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    Thread: New car content - 2011 Buick Regal Turbo - NO, I am not 67 years old...

    1. Member PlatinumGLS's Avatar
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      02-17-2011 04:38 PM #1
      EDIT - SEE POST 131 FOR SOME ACCIDENT PHOTOS

      Well, our 2008 Jetta SE lease was up a couple weeks ago and we have found our replacement...2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo (T06) and includes the following:

      Quote Originally Posted by buick.com
      CXL Turbo #6 Features

      In addition to its racing-inspired engine, this Turbo offer an available Interactive Drive Control System that gives you three selectable modes that adjust suspension, steering, throttle and transmission settings in real time to personalize your driving experience.

      All standard features, with the addition or substitution of:

      * Interactive Drive Control System with Sport, Tour and Standard modes
      * 19" wheels
      * Power sunroof
      * Dual-Stage Frontal and Side-Impact Air Bags with rear seat mounted thorax 8
      * Audio system feature, harman/kardon 320-watt, 9-speaker system
      * Headlamps, Bi-XenonHigh-Intensity Discharge (HID) projector beam with flash-to-pass feature and automatic on and off

      Standard features included:

      * 2.0L ECOTEC® DOHC 4-cylinder engine
      * 6-speed automatic transmission
      * StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist
      * Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control
      * AM/FM/XM stereo system with CD and MP3 player
      * Audio system feature, USB port with iPod connectivity
      * Bluetooth for Phone 3
      * XM Radio 6
      * OnStar 4
      * Heated driver and front passenger seats
      * Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
      * Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power lumbar
      * Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power
      * Seat adjuster, front passenger 4-way power lumbar
      * Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
      * Rear Parking Assist
      * Power outlet, 120-volt
      The dealer was awesome (Superior Buick/GMC in Dearborn) and the owner of the dealership delivered the car to my house personally. Talk about customer service! Plus, with the GM employee discount +$1,000 owner loyalty, our lease payments are not much higher than the Jetta lease.

      Sorry for the bad pictures...car was just dropped off like 30 minutes ago...









      Last edited by PlatinumGLS; 02-20-2011 at 03:29 PM.

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      02-17-2011 04:40 PM #2
      Nice lookin'.

    3. 02-17-2011 04:40 PM #3
      How much of a better car is it than the VW it replaced?
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      Makes me proud to be an American in some perverse way. **** your terrorist, I've a honey boo boo outside.

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      02-17-2011 04:41 PM #4
      Interesting new car, what are your first impressions with the motor?

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      02-17-2011 04:41 PM #5
      Awesome. I drove a non-turbo a few weeks ago and loved it. I'm seriously going to consider a GS in the future.

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      02-17-2011 04:42 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      How much of a better car is it than the VW it replaced?
      Multitudes. And that is nothing against the MKV Jetta...this is just a MUCH better car.

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      02-17-2011 04:45 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Jordan 191 View Post
      Nice lookin'.
      Thanks!

      Quote Originally Posted by Here's Johnny View Post
      Interesting new car, what are your first impressions with the motor?
      Obviously, hasn't broken in so I haven't really gotten on it yet but it has LOTS of torque!

      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      Awesome. I drove a non-turbo a few weeks ago and loved it. I'm seriously going to consider a GS in the future.
      A GS would have been awesome but we couldn't wait and hopefully someone will come out with a performance chip that will push this turbo to GS power

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      02-17-2011 04:46 PM #8
      Congrats!

      I saw one in red that looked really sharp. Its a nice car
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      Plus, if it gets cold, you can close the door and start the car up. It'll heat the place up in no time to help you sleep.
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      02-17-2011 04:46 PM #9
      that little T badge is standard?
      also, no man pedal? shame on you

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      02-17-2011 04:49 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      Congrats!

      I saw one in red that looked really sharp. Its a nice car
      Thanks!

      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      that little T badge is standard?
      also, no man pedal? shame on you
      Yes, the "T" badge is standard on turbo versions.

      Good luck finding a manual...plus, my wife was against that idea anyway. But I do have the Aprilia for when I want to use a clutch and shift my own gears

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      02-17-2011 04:52 PM #11
      I hope it's better...a Jetta 2.5 SE is probably $10k less. I liked this car until I read the C&D review. Looks good and I wish you luck with it!

      Interior pics?

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      02-17-2011 04:54 PM #12
      Awesome! My buddy and I were looking at a few last weekend and I really fell in love with the Turbo. I really want to take one out for a drive. I love those wheels too!

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      02-17-2011 04:57 PM #13
      Super grats! I loved the non-turbo I drove.
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      02-17-2011 04:58 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by VTECeateR View Post
      I hope it's better...a Jetta 2.5 SE is probably $10k less. I liked this car until I read the C&D review. Looks good and I wish you luck with it!

      Interior pics?
      Thanks! I think the base Regal at around $26K would be an improvement over the Jetta SE we had (MSRP of $23K). However, we did like the Jetta so I am not knocking that. This car is just that much nicer IMO.

      Will add interior pictures ASAP...

      Quote Originally Posted by konkomania View Post
      Awesome! My buddy and I were looking at a few last weekend and I really fell in love with the Turbo. I really want to take one out for a drive. I love those wheels too!
      I would definitely test drive one if you are on the market for a new car. I love the wheels as well, that is why I went with the T06 package. The highest package is the T07 which adds navigation but I didn't think that was worth an extra $2K...

      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      Super grats! I loved the non-turbo I drove.
      Thanks

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      02-17-2011 04:59 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Yes, the "T" badge is standard on turbo versions.

      Good luck finding a manual...plus, my wife was against that idea anyway. But I do have the Aprilia for when I want to use a clutch and shift my own gears
      Looking at the Buick site, is there even a CXL Turbo with a manual? I didn't see one
      Possibly only on the GS.
      I can't wait for the GS

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      02-17-2011 04:59 PM #16
      Congrats, I test drove a one a few weeks ago and was blown away but sadly my garage is full and the replacement for my wife's IS250 has already been decided.

      Excellent car though, love everything about it.

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      02-17-2011 05:01 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      Looking at the Buick site, is there even a CXL Turbo with a manual? I didn't see one
      Possibly only on the GS.
      I can't wait for the GS
      You can build a CXL Turbo with manual transmission on their website but I have yet to see one at a dealership...

      Quote Originally Posted by nopal 6.0 View Post
      Congrats, I test drove a one a few weeks ago and was blown away but sadly my garage is full and the replacement for my wife's IS250 has already been decided.

      Excellent car though, love everything about it.
      Thanks - hope we like it as much as I loved my GTO

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      02-17-2011 05:01 PM #18
      Nice car...considered doing a Vauxhall or Opel conversion on it? Nothing against Buick, but it would be different and mad tyte euro.

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      02-17-2011 05:01 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      Looking at the Buick site, is there even a CXL Turbo with a manual? I didn't see one
      Possibly only on the GS.
      I can't wait for the GS
      The Buick reps I spoke to said it would be. Need to take that with a grain of salt I guess until one is in the wild.

      The GS definitely will have a manual.

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      02-17-2011 05:03 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      But I do have the Aprilia for when I want to use a clutch and shift my own gears
      But... why would you want to use the clutch to shift an Aprilia?

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      02-17-2011 05:03 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by windycityvdub View Post
      Nice car...considered doing a Vauxhall or Opel conversion on it? Nothing against Buick, but it would be different and mad tyte euro.
      Nah...it is a lease, plus I will enjoy telling people in disbelief that it is a Buick.

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      02-17-2011 05:03 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Thanks - hope we like it as much as I loved my GTO
      Well your wallet will thank you but I doubt it will be as loved as your GTO. :p

      and just to mess with you.

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      02-17-2011 05:07 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by nopal 6.0 View Post
      Well your wallet will thank you but I doubt it will be as loved as your GTO. :p

      and just to mess with you.

      [PICTURE OF MY 2005 GTO]
      Damn, you're right. I am disillusion to believe this car will ever fill the void left in my heart from when I sold the GTO...

      Thanks for that

      PS: The Buick is more practical for family/winter use though...

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      02-17-2011 05:09 PM #24
      BTW, my own experience at the Buick dealer I visited was top notch. They wanted me to keep the Regal I tested overnight, and didn't ask questions when I returned it and didn't want to buy. Seeing PlatinumGLS's delivery experience reminded me of that.
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      02-17-2011 05:11 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      BTW, my own experience at the Buick dealer I visited was top notch. They wanted me to keep the Regal I tested overnight, and didn't ask questions when I returned it and didn't want to buy. Seeing PlatinumGLS's delivery experience reminded me of that.
      Yes, the dealer was great. The owner said if I EVER had ANY question or concern, to call him directly. And he means it to.

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      02-17-2011 05:16 PM #26
      I'm looking forward to shots of the interior.
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      02-17-2011 05:19 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Damn, you're right. I am disillusion to believe this car will ever fill the void left in my heart from when I sold the GTO...

      Thanks for that

      PS: The Buick is more practical for family/winter use though...
      I have a small family and they fit in the GTO just fine lol, winter is a different issue as I'm sure it will do just fine with some snow tires but mine has never been driven on snow.

      Hopefully this becomes available just to have an excuse to make the family grow.

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      02-17-2011 05:20 PM #28
      now GET OFF MY LAWN

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      02-17-2011 05:28 PM #29
      Come on! Even Cathy's mom isn't old enough to drive a Buick! Or is she using the silverado as a minivan? Either way, Sharp car. Wheels remind me of the c5 a6 wheels.

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      really cool if you're not into that kind of car.

      I had a Camry - it was nice to turn your brain off and arrive at your destination.
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      02-17-2011 05:34 PM #32
      I love what Buick is doing and who they're becoming. These are available with a true manual correct?

      On a side note, I'm counting down the days 'til I see those wheels on a VAG product, say a MKV Golf. Very reminiscent of the A8 monoblocks.

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      02-17-2011 05:35 PM #33
      Nice upgrade

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      02-17-2011 05:37 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by nopal 6.0 View Post
      I have a small family and they fit in the GTO just fine lol, winter is a different issue as I'm sure it will do just fine with some snow tires but mine has never been driven on snow.

      Hopefully this becomes available just to have an excuse to make the family grow.

      [REGAL WAGON PHOTO]
      How about a GS version of that?!

      Quote Originally Posted by A1pocketrocket View Post
      now GET OFF MY LAWN
      I see what you did there...

      Quote Originally Posted by thegoodson View Post
      Come on! Even Cathy's mom isn't old enough to drive a Buick! Or is she using the silverado as a minivan? Either way, Sharp car. Wheels remind me of the c5 a6 wheels.
      LOL. We were just joking with her parents that they should be able to get senior discounts now! She'll most likely drive the Buick more than I. Hell, I hardly drive how it is since I work at home.

      Quote Originally Posted by cretinx View Post
      really cool if you're not into that kind of car.

      I had a Camry - it was nice to turn your brain off and arrive at your destination.
      Camry only comes in Beige right?

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      02-17-2011 05:38 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by cretinx View Post
      really cool if you're not into that kind of car.

      I had a Camry - it was nice to turn your brain off and arrive at your destination.
      Don't judge it until you drive it. It ain't no Camry.

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