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2020 Regal Sportback Arrived!

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As confirmation that there are in fact 2020 Regals on the ground or in shipment, my 2020 Regal Sportback Essence Dark Moon Blue, DC I and II, no sunroof and no S&S, arrived at the dealership on Friday, December 27th! I am lucky enough to have been able to track it every step of the way from order submitted to delivery.
 

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Good for you. :cheers:

No S&S? Didn't want the BOSE? Seems like a weird omission for a car that loaded.
Thanks!

As far as S&S, because of Apple car play, I didn’t care about navigation. And call me old fashioned, but I wanted a spare tire. I know members have found a way to flip the spare and fit the sub in with the spare, but the stock sound system sounded good enough for me and I appreciate the spare and tools from the factory.
 
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Enjoy! How long did it take from order to arrival?

It took from around June to December, from order to arrival. The VIN door plate says it was built August 19th, the GM tracking system shows it was built August 29th. So it took 4 months from being built to arriving at the dealership.

I can Post the full tracking sheet later this week just for good information for other other people about what route their car may have taken to get stateside.
 

D2R

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Thanks!

As far as S&S, because of Apple car play, I didn’t care about navigation. And call me old fashioned, but I wanted a spare tire. I know members have found a way to flip the spare and fit the sub in with the spare, but the stock sound system sounded good enough for me and I appreciate the spare and tools from the factory.
Wait, so you are saying there will be a spare tire if we don't have S&S package??
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Pacer69

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Sweet ride! Such a great-looking car, as sharp or better than any other sport sedan imo. Shame this is end of the line, but glad for you that you got yours. :cool:
 

Discod

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How exciting! I really like that color blue, it makes the car look more elegant. Nice to know there are really going to be some 2020’s out there.
 

bknox1007

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Parts availability for collision parts remains an issue for this car - even 2020 models. My 2019 Regal Sportback Essence remains in the repair shop from October 2019 with no ETA for the rear-body panel. Buyer beware.
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Parts availability for collision parts remains an issue for this car - even 2020 models. My 2019 Regal Sportback Essence remains in the repair shop from October 2019 with no ETA for the rear-body panel. Buyer beware.

I have been following the different threads on here about parts availability. Thanks for the warning.

However, I'm not too concerned. I work at a Buick GMC dealer and am confident if anything happens I can get it taken care of. But it is something that I gave a lot of thought to. GM sort of forced my hand since they don't make any other sedans I'm interested in.
 

bknox1007

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Rear body panel # 39149659 has been on back-order for months with no ETA. It is the body panel just below the center of the hatch and it is a structural component of the car. If this panel is damaged it is double walled and likely has to be replaced. Any pickup truck or SUV would rear end collide with the car above the impact bar and hit that panel requiring replacement. This is exactly the case of 2019 Buick Regal with ~1600 miles. Others on this thread have been waiting months for the part to arrive to put their vehicles back on the road.
 

kevjam79

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At this point, your car should be totaled ...between rental car expenses and the damages to your life and livelihood. Your lawyer should be documenting all of your expenses, etc. and sending a letter to your insurance. You might start with your agent first.
 

Chockomon

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Correct! When you do not order the S&S package, you get a spare tire and the toolkit. With S&S, it deletes the spare and adds the subwoofer and fix-a-flat kit.

I looked into this a bit more and apparently you only get the spare if you have a FWD model. AWD Sportbacks lose it
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I looked into this a bit more and apparently you only get the spare if you have a FWD model. AWD Sportbacks lose it

You are right, good catch. I totally forgot about AWD and how they get noise cancelling which requires the sub.
 

bknox1007

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At this point, your car should be totaled ...between rental car expenses and the damages to your life and livelihood. Your lawyer should be documenting all of your expenses, etc. and sending a letter to your insurance. You might start with your agent first.
No lawyer yet. No one was injured. Keep pushing the insurance company to total it.
 

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You are right, good catch. I totally forgot about AWD and how they get noise cancelling which requires the sub.
In other words, the spare will never be available for the wagon from the factory. :unsure:
Glad that I didn't miss out on that. :D
 

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Congrats. It looks very European and I have come to like the dashboard in this car.

I once got to drive an Opel Insignia wagon overseas and thought I was in America. Since it wasn't that long ago, the dash layout may have been the same. Both cars are built in Germany.
 
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