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


Review

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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Rainier Rules!
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By NancyW
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Everything from the buying process to the trips and commuting I do in my Rainier has been a pleasure. The car itself is beautiful - a dark green with lots of chrome highlights. Everything is automatic, from the seat positions to lights turning on. It rides smoothly and quietly, but without that floating feeling that can make luxury cars less handleable. We've already had to call on the services of OnStar when the family was locked out of the car while on vacation - they came through with flying colors and got us back in the car within five minutes.


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Better than Cadillac
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By Col. John Paul
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Vehicle

2004 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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 CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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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Buick Value
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By Wdyer
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Overall this is a great value with the current rebates. Surprised about a few things though. No hydraulic lift for the hood? Even Rendexvous has this. Too much plastic. Faux wood. Unexciting instrument panel. Poor range of low beam headlights. WOW! What a quiet vehicle and great ride!


Favorite Features

Satelite navigation system. Dual climate control. Sunroof.


Suggested Improvements

All the negatives mentioned in the review section. Some of which I have heard have been addressed in the 2005 model.


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