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Yeah, I really would rather drive a Buick
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By Eugene Evans
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my Buick because I use a wheelchair to get around, and the car I had was unable to hold the lift, and the wheelchair at the proper level.It bottomed out constantly. The Buick has all the room and comfort you expect from a Buick, and at 6'2", I have plenty of leg room. As far as some people complained about fuel mileage, I am getting 18mpg around town, and get 28mpg on the highway and I don't drive like the proverbial Little Old Lady just because I'm handicaped.


Favorite Features

The room I have in the drivers area, the quietness, and smoothness of the ride.


Suggested Improvements

Start building them again.


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Buick Ranier-SUV
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By jconeputt
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased 2004 Buick Ranier used with 22,000 miles and has been a great vehicle. This SUV has a 5.3 Liter, great power and better fuel economy than the V6 model. Great for towing. Great for extended road trips. Vehicle now has 55K miles with now service related problems.


Favorite Features

5.3 Liter V8, curb view mirrors, memory seats, power driver and passenger seats with lumbar adjustment


Suggested Improvements

Rear parking sensors, 6 disc CD player


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Best car I've ever had
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By Jimjxx
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Quiet, solid ride with good styling and quality accessories. I also like the fact that I'm driving a different type of vehicle---not something driven by "everybody and his brother".


Favorite Features

Looks, comfort, V-8 engine, quiet ride, top-of-the-line components (Bose sound system, Michelin tires, OnStar, satellite radio, etc.)


Suggested Improvements

A little bit better fuel economy, but only because of today's high gas prices.


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Chuck chooses
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By Chuck also
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I like many got tired of driving and in a almost prone position. The size is perfect for my business driving and love it on trips. The one thing I missed was my previous car had heads up display. I assume this will be added in the very near future. The handling is fantastic as you can make tight U-turns with little effort. Keep up with bringing us great vehicles.


Favorite Features

For once the features blend into an outstanding system.


Suggested Improvements

Privide heads up display.


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Buick Hits Home Run
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By New Oreans Buyer
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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VERY smooth and quite ride. Handles well Agree with current owner, it could use more storage. Cross bars for roof rack should be standard. This seems a little cheap on Buick's part for a car in this price range. Same with front seat side air bags. Would love for it to have had the Buick famous icon (the three holes on the front quarter panels). This would have been the icing on the cake for exterior. Too new for reliability opinion. Only one defect at delivery. The console lock would not hold down the cover whne bumped. New lock clip was ordered.


Favorite Features

Insulation equales very quite car. Smooth ride. Luxury of vehicle, both inside and out.


Suggested Improvements

storage. Roof rails and side air bags std. Longer sweep on pasanger wiper blade. It leaves a triangle which is in driver's view. Put the Buick icon (three holes) on the front two quarter panels. Add number of gallons burned in the driver;s info. This was very accurate & useful on my 98 Blaze


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Great Ranier
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By Bay Island Company
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Excellent performance, quiet car. Very comfortable seating. Could use a few more storage places.


Favorite Features

Quiet ride. Great power.


Suggested Improvements

More storage places (like the Rendzvous)


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Better than Cadillac
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By Col. John Paul
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I traded in a 2003 Cadillac Deville for the 2004 Rainier V8, the ride is quieter, smoother, and the only thing I miss is the mileage per gallon.


Favorite Features

Quick acceleration when needed and it fits better in my garage. XM Radio


Suggested Improvements

None


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Rainier a good choice
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By MHBACH
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I test drove the other intermediate sized SUV's; Trailblazer, Envoy, and found the Rainier the smoothest and best buy of the three. Most comfort and comfort features.


Favorite Features

The navigational system is very slick; a bit tedious to program destination but, once done, what a wonderful feature! XM Radio is a must too! Smooth car-like ride like Buick is famous for.


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Nice Car
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By Irby Jones
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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What we like the most: comfort on trips, heats up interior instantly in the winter, running board for easy access. Overall a nice car. Limited room in floor of front seat, no visor extensions and speed control acts up when in hills, starts jumping going down hills. No help from GM in a fix so far. Like the car better than the rendevous which we previously owned but has less room and storage than the rendevous.


Favorite Features

Comfort and ride is excellent. air conditioning and heating controls are impressive. Gas mileage is reasonable for this size vehicle. Information center and data available is good while driving. we like the on star as a safety feature.


Suggested Improvements

some little things like visor extensions and a double visor for the passenger side. Speed control performance is lacking and not smooth.


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Excellent SUV!! Thank You Buick!!
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By Reeseboy
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned my Buick Ranier for about two months now and I simply love it!! It gives you somewhat the feeling that you do own a truck in city driving; but yet extremely comfortable and easy to handle. On the interstate; quite honestly, I can compare it's handling and comfort to my 03 Cadillac Deville. The Ranier is such a joy to drive!!


Favorite Features

I love the body style and the deep burgundy color on my Ranier. The cabin is also very comfortable. I really love what Buick has done to decrease the cabin noise level. It is simply awesome!!


Suggested Improvements

Quite simply; this is an excellent automobile that needs little improvements!


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