With 3 children we needed room but didn't want a minivan. Bought this car with 86000 miles. Numerous problems that weren't major but irritating. The accuators on the a/c went out and would not blow through the vents $500. Window switch broke $200. Radiator leaked $250. Harmonic balancer went out $175. We like the comfort of this car. It was made to drive long distances. Good gas mileage and power.
Comfort and room. My wife was tired of minivans and wanted a car. We love the fact that we can all fit and ride comfortably on long trips.
I bought this so I could have a big luxury car, yet also wanted to be able to get wife and all 4 of my kids in if necessary. Great on cruising interstates, and pretty good on curvy roads as well. It's very roomy and comfortable with a large trunk. Surprisingly great gas mileage, around 27-30 on highway. It has served my purposes well as a luxury car for business driving, yet it's good for family trips. It's reliable with no mechanical or engine problems, and gets good gas mileage for a car of this size to boot.
Smooth ride particularly on highways, and surprisingly good gas mileage.
Automatic moisture sensing wiper system is overly sensitive and I would prefer to just manually adjust intermittent wipers.
I bought this car from the original owner when it was 3 years old. The car has a pretty good ride and is comfortable. The biggest problem with this car is that many things have gone wrong with it and were expensive to fix. There was a problem with a plastic piece by the manifold that melted and filled the crankcase with antifreeze ($900). Water pump ($300) Some timing sensors ($550). Alternator, battery, serpentine. ($500). Starter ($300). Wipers won't return.
Passenger Climate Control, Leather power seats, Automatic climat control, Controls on steering wheel, Wiper sensors
We bought this used from a reliable friend mechanic. In no time the paint was fading and peeling, the plastic manifold broke & quite a big repair bill even fixing it ourselves & buying parts on the net. Air conditioning went & had to replace condensor etc, The front power seat mechanism works, but is popped out of the seat. Seatbuckles broke. Something has happened to the struts. We've nearly always owned GM since my husband retired from there. Owned an Olds that went almost 300K miles until hit when stopped. Only one time failed to start when the timing chain needed replacing at way over 100K. We have lost a bundle on this Buick. Really a shame and sorrowful!
Heated seats, automatic wipers that come on when needed but none of this worth the problems with it and money lost.
Of course the manifold was wrong from the beginning and I don't know what to fix such a car as this, but it seems like GM should have known better than to put out a car of such a disaster. Too bad at our age and such Buick satisfaction we get one like this.