"25 and Just bought my first car, the Buick Regal."5.0 starson by Jephri
Pros: After months of researching midsized family sedans my wife and I came to the conclusion that the Buick Regal is the best car for the money hands down. It's a couple grand more than a loaded Camry or Fusion but feels like it should cost 10 grand more.
Cons: The 4 cylinder lacks a little pop. Go with the Turbo, it makes this car handle like a dream and lends more confidence when passing or merging.
Option for a backup Camera would be nice.
More front storage would be a plus.
Summary: I just bought this car this week. I am in love! It handles better than any other midsize car that we test drove. The fit and finish is impeccable (Thanks to the German design and production) the interior luxurious and the Turbo charged 4 makes it a blast to drive.
I think the review on CNET was way off base. This car branded as the Opel Insignia was the 2009 European car of the year, for good reason it is gorgeous. So what if the GPS controls are strange; skip the GPS, save a few grand and you have a near perfect car.
My favorite things about the car-
-Fast turbo charged four (acceleration from a stop is good, but where the car really shines is between 40-80 MPH, where the acceleration is exhilarating)
-High quality interior materials. The leather is top notch, soft touch rubbers and satin finish plastics cover the dash. Very sophisticated styling that won't look dated for years to come.
-Sexy body. This car looks hot(mine is granite grey). People keep asking what I paid for it and are shocked when I tell them the price. If you are looking at the Accord, Camry or Fusion add this to your list. For a couple grand more, you get a way better car!
-12 way adjustable leather seats with heaters and lumbar support. I could sleep over night in the front seat I love it.
-120 volt outlet. Why don't more car come with these?!? so handy for my laptop or the DVD player for my son and no stupid adapter to deal with.
-Dual climate control (the best way to maintain a happy marriage) Yeah, and it is a standard feature on all models.
-Oh so quiet! The car is so nice to travel in. Calls and music sound great and don't have to fight to drown out engine/wind noise.
-Pop open trunk. When you open the trunk with the remote it swing all the way open, really nice when you have an armful of groceries.
-Easy access trunk pass through in the middle of the back seat.
-Tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Easy to adjust with a wide range of options.
-Media controls on wheel simple and uncluttered. They do what you expect them to do, easy and elegant.
-More leg support in rear seat than in any other car we drove. The longer seat bottoms make for a more comfortable ride for your passengers.
-No factory made cord needed for my iPod. I hate having to buy extra adapters, thanks for letting me use my standard USB cable.
-Information screen in central console. So useful! displays current MPG, tire pressure, trip information, how long until you need an oil change and lots more information.
Well, that's it for now. I'll add further things as i get to know the car better. I have only owned it for a week.
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