Buick Rainier Model Overview
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Buick Rainier Questions
My Oil Pressure Gauge On My 2004 Buick Ranier With The V-8 Motor Shows Norm...
The engine oil level is fine and the engine does not make any noise as is common with low oil pressure.
Replacing Blower Motor
My buick rainier 04 Suv will not move in was driving on the highway and my rpms went crazy up and down and I pulled over put it in park and then back in drive but the car would not move .so I turne...
Why Gear Shift Moves But Dash Shows Suv In N Won't Go In Gear
After backing out of my driveway went to change gear to drive vehicle stalled out. The vehicle will restart but the gear shift will not move until I reset solenoid on side of gear shift console. T...
There Is A Grinding Noise When I Turn My Wheel
I have a 2004 Buick Rainier. 2 days ago when i was making a turn it felt like it was stuck and it was grinding as i turned and had to give more gas to complete the turn. It happens either direction I ...
Buick Rainier Overview
GM made a little bit of history with its introduction of the mid-size SUV Buick Rainier. Built on the same truck platform as the Envoy and Trailblazer, the Rainier is Buick's first official truck since the 1920s. And though it comes standard with a 4.2 V6, it also offers a 5.3 V8, raising its towing capacity to a very satisfying 6700 tons.
The Rainier is only a 5-passenger SUV, however. Unlike the Envoy and Trailblazer, it does not come in an extended 3-row length. This makes it unique, in that it offers the V8 power in a regular wheelbase model, whereas its competitors only offer it in the extended forms. A 60/40 split-fold rear seat does allow for more storage space and versatility.
Though it's named after a pretty tall and rugged mountain, and it comes with both all-wheel and rear-wheel drive configurations, the Rainier is not so much an off-roading adventure SUV. It tries to offer all the utility and power, but in a nicer, more comfortable package than its competitors. You'll find leather seats, OnStar, dual climate control, and wood and chrome trimmings to all be standard. A navigation system and DVD player are options. The Buick Rainier is also the first Buick to use the new Quiet Tuning system, which uses thicker padding, seals, and insulation to block out road noise. The Rainier never really found its niche in the SUV market, despite being the first truck-based Buick in almost a century. It lasted for only four years, and will be replaced in 2008 by a new crossover vehicle, the Buick Enclave.