Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2011 Buick Regal CXL for sale - $11,998, 76,674 miles with Leather Seats, Sunroof(s), Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels
Interior Color: White
Average Vehicle Review: (4.125 reviews)
Every time I go to get in my car I say out loud, �I love this car� For the money (and this is key), I don�t think there is a more stylish car on the road. I�m often mistaken for a Lexus, Mercedes, Acura or BMW (All great cars that I would love to or have once owned). But my Buick has the satisfaction of being a domestic. Previously associated as a �grandpa car�, the Buick built a reputation for quality as a �sensible choice" for people who grew up on a desire for value and reliability. These are qualities that never go out of style. However, this definitely isn't your daddy's (or grandpa's) Buick.
It has the look inside and out of a much pricier car, handles well in all weather, gives me the bells and whistles I have worked so long and hard to deserve and has so far proven to have the power I need to get out of tight spots on the freeway.
Improvements I would like to see are: Better gas mileage (why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars on performance). I get about 19 MPG. Not great, but not the worst I have ever had. I would like to see more sophisticated touch screen technology instead of the sometimes clumsy button system they have opted for. This is especially true of the navigation system which would take considerably less time if I could use it more like my iPad or iPhone. As with every American car I have ever owned, the Buick has the slightest lag between pressing on the gas and the burst of power. These are not great cars �off the line�, but are zippy once at speed and asked to give it a little more. I would like to see keyless ignition on the next one (which already may be a reality as I have the 2011).
On my particular model, the black leather seats with white stich are sexy and comfortable (especially when you turn on the seat warmers, which are fast and efficient. The racy rims and tinted windows make the Regal almost Jaguar-esque.
The auto trunk opener is a godsend for parcels and at the holidays with room enough to fit everything I need. Guests comment on the comfort of the back seat and the luxurious feel of the car (one exception, tall people have to sit low in the seat). The individual climate controls make it even more impressive. I highly recommend the sunroof and appreciate the little details like the bug & debris screen that pops up to keep air in and the rest of nature out.
So far my experience has been in line with the other positive reviews I read before I bought mine and as I look out the window form my house and see that silver beauty in my driveway once again I�m compelled to say, �I love that car.�