I was at the Birmingham art fair this weekend, where Buick had set up a small display with two 2011 Regals.
The Regal is a sharp looking car, with taught lines and a hint of curve. I thought they looked like a mix if Mazda and BMW.
Thankfully, no stupid faux portholes.
Inside the car I sat in was decidedly un-Buick with nice materials, tight seams, and no fake wood in sight.
My only complaints: my right leg was rubbing up against the center console (but I wasn't in a real driving position) and the center stack seemed to have about 50% more butons than it ought to. Buick should hide more of that stuff behind a touch screen. Maybe there is one and I was just sitting in the cheaper variant.
If the Regal drives as sharp as it looks and feels, then I think Buick will do all right.