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2006 Buick Rainier

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 20/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 4.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2006 Buick Rainier Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 192 Ratings for the 2004 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

I already miss my Rainier

By on Thursday, June 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Many options (bells & Whistles)"

Cons: "No USB or Nav (too old)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this SUV new in 2006. I LOVED Rainier. Wish Buick still made it. Had everything I needed. Very dependable and with the OnStar, I was always safe. XM radio, heated seats, moon roof, towing package (for the boat/motorcycles) and lots of room to haul my dogs  Lots of Bells & Whistles! I have helped countless stranded people due to flat tires, because the Rainier comes with an air compressor with long enough hose to fill the other guy’s tires, beach toys, bike tires etc. Lots of room, separate heat/air and audio controls in the back seat. No major mechanical issues. Drove easily. The only reason I traded it in is because I drive 500+ miles several times a year and decided to get something with fewer miles. Did I say I LOVE this SUV???"

My favorite car ever!!!! LOVE IT!!

By on Sunday, May 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Easy to drive, great size, comfortable for all."

Cons: "Stopped making this perfect model!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is exceptionally reliable, practically drives itself, is very well designed, quiet and a soft smooth ride. Buick hit it out of the park with this car. It is a quieter better ride than the 2011 Cadillac SUV I bought to replace it. Never got rid of the Rainier, I am still driving it. I need a new Rainier model BUICK. Height, size, space, perfect. Encore too small, Enclave too big."

Best vehicle for the price.

By on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Room, gas mileage, dependability, ease to park"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Just the right amount of room for a couple. Holds our luggage or gives us room to take someone else if need be. Great SUV"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

New problem every month

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "I want to like this car. lots of features"

Cons: "Any of those features may break anytime"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Bought the car with 33,000 miles and put 50,000 on so far in three years. In those three years, we never saw a day without something needing repair. Some of the minor problems went unfixed for a while because I only had enough money for the more important fixes. Here's a list off the top of my head of the all the stuff that went bad. Rear speakers buzz loudly, center console latch broke, heater for driver's seat quit, roll-over sensor for airbags went bad, exterior handle on driver's door broke, exterior handle on rear passenger door broke, lift struts for tailgate gave out, water pump had to be replaced, blower module that operates the cabin fan went bad. This car is has been a money pit. For being a nice car with a quality looking interior, it sure has kicked me in the wallet to the tune of more than $2000 just for unexpected repairs. Also, if you are a do-it-yourselfer and change your own oil, the filter is in a TERRIBLE spot that is hard to get a grip on."

3 people out of 11 found this review helpful

i really enjoy driving this car

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"it is great in the snow and it has a smooth ride. it doesn't appear to have any blind spots. the mirrors tip when you back up I like this vehicle"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Great car!

By on Saturday, August 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought it new in 2004 and have replaced tires, battery and brakes once. The driver side window doesn't work in extreme cold but no other issues. It is comfortable, reliable and good looking."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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