Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2005 Buick Terraza?
The seats are extremely comfortable; I drive at least 50 miles per day and I definitely wanted something comfortable on long trips.
Fully loaded features, automatic doors, leather seats, effecient heating and cooling. Customizable air setting for driver/passenger side of car.
Under the hood, parts are easy to get to and fluids are easy to check.
Drives well in the deep snow (AWD) as well as flooded roads.
Owner before me got an average of 15 mpg, so I was skeptical; but I've been getting about 26 mpg and that's pretty good for a vehicle this size in my experience.
Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Buick Terraza?
Drivers side seat warmer shuts off automatically when it gets too hot, which is nice, but it should not be overheating; passenger side does not do this.
ABS light is temperamental; ABS causes horrid noise when turning and is detrimental to the turn radius of the car.
Automatic passenger door on passenger side of vehicle has "hissy fits" and will sometimes take more than 5 minutes to close itself correctly.
Leaky back hatch when torrential rain hits it.
Back windshield motor likes to burn out; front winshield wipers are hidden under the car's hood, which is a total crapshoot in the winter months when I have to scoop the snow out of the front of my vehicle with a ladle to get to my wipers.
Very little pick-up to the car; prevents me from burning gas, but also hinders quick take-offs for whatever reason.
Spare tire has rusted up onto the vehicle and it is more of a pain to get the spare off the vehicle than it is to change the tire. I check it every 3 months or so with WD-40 to eat through the rust.
No back passenger seat windows that open, only vents.
Sure you can lay down all the seats in the back of your car to have a larger trunk, but the seat backs don't line up in a flat back, so good luck sliding anything in there!
I would appreciate some extra storage for extra car fluids. Sure I can stand the bottles up in the compartments in the trunk, but I can't use my trunk then.
2005 Buick Terraza Review:
Overall, it's a pretty decent car, but there are DEFINITELY improvements that could be made.
Has 94000 miles on her- replaced the muffler this year; that was a total pain- but she seems to still be going strong.
It's a good-sized family vehicle with some great interior features, but I think Buick forgot that a car needs to be a car first, and luxury comes second with some things.
I won't buy another one, but I'm not itching to get it off my hands anytime soon.
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