING on 24" Forgiato Aresto wheels. He has air bags on the rear of his Regal, so he can ride however he wants to! Sitting up or squatting low. And he had 8 12's in the trunk! Music in the car sounded great. Since it my brother and I first time riding around Jacksonville, they took us to a couple locations for pictures and videos. So that's another reason this video is so long! Haha. Also got highway footage.. Always good to have that! Check it out and enjoy this long clip of the Buick Regal.





New Buick Regal 2011 Driving
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2011 Buick Regal Turbo CXL
This sport-injected 2011 Buick Regal sedan is a luxury sport car that throws expectations a curve. In fact, the 2011 Regal performance sedan comes standard with a 2.4L ECOTEC™ SIDI variable-valve timing engine that puts out 182 hp—that's sport tuning at its best. Plus, it's paired with a 6-speed transmission that features Driver Shift Control. And to make your driving experience that much more dynamic, the 2011 Buick Regal luxury sedan boasts a class-exclusive Interactive Driver Control system, that offers three selectable modes that adjust suspension, steering, throttle, and transmission settings in real-time to personalize your driving experience. http://www.newroadsgm.com Follow us @NewRoadsGM





2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Review and Road Test
In my mind, Volkswagens used to be the "Euro Buick." Positioned as a note above the mass market rabble, VW's Passat shared parts with Audi's A4, the Touareg and Phaeton were luxury cars with a mass market logo on the hood. Then Volkswagen decided this was the wrong strategy for them so they repositioned VW as the German alternative to Toyota and Chevrolet. This left a gaping hole in the market for shoppers looking to step into a Eurpoean near-luxury vehicle that flew under the radar. And then Buick stepped in. Say what? That's right, Buick's Opel-based product offensive has transformed the brand from Barcalounger wheels for the octogenarian to a window into the soul of GM's German brand. This transformation isn't an easy one as Buick's problem wasn't just blue-haired buyers and slinky-soft springs. Buick is the penultimate middle child. Jammed between Chevrolet and Cadillac, brand B's mission is to give Chevy buyers something to aspire to and Cadillac buyers something to graduate from. The Buick Regal I had for a week is in even more of a tight spot being the middle child's middle child slotting between the Verano and LaCrosse. Drive GM's HiPer Strut suspension is designed to bring the steering axis more in line with the tire centerline, something you typically find in rear-wheel drive cars. Aligning the axises more closely results in better tracking, less torque steer and a front tire with a more consistent camber across the suspension's travel. Versus the outgoing model, the front tires contact patch is improved in corners when the front suspension is loaded resulting in higher grip. Coupled with an AWD system that sends 50% of the power to the rear under hard acceleration, we get the first Buick in a long time with virtually zero torque steer. The downside to the trendy new steering knuckle design is feel. Steering is very precise but suffers from the same Novocaine-laced feeback as everything else out there with electric power steering. Coupled with a 58/42 F/R weight distribution, the Regal GS has impeccable manners up to 9/10ths where things go pear-shaped and you start oversteering off into the bushes. Trouble is without steering feedback it's hard to tell where 9/10ths is located. In contrast, the Volvo S60 T6 AWD and S80 T6 AWD offer less grip but more feel. 2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Exterior-007 Driving a FWD Regal back to back with out AWD tester, I kept thinking "there's just something I dislike about the FWD model". As it turns out there is a reason the FWD Regal felt unsettled in the rear over broken pavement, the AWD model gets an entirely different "H-Link" independent rear suspension. Coupled with the active dampers, the Regal felt well composed on a variety of road surfaces despite being tuned firmer than the rest of the American and Swedish competition. Put your foot to the floor and the 2014 GS will run to 60 in 6.7 seconds, exactly the same as the W-Body Regal GS I remember with fond memories. The difference of course is that the W-Body's torque steer made the car feel like it was part car ans part carnival ride while the 2014 model tracks straight and true with zero drama all the way to a 15.2 second 1/4 mile. Stacking this up with the competition, the Regal is notably slower than the Cadillac CTS/ATS 2.0T and Volvo's 3.0L turbocharged models; and a hair slower than the 3.7L Lincoln MKZ, Lexus ES 350 and Acura TL.





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1987 Buick Regal Turbo-T: 8.690 @ 158.460
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1986 Buick Regal Grand National T-type: 8.900 @ 154.000
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1984 Buick Regal : 9.610 @ 146.000
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1981 Buick Regal GS: 9.980 @ 139.071
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1987 Buick Regal : 10.200 @ 132.120
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1986 Buick Regal : 10.270 @ 132.970
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1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1 Designers Series: 10.750 @ 122.000
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T: 11.251 @ 121.000
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1986 Buick Regal limited: 11.290 @ 120.320
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1987 Buick Regal T-Type: 11.500 @ 120.000
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo: 12.060 @ 114.280
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T: 12.090 @ 111.980
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1987 Buick Regal : 12.160 @ 113.010
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T: 12.314 @ 110.480
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1981 Buick Regal : 12.535 @ 113.460
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1982 Buick Regal : 12.660 @ 107.130
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2001 Buick Regal GS: 12.664 @ 111.780
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2000 Buick Regal GS: 12.693 @ 109.090
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