Friday, January 4, 2013
2013 Regal GS test drive review. Not your grandfather's Buick. BUICK WEEK
To illustrate that point, I took a new Regal GS to a place where the old Buick reigns supreme: Branson, Missouri. It has been a running joke around here that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some kind of big, old Buick in the country music capital of the Ozarks. Apparently, the Andy Williams Theatre draws them in like moths to a bright light.
Of course, it’s out of place in Branson for all the same reasons that it’s fun to drive anywhere else. “The Strip” is nothing but a long line of bumper-to-bumper traffic, steep hills, and stop lights. Those are not ideal conditions for a six-speed manual transmission, a sport-tuned suspension, or a turbocharged 270-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Plus, as a moderately-sized midsized sedan, it can get a little cramped when you load up the whole family to take a mini-vacay.
The slideshow below contains pictures of the new Regal GS, mostly taken during our trip to Branson. Of course, you can also see a better version of this slideshow by clicking this link.