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By HORRIBLE VECHICLE
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2005 Buick Terraza CX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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1)Oil leak between transmission and engine. 2)Electrical problems:Alternator and battery replaced because headlights and interior lights were dimming and going bright.3) Radio replaced due to background noise. DVD player had background noise still after noise suppressor added to +12Volt line.4) Stability control module replaced. 5) Electronic brake module replaced. 6) Power window control module replaced due to retaining clips broken. 7) Wind noise present: replaced sliding door molding. Still had it. 8) Ground effects coming off. 9) Something rolling around loose in steering wheel. Most failures occurred by 16,000 miles. The rest occurred before 30,000 miles. Do not trust this van!!


Favorite Features

1) DVD Player. 2) Backup sensors. 3)Duel powered sliding doors. 4)Remote engine start.


Suggested Improvements

1) Better drink holders. Drink holders could not accommodate different cup sizes and 20oz drinks. 2) Entrance to 3rd row seats needs improvement. 3) Better storage of 3rd row seats. They take up to much room when laid down. 4) Space between front seats and 2nd row seats is not adequate.


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Great car for travel!
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By fred154
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2005 Buick Terraza CXL Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is sensational for comfortable long distance travel whether just for the two of us or when we take other adults up to six on a trip. It even beats our Lincoln Town Car for a comfortable long distance trip. Besides being handy to haul bulky items too large for an auto's trunk, it has an elegant interior. In 90,000 miles, we have had to replace one front wheel bearing and one rear hub. Otherwise, only normal maintenance has been required. I don't want to give this car up since there is no suitable replacement on the market now.


Favorite Features

Memory power seat, cruise control, handy cupholders, height of seats, DVD player in rear, dual air conditioner, comfortable ride, woodgrain trim, leather seats, overhead storage, easy folding of rear seats, easy access to rear seats without having to fold seats.


Suggested Improvements

Some kind of handle to lift third seats, making the front grill all chrome, making it easier to remove second row of seats. Buick should bring back the minivan. There are thousands of willing buyers!


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Pros and Cons to the Terraza
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By Stephen Shorter
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2005 Buick Terraza CXL Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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The Terraza rides great, has very comfortable seats, and drives very well. However, the driver's side sliding door rattles even after three attempts to the dealer to fix it. I have found the carpeting to be subpar for a Buick. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible to clean. I recommend Scotchgarding the carpet on day one. We owned two Chrysler Town and Country vans prior to the Buick. I must say the Chryslers were superior to the Buick, although the Buick rides better and has more comfortable seats. In summary - some aspects of the Terraza we really like and some we don't.


Favorite Features

Ride, comfort of seats, great freeway cruiser.


Suggested Improvements

Sliding doors need to be redesigned as they rattle and we have had both sides in to the dealershiop for repair.


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Owned since new in 2005
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By drjayz
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2005 Buick Terraza CXL AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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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?


Favorite Features

Load space huge with 2nd row seats removed, can easily set up 3rd row when needed - load leveling v.g with heavy lumber, etc. Great highway ride, love the back-up sensors for parking, etc, interior great. AWD great in winter and on loose gravel inclines,


Suggested Improvements

2nd row DVD service, Rt Front bearing and brakes longevity, Make a replacement or 2014 Terraza van - still looking for my next Terraza!


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My car is great
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By donald szanyi
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2005 Buick Terraza CXL Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the very best automobile I have ever owned. I am 56 years old. I have had 5 Chrysler minivans and they do not compare to this van in comfort or style.


Favorite Features

The interior and the automatic doors


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage is all


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