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2002 Buick Regal - LS
Pros: Comfort and ride
Cons: no sunglass holder like the accord
Advice: get the leather interiorWhat a surprise. My previous cars were Accord and Camry. Both high-quality, dependable drives. But I wanted something just a little bigger and more comfortable. I found a great deal on a Regal program car. Now, this is a comfortable car. Just a pleasure to drive. The looks are refined and clean. No clutter -- inside or out. The 3.8 engine is perfect for highway driving.It's powerful and not to be confused with peppy.
2002 Buick LeSabre - Custom
Pros: (1) Large Car (2) Good gas mileage (3) Smooth and quiet ride
Cons: Image of 'Old Folks Car'
Advice: Good car with a history of good reliability.Great acceleration for a big car. Great fuel efficiency for a large car, and we are meeting the ratings for fuel use. A lot of interior room and cargo room. Good handling and a very smooth and quiet ride.
2002 Buick Rendezvous - FWD
Pros: The interior room and versatility
Cons: The powerplant is too small
Advice: Make sure you get the rear parking aid, or paralell parking will be an advetureAfter six years of driving two GMC Jimmy trucks, switching to the Buick Rendezvous has been a most welcome change. From one drive, I immediately noticed three major differences: First, the wider, roomier feel inside. Compared to the Jimmy/Blazer, this truck's interior is huge. Also, having test-driven the new TrailBlazer before purchasing the Buick, I can say it feels roomier than the new Chevy as well. Second, the smooth and quiet ride. I have occasionally turned the radio off and closed the windows just to 'listen' to the silence. Third, the interior's more sophisticated look and feel. Very car-like and nicely appointed. I must admit, when I first laid eyes on the Rendezvous at it's introduction last year, I was not in love with the exterior's look, but it too, has grown on me, and I now appreciate that it's not like every other cookie-cutter SUV on the road. It gets noticed. Study this truck for some time, and it's quirky good looks become evident. The truck really has nice lines. This is by no means, the perfect SUV, but the only fault I can point to so far is the engine. While it's powerful enough to get by, Buick needs to up the horsepower for sure. GM's 3.8 litre would make this a screamer. I would recommend this truck without reservation.
2002 Buick LeSabre - Limited
Pros: touring suspension
Cons: Outside mirrors too high for my very short wife
Advice: Drive it, you'll like itGood acceleration. Excellent seating comfort Excellent highway feel with the touring suspension.
2002 Buick LeSabre - Custom
Pros: I love the power seats best of all. Never had power seats before.
Cons: The seats seem hard to set on.
Advice: Just drive it.I was especially pleased with the quietness of this Buick. The handeling was excellent, very responsive. Surprisenly the 3800 engine is powerful and smooth.
2002 Buick Rendezvous - CX AWD
Pros: 'Heads-up' Display, OnStar System, Heated Leather seats
Cons: Not as quiet as I would expect or like.
Advice: You will not find a better value for the price - Use the extra cash to go on a vacation trip.I've owned & driven this vehicle for 10 months. It has the comfort and ride of a car, the feel and performance of a SUV, and the seating/convenience of a minivan.
2002 Buick Regal - GS
Pros: Interior quality and the Monsoon high wattage stereo system.
Cons: Somewhat a little mundane on exterior styling.
Advice: Sure you could get that BMW or Audi but for the money this car has much more value. I really didn't need a $500+ monthly lease payment. I have better use for my money!This is my second Regal GS. I previously had a 1999 Regal GS. I considered the Maxima SE but found I got a lot more for the dollar with the Regal. Excellent car and I am only 36 years old so forget the stereotyping of Buick buyers.