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I'm holding out for the CXL turbo (will be getting the automatic). Anyone know when they will arrive? I've found several sites that said production began in Germany 2 weeks ago. That would put them here any day. Right? Hopefully?

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I'm holding out for the CXL turbo (will be getting the automatic). Anyone know when they will arrive? I've found several sites that said production began in Germany 2 weeks ago. That would put them here any day. Right? Hopefully?

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Mike
Mike,

I took my Regal in for its first oil change earlier today and was told by my salesman that they (my selling dealer) are expected to receive their first CXL turbos by early November. I imagine the ETA will differ depending the market.

I would contact one of your local Buick dealers. I imagine they should have an idea when their first turbos will arrive.

Good luck with your purchase!
 

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I'm holding out for the CXL turbo (will be getting the automatic). Anyone know when they will arrive? I've found several sites that said production began in Germany 2 weeks ago. That would put them here any day. Right? Hopefully?

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Mike
There are a few that are suppose to be produced this week sitting in my order bank. When will they really be made and shipped out, nobody really knows.
 

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There are a few that are suppose to be produced this week sitting in my order bank. When will they really be made and shipped out, nobody really knows.
I hope sooner rather than later. I'm starting to go cold on the trail of finding one. The Car and Driver comparison of the Regal Turbo against the Acura TSX and Volkswagen CC didn't bode well for my excitement either: the Regal lost to both of them and the turbo still appears to be pretty sluggish. I think they need a V6 in that thing!

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I hope sooner rather than later. I'm starting to go cold on the trail of finding one. The Car and Driver comparison of the Regal Turbo against the Acura TSX and Volkswagen CC didn't bode well for my excitement either: the Regal lost to both of them and the turbo still appears to be pretty sluggish. I think they need a V6 in that thing!

Mike
A V6 will hurt the handling in it. That was one of the biggest gripes with the TT V6 in Europe.

Also, if you let other people decide your decisions on buying cars, then yes go and buy the VW. The chassis on the VW is nowhere as near of a solid feeling as the Regal, the Regal has better interior quality than both, and the Regal is a better value (more car for the money).
 

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tired of waiting

i got tired of waiting for the turbo. i ended up buying a 2011 accord coupe V6 EX-L, all the bells and whistles except the navi. fun to drive (comparable to the audi a5 and bmw 328) and it was made in america - unlike the german-made regal. i couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. pic below.
 

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i got tired of waiting for the turbo. i ended up buying a 2011 accord coupe V6 EX-L, all the bells and whistles except the navi. fun to drive (comparable to the audi a5 and bmw 328) and it was made in america - unlike the german-made regal. i couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. pic below.
I love it when people say Hondas are "made in America". The profits still go to Japan and support a Japanese company! Just got rid of a 2008 Civic. Worst car I've ever owned and will be the last Japanese car in this family!

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Wish I would have heald out for the turbo. we picked our na regal up two days after our dealership got them. Funny thing is we didn't even know this car exsited we just happend to drive by and see it. Almost bought the 11 malibu ltz
 

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I love it when people say Hondas are "made in America". The profits still go to Japan and support a Japanese company! Just got rid of a 2008 Civic. Worst car I've ever owned and will be the last Japanese car in this family!

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having americans employed (vs. germans) is much more important than where the profits go (unless of course you're german).
 

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having americans employed (vs. germans) is much more important than where the profits go (unless of course you're german).
This is false, but whatever lets you sleep at night. Anyways, the Regal being made in Germany is needed so they can finish the retooling of the factory on this side of the pond to make it over here.

Sorry you couldn't wait. Enjoy your appliance.
 

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American made Honda

This is false, but whatever lets you sleep at night. Anyways, the Regal being made in Germany is needed so they can finish the retooling of the factory on this side of the pond to make it over here.

Sorry you couldn't wait. Enjoy your appliance.
Daniel,
I have to back you up on this one. This is a Regal formun, not a Honda forum. .American made Honda...Hmmmm. Not only where the profit goes. I wonder where it is designed? GM has a technical cener in Warren Michigan with over 10,000 Engineers. These are good technical jobs.I wonder how many Design Engineers Honda has in the US? Design responsiblity for the Regal is in Warren Michigan. How do i know this?...I am a GM Engineer.
 

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I have to back you up on this one. This is a Regal formun, not a Honda forum. .American made Honda...Hmmmm. Not only where the profit goes. I wonder where it is designed? GM has a technical cener in Warren Michigan with over 10,000 Engineers. These are good technical jobs.I wonder how many Design Engineers Honda has in the US? Design responsiblity for the Regal is in Warren Michigan. How do i know this?...I am a GM Engineer.
obviously neither of you have even the most basic understand of economics so i'll try to make this simple: people working here (in america) spend their wages here buying other products, which in turn employs others. its a cycle. one of the most basic problems in america today is shipping jobs overseas. it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to understand this problem.

the regal was designed in germany, too. it is an opel, with a different grille and badging.

and btw - i never said anything bad about the regal. just that they could only deliver talk, not an actual product.
 

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people working here (in america) spend their wages here buying other products...
Yes, they buy other Japanese/Chinese/Mexican/whatever products that largely support those other countries. Because Honda makes a token commitment of less than 2% of their workforce to be in the U.S. really has no meaning, other than to make people feel better about the fact that they are supporting Japan and not America. Most Hondas sold in the U.S. come from U.S. plants, yes, but that's only a miniscule part of the full Honda picture because most Honda employees don't work in assembly plants! People ultimately decide what they want to do but for me, I have no interest in buying a product from a company where more than 90% of their revenues and workforce go to the Japanese economy versus only a small percentage to the U.S. economy. When you look at the whole picture, it's quite a horrible balance. U.S. buyers account for more revenue to Honda than the rest of the world combined... in contrast, they make quite a paltry contribution when it comes to employing U.S. workers.

Keeping on the original topic, I've given up on the Regal Turbo. Maybe I'll revisit if/when the Regal GS is introduced. Waiting for the turbo model that GM so prominently advertises on commercials (as if they are available now) has become a joke. Still none are available months later, and no sign of them.

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Yes, they buy other Japanese/Chinese/Mexican/whatever products that largely support those other countries. Because Honda makes a token commitment of less than 2% of their workforce to be in the U.S. really has no meaning, other than to make people feel better about the fact that they are supporting Japan and not America. Most Hondas sold in the U.S. come from U.S. plants, yes, but that's only a miniscule part of the full Honda picture because most Honda employees don't work in assembly plants! People ultimately decide what they want to do but for me, I have no interest in buying a product from a company where more than 90% of their revenues and workforce go to the Japanese economy versus only a small percentage to the U.S. economy. When you look at the whole picture, it's quite a horrible balance. U.S. buyers account for more revenue to Honda than the rest of the world combined... in contrast, they make quite a paltry contribution when it comes to employing U.S. workers.

Keeping on the original topic, I've given up on the Regal Turbo. Maybe I'll revisit if/when the Regal GS is introduced. Waiting for the turbo model that GM so prominently advertises on commercials (as if they are available now) has become a joke. Still none are available months later, and no sign of them.

Mike

Mike,
Don't give up. I just got one. ( A Turbo) They are out there. Has your dealer done a search to possibly trade with another dealer? The Dealer I bought at had no regular Regals and 2 Turbos. I don't think the manual trans ones are avail yet. Although I did see one at the GM tech Center, so I know those are coming too.
 

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I have two. Black and White pick your poison...
 
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