Buick is a dark horse in the stall of General Motors. From one side, it is a car of premium, from other - models year by year go out on standard and not quite Â«premium to the price. However Regal GS certainly car for those, who knows clearly what, wants in life.
From the point of view of original appearance, a new model differs small what from standard acquisition of Regal. As the saying goes, neither fish nor fowl. Regal in principle almost always was a mediocre car that attracted exactly so much fanaticisms, how many and critics. And addition of enormous air scoops and chrome-plated twin-tube of exhaust at the front and small that was changed behind, although 10-spoke disks on one 20-inch wheels are a plus.
Inwardly all improvements are very alike on each other and concentrated, mainly, on functionality. A large flat helm perfectly Â«sitsÂ» in hands, and sporting seats are very soft and comfortable. The lever of switching of six-stage mechanical gear-box did not change is his design all the same foolish and a bit out-of-date.
However, as well as informatively-entertaining side of salon.
But all of it nothing as compared to that is hidden under the hood of GS. First of all, it's turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 270 hp. It is certainly needed to boast this, when your friends will ask on BMW, why you bought Buick. This cumbersome object is dispersed to 100 km/h only for 6 seconds. In general, this model of Regal is one of the least problematic FWD from all line of production.
General Motors deserve praise for the system of pendant of HiPer Strut that effectively dissociates a steering management from the components of pendant. A problem of the system is only in that weighs she on 8 kg anymore than ordinary that, in itself, adds weight to the car. Regal GS necessarily will stagger you on roads, especially, on turns. It is a heavy enough car (more than 1680 kg), but after a helm, feeling is created, that every kg went where it is necessary. Brakes became an especially phenomenal upgrade. In general, we can say that the GS - the car is very balanced.
However, as usual, there are small defects. More precisely is demesne for further improvements. And now we know not about additional 50 hp, and complete drive. An exhaust at GS is too quiet.
As though car of premium, and as though and it is not. Anyway, he has the pluses and minuses. However at the market there are many competitors with that will be to fight, and hardly Buick Regal GS will be able to go round some from them. In any case, forget about a price-list and Buick Regal GS is an excellent car. But who does forget about a price-list?