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    I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    2012 Buick Regal Turbo Premium I Group with sunroof bought today. Here are the photos.


















    Already ordered Cocoa all-weather floor mats and trunk liner through accesories.

    In addition, I have about $400+ of Polk audio speaker goodness coming from Crutchfield to replace the 5 front speakers in the base system.
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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Looks great I like it.

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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Kewlness, Hitman! I can't wait to race you in my Blues Brothers moe-sheen!
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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Good luck with it! I love the Regal. My father bought the base model and it's great - I can only imagine how much fun the turbo is!

    Funny - I can't figure out how my 74 year old father ended up with a more youthful looking car than I have ('08 Malibu LTZ V6).

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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Sharp looking car.

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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Wow. He looks very sleek. You made the right choice, IMO. How much horsepower is it?

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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Congrats! Did you trade the Pontiac??
    Get used to more.

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    Thanks everyone.

    Buick Regal Turbo has 220 HP with 260 ft/lbs of torque with 18/29 highway (auto) on regular gas. Sprints to 60 in about 7.5 seconds or so. Plenty fast for the crush of Northern Virginia traffic.

    Sold the G8 GT (Private Party cash sale) for $23,900 with 32,650 miles and no sunroof.

    That price was Private Party plus consideration for modifications not factored in on KBB.



    Why did I sell?

    It was a great 3.5 years but not perfect. The amount of equity that I gained versus what I owed would probably not be better even through payoff than this offer.

    The logical part of me wants to keep cars a long time. The perfect auto consumer in me wants new sheet metal every few years.

    Also, the person that will actually use this car is a 20 year old Army Ranger (son of co-worker) in the 75th Ranger Regiment who has it bad for Pontiac G8 GTs. I am glad to help make someone like him happy while getting a great real world price for my well kept car.
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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    I love a Regal with some color on it. I only see silver and white models. Great choice!

    Did you check out the Premium II model with the Harman/Kardon sound system? On one hand that is what I would go for, on the other, I'm not a complete audiophile and the system you currently have probably isn't that bad, but it makes sense to save some money and upgrade to your choice of speakers.

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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Congrats on the new ride - excellent choice.

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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    You're gonna miss the extra 140HP of the mighty G8 GT. GOOD LUCK with your NICE new ride!!
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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Congrats, man. I am glad that you joined our smallish army of Regal T owners. Love the colour, inside-out! Almost as good as my baby. (jealous for not having that one available back in 2011)

    Enjoy it, it is one of best daily drivers around. Most likely you will average 23 mpg.

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    Re: I'm Back. Back in a Buick Groove!

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto View Post
    You're gonna miss the extra 140HP of the mighty G8 GT. GOOD LUCK with your NICE new ride!!
    Who cares about Horsepower. At least it's luxurious.

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    No premium IIs available locally. Did not want the 40 profiles on the IIIs. Will detail the deal numbers later.
    Current: 12 Buick Regal Turbo Premium I Group (Crystal Red/Cashmere with sunroof) and 09 Saturn Outlook XR

    Previous: 09 Pontiac G8 GT (09-12), 06 Buick LaCrosse CXS (06-09), 05 Ford Freestyle SEL (05-09) 02 Hyundai Elantra GT (01-06), 00 VW Jetta (00-05), 85 Mercedes 350 SEL (99-01), 84 BMW 316 (98-99), 90 Mitsubishi Mirage(91-98), 79 Chrysler LeBaron (88-90), 73 Dodge Dart Swinger (87-88).

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