Buick's Terraza minivan shares its platform with similar GM siblings at Saturn, Pontiac and Chevrolet. While the Terraza is arguably the most luxurious of the group, it can't match the Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Town and Country for interior room, nor does it offer the option of all-wheel drive like the Toyota Sienna. Where many minivans in this segment offer side-curtain airbags for all three rows, the Terraza does not. Despite these shortcomings, the Terraza has much to offer, such as the Sit-N-Lift Mobility Prep package and a powerful V6 engine that can run on either gasoline or E85.
By mmmw1002 on Monday, September 29, 2008
overall rating 7 of 10rating details
"I fought very hard to avoid getting a minivan. I finally gave in and bought this one. I actually do really like it. I have had zero problems with it. Some of the other reviews mention problems with the doors or the A/C but I have not had that problem. The power sliding door is awesome with a toddler. The A/C is really good. I don't like the positioning of the rear vents, though. There is a significant blind spot with the 3rd row seats that takes some getting used to. There is plenty of room, even for adults in the back. The center row captain's chairs are adjustable so the rear seat isn't too cramped. I love the air compressor in the back and I don't have problems with stuff falling out if I use the cargo net properly. It's great for trips and the DVD player is awesome. The seats are comfy and there are tons of cupholders. Plenty of storage space, and good location for cell phone charger port. Took me a while to find it, though! It gets decent gas mileage for being a van. Generally I get around 20mpg. On the highway, it's closer to 24 mpg. Tires are harder to find because of the size, I guess. My only real problem regarding the van is the price. Had I known that after 2 years I would owe almost double what it's worth, I would not have bought it. That's the only thing stopping me from recommending it to someone else. Do your homework and make sure the price is right before you buy."
13 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By Nurse-Mom on Monday, April 21, 2008
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
"Overall we love this van. Have had it now for 2.5 yrs. Definately higher end on luxury, we traded in a Licoln LS for this van (thought my husband was going to cry) but I dont feel we sacrificed anything... Have had it in the shop 5/6 times over a "design flaw" with the traction control. You'll be driving along and the traction control locks up wheels, a little scarey!! The air vents should have been placed with more thought in the back of the van, the poor kids are cooking until the whole thing cools off. Great gas milage! love the DVD and sound system. Used it when I was in Home health and never ran out of space! We pretty much carry a Dr's office in the car... If your a first time van buyer check into the wheels, we have replaced tires and there are very few to choose from at most tire places your just stuck with what they have due to the strange size! Hope this is helpful..."
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By bryan on Sunday, December 11, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "comfortable, roomy, interior looks very nice"
Cons: "everything electronic might not work tomorrow!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"Car would be great but it always has a $300 electrical problem (trac/abs light on, heater blend door issue, sliding door motor problems, fuel pump fail, etc). Like the car alot but tired of lights on dash and seemingly petty issues that cost alot to fix. Also, the rear suspension must be out of a 70s military truck, it bangs over small bumps in road and sounds like it's comming apart. Have to keep fresh tires on it and rotate/balance every oil change or it seems to vibrate excessively. Too bad, otherwise would love the car. no more GM for me."
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful