2005 Buick Terraza Consumer Reviews

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2005 Buick Terraza
3.1
Average based on 14 reviews
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Been to the dealer at least 15 Times!

by from Saten Island, NY on January 17, 2008

We got this 2005 CXL all loaded up as a GMAC smart buy and we cant wait till Aug 2009 to dump this piece of garbage. The sad thing is the design and room is nice however there is no reliability what s...
We got this 2005 CXL all loaded up as a GMAC smart buy and we cant wait till Aug 2009 to dump this piece of garbage. The sad thing is the design and room is nice however there is no reliability what so ever!!! The car has been to the dealer at least 5 times for the passenger side sliding door. They have changed the motor 1 time and the other times they cant seem to duplicate the problem. The door works when it wants to work. Most of the time as it closes the sensor kicks it back and starts dinging erattically. Other times the door just doesnt want to open and it has to be forced. My wife was stuck in the rain with my daugher inside and couldnt open the door. I'm waiting for the stupid door to open while in operation. The rotors have gone bad 2 times. The rear end just had to be changed. The wipers have malfuntioned 2 times. The brakes have already been changed. I needed 4 new tires because the original were wearing out rather quickly. And here's the kicker! We only have 22K miles on this piece of garbage. Im waiting till buick tries to nickel and dime me when we return the truck. Personally they could sue me if they think they'll get another penny from me! It's a shame becuase had this truck had been built without all the problems, it would have been nice. Another American auto buyer going foreign for our next car!!!
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Buick fails us all

by from Illinois on February 18, 2008

As a first and last time Buick buyer, I loved the van for the 1st 6 months. I have 45,000 miles and had a fuel sensing problem, I have had to replace the tires at 30,000, have had the brakes turned an...
As a first and last time Buick buyer, I loved the van for the 1st 6 months. I have 45,000 miles and had a fuel sensing problem, I have had to replace the tires at 30,000, have had the brakes turned and then brake pads replaced twice. My wife saw Tiger Woods by it in the ad, now I wish he had my Buick. Am currently looking to replace, just not with a GM product.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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lovemyvan!

by from Tampa, Florida on October 15, 2009

This van is the most amazing van I have owned, and I've owned four. I have owned a dodge and 2 fords, and this van is the most luxurious and most comfortable in comparison.
This van is the most amazing van I have owned, and I've owned four. I have owned a dodge and 2 fords, and this van is the most luxurious and most comfortable in comparison.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great Buy for the money

by from Port Huron Michigan on July 31, 2012

I bought this wagon at 77485 miles for $7500. What a steal. It was in pristine condition. It has all the toys including things I have no use for because I don't have kids. It is spacious and gives me ...
I bought this wagon at 77485 miles for $7500. What a steal. It was in pristine condition. It has all the toys including things I have no use for because I don't have kids. It is spacious and gives me all the room I need for a sound system and an Upright String Bass.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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First Van and Love it

by from Zion, IL on June 1, 2012

Purchased the car new in 2005 with all the toys. Have made multiple trips to North Carolina and average 26mpg during the trips, even in the mountains. Currently have over 124000 miles on it and have d...
Purchased the car new in 2005 with all the toys. Have made multiple trips to North Carolina and average 26mpg during the trips, even in the mountains. Currently have over 124000 miles on it and have done all the scheduled maintenance. Maybe that is why some poor reviews. No major issues except had to rebuild transmission at 115000. That's not bad in my book. Original tires lasted 60000 miles and have only had to resurface rotors once and have replaced pads twice. Poor reviews on these parts may also be dur to driving habits. I love the van and was upset when Buick quit making it as I would have purchased another. Will hang on tho this one as long as it is functional.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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vanfamily

by from new york, ny on January 19, 2011

I love this so far....I'm just wondering does everyone have the same issue with having to wait to shift out of park? I have to wait like 3 minutes and I absolutely hate waiting....please let me know.....
I love this so far....I'm just wondering does everyone have the same issue with having to wait to shift out of park? I have to wait like 3 minutes and I absolutely hate waiting....please let me know...that's the only thing I don't like...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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sorry I bought it

by from Beckley,WV on June 21, 2007

I have owned my 2005 Buick Terraza for 21 months and it has 30000 miles on it. Have had numerous brake problems, rotors turned once and replaced once, and now are warped again, plus brake pads need re...
I have owned my 2005 Buick Terraza for 21 months and it has 30000 miles on it. Have had numerous brake problems, rotors turned once and replaced once, and now are warped again, plus brake pads need replaced. Dealership and GM tell me they will not pay for any more brake problems under warranty. Was driving down road and hit a bump and car started beeping, same quick, short beep as when one of sliding doors is open. Took it to dealership and they say they cannot duplicate problem. Sorry. Said I may just have to get used to it because they can't hear the beeping when they drive it. Has happened 4 times on me now. Horn is almost impossible to blow. Rear passenger sliding door makes a lot of squeaking and rattling noises. Beginning to hate this car and my warranty runs out at 36000.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Another Disapointment

by from Lansing, MI on December 27, 2006

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I had previously purchased a 2001 Venture before buying this vehicle, and suffered through many a breakdown and expensive repair. Yet as a loyal...
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I had previously purchased a 2001 Venture before buying this vehicle, and suffered through many a breakdown and expensive repair. Yet as a loyal GM customer I still believed that this vehicle would be different. My first impression was very good. While not quite as quick as the Venture it had a reassuring weight and superior handling. I was a little offset by the shrunk interior, however. Still, I believed it a good choice... at least for the next 6 months. The Buick emblems at the sliding door entrances soon scuffed badly under kid's shoes and abuse. Then the powered sliding doors began to fail. While I use it often and have put it through nearly 20,000 miles in a little over a year and a half, the brakes and the transmission have already had problems. This is definitely a lemon and from other reports it appears to be rather common.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Avoid

by from Southern Indiana on November 16, 2006

Too many problems (engine dies, sliding door problems, DVD player problems, air compressor doesn't work, rear gate doesn't stay open....) ... dealership can't replicate all problems to fix and GM does...
Too many problems (engine dies, sliding door problems, DVD player problems, air compressor doesn't work, rear gate doesn't stay open....) ... dealership can't replicate all problems to fix and GM doesn't care.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Very nice car

by from Big Stone Gap, VA on February 7, 2013

I am very pleased with this buick - you've got a sense of a modest luxury, nice suspension, very quiet inside and still a good mileage. In my case - 22 gallons combined driving.
I am very pleased with this buick - you've got a sense of a modest luxury, nice suspension, very quiet inside and still a good mileage. In my case - 22 gallons combined driving.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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