As any politician will tell you, it’s hard to satisfy everyone all of the time. Invariably, there’s someone who’s particular needs won’t be met, but at the end of the day, it’s the candidate that connects with the greatest number of voters who finds herself elected to office. A similar relationship exists between mainstream carmakers and car buyers, where the former does its best to attract as many of the latter as possible, or at least more than its competition. Case in point: the 2011 Buick Regal. In an effort to jumpstart the brand and broaden appeal beyond its older fan base, General Motors’ upscale marque looked to Europe and found just what it was looking for in the Opel Insignia. With a few styling tweaks and the unfortunate loss of more desirable powertrains, the all-new Regal was born, destined to take on the best of America’s premium sedans. After a weeklong test drive, we’d say the results are mixed.