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2004 Buick Rainier SUV

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A Great Little SUV.
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By Dr Tom D
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Adjustable Pedals. Ride and apparent control. V-8 Power.Tow Package. Its nice to have all the features.


Suggested Improvements

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 saftey center.


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


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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.


Favorite Features

The V/8 engine


Suggested Improvements

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 noticable now.


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BUICK RANIER
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By fred FROMI
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2004 Buick Rainier SUV CXL Plus AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

EXCELLENT TRUCK, VERY COMFORTABLE AND THE EASIEST TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE 5.3 V8 HAS GREAT PERFOIRMANCE


Favorite Features

SEATING


Suggested Improvements

CUP HOLDERS COULD BE BETTER PLACED AND THE SEAT HEATER CONTROLS ARE EASY TO HIT WHEN JUST SITTING IN YOUR SEAT


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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)


Review

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


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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!)


Favorite Features

I like the fuel ecomomy feature on the dashboard. ONStar is great as this is my first experience with that.


Suggested Improvements

If you could improve the ride to be more like a full size SUV, you would have the ultimate vehicle


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