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


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I have had this car for 60,000 miles. I am 67, have owned a large number of cars, domestic and import. I can tell you, this one is the best.


Favorite Features

Quiet smooth stable ride, and luxury fit for a king.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Best Midsize GM SUV
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By WinterDrive
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This is great SUV for long distance traveling, towing and light off-roading (which means beyond graded gravel). Winter driving performance has been outstanding. No mechnical issues barring an overiced rear wiper. V8 performance is great, with decent mileage (19+ on the highway). Interior is a bit underwhelming for the price, but functions well and has also stood up well (no squeaks or rattles).


Favorite Features

V8, AWD, towing capability, comfort levels (quietness, ride, nav system, individual FOB settings, personalization, OnStar, XM, self leveling suspension).


Suggested Improvements

Redesign the running boards - they catch all the slop (slush, snow, mud, etc.).


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Best car I've ever had
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By Jimjxx
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2004 Buick Rainier 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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Fun,Safe and Dependable
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By Dr d
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This Buick Is a very stable platform . Fun to drive due to great handling for us , the average driver. Speed and acceleration that makes you feel young when you need it, entering a freeway or getting out of a jam. Sometimes, just showing off. It just feels good to know that you're in command of the road on occasion. Plenty of room for passengers & Luggage. Easily maneuvers in any grocery store parking lot and brings the bacon home safley. Might keep this for 20 years.


Favorite Features

Variable pedal foot pedal control, V-8, leather, heated seats, handling package. Easy entry and loading access. Steering wheel controls. It pulls the boat.


Suggested Improvements

I'm satisfied. If I'd wanted more of a sports car I would buy a Corvette.


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


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Extremely comfortable. I am in sales and spend a lot of time in it. It is very quiet and the heated seats and moonroof are great. Also the Bose sound system is a wonderful plus. I have the awd model and have had problems with it. It wants to engage sometimes when you are backing up. The dealership has not been able to stop it from doing it. Otherwise, great vehicle


Favorite Features

Bose sound system, heated seats, and driver memory positions. Steering wheel controls.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders and more storage up front. reduce wind noise.


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