2006 Buick Rainier Consumer Review: Falls Short

2006 Buick Rainier - Consumer Review

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

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Falls Short
By Barb on


2006 Buick Rainier CXL 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Our Buick Ranier has plenty of interior room, and has so far been very reliable. However, the interior build quality leaves alot to be desired! Everything from the door handles, and door power panel mouldings, to side door mouldings has fallen off and the seatbelts stick. The rear end makes an "undetermined" noise and it does not handle great if you have to do any sudden "avoidance manuevers" while driving. I drive mostly highway and have never seen anywhere near the supposed 21mpg mark. I average 17.2mpg in a 2WD. It should not be in the luxury class, as it is just another mediocre GM SUV. Admittedly disappointed. Can't wait til my lease is up! Terrible resale value. GM will never listen to what buyers really want...Thats why Toyota & Honda have really taken off. They listen to concerns and work with them to build vehicles people want.

Best Features

Quiet ride and XM satellite radio are great.

Worst Features

Why suggest any improvements if no one is listening?
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