Last post on Jun 07, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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Buick Terraza, Van
#30 of 34 Re: To buy, or not to buy... [morewasabi]
Jun 01, 2006 (8:04 pm)
We got the tow pkg in our '03 Venture, it is worth the extra cost. We got the Warner Bros Edition so we have the DVD player and 3 captain chairs accross the middle....love it!
I do like that the new GM vans have a split rear seat, I could really use that a lot. It's great to hear you like the Terraza 'cause that's the van we like the most! It's been hovering on the top of my list. I like the added luxury and you get a 4 year warranty!!! All for about the same price as the other GM vans. My only regret would be that I would have to give up the wonderful service dept. my Chevy dealer has. They've been the best service dept. since I had my Infiniti years back.
I agree with you on the 3.9L engine. I read a lot of postive things about it and I would like to have it.
As far as cost, you're right. I've priced Honda and Toyota and in the Honda there isn't much room to negociate price and it's more than the Buick. The Toyota is way too expensive once you add options. In addition, you can't get the DVD system unless you get the Limited model!!!! Their packaging of options is still as bad as it ever was. I think the Toyota is a great product, but come on...it's a minivan.
#31 of 34 Re: To buy, or not to buy... [cmyers300m]
Jun 01, 2006 (11:38 pm)
I think the Buick is the way to go. It has the added quiet tuning that really makes a difference. The leather on the Buick is also an upgrade. Buick's reputation among GM has always been on the top for quality and service. You get a lot in the Buick that you would pay extra with the others. Also the Buick had an upgrade rear suspension compared to the other GM models. The features we really like is the auto load levelers, the built in air compressor (works great..used it before our trip to get all the tire pressures right), Ultrasonic rear Parking assist. The ride is very very smooth and quiet. It was great as the kids watched the DVD and we could hear them giggle in the back.
I would have gone for the 3.9 ltr if it was available in 2005. Looks like in 2007 the 3.9 ltr may be standard.
#32 of 34 Re: To buy, or not to buy... [morewasabi]
Jun 02, 2006 (3:06 am)
My WB edition has the load level suspension(which is awesome to have when your moving heavy objects), parking assist(which is great since my wife will hit anything), and air compressor too(which I've never used...wierd huh). I think the Buick's independent rear susp. would be nice, not to mention sound proofing. I also like all the wood accents as well in the Buick. My 300M has it and I really like the looks.
How have your power doors been? That's the only thing I ever had problems with. Now they're fine, but I've heard of recent GM vans that have the doors opening on their own while the vehicles moving!!! My doors have never malfunctioned like that, thank goodness.
I heard the 3.9L will probably be standard too. However, I also heard that they may do away with the better suspension and sound deadening material as a cost cutting measure. Just when auto makers get things right, they always change it or get rid of it.
Regardless, you're starting to sell me on this Terazza van:)------thanks for the input!
#33 of 34 Re: To buy, or not to buy... [cmyers300m]
Jun 02, 2006 (9:36 am)
No issues with the doors. One note if you have power doors and you accelerate forward before they close all the way they will open. I think thatís true with any van doors. The van works well, its solid and quiet. I canít see how Buick can move away from quiet tuning as that is part of the new Buick marketing differentiation. I also heard about the suspension being changed to match the other models.
We get lots of compliments on the Van. Lots of people ask what make is this?
And when they ride in it, they really like it.
#34 of 34 06 Terraza CXL
Jun 07, 2008 (11:40 am)
We are pleased with our Terraza.We would like a softer ride,on the rear end.
I quiried Buick about a retro-fit for the shocks on the load levelling system.
There is no package made for a Terraza,yet.We will keep looking and hoping
to get a better ride.
We really love the 3.9 liter engine and are looking to buy an Enclave,when they smarten up and put in a good engine.
Any information about decent shocks can be emailed to me at
julius13telus.net as I do not come to this site very often.