2001 Buick Regal GS Road Test ..

2001 Buick Regal GS

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  • TAG : havinthangs716's 2001 Buick Regal GS Sedan 4D in Buffalo, NY
  • Edmunds cites the case of the General Motors () V-6 engine installed in Chevrolets, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Pontiacs for the model years 1997-2003. The NHTSA had reports of about 250 engine fires thought to have been caused by oil spilling or leaking onto heated exhaust manifolds. In a 2009 recall, GM sent out warning letters to all registered owners and has sent repeated letters trying to reach all owners. But the company told Edmunds that only a little over half the vehicles have been repaired. When vehicles are sold, often more than once, auto companies frequently have trouble tracking down new owners' addresses.
    One car owner told Edmunds he had never heard about the recall until his 2001 Buick Regal GS caught fire while sitting in his office parking lot. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, another 250 fires have occurred with this engine since the recall was issued in 2009.

    It would have been good to be in an intimidator-mobile, something brutishly big and ugly. Bullies respect power. But ours was one of Middle America's favorite chariots -- the 2001 Buick Regal GS Olympic Edition. Even worse, it was metallic gold and affixed with Michigan license plates.

  • 2001 Buick Regal GS
    Base price (LS) $28,895
    Price as tested (GS) $32,465
    Freight $895
    Type four-door, five-passenger full-size sedan
    Layout front engine/front-wheel-drive
    Engine 3.8 litre OHV V6, supercharged
    Horsepower 240 @ 5200 rpm
    Torque 280 ft-lb @ 3600 rpm
    Transmission 4 speed automatic
    Curb weight 1610 kg (3545 lb.)
    Wheelbase 2769 mm (109.0 in.)
    Length 4984 mm (196.2 in.)
    Width 1846 mm ( 72.7 in.)
    Height 1438 mm ( 56.6 in.)
    Trunk space 473 litres (16.7 cu. ft.)
    Fuel consumption City: 12.9 l/100 km (22 mpg)
      Hwy: 7.7 l/100 km (37 mpg)
    Warranty 3 yrs/60,000 km

  • Set For 2001 Buick Regal GS
    AR907 Black
    Size: 16x7
    Offset: 40
    PCD: 5x115
    Finish: Black
    Buy (Each): $132
    ZE-950 A/S
    Size: 225/60VR16
    Size (mm): 225x676
    Rating: High Performance All-Season
    Buy (Each): $101

    Buy Wheels Only (4): $528

    Buy Wheels &
    Tires (4): $932

2001 Buick Regal GS in Midnight Blue Pearl. Click to see large photo.