I'm new and know nothing about cars - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Introductions for new members New to the Forum? Introduce yourself here. Been around awhile? Tell us about yourself. We at GMF Love to meet new Members! So pull up a chair and have a beverage.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-30-2014, 03:09 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
D-RylVicious is on a distinguished road
Smile I'm new and know nothing about cars

Hello everyone.
I don't even know where to begin. I'm a 22 y.o. college student majoring in IT trying to finish and get out. I'm not even a super car person but I thought maybe I could turn to the forums to get some kind of help. I have a Buick but my goal is to eventually get a 3rd Gen TransAM. But yeah I have a Buick Regal and its sad to say I didnt take care of her like the way I should.. I want to know if I can still make her last try to fix her up nice and turn her into a semi-sleeper. I would also like to know what things I could do as a beginner to help to upgrade my car that has minimal to no assistance and the difficulty is low, for right now and then work my way up. Any tips suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
D-RylVicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 08:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

welcome to the forum. i dont think the regal or trans am are much of a sleeper anymore, the l67 regal cat is out of the bag so to speak. i have learned the most important thing about modifying cars is to not mess with your daily driver. it will be more reliable for getting to work all the time if you dont have modified parts that break other stuff and are difficult to find. if you want a TA find one cheap and fix it up(keep the regal for a dd), all the engines completely suck for thirdgens so dont be afraid to get one with a blown motor or trans because you would end up changing it anyway. pretty popular thing to do now is put a 5.3/4.8 truck engine in it pretty easy swap and very good engine, 300hp and in a light car and od trans no reason you couldnt get high 20'* for mpg
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jwfirebird For This Useful Post:
D-RylVicious (05-30-2014), WilliamE (05-30-2014)
Old 05-30-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Soft Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 3,588
Thanked 340 Times in 302 Posts
Soft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud of
Default

Daryl welcome to the forum.
A daily driver is indeed best kept stock.
I put my hard earned cash into keeping it well tuned, new spark plugs, new oil & filters frequently, fuel filter/air filter etc.
Ensuring it is running properly and not leaking anything is my priority.
Soft Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Soft Ride For This Useful Post:
D-RylVicious (05-30-2014), WilliamE (05-30-2014)
Old 05-30-2014, 03:18 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
D-RylVicious is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks guys, and yes deffenitly since the regal is my daily for sure, @softride: If that is the case, what can i do to just make it better as a daily driver? As of right now I'm having some problems I need to fix at this moment haha because theyre is inspection coming in a week so i want to know if there is anything that is wrong with the car that i can fix own my own without having to spend too much money. @jwfirebird: I will deffenitly try that, when i get a chance, right now im actually trying to get on my feet and build my finances so when the time comes i will deffenitly ask for help.. Thank you guys for replying to my thread at such short time. I appreciate it.
D-RylVicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 03:23 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

if you could post your issue in the buick technical section i am sure someone will be able to help
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jwfirebird For This Useful Post:
D-RylVicious (05-31-2014)
Old 05-30-2014, 03:38 PM   #6
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
WilliamE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 3,087
Thanked 418 Times in 376 Posts
WilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Welcome to the forums.

Make a thread in the Buick section as Art suggested, there we can help with any current problems it may be having.
And if needed give basic maintenance tips.

Buick - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat
WilliamE is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to WilliamE For This Useful Post:
D-RylVicious (05-31-2014)
Old 05-30-2014, 09:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
rjblazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elmira, New York
Posts: 853
Thanked 31 Times in 29 Posts
rjblazer has a spectacular aura aboutrjblazer has a spectacular aura about
Default

Welcome to the forum.
rjblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2014, 11:48 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
1REDCAV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 577
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
1REDCAV is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have ya! Any pics of your rides?
1REDCAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 11:25 PM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
D-RylVicious is on a distinguished road
Default

@William, I will do just that, thank you very much. @rjblazer: Thanks! @1REDCAV: I could post some pics once I get an better understanding on how to maneuver around this forum. Ill have some soon
D-RylVicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 10:43 AM   #10
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
WilliamE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 3,087
Thanked 418 Times in 376 Posts
WilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond reputeWilliamE has a reputation beyond repute
Default

You're very welcome.

If you have any questions about navigating the site, posting pics, or anything, just ask and I, or another here would be happy to help you.
WilliamE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat/AC problems keeps going on and off and now nothing. Medicman33 Everything Electrical & Electronic 29 01-03-2008 11:25 AM
Nothing to do with cars but.... Kir7 Lounge 8 07-29-2006 04:55 PM
zzzzzeke's new pics of nothing new! zzzzzeke Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 10 04-16-2004 04:05 PM
what is wrong with me....((edit)) i now know NOTHING is! FiReDeViL Lounge 39 03-30-2004 03:43 PM
I turn the key once and nothing happens, I turn it again and ssesc93 1992-1999 13 09-25-2003 04:17 PM


Tags
buick regal custom, introduction, new member

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:28 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.