Used Buick Ratings
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2008 Buick Enclave - CXL AWD
Cons: My wife say's I'm an old man for buying it. (I'm 35)
Advice: Buy itGreat care all around in the design of this whip. Rides and handles better than anything else in the class. GM finished this thing and did not miss a detail. The Germans and Japanese have fallen behind this time.
2008 Buick Enclave - CXL FWD
Pros: Incredible ride plus fun.
Cons: Complex option packages.
Advice: Forget everything you ever knew about Buicks.This ain't your daddy's Buick. The ride is great, and it's fun, too. It has more features than anyone could use -- and they're relatively easy to use (compared with the Acura MDX, for example). It's my first Buick since I had an aging '51 when I was a teenager. Never thought I'd have another one...
2006 Buick LaCrosse - CX
Pros: overall appearance
Cons: color selection
Advice: we drove the honda accord, nissan maxima, and camry. all were 1000's more and the Buick was the better car of the lot.its a great car. quiet, outstanding fuel economy, 30 mpg highway, very tightly constructed, excellent interior, large trunk, ONSTAR, 3800 V-6 was named one of the 20th century's best engines and theres none better.
2005 Buick Rainier - AWD
Advice: Make sure you know your warranty!I can sympathize with the others who have had transmission problems. Our 2004 Rainier with 28000 miles on it has been in the shop 6 times since Christmas 2005. The first couple of times, the technicians did not 'notice' the obvious shuddering/stuttering of the vehicle. Now, they acknowledge it, but always claim that it has been fixed by recalibrating the transmission. I am about to take it in for the 7th time, of course now the cruise does not work and the engine light is on. All I can say is 'thank God it's under warranty'. I have always said that I would always buy American, but this vehicle and the service problems have changed my mind!
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 buyingThe 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.
2004 Buick LeSabre - Limited
Pros: The Heads up display, and the color of the car, the leather seats, love all of it!
Cons: No locking gas cap but that's minor.
Advice: You have to buy it used now like I did, but look for one with low mileage, garage kept, etc.The Buick Limited is the one to pick not the Custom. I bought mine used with less than 27,000 miles. Has every option except heated seats. Gas mileage is phenomenol-about 33 on the highway and 23 around town. I use the driver information gage to see how to best save on gas-when to accelerate and when not to. It coasts forever once you take your foot off the break. I love all the gages and different ways to adjust for comfort. The trunk is cavernous as well as the back seat.
2006 Buick Lucerne - CXL V6
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: Design of car, very poor visibility of the road
Advice: Keep looking!Visibility limited in side windows, hard to see oncoming traffic--visibility VERY limited in tiny rear window. Difficult to get in and out, I am used to the LeSabre which I love. I hit a pothole, blew the tire, and then discovered that the tires are the bottom of the line, low quality junk; costed $700 to replace the rim. Guzzles gas like there is no tomorrow. No room for a full size spare tire in the trunk. Cannot pop the trunk from the driver's seat, have to go into the glove box. No coin holders in console. I have been buying Buicks for 20 years, but this was my last.