2005 Buick Terraza Ratings

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Buick Terraza 2005
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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: Heated seats and DVD system

    Cons: Lack of take off power and not much power going uphill

    Advice: Step on the gas pedal with both feet before buying

    The vehicle performed well until I purchased it. Major problem with the rotors, dealer cut them instead of replacing after 5,000 miles, then had problem with them again at 10,000 miles. They get burn spots. Also, problem with the sliding door latch not wanting to close all the way.

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: The first hour of owning a new vehicle

    Cons: Not knowing what will need repairs next

    Advice: Research before you buy, ask other Terraza owners first.

    We have had the DVD replaced, A/C compressor relief valve replaced, warped rotors all the way around, sliding door locks stick and won't open (which can't be duplicated at the dealership), DVD still omits high pitched noises,(which can't be duplicated at the dealership), they have replaced the fuse for the rear power outlet, and now for the past nine days we have been waiting on the ABS pump motor and the generator voltage regulator to be repaired. GM Customer Service is no help they state that this is why we got the warranty with our new vehicle. We have been lied too by the dealership that the first time we were in for the AC that GM had dye in the system to help find leaks. However no leak check was performed so we ended up back at the dealership a week later to find out that the relief valve needed to be replaced. 3 days after purchasing the vehicle we complained about the DVD player and how unsatisfied I was and we were told to call GM. That it didn't matter how expensive the vehicle was that they would only do so much.

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL AWD

    Pros: Automatic opening side doors

    Cons: acceleration

    Advice: Think twice

    At 17,000 miles, it is in for an engine replacement!

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: Access to rear, comfort of ride.

    Cons: Needs Headsup display, dash access/display needs work.

    Advice: Look closely at driving, if a lot of repairs, get the extended warrantee.

    Purchased the vehicle new, but had a problem with the dealer to obtain the style and color i wanted. The mini drives very well, does a good job on fuel mileage. There are some problems with slipping on take off (not AWD) which i think is the tires. I will have to replace the tires at 30K as they seem to be defective. I think better quality tires will fix. Have had to have rear bearings replaced. Dealer could not order the handicap seat, but other local GM dealer did and was a great job!

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: heated seats - steering wheel is comfortable to hold

    Cons: the ride and how it handles

    Advice: Sorry not sure what kind of advice I can give yet- still trying to resolve this issue!

    Been in shop 4 or 5 times for front end vibration still not fixed. Rotors were turned under 400 miles and replaced later. Has had at least 5 SETS of new tires in under 6500 miles. Headlights dim when brakes applied. Horn is HARD to apply.

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL AWD

    Pros: Its look

    Cons: Everything mechanical

    Advice: Don't give the time day!!

    DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!! Nothing but problems. In the first two months I owned it the dealer put more miles on it then I did. Not little problems either. It would crank but not start and the check engine light would come on. The dealer had no clue what was the matter and told me to pursue lemon law. They need to go back to the drawing board on this one.

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: 3900 Engine - 240 HP, lots of pickup.

    Cons: Not enough gauges.

    Advice: Drive this vehicle, it will sell itself.

    Test drove the 2006 FWD model with 3900 engine and test drove a 2006 Toyota Sienna XLE. The Terraza was by far a better riding and more comfortable vehicle. The Terraza was extremly quiet compared to the Sienna, the seats were also more plush and comforatable. The Terazza is a great value for ride, comfort and performance. The 3900 engine is definitely a big improvement in the performance area, 240 HP compared to 200 HP. The 17 inch wheels also adds to comfort and handling of the ride. Get this drive train with the towing package, makes a great traveler for vacations.