by drjayz on Dec 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Buick Terraza CXL AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Have a long history of good Bbuicks, so when it became time for me to haul grandsons to hockey and loads of food and gear to the cottage, I wanted a van with AWD.
I love this vehicle and would have bought another if GM still made a replacement.
A few problems that dealer handled well: flush rear AWD transmission due to whirring noise on sharp turns, Rt front wheel bearing,
front brakes after 4 years-not bad, after 7 years remote start/doors key FOBs quit - still working on that one. Have 100,000miles including 2 trips to South Mexico-beautiful to drive at 75MPH for hours.
#1 issue: same DVD stuck in 2nd row player since 2006 .
In 2012 drive heated seat has a hot spot - may be a short?
by Tina on Apr 25, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Buick Terraza CXL AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Day I purchased brand new, brakes went out, Dealer kept my van 2 months, the excuse "the part had not come in from oversea's" My door has never shut properly, it's noisy, I complained about banging under van, Dealer said its normal, another shop said it was the engine gears lose. When I start the car it keeps turning as if I was still starting sometimes it won't start at all and I have to try again, the dealership said that was normal. It's run out of gas 4 times, because I parked at angle I have had other buick terraza owners stop me in parking lots and ask about the same problems I was having, This van, USELESS and dealers blow off ALL the problems with it! I have the paperwork to proveit
by Karla on Apr 8, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Buick Terraza CXL AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I was one of those people who NEVER thought that I would ever own a minivan. I was (and still am) an SUV woman all the way! THEN, I had two kids and want more...and I am constantly hauling around my twin nephews, so it just became necessary. The only thing I hate about this vehicle is that it is minivan and not...well, anything other than a minivan. It has been great for getting a lot of kids where they need to go and has been very reliable so far. I haven't had it long, but I felt the need to tell anyone who wanted to know that this vehicle has had no major problems and hasn't given me anything to complain about so far. I am very pleased with it.
by mmills on Jul 18, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Buick Terraza CXL AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Wish I had seen these reviews before we bought this. Lots of trouble--some of the same as others. The stability control also went out at about 7,000 miles. Nothing like the brakes slamming on when driving! Fixed now and no problems, but lots of tire, wheel issues now. Have to replace tires at 27,000 all hubs replaced. New tires aren't covered. Dealership blames on lack of rotating--seems like this is a problem on most. It is definitely a lemon but doesn't qualify as one.
by Nebraska Owner on Dec 20, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Buick Terraza CXL AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Terraza is a dream to drive. Inside the cab is very quiet and the ride is comfortable. Dials are easy to read, 2 sliding doors are great. There are only a few minor design details that I would change if I were the designer ... the 3rd row seats are hard to lift once they have been lowered forward as there is no strap or handle to grip and lift..I'm short & would love "move forward" pedals to keep me back from the airbag..hotter heat. Compared to Honda's Odessy, and for the money, I have all the bells & whistles for a lot less. I find it is a exciting vehicle to drive. Gas Mileage about 16-17 mpg/city
by Dan on Dec 12, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Buick Terraza CXL AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
My cousin has a Sienna. We knew the Toyota dealer, and we both test drove the Sienna. In the end, we could not bring ourselves to spend $5,000 more for a car that had fewer features than the Terraza. Dollar for dollar, the Terraza is a great buy! We've now had the car for 6 months. This is our third minivan (one Japanese, one American, all fully loaded) and I can tell you that this is the best one we've ever had! From the remote start to the wireless DVD player to the automatic doors to the dual climate control to all that storage space - Buick, you've hit a home run! Never mind that it also drives great and you can hear someone whisper at 70mph! Who needs an SUV? Great family car!
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