1997 Buick Regal Consumer Reviews

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1997 Buick Regal
4.6
Average based on 5 reviews
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1-5 of 5 reviews

Fabulous Sleeper Rod!

by from Washington, DC on October 31, 2007

I had a 1997 Regal GS from 35,000 to 241,000 miles and it was superb! The transmission went at 210,000, and the motor started having issues at 240,000. The car handled beautifully (for a Buick), and t...
I had a 1997 Regal GS from 35,000 to 241,000 miles and it was superb! The transmission went at 210,000, and the motor started having issues at 240,000. The car handled beautifully (for a Buick), and the supercharger made for a fast and smooth ride. Near the end, some of the control buttons were starting to fade and the passenger window wouldn't go down on its own, but if my needs hadn't changed, I would've kept going with it! This was a great car for my 20's, balancing carpool room with a need for a fun drive.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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A hiden secret of great value

by from Fort Lauderdale, Fl on February 11, 2008

I purchased a 1997 buick Regal, three years ago at $1000 and 180+K miles. I had put close to another $800 into the vehicle for new tires, brakes and rotors about 6 months after purchase. The engined r...
I purchased a 1997 buick Regal, three years ago at $1000 and 180+K miles. I had put close to another $800 into the vehicle for new tires, brakes and rotors about 6 months after purchase. The engined ran smooth and silent, the electronic system though old and with some problems, never caused any headaches. The horn stopped working and some dash board maintenance lights stayed on, but that vehicle ran strong and never broke down, ran hot or caused any problems. I put another 40k miles on the vehicle, before selling it for $700. GREAT VALUE, GREAT RIDE, EXCELLENT RELIABILITY AND A PLEASURE TO HAVE!!!!!!!!! I'll always put my money on a Buick, before I invest in any other old car.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Best Car I've ever owned

by from Clearwater, FL on November 8, 2009

Bought this car used October 2008 for $800.00. Car had 176,000 miles and was in good shape. Runs super good and this car is FAST!! In performance shift mode with traction control on, I have managed a ...
Bought this car used October 2008 for $800.00. Car had 176,000 miles and was in good shape. Runs super good and this car is FAST!! In performance shift mode with traction control on, I have managed a 4.6 second 0-60 time with this car, and it is 12 years old !! Always use Lucas Oil Supplements in the Engine, Transmission, & Super Charger. Car now has 230,000+ miles on it and still runs like new. It also gets 32 MPG on the Highway with Cruise Control on, 5MPG better than the factory EPA Rating. Who could ask for more for $800.00, need I say More?
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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O.K. For The Money

by from New York on February 15, 2010

Payed about 3K from my friends mom with 45K on the odometer in 2005. Needed a work car to run around while I kept mileage low on other new car. Now at 115K it leaks fluid daily, stuff falls apart on c...
Payed about 3K from my friends mom with 45K on the odometer in 2005. Needed a work car to run around while I kept mileage low on other new car. Now at 115K it leaks fluid daily, stuff falls apart on contact and constant mechanical attention is required. Just waiting for the tranny to hick-up and off to the scrap yard it goes. I would of given the car a B+ rating if I could of achieved 100K miles with only minor issues. Considering the small investment its been alright.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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1998 buick regal ls 4-door sedan disappointing car

by from roland,iowa zipcode 50236 on January 29, 2013

this car is the worst car i have ever owned and i will never buy another buick regal 1997-2004 gs 4-door sedan or ls 4-door sedan. i have put more money into it since i have owned it and iam ready to ...
this car is the worst car i have ever owned and i will never buy another buick regal 1997-2004 gs 4-door sedan or ls 4-door sedan. i have put more money into it since i have owned it and iam ready to get a 1997 chevrolet lumina ls 4-door sedan with 205,411 miles on it for $1,450 at george white chevrolet-pontiac in ames,iowa zipcode 50010 that is much nicer than my 1998 buick regal ls 4-door sedan and i have never been as disappointed in a car as iam in my 1998 buick regal ls 4-door sedan and i would strongly prefer to have the 1997 chevrolet lumina ls 4-door sedan instead of the 1998 buick regal ls 4-door sedan so much.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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