Just added my first Buick to my Chevy Household

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Regal TourX Essence | Moon Blue Metallic
Hey everyone, my name is Mike. I just went from a driveway to all Chevys, to trading in my Impala for a brand new TourX Essence.

I'm a huge GM guy, always have been. Currently my fleet exists of my DD 2013 Camaro 1LS, the family car which is now the TourX, my project car of a procharged 2000 Monte Carlo SS, and my show car of a 68 Camaro SS.

In typical fashion, have a new car, need to join a forum for it! So glad to be here!

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2018 Regal Sportback - 2010 Yamaha R6 (track bike) Past cars: 92 LeSabre, 98 Regal, 02 GrandPrixGT
Welcome to the Buick Family !

Very nice purchase and your other GM cars are nice too.

The Dark Moon Blue Metallic is a VERY beautiful color and I wish mine was that color.

I got a 2018 Regal Preffered II Smoked Pearl Metallic and I love it (for the most part). It's just a little hard to get used to a 4 banger and 9 speed trans after driving V6's and 4 speeds my whole life.

One thing for sure is that my 2018 Regal is no slouch. But for real fun I have a 2010 Yamaha R6 (bought new, ordered and received in a crate). I rode it on the street for the first few years along with doing trackdays. Now it's just a trackday bike because riding on the street is boring or ridiculously against the law ( the way I ride :LOL: )
 
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Southeast, PA
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Regal TourX Essence | Moon Blue Metallic
The Dark Moon Blue Metallic is a VERY beautiful color and I wish mine was that color.
Thanks!

Yeah we went in there expecting to get the pearl white, but I fell in love with this color and (besides the moon roof) had every feature that my wife wanted, and the price good enough for me for it to not have the moon roof.
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Sal Collaziano

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Hey everyone, my name is Mike. I just went from a driveway to all Chevys, to trading in my Impala for a brand new TourX Essence.

I'm a huge GM guy, always have been. Currently my fleet exists of my DD 2013 Camaro 1LS, the family car which is now the TourX, my project car of a procharged 2000 Monte Carlo SS, and my show car of a 68 Camaro SS.

In typical fashion, have a new car, need to join a forum for it! So glad to be here!

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Welcome aboard! And thank you for signing up. Congratulations on your new Regal! Everything in your stable looks really great. I bet the Impala was nice as well! I'm glad you found us. It's always great to have a new car enthusiasts among the ranks...
 
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Southeast, PA
Buick Ownership
Regal TourX Essence | Moon Blue Metallic
Welcome aboard! And thank you for signing up. Congratulations on your new Regal! Everything in your stable looks really great. I bet the Impala was nice as well! I'm glad you found us. It's always great to have a new car enthusiasts among the ranks...
Thanks! Glad to be here. I run the MonteCarloForum, so I always try to seek out a good dedicated forum whenever I get a new car :)
 
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S.W. Ontario Canada
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2018 Regal Sportback - 2010 Yamaha R6 (track bike) Past cars: 92 LeSabre, 98 Regal, 02 GrandPrixGT
Thanks!

Yeah we went in there expecting to get the pearl white, but I fell in love with this color and (besides the moon roof) had every feature that my wife wanted, and the price good enough for me for it to not have the moon roof.
I'm glad you didn't get the pearl white. Everyone and their dog has a pearl white car nowadays !
And that Dark Moon Blue Metallic is wicked. Best color in the Buick lineup.

The steering feel on the Regal is very light and took me a little to get used to it. For the first few days I had a tendency to over-steer at slow speeds. Once I got used to it and re-learned the slow speed steering, I love it.
At high speed turns it tracks like it's on rails as long as you're accelerating. One way it keeps the torque steer in check is to limit the power during turning by looking at the steering wheel position angle. The more the steering wheel is turned the more it limits the power.
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NormT

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The TourX i saw at the dealership in that dark blue showed a few fish eyes under florescent light. I saw 3 eyes in the paint
 

Zeroboostbuick

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2018 Regal Sportback - 2010 Yamaha R6 (track bike) Past cars: 92 LeSabre, 98 Regal, 02 GrandPrixGT
The TourX i saw at the dealership in that dark blue showed a few fish eyes under florescent light. I saw 3 eyes in the paint
Were you able to tell what kind of fish they were ???

J/K
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In all seriousness,... That kinda sucks. I looked hard at the paint quality of my Sportback before I bought it, to make sure there is no signs of bad adhesion or any other imperfections.
To my surprise my Regal's paint is as good as it gets for factory paint job.
But the "Smoked Pearl Metallic" is a more forgiving color to paint compared to the "Dark Moon Blue Metallic".
 
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Southeast, PA
Buick Ownership
Regal TourX Essence | Moon Blue Metallic
From what I can see, the paint looks really good. It was a very sunny day when I bought the car, and I was able to get a good view of the paint.

The only spot that I don't love is some weird paint creases in the hood hinge area, but that's only visible with the hood up.
 

NormT

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Whether you have florescent lights in your garage or just looking over your car while pumping gas under their quartz lighting. Hope your dealership isn't like one of local dealerships like Joyce Buick GMC, which is a good dealership in west CLE compared to Morris, that uses brushes in their washing machine.
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