2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Fun SUV to drive Small
footprint,extremly quick and agile with
the V-8. Quiet and easy to drive on
rough and smooth surface. Psycologicly
it "fits".The valets fight to drive it.
It even pulls an 18 foot Four Winns
Boat or a trailer full of trash.It Gets
you up out of the water. Now thats
important when you live in Texas.
Recently we've had Gully washers at
least once a week.
Adjustable Pedals. Ride and apparent
control. V-8 Power.Tow Package. Its
nice to have all the features.
cup holders inadequate, no pocket on
back of driver seat,uncomfortable
center seating for 3rd person in back
seat, Two persons in back, be nice to
have center arm rest. Tire pressure
sensor would be a good start for a
2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Wife's car and she loves it. She had a
2002 Bravada and really liked it , but
the Rainier much better. The V/8 is
much better than the 6 cylinder, the
ride is smoother and it is quieter. It
is just a richer looking vehicle.
The V/8 engine
I would probably try to hide the
muffler in the back. It hangs down,but
I did strap it up about 3" and painted
it with flat black. It is hardly
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
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
some little things like visor
extensions and a double visor for the
passenger side. Speed control
performance is lacking and not smooth.
The vehicle is much more quiet than its
brother and siste GM mid size SUV's.
The technology is full blown and could
be somewhat confusing to anyone not
used to pushing buttons without word
descriptions above them. I would rate
the ride as above average but if youre
looking for a really smooth ride, you
may want to move up to a full size SUV.
(GM product of course!)
I like the fuel ecomomy feature on the
dashboard. ONStar is great as this is
my first experience with that.
If you could improve the ride to be
more like a full size SUV, you would
have the ultimate vehicle