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Buick Regal



  • I beg to differ. In fact my mechanic was the first to point it out to me when I got it checked out. When I asked the dealer if it was supercharged he had his mechanic check it out and it was. If indeed there is no supercharger I would like to know how a 6 cyl. would beat out a 96 Mustang GT
  • pinettedpinetted Posts: 104
    Take a picture of the motor and post it if possible. If your car does have a super charger mybe it is aftermarket. At any rate the factory did not install it.
  • 96gs96gs Posts: 86
    Yes it would be aftermarket because no supercharger was available for a '95 Regal from the factory. I wish it was available though, I missed the supercharger by one year. :(
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    didn't know that you were racing... ;)
  • peufanpeufan Posts: 53
    ...dry indeed....
  • etharmonetharmon Posts: 399
    If yours is a 95 and it is supercharged, it is purely aftermarket. I would imagine that it would not be hard to drop a supercharged 3800 in one or possibly add a supercharger to engine. Does the engine have a large plastic cover that says "supercharged"? If so, an entire engine was probably dropped in. if it indeed is a series II supercharged 3800, you will have no problem keeping up with 96-98 Mustang GTs as they are no faster.
  • peufanpeufan Posts: 53
    Noticed your post in the Intrigue forum.

    Also noticed the whacked out response
    from 1415. He's an odd bird.

    I know you said MSRP and indeed are correct in what you stated. Just let it pass man.

    When you wrestle with a pig all you do is get
    mud all over yourself and you annoy the pig.
  • jackjtjackjt Posts: 178
    Do any of you have any actual, real world times? From what I have read they seem to vary from 6.5 to 7.3sec?? What's the norm?

  • pinettedpinetted Posts: 104
    Car and Driver uses very accurate timing equipment and as a previous onwner of a very fast 5.0 Mustang I can tell you 6.5 seconds to 60 is very possible. Is every Regal made going to be that quick, probably not, but some may even be faster.
  • I have original sales lit for all Buick Regals built from 1980 to 2001.1997 was deffinitely the first year for the SC3800 to be offered in a Regal so if a 95 GS has one it was swapped in.Over on we have discussed putting a SC3800 into a rear wheel drive vehicle but no one has ever seen it done.I have a nice 82 Regal body that I would love to drop a SC3800 motor in to make a 12 sec drag car.However,the SC3800 is built for FWD cars only so motor mounts are different plus I hear the tranny bolt patterns may only allow for a FWD tranny.Its too bad they didnt offer the SC3800 in Camaros or Firebirds.A S-10 Chev pickup would be a sleeper with a SC3800.Its a shame the SC3800 is offered only in FWD vehicles.I hear that in Austrailia GM builds RWD Holdens with the SC3800 in it.Those lucky Aussies!!I may have to put a 455 Buick in my 82 Regal.I want to keep it all Buick.
  • yurakmyurakm Posts: 1,345
    Let me disagree with you in this respect.

    My opponent was somewhat mis-informed concerning Regal GS, and nothing worse. He was genuine surprised by some data, and told this. Very natural.

    As to "old birds", I like to talk with older people. Always did, from the time I was a small kid. My parent always sent me to my grand parents for the summer vacations. I was spending a lot of time with them and their friends.

    Learned a lot from them: from the basic morale and the family (and country) history, and up to some obscure scientific theories which only recently started to go mainstream.

    Yes, older people, in average, are complaining more often than younger ones. Does not mater for me.
  • peufanpeufan Posts: 53
    It is my belief that one should learn and
    obtain wisdom where wisdom is present.
    Especially wise is he who can learn from
    anothers mistakes without having to
    go through them himself.

    Old, young or whatever.

    In my post I stated he is an ODD bird.
    I think you may have misread it as OLD.

    At the top of his post (which I was responding
    to) were the words "Back Off".

    Since that was followed by his response to you, it was my (perhaps incorrect) assumption
    that he was directing "back off" to you.

    Those are pretty strong words; (hostile) disproportionately strong in light of the fact that you were merely stating the MSRP of a car.

    I read his response to your post which included you re-emphasizing MSRP and a
    link. Yes, it appears that he then genuinely
    reconsidered the facts as you stated them.

    The thing I find disturbing is his attitude in the
    first place. If that post were an isolated incident, it would be one thing, but you and I
    both know from hanging around that forum, that it is not. He consistantly blasts (attacks)
    people based on his opinions, which at times
    are informed, and just as many times, are

    Given the delicate nature of this medium,
    as a gentleman, and someone of his experience and wisdom, one would think
    that diplomacy and giving one "the benefit of the doubt" is something he would have
    learned by now; but apparently not.

    In any case, thank you for your post and all your posts. You are a gentleman and an
    asset to all the forums you post to.
  • yurakmyurakm Posts: 1,345
    I indeed misread your posting, sorry.

    And I indeed did not grasp yet more subtle aspects of English, like what wording is strong and what is soft.

    Thank you for the explanations!
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    Any word yet from GMAC about that insurance?

  • yurakmyurakm Posts: 1,345
    No yet. But my dealer gave me papers, stating that the insurance was canceled.

    I am waiting for the next bill. If the payment will not decrease, I will call GMAC.
  • peufanpeufan Posts: 53
    It's funny about the suspension...

    In the "base" model LS the suspension
    is called "sport" suspension.

    I test drove an LS with the "sport" suspension
    and it is as most people associate with Buicks; floaty.

    Seems pretty odd (there's that word again)
    to describe floaty suspension as "sport".

    Moving up to the "Gran Touring" suspension
    you get more of a firm ride (though I would like
    even more firm).

    You mentioned a bushing as one of the differences between the two suspensions.

    Are you aware of any other specific differences?
  • 96gs96gs Posts: 86
    Do you have any sales literature on the 1996 Gran Sport Coupes? I would be VERY interested in seeing it. I have looked far and wide and can't find anything that Buick put out as far as sales literature for the '96 Regal. I have checked all the local dealerships, they threw all their old sales brochures out. My car is very rare, take a look at it and tell me if you've ever seen one like mine before...
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    supercharger was introduced as a 1997.5 mid year model. I remember cause my '95 Mark VIII's lease expired in perfect timing with the introduction of the midyear SC Regal.

    So where is the guy with the supercharged '95? Did he buy it used? Just wondering cause if he was the original owner and had a supercharger and didn't upgrade, then......
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    A lady friend of mine swears by Lexus and only Lexus. She was taken by the looks of the 300M. I told her not to do it. She did about 3 weeks ago. I ran into her last night and asked about the 300M. I can't type her response. Needless to say, one way or another she will be in another Lexus by year end.
  • etharmonetharmon Posts: 399
    Thats pretty bad if she is going on three weeks and already has complaints. I was about to have my father take a look at a 300M or LHS when he replaces his 95 Aurora, but after reading fastdriver's narative as well as others, I'm not going to mention it to him. He probably wouldn't have done it anyway as he has been burned by some of their early 90s offering and loves the V8 in the Aurora.
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