- Buick Ownership
I’ve had the car two weeks now and here are some of my likes and dislikes:
Door unlock buttons on every door. When I come out of work I can go to the back door and just unlock all the doors. With my Azera, I had to unlock the front door with the button then open the back door.
Doors that lock from the button even if another door is open. The Azera would prevent me from locking from outside the car if someone else had not closed their door yet.
Heated seats that automatically turn on based on temperature in car. I haven’t pressed the heated seat button once.
Engine and transmission seems to be geared so that you really don’t have to bury your foot to move quickly. The Azera had 297hp so not a lot of difference but the gearing required you to put a little more boot into the pedal.
Audio system automatic volume reset when you shut off the car. No need to remember to turn down the radio for the wife when I come home.
Audio remembers the last input used and resumes it when you start. Azera would always return to Sirius XM after every restart so I would have to make sure it was on channel 0 to remain silent when starting then flip to Bluetooth.
Auto Cruise works well.
Gas mileage remained consistent. My average is 25. The Azera average was 26 so I’m happy that it wasn’t a big change.
Ride quality is not as soft but it doesn’t have the harshness/NVH during pot holes vs the Azera. The Regal feels more solid.
Dislikes - nits really:
Bose sound stage while loud isn’t as good as the Infinity system in the Azera. The Azera was 550W and 12 or 14 speakers where the Bose is 8. There is also not a lot of EQ adjustment options nor surround sound.
I had a slight vibration rattle in the headliner until just 2 days ago. If I put pressure where the A pillar cover met the headliner, it would stop. I finally figured out that if I flipped down the visor and slowly flipped it back up, the noise went away. It hasn’t returned so far so we’ll see how long that lasts.
No easy way to tap the back of the mirror with exposed wires for the radar detector.
Phone USB location requires you to open the armrest just to plug your phone in. The Azera had USB ahead of the shifter so it was easy to plug in. Armrest makes it a little hassle especially with passenger.
Sport/GS setting should be remembered between restarts.
Lane keep ping pongs a little too much between the lines vs more gentle corrections to stay centered in lane.
Easy seat exit slides back too far so I turned it off. For me it makes it too awkward to get out. Azera had same feature but didn’t slide back so far.
That’s all I can think of right now but may add more later.