2005 Buick Terraza CXL 6 cylinder from North America
Love our Terraza!
Engine oil leak at 75000 miles.
Sliding side doors get their "brains scrambled" once in a while, and don't want to operate properly. If you are patient, it always works out OK.
Second set of brakes replaced at 114000 miles (not too bad!).
Driver seat heater element went out at 75000 miles.
Second set of tires replaced at 112000 miles (not bad!).
This is one fine automobile.
I wish GM were building a minivan we could buy today. I just don't know what we will replace it with. Would love to find one just like it with about 50K on it.
The Terraza is very quiet and comfortable on the road trip. It is very comfortable to enter and exit.
The handling is very stable on the road.
The van is roomy, and it is well designed. Our grandkids LOVE the built-in DVD. Don't use the OnStar or the XM radio.
The ultrasonic backup alarm is a must in our next car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th April, 2012
26th Apr 2012, 16:43
Replace it with a Buick Enclave!
27th Apr 2012, 18:49
I just bought a brand new Enclave, and love it. The price difference is a bit steep. I do think the Enclave is a lot more appealing than any mini-van though.
17th Sep 2020, 18:45
I have a Chevrolet Uplander (similar to a Terazza). I also bought a Buick Enclave. I agree that the Enclave is a much better built vehicle although it is of a newer design. The interior is quality while the Uplander is cheap plastic. I also like the extra conveniences of the Enclave. However, I do like my Uplander and use it as my personal vehicle. It is dependable and very versatile. I haul lumber with my Uplander, yet with the seats in can haul 8 people (I added a third seat in the second row). I am satisfied with both vehicles and plan to get many years of use out of both.