2012 Buick Regal Consumer Reviews

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2012 Buick Regal
4.9
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Love my Regal GS

by from Indiana on October 7, 2012

Hadn't bought a new car in fifteen years and needed to step up a little with my job. Did a lot of research and waited until automatic transmission GS came out in April 2012. + exterior styling gets c...
Hadn't bought a new car in fifteen years and needed to step up a little with my job. Did a lot of research and waited until automatic transmission GS came out in April 2012. + exterior styling gets comments + gs suspension and horsepower make it a blast to drive + still glad I didn't buy an Acura or BMW - maintenance schedule says only change oil when notified...not sure I buy that
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2012 Regal GS - Automatic

by from Dallas, Texas on November 7, 2012

Married, two kids, and must be getting older (33yrs) b/c I bought a Buick! This auto is a lot of fun to drive, very sporty, with enough cabin room to fit 4 grown men and enough trunk space for 2 sets ...
Married, two kids, and must be getting older (33yrs) b/c I bought a Buick! This auto is a lot of fun to drive, very sporty, with enough cabin room to fit 4 grown men and enough trunk space for 2 sets of golf clubs+. For the money, this should be a no brainer for the sub $35k price point consumer.
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2012 Regal eassist

by from Phila, PA on July 16, 2012

I have a 2012 Regal eassist with the premium 2 trim plus the optional navigation and sunroof.. I have no issue with the car's acceleration, its more than adequate and the engine is very smooth and qui...
I have a 2012 Regal eassist with the premium 2 trim plus the optional navigation and sunroof.. I have no issue with the car's acceleration, its more than adequate and the engine is very smooth and quiet. The stop/start system is seamless 90% of the time. Sometimes the engine will come on after you idle for a minute at a long traffic light and that process does send a slight vibration through the cabin. The city mileage is nowhere near the 25mpg EPA rating but I'm not surprised at that. In pure city driving Im lucky to get 20mpg, but I generally cannot get any car to match EPA "city" ratings. On the highway the car can easily do 34mpg and I've gotten as high as 38 on a level highway. I have been disappointed with some of the panel fits inside the car, several gaps are too large- especially the one between the glovebox door and the surrounding trim. I have not looked at other 2012s built in Canada to see if this is common.
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American Car Believer Again

by from New York on August 15, 2012

I waited 12 years until I gave up my 5 speed manual 6 cylinder VW Passat GLX. I bought a loaded 2012 turbo Buick Regal and it's been a blast to drive. It's beautiful, powerful and gets 31 MPG on the h...
I waited 12 years until I gave up my 5 speed manual 6 cylinder VW Passat GLX. I bought a loaded 2012 turbo Buick Regal and it's been a blast to drive. It's beautiful, powerful and gets 31 MPG on the highway which is amazing since it's larger than my old Passat that got 30 MPG and has automatic transmission. People are always asking me what the "hot" car is I'm driving and they can't believe it's a Buick. My only "issue" is there is no trunk release inside the car. You use the key fob instead. Also, the baseplate of the gearshift is a shiny mirror finish which does reflect sunlight up into your eyes and I had the dealer repaint it with a flat black finish paint.
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Most expensive I've ever owned.

by from Deltona, Fl on June 6, 2012

The base engine is adequate for my style. The interior is ninicely designed, the middle back seat is stiff. The exterior mirrors are too high creating left turn visibility problems. At night part of t...
The base engine is adequate for my style. The interior is ninicely designed, the middle back seat is stiff. The exterior mirrors are too high creating left turn visibility problems. At night part of the dashboard reflects in the upper portion of windshield. The exterior design is eye catching. I have 3200 miles on vehicle, so far so good.
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Stylish, Perfect family car

by from Exton PA on October 6, 2012

I was in the market for a family car. Main criteria being style , performane and comfort. Checked out VW (cc), BMW 3,5 series ,Lexus etc. But then I just drove by a buick dealer and said why not check...
I was in the market for a family car. Main criteria being style , performane and comfort. Checked out VW (cc), BMW 3,5 series ,Lexus etc. But then I just drove by a buick dealer and said why not check them out(I was anti-Buick until then- thought about the name association with retirees). But I was pleasantly blown away with the styling and comfort. Not to mention the pricing. The Regal turbo Level 3 is absolutely great. Y pay 8-12 grand more for the same from other brands. 19" rims look good, engine is pretty peppy. Massive amounts of Torque, cavernous trunk space, good brakes. The Adaptive sport mode suspension is unheard of at this price point. HID-Lights are noice too, just love the 8 point lumbar supporting seats. also it has also all the regular bells and whistels like Bluetooth, navigation, remote start..etc.... I also own a Z3(manual), but the grip on the 245 19" wheel is exceptional. Buick is definitely onto something here. If you are more concerned about Fuel economy check out the eAssist version. But the Turbo is the way to go if u dont drive extensively in the city.
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They probably think its my dads car but.....

by from Ohio on April 5, 2013

I'm a 23 year old woman, bought the 2012 Buick Regal Premium I used, with very low miles. While I've been told its a grandpa car, I've never seen a car turn as many heads as this one. Smooth ride, fit...
I'm a 23 year old woman, bought the 2012 Buick Regal Premium I used, with very low miles. While I've been told its a grandpa car, I've never seen a car turn as many heads as this one. Smooth ride, fits a family comfortably, great interior control that allows you to do virtually everything from the steering wheel. It oozes class, Buick did an excellent job.
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Nice looking grandpa car

by from Amherst,Va on February 20, 2013

Buicks are no longer grandpa cars. They look good. Needs bigger engine but will do just fine for my everyday use. Who needs a lexus or a BMW, go american!
Buicks are no longer grandpa cars. They look good. Needs bigger engine but will do just fine for my everyday use. Who needs a lexus or a BMW, go american!
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2012 Buick Regal

by from Binghamton, NY on August 15, 2013

I had a wonderful experience with the Scoville Meno team. Fast, friendly, and efficient teamwork service. Every one pitched in from start to finish making the overall car purchase easy. The car itself...
I had a wonderful experience with the Scoville Meno team. Fast, friendly, and efficient teamwork service. Every one pitched in from start to finish making the overall car purchase easy. The car itself is great on gas, loaded with features, and very comfortable. A smooth quiet ride regardless of road.
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A Great Rival for the Competition

by from Rowlett, TX on March 5, 2014

I purchased my new to me 6 speed Buick Regal GS 4,000 miles ago and could not be happier. My weekend driver is a '99 3000GT VR-4 and my old daily driver was a standard commuter that got the job done,...
I purchased my new to me 6 speed Buick Regal GS 4,000 miles ago and could not be happier. My weekend driver is a '99 3000GT VR-4 and my old daily driver was a standard commuter that got the job done, but offered nothing else. I started my search for a simple list of requirements. Has to have a manual transmission. Has to have rear AC vents for the kiddo. Has to get similar MPG as my outgoing DD. Has to have rear fold down seats. Has to be comfortable. And at the top of the list; Has to be fun to drive. After a some research and test drives I narrowed my search to the Regal GS and the ATS 2.0 Performance. The Regal GS ended up edging out the ATS 2.0 with its price point. It was not that I couldn't justify the price of the ATS, it was that the GS was just such a great value. The quality of car you receive for the money is astounding. The only reason I rated the performance a 4 instead of a 5 is not the engine. For a four banger, just under 300 bhp is respectable. I only gave a 4 because Buick does not offer the manual with the AWD so I had to settle for the FWD version. This car truly checked every box on my list and does its job of bringing a smile to my face during my daily commute.
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