2005 Buick Terraza Ratings

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Buick Terraza 2005
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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: exterior look

    Cons: performance, electrical, lack of adequate room for adults

    Advice: Do your research first! I may have a lemon but my recommendation is to pass by this vehicle.

    I have had my brand new Terraza in the shop 6 times in the last year. The radio continues to pop, the door locks had to be repaired, there is no pick up (acceleration), it whistles at 65 mph, and 'shivers' at the stop light as if it is going to stall out. The interior driver's seat is comfortable but the seats behind me allow very little leg room for adults. I would not recommend the Terraza and intend on trading it in very soon. I should have gotten rid of it a long time ago. There are several other quirks but I've run out of room to describe them all.

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL AWD

    Pros: ?

    Cons: fit & finish of interior

    Advice: Don't consider

    Numerous issues with vehicle especially the fit & finish. Vehicle has been in shop 5 times in only 45 days of ownership. Numerous rattles ranging from a door that will not close completely to dash and even steering wheel rattles that are a hugh annoyance. This vehicle is marketed as a 'quietly tuned' vehicle. Ours is not. Also had issues with allignment that have not yet been resolved. Lastly, the dealer put numerous creases in our sliding door when fixing it. This vehicle has not been a good experience. I would not recommend it!

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: Back up alarm

    Cons: Instrument panel. Gauges are hard to read in daylight.

    Advice: Get a thorough check out on how the rear seats stow and are adjusted

    Nice car...lots of bells and whistles! But I have 3 problems. 1. Horn hard to find the 'sweet spot' where it will honk the horn. Dealer says it's normal????? 2. The CD changer jammed and won't eject discs. 3. Rear seat passengers complain about escaping air for prolonged periods. Dealer says it's normal????

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CX FWD

    Pros: driving the vehicle, it's quiet, steers nicely, and is quiet.

    Cons: the small engine

    Advice: great car

    I love this vehicle. It's seats are very comfortable and very adjustable. It is very quiet and economical. At 65 mph I am able to get 27-28 mpg. That is driving on an flat expressway without any wind or jack rabbit starts or stops. I drive with the idea of milking the vehicle for maximum mileage. At 55 mph, I can get 30 mpg under the same conditions. I would perhaps like more power so it does not need to shift down as quickly, but then I would get fewer miles per a gallon.

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL AWD

    Pros: DVD player

    Cons: No airconditioning because of backordered part, in general - the repairs and expense of replacing the tires.

    Advice: Don't Buy Till They Fix The Problems

    I have had the car for 4 months and have had a multitude of problems with it: heater control head short (still no air conditioning!!) and it is on backorder with no expected delivery date, DVD static because they forgot to install a ground wire at the factory - I had wire put in but still have some static - they don't know how to fix it yet, brakes jerk because of rust on the rotors - had them cleaned, 3 flat tires and the other fixed in 2 mos. and had to replace them myself - warranty did not cover - can't find any holes in tire - we think the valve stems were not tightened enough at the factory - so if you buy this car make sure you have them tightened by the dealer. I love the look of the car and the amenities but would strongly discourage anyone from buying this car until they work out the problems...hopefully they will. My dad sells GM cars so I hate to give a bad review but I don't want you to have the same problems on such an expensive car. The only thing GM will do for my inconvienience is send me an oil change voucher...gee thanks.

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: The comfortable seat/ride

    Cons: It's a little difficult to get in the very back row if you're an adult. It's easy if your a child!

    Advice: Spring for the CXL, it's worth the extra money.

    I absolutely LOVE my new Terraza!

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    2005 Buick Terraza - CXL FWD

    Pros: Driver information center (DIC)

    Cons: MPG

    Advice: Buy it!

    Found the Terraza to be very quite and comfortable. It is an extremely good looking vehicle that meets the needs of young and old. I am 70 years of age and enjoy the Terraza and all of its equipment and features. Performance is the only area that is not up to 'snuff.' Initialy acceleration is good. However, when at cruising speed or below, it is somewhat sluggish when called upon to 'kick it up a notch.' I don't understand why the 3.8 engine was not used in this vehicl,e However, I am able to overlook this shortcoming. The CXL has a multitude of features which is nice as I like 'bells & whistles.' It takes a while to learn how to use all the features.