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2014 Buick Regal GS AWD

"This is just silly," I said as I laughed my way sideways around the icy track at Circuit ICAR, a racecourse, drag strip and kart track at the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport in Quebec. It wasn't the activity that had me cracking up, though. After all, winter driving experiences aren't uncommon in this business. No, in this particular case, it was the car that had me chuckling. I wasn't in a mad hot hatch or a rally-derived rocket – I was in a Buick. The 2014 Regal GS, to be more precise. Somehow, despite its recent product renaissance (not to mention its distant –... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
259 HP / 295 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$39,270
As-Tested Price:
$43,780
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    Official: Ward's releases annual 10 Best Engines list
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    It's that time of year, folks. No, we're not referring to the oodles of time spent shopping for the holidays, we're talking about end-of-the-year lists. Kicking things off in the automotive spectrum is industry stalwart Ward's Auto, which has just released its annual 10 Best Engines list. Without further ado, here are the award-winners for ...

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    Video: Watch this Buick Regal jump rope
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    Video: Drag racing Buick Regal driver loses best seat in the house
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    The only better place to watch a drag race than from the other side of the wall is behind the steering wheel. Then again, that depends on what car you're driving. This gentleman enjoyed the view from the driver's seat of his hopped-up 80's Buick Regal for the holeshot, or just until his seat went from upright to permanently reclined in 1.2 seconds. All ...

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    Report: Buick Regal Wagon isn't going to happen
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    First Drive: 2012 Buick Regal GS [w/video]
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    Official: 2012 Buick Regal eAssist priced from $29,530, Regal GS from $35,310
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    Video: 2012 Buick Regal GS hits track with 270 hp, 15 more than planned
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    Vauxhall Insignia to go racing in British Touring Car Championship
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    Vauxhall presents an Insignia for the bobbies at UK police expo
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    Badged alternately as an Opel (Europe), Vauxhall (UK), Chevrolet Vectra (South America) or Buick Regal (North America and China), GM's Insignia has been gaining traction around the world. But the latest version isn't targeted at private consumers: it's a police cruiser. Developed with the Intelligent Transportations Systems Working Group of the ...

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    Hitachi resumes battery production for Buick LaCrosse, Regal eAssist models
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    Three of Hitachi's automotive factories in Japan are back online, including a facility that manufactures lithium-ion batteries for General Motors' eAssist-equipped models. Hitachi Vehicle Energy in Ibaraki Prefecture is operational and has resumed production of lithium-ion batteries for the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist and the 2012 Buick Regal eAssist ...

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    New Buick "brand anthem" ad breaks during NCAA Final Four
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    AdSpotting: Buick using March Madness to sell Regal Turbo
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    Maxwell CEO says ultracaps are perfect for General Motors' eAssist hybrids
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