Good performance, interior lacking
By rripberger on
2006 Buick Terraza CXL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
The 3.9 cyl V6 performs great and the vehicle handles nicely. It is a pleasure to drive. Air pump and electric outlet are nice. For the price you would think the interior could be better. There are no fewer than 3 rattles going at any time, road noise over 50mph is too loud. Second row leg room could be better and the second row seats are not designed to be removed (although they can be with a little ingenuity). The Phatnoise multi-media and DVD system are wonderful, however, you cannot control it from the front seat (while you are stopped of course), so for your 3-year-old you have to recline and twist your neck to reach the controls or get out and go to the back.
Fun to drive. Very good acceleration. Multiple choices of music with Phatnoise and XM radio.
The rear hatch should be electric too. Should you be holding a bunch of grocery bags in both hands, you have to put them down on the (wet) pavement to open/close the door. Would be nice to have an armrest for driver's left arm. No way to lock out so children cannot turn on lights in back.