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2005 Buick Rainier - Consumer Reviews

2005 Buick Rainier

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Love my Rainier
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Dawana Faye Daniel
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2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Before my Rainier I owned and was only driver of a 1995 extended top Chevy Conversion Van. I loved my Van. It was my Motor Home. When I moved I finally had a garage, was getting a little old to crawl up to scrap off the Snow and ice, it would not fit into the Garage and it was needing some work. I had to have one I could see out & above the instrument panel. As soon as I saw my University Of Ky Blue SUV I oh so wanted it to be the one. I was so tired of searching. I sat down in that driver's seat and was sold. The Carmax did not give it a good report on gas mileage. I was getting to the age that this was not a problem.
For the amount I have paid for extra fuel compared for what some of my friends have in repair, I have the best deal. I travel some with 2 dogs and so cargo is plentiful. It rides like a car and is great in the snow if I have to drive. It may well be my last vehicle. Because they no longer make the Rainier. It gets the best care possible. My son, his wife and my daughter, her husband own Enclaves. Even the step down from Enclave does not fit this 4'10" 78 year old Great Grandmom.n


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Broken suspension and transmission
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By madismommy2004
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2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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


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Most trouble free auto I have ever owned.
It is quiet and handles well in curves.


Best Features

Love the heated seats and the Bose six cd player


Worst Features

Has a tendency to road walk a little.


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Buick Rainier: Too many headaches
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By nobuicksjim
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2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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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
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By layla4909
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2005 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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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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