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Hey all,

I'm graduating college this May and I'm looking into cars to purchase. I will be looking at about 20-22k miles driven to work and back alone. Thus, gas mileage in a car is a key feature for me. The higher the MPG, the better. Furthermore, Michigan has some snowy winters- thus, I need a car that can handle the weather. Would be awesome to jump on a new Jeep, but the MPG and reliability is worrisome. I never thought I'd be looking at Buicks, but the new Regals are looking sharp! My friend also has one as well that he really likes. I'm looking into 2010-2011 models.

So, my questions to you Regal owners out there;

1.) What does your MPG look like? How much city/highway do you do? Is your Regal standard or turbo?

2.) How is driving in the snow with your Regal? Do you have the tires that you bought it with? Do you have winter (snow) tires? Also, Regal standard or turbo?

3.) For those that have the standard Regal (non-turbo), do you find the acceleration very poor? I have heard in some reviews that the non-turbo Regal can hardly pass another vehicle on the expressway...

Any other comments about the vehicle in general will be helpful!

Thanks all.
 

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Hey all,

I'm graduating college this May and I'm looking into cars to purchase. I will be looking at about 20-22k miles driven to work and back alone. Thus, gas mileage in a car is a key feature for me. The higher the MPG, the better. Furthermore, Michigan has some snowy winters- thus, I need a car that can handle the weather. Would be awesome to jump on a new Jeep, but the MPG and reliability is worrisome. I never thought I'd be looking at Buicks, but the new Regals are looking sharp! My friend also has one as well that he really likes. I'm looking into 2010-2011 models.

So, my questions to you Regal owners out there;

1.) What does your MPG look like? How much city/highway do you do? Is your Regal standard or turbo?

2.) How is driving in the snow with your Regal? Do you have the tires that you bought it with? Do you have winter (snow) tires? Also, Regal standard or turbo?

3.) For those that have the standard Regal (non-turbo), do you find the acceleration very poor? I have heard in some reviews that the non-turbo Regal can hardly pass another vehicle on the expressway...

Any other comments about the vehicle in general will be helpful!

Thanks all.
In respose to your questions what I have experienced in my 2011 non turbo regal.

1.Gas milage on the highway averages around 30 MPG best was 32 with four adults and a packed trunk. 20 MPG city driving.
2. The car handles well in the snow on the original tires. You cannot use chains on this car . Coastal and Cascade range winter driving.
3. I've had no problems with passing cars, again with 4 adults on board the car has enough power to get'r done.

Mike
 

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In respose to your questions what I have experienced in my 2011 non turbo regal.

1.Gas milage on the highway averages around 30 MPG best was 32 with four adults and a packed trunk. 20 MPG city driving.
2. The car handles well in the snow on the original tires. You cannot use chains on this car . Coastal and Cascade range winter driving.
3. I've had no problems with passing cars, again with 4 adults on board the car has enough power to get'r done.

Mike
Thanks a lot Mike, I appreciate it. I love to hear that 30 MPG number, especially as I'll be doing about 90% highway with only myself.

So, with winter - you'd say that winter tires are not a must?
 

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For me and the amount of time I spend driving in the snow, the added cost for snow tires doesn't make sense. With the winters you have around the great lakes I'd spend the extra dollars for a set of snow tires.........Mike
 

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I get about 27 mpg highway/19 city. I drive in NYC, mostly city driving to/from work. The car handled well in the snow this winter with OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) on the 18" wheels. I would recommend the turbo model, just for the extra HP/Torque over the non turbo. Super unleaded is recommended for the turbo model, and when I fill up with "super" it does make a difference...
 

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I get about 27 mpg highway/19 city. I drive in NYC, mostly city driving to/from work. The car handled well in the snow this winter with OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) on the 18" wheels. I would recommend the turbo model, just for the extra HP/Torque over the non turbo. Super unleaded is recommended for the turbo model, and when I fill up with "super" it does make a difference...
Thank you. I tested both the CXL Base and the Turbo models today and I definitely like the turbo much better. I feel like the CXL base shifts hard and hesitates when pushed. The turbo actually put me back in my seat a little!
 

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I have a 2011 turbo. My combined mpg on average is 26. I drive about 70% highway and 30% city. Today I filled up and my mpg was 28.:D I babied it though since the last fill up. I always use premium gas.
 

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My CXL 2.4L non-turbo has approx 45,000 miles on it and I average 28 mpg (US) - a little less in the winter and a little more in the summer. I live just across the lake from you (Huron) on the Ontario coast and I have used the original all-season tires & factory rims for the last two winters with no issues. Acceleration seems to be adequate for the highway driving I do.
 
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