Used Buick Rendezvous

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About Buick Rendezvous

The Rendezvous is Buick's crossover SUV, but in truth it's more minivan than rugged off-road vehicle. Although the Rendezvous' unusual exterior design is intended to conceal its minivan origins, it's hard not to notice the low step-in height and tall roof. These same exterior dimensions, however, make for a truly spacious interior, including a usable third-row seat capable of comfortably accommodating two adults. The Rendezvous line has been paired down to just two trim levels this year, prompting the loss of the all-wheel-drive model and the larger 3.6-liter V6 engine. Still, the front-wheel-drive layout performs well in snow and the Rendezvous' long list of appealing features and quasi-SUV image make a good choice for parents seeking to avoid the stigma associated with driving a minivan.

Consumer Reviews

look before you leap

By on Thursday, July 12, 2007

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"I purchased my vehicle in April of this year & have had nothing but trouble with it. Overheating was a major issue that I could not get any mechanic to diagnose. After 4 months of owning the vehicle it has been in the shop almost 10 weeks. Advice to anyone looking into one look before you leap its a beauty but also a beast."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Very, dependable,comfortable, economical vehichle

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "size, gas mileage, comfort, reliability"

Cons: "I'm very short and large side mirrors block vision"

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

"I'm not sure what people are complaining about. I have praised this car since I brought it new. Most of my miles are highway thru the Co.mountains. I religiously got 28 mpg whether using cruise or just driving.It consistently gets 21 mpg city driving. The mpg. amazed me-I didn't expect that big a vehichle to get that mileage. It's nearly 12 yrs old now and I get 21 city and 26+ on the highway. I've had no major repairs. I change oil every 3,000 miles even tho manual says you can go longer. Otherwise, just tires,filters and routine maintenance. I only hope the next car I buy is as good."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK! MECHANICAL NIGHTMARE!

By on Friday, August 03, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "3rd row seats, comfortable roomy interior"

Cons: "ANYTHING MECHANICAL, Unreliable at 65K and 6yrs"

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

"I bought this car brand new in October 2001, the new 2002 model. Compared many suvs but wanted a third row seat without the size of the expedition or suburban. Felt like this was a good comp to the MDX without the hefty price tag. Well, buyer beware you get what you pay for. First sign of trouble was that the air conditioning went out completely after only 9 months and the entire dash needed to be removed to replace the control module. At about 30K miles the steering would make this squealing noise every time I make a tight turn, still hasn't been fixed they don't know what it is. About that same time, it started to make another strange noise, they said it is normal something about "adjusting" the suspension. It didn't do it up until this time, so I am not sure how they can say it is "normal". I bought the extended warranty since it was a new model. That was both a blessing and a curse...it worked great for the early stuff but at 65,000 I needed to have a total transmission rebuild, unfortunately my warranty had expired because of age not mileage. More tranmission issues about 3 years later and now again!! The AWD Disable light came on recently. The drivers side window motor has gone out twice($300+ each time) and the passenger side once. I have replaced the fuel pump,brakes,some to be expected with an aging car but not all. Plus, gas tank(which was covered under a recall) I had two cars prior to this for 10+ years and only had minor aging repairs, ie. water pump, alignment, brakes. I wish I hadn't replaced my Pathfinder with this piece of junk just because it had over 120,000 miles and I was worried I might start having problems.Big Mistake. So to recap...Air conditioning and heating problems, transmission (3 times!!), window motors, wheel bearings, fuel pump, alternator, gas tank, weird steering and "suspension" noises. Probably an extra $10,000 in non-warranty repairs on top of paying for an extended warranty and regular maintenence.. should have just bought a lexus or infinity suv to start and avoided the headache. Honestly, trying to decide now if I should bother with the next repair or just donate the thing."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful


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