2005 Buick Rainier Consumer Review: Money Pit

2005 Buick Rainier - Consumer Review

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

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Money Pit
By pensketech1 on


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


I am the second owner of my Rainier. At 65000 miles, I had to replace my engine due to a cracked head (coolant got in the oil and wiped out my bearings). I am experiencing turning problems at low speeds and now my security light comes on and vehicle will not start. My GM rep. told me I was out of luck when the engine blew, and the repair costed me over $4000 to do myself. GM needs to actually stand behind their vehicles. I have owned GM vehicles all of my life and am no where near satisfied with this one.

Best Features

5.3l engine, Leather seats and air suspension

Worst Features

Scrap the Buick line and bring back my Pontiacs
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