2005 Buick Rainier Consumer Review: Rainier really shines

2005 Buick Rainier - Consumer Review

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CXL 4dr SUV (4.2L 6-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Rainier really shines
By quarque on


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


The best vehicle I've ever driven. Rides very well and is VERY quiet and comfortable. AWD with 275 HP 6 is fantastic. Air suspension and heated seats are just icing on the cake. The "pros" rate this car a "6" just because it is not a BMW or sports car. Frankly, I didn't want a sports car. I wanted quiet comfort and this is IT. The little extras like access to the air compressor make it sweet. I test drove Honda, Toyota and Nissan - no comparison to the solid, quiet feel of the Rainier. The Pilot was noisier than my old Blazer. I will keep this vehicle a very long time after paying $33k with 0% financing.

Best Features

Special Buick "quiet tuning" that really works, powerful 6 cyl, air suspension, solid feel, tight turning radius, heated seats with lumbar adjustment

Worst Features

Better/more storage & cup holder arrangement, fully extendable visors (not half-baked ones), locking gas cap, lose the fake wood on steering wheel (just leather wrap the whole thing please), power folding mirrors (for my skinny garage), offer a more stripped-down version with fewer bells & whistle
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