2012 Buick Regal GS Automatic Test – Review – Car and Driver

30 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2012 Buick Regal GS Automatic Test – Review – Car and Driver
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No how beguiling its looks or convincing its specifications, the Buick Regal has one handicap: a name laden disappointment. Buick has overhauled its names, but #x201C;Regal#x201D; inexplicably What#x2019;s in a name?

Well, gas and vibrating V-6s and gussied-up are evoked by this one, in 1973, just as the General#x2019;s night was settling in.

When the turbo#x2019;d 270-hp GS last year fitted with a six-speed manual Buick with a stick is saw a 0-to-60-mph time of 6.2 seconds. of 2012, the 2.0-liter, direct-injection four will also go with a no-extra-cost Aisin-Warner automatic. Our first test-track with the automatic produced a time of 6.4 seconds, while the (163 feet) and skidpad (0.88 g) are similar if not identical.

So, for a 3751-pound sedan propelled by four pistons, the GS surrenders of its fleetness to the automatic. Yes, the hydraulically boosted variable-effort has some insulating fat in it, but the car drills corners with convincing and enough grip to send double macchiato flying out the Whether you set the Drive Control suspension, steering assist, and adjustments to standard or sport, or go all and push the dashboard#x2019;s #x201C;GS#x201D; for maximum stiffness and throttle the gradients are pretty subtle#x2014;this won#x2019;t forget what it is.

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The ride never completely its regal comportment, an achievement the big wheels and pinched-down tire It is a sporty sedan but one that to the plusher end of the spectrum.

The Regal#x2019;s body looks nothing else, which is a It is slightly paunchy and spheroid in a fashion that recalls a Moore sculpture. On its optional priced at $700, and with its wearing the war paint of gaping the GS looks like the car the Pillsbury would design to run down Crocker.

Less expressiveness seeped the in#xAD;terior, in which a predominantly dash is pasted with shingles for buttons, arrayed in no deciphered order. To operate the seven-inch touch-screen nav system you must always turn on the first. Quicksilver insets on the spokes and around the shifter, as as aluminum pedals with stick-dots, help enliven the

However, the sportiest of slushbox lacks shift paddles, so control involves toggling the

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