2005 Buick Rainier Consumer Review: Nice Vehicle with the discount

2005 Buick Rainier - Consumer Review

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

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Nice Vehicle with the discounts
By buddyboopotato on


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


I was giving up on American SUVs after
a lousy experience with a Chevy
Blazer, but then I found the Rainier
after looking at Trailblazers. A much
nicer platform, but the list pricing
is insanely high. However, with all
of the discounts at year's end (since
they had 5 months inventory), I got it
at $23,900 total cost for an 04 CXL
AWD, and then with trade in and cash
down, got it out the door below
$17,000. For that kind of money, it
is hard to beat. Great ride, very
quiet, nice comfort features, and good
performance. My only disappointment:
gas mileage--avg 16. was hoping to be
closer to 18, but I realize this is a
large and heavy vehicle. I'd
recommend, especially with the deals.

Best Features

Auto memory of each driver's settings, driver control center to customize a ton of features, quiet-tuning really works, heated seats, leather interior, separate driver-pax controls and front- rear controls, moonroof, spacious interior, and nice looking exterior

Worst Features

try to find a way to improve the fuel economy, add a change drawer or something like it under the radio, move the cup holder near the shift lever to a better location, consider adding a cell phone holder wear the current cup holder between the shift lever and radio.
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