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2006 Buick Terraza

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By tampa-fl
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2006 Buick Terraza CXL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This was an emergency purchase (with Buick Rendevous trade-in...another GM horror story) for 2008 family summer trips. DVD system a plus with four kids; averaged 26 MPG highway driving...very comfortable seats. Lack of seating flexibility (no fold-down 3rd row seats, and 2nd row seats don't slide forward) a major minus. Removing 2nd/3rd row seats is hernia territory. Repairs in 18 months ownership: (1) replaced front stabilizer links ($270); (2) reprogram PCM to address extended crank time, Bulletin #05-06-04-076B ($90). Still fighting Dealer on the flickering headlamps & interior lights, Bulletin #05-06-03-003C, that may require either replacement voltage regulator or alternator (ouch)


Best Features

Hands-down: the front seats (quality leather and very comfortable) and the DVD system with wireless headsets (did I mention 4 kids earlier?). Was surprised with highway fuel economy in 25 and 26 MPG range on 1000+ mile trips, and have even averaged in low 20's around Tampa (city driving).


Worst Features

Can GM build a 100K mile vehicle? Well documented electrical problems appear fixable...concerned about engine/transmission/suspension long term reliability. Our 2002 Buick Rendevous traded-in for this Terraza blew-up at 60K; first vehicle I've owned that did not reach 100K miles. Can GM compete??


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Would buy again
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By vbf
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2006 Buick Terraza CXL 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We own the 1998 Pontiac Transport Montana and loved it. After 160K miles, we felt it was time to retire the Pontaic from daily driving. We bought the 06' Terraza fully-loaded, used, for a very good price...40% of MSRP when new with only 20K miles. Have owned the car for 8 months now and put 16K miles on it. Performs well with AWD on slick/snowy/icy roads, DVD is invaluable for kids and hubs when on long road trips and we can all listen through steareo speaker system. Also works great driving through construction job sites where I work. Loud cabin noise needs resolving and cup holder "platforms" need eliminating. They hinder access. Storage adequate. Tall theatre seats a hassle.


Best Features

DVD is great, good storage (its all about being a good packer!), can pile in all the kids with their friends plus their gear, rides smoothly, handles well.


Worst Features

Lose the theatre seating (pain to see over and to remove seating for hauling - go back to Montanta seat design, please!), lose the cup holder platforms (hinder getting in & out for back seats - again, please go back to Montana design), and address road noise.


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Bad Choice
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By sonia
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2006 Buick Terraza CX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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very dissapointed with this van. uncomfortable,noisey,poor performance. problems with stalling,cruise control,abs system,trac stability and control system to say the least.


Best Features

Looks Good.


Worst Features

Electrical,stability,overall performance and comfort.


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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JBundle
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2006 Buick Terraza CXL 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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While I was growing up, my grandfather always praised how good Buicks were and so I was very biased in my purchase, but no more. I am very disappointed with this van. On the outside it looks like a beautiful vehicle, but on the inside, the engine stalls on cold starts, the vehicle shakes (replaced brakes and tires made it better). There is no room for cargo. My husband is wheelchair bound now and we can either have people or his chair. DVD player also has high pitch noise whenever used. The only things I like are the built in aircompressor and the power door. Other than that the front cupholder broke with the weight of a cup of coffee. I would trade it, but it depreciated as soon as I bought


Best Features

Air compressor, a great add, especially for bike tires, or the tires that were given since they leaked. I also like that the tire pressure adjusts to accommodate extra weight


Worst Features

A redesign. Not sure why it has issues with starting but told it is manufacturer problem. The shaking, though replaced brakes and tires helped. Definitely needs more cargo room so that you can fit people and groceries.


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Very Disappointed
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By MeMe
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2006 Buick Terraza CX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the first car I have purchased new, and I am very disappointed with the performance of this van. My van stalls when starting for day one, was told it is a manufactures problem and can't be fixed. It has lots of noises from the tires to squeaking in the seats. Bad blind spots in rear Windows because of back head rest. There is very little storage space in back. Had to have sliding door repaired, weather stripes on doors replaced, new cd player put in, two knew key pads in less than 3 yrs. Rear hatch hard to close, no rear heat, none auto sliding door hard to close, no room betw. Front console and front storage area. This is why they no longer make it.


Best Features

DVD player, Exterior design


Worst Features

Interior noise from wind and tires and seats, better take off, ligt in glove compartment. Fix problem with long crank, seems to stick. Make putting down rear seat easier, more room in rear for grocery. Better paint. Seat material needs improving not good with stains, water stains fabric.


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