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Broken suspension and transmission
By madismommy2004 on 04/30/12 20:33 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

For the past 2 years I have been dealing with my suspension,I bought the car at carmax,they fixed the comressor only to find out I need an air bag,and what they couldn't see that the holes in the air bag is what is causing it to sag. And of course I am now out of warranty so I have to pay out of pocket. Now my transmission is slipping and it doesn't want to move faster than 35mph.It won't shift into 3rd gear.What else can go wrong with this car....If I knew what i know now about it I would never have bought it! Oh and warranty parts at carmax SUCKS!6MO OR 6000 MILES WHICH COMES FIRST, HOW ABOUT A YEAR LIKE OTHER PLACES OR DEALERS!
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Best automobile I have ever owned
By uscgc on 03/28/12 10:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Most trouble free auto I have ever owned. It is quiet and handles well in curves.
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Buick Rainier: Too many headaches
By nobuicksjim on 02/20/12 13:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Bad fuel sender. Buick sends a notice to finally to cover 1/2 the repair cost. Too late. Driver's side door handle. Broken twice. Part is engineered to fail. $127 to buy $4 of plastic Rear air suspension problems. This will be the last Buick I ever own.
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Love my Rainier
By layla4909 on 02/11/12 16:22 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I amazed when I see the bad reviews from people. My Rainier has been so good to me. I love it sooooo much. My husband has always wanted to take it from me and keep it as his own. It handles so well. I feel safe. I know my kids are safe. The ride is so smooth. The sound system is great. For the price, I feel that I have gotten so much more than I paid for. Love it. Love it. Love it. Can't wait to get my next Buick. I am sold and super excited about all the new models Buick is offering. To be honest I always thought Buicks were just for "old people". Forget about it. The new models are hot!! and I can't wait to trade up! Won't be the least bit apprehensive either.
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Love my Rainer
By sally on 04/02/08 19:01 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I have own my Rainer for 3 years and love the smooth, quiet driving. But most all I love my satellite radio, I will never go back to listening to AM or FM.
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Cadillac to Ranier
By Betty W on 06/26/07 11:04 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

We'd been driving Cadillac sedans for years and switched to the Ranier SUV. It is very comfortable and pulls a trailer very well even in the mountains. We love the Ranier.
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A New SUV Owner
By Ed Chandler on 01/05/07 01:24 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Easy to drive and maneuver in parking lots. Plenty of power in the 6 cylinder engine. Doesn't cruise on open roads as well as the LaSabre I owned previously but is much better on mountain roads. I like the inside comfort and controls. Plenty of storage space in the rear. Very smooth and quiet ride.
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I'm buying another
By skeet on 11/15/06 20:37 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I have never owned a vehicle I have liked more. Traded a BMW and would never go back. Feel reviewers have given this vehicle a bad rap. I like everything about this vehicle and can't wait to get my new one. Also own a DTS Caddy and really would just as soon drive the Buick. Runs like a scalded dog. A/C is fantastic. Ride is wonderful. Edmunds say Toureg or 4Runner? I say pooey. 6'1 250 lbs this is one roomy vehicle. Wonderfully reliable. What more can I say? Have owned Suburban and like this much better. Turns on a dime. Easy to park.
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Wow
By Melody Myers on 11/12/06 22:20 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I have enjoyed the ownership and smoothness of the ride, great amenities, and ease of handling.
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Best SUV Ever
By Mac on 01/13/06 15:21 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Review

We have owned our 2005 Ranier CXL AWD for about 14 months. It is by bar the best overall SUV we have ever owned. The ride quality is outstanding, the handling sharp, the performance excellent, and the carrying capacity fantastic. Overall we get about 20 mpg on the highway (70 - 75 mph) and about 15 in town. My wife likes it so much that I seldom get to drive it except on trips. It is one of the quietest vehicles I have ever driven. The size, ergonomics, features, and performance are just about perfect for the two of us. Our friends enjoy very much when we take the Ranier, going out to dinner.
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