TTAC Throwback: 2012 Buick Regal GS

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

ttac throwback 2012 buick regal gs

Today's throwback for your midday enjoyment is a 2012 Buick Regal GS.

I remember driving this car some years ago and found it to be a fun-to-drive luxury sedan -- the kind that has sadly gone bye-bye due to the crossover craze. I'd still like to find a well-kept used one. A stick-shift luxo-sedan with fun moves? Sign me up.

Take a gander at Ed Niedermeyer's thoughts here.

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  • Robert Robert on Jan 23, 2023

    I own a 2017 Buick Regal sport touring, I've had this car since new it has been absolutely trouble free good fuel mileage and its quick for 4cyl. Has a European feel and is very comfortable, did I say it's quick, it will beat the turbo mustang

  • JMII JMII on Jan 23, 2023

    Always thought these were good looking sedans. I remember hearing some of these rebadged Opels had clocks that only displayed 24 hour time due to their European roots. I can imagine that driving US customers nuts.

  • Arthur Dailey Arthur Dailey on Jan 23, 2023

    Sorry but I find that type of review worthless. I live and drive in one of the largest urban centres in North America. Traffic is always congested. If I get to drive over 50kms per hour, it is on a smooth, flat, divided highway. What I care about are visibility, seating comfort, road noise, cargo capacity, reliability, defrosting capability, road clearance and the maintenance schedule. Not one of which are mentioned in this 'review'.

    I prefer manual transmissions but realize that they are 'burdensome' in stop and go urban traffic. In my opinion a 3800 equipped, made in Oshawa, large Buick sedan would be a far preferable ownership experience than the car reviewed.

    If 'driving dynamics' were/are so important to consumers why then do SUVs/CUVs and pick-up trucks dominate the sales figures?

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    • FreedMike FreedMike on Jan 23, 2023

      Not everyone is after the same "ownership experience." I owned a LeSabre with the 3800 for over 11 years, and yes, it was big, comfy, and low-maintenance. It was also poorly suited for my driving style. A butt for every seat, as they say...

  • CoastieLenn CoastieLenn on Jan 23, 2023

    I REALLY want one of these and they don't seem to get ragged out by tunerboiz because #Buick. My only wish is that they came with the V6TT that the Europeans got in their Vauxhall version of this exact same car (same bumpers, wheels, and interior too).

    • Stuart Stuart on Jan 23, 2023

      The Vauxhall Insignia came with the 2.8T V6 (single turbo) that came in the Saab 9-3, 9-5, 9-4X and Cadillac SRX.