by jimk1500 on Jul 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2002 Buick RDZ CXL near 80K miles for $5,500.
So far the only significant maintenance that I have had to perform is replacing an expensive sensor in the rear dif. that enabled AWD ($650). Ouch! But no problems otherwise. Nice luxury features for the money. Will probably be switching air ride shocks for stock shocks
because the air pump is going, but its just routine care. Not crazy about the lack of power, but it makes me drive slower (my wife is happier). Handled very well in the winter. Surprised that I don't need my truck every time I go to Lowes. Service Records did show that previous owner had trouble with intake. Not my dream car, but a nice cheap drive so far.
by rendezastek on Mar 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I have owned my 2002 Rendezvous for 6 years now.
I bought the car for $6,500. in 2007 and up till a year ago hardly had an issue.
Last year I did do some engine work and this year replaced the transmission.
The transmission was due to a solenoid.
This is a common flaw in these transmissions.
Other than that hardly any repairs.
I did also replace the wheel bearings this year.
Hoping to get another few years out of it.
by erickadam on Feb 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
It has been a pleasurable 3 years; I bought this car at a buy here pay here lot with 99000 miles on it, and it has been great. NO PROBLEMS, jus the usual breaks, oil change, and tires (which could get expensive).
If I were to say something negative I would probably tell you that it is a gas consumer.
Car has no problems, but as some of the reviews here I guess I'm a lucky one.
by jwebb5 on Jan 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
bought used. WORSE car EVER! first transmission went out, cost close to 2 grand to fix, then over heated due to a leak in the coolant system, blew an intake gasket costing another wad of money, then the AC went out, AWD and antilock break system went out, replaced thermostat three times, and now has a blown head gasket! been in the shop more than it has been driven. Still paying payment :(
by ssarason on Oct 2, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this car new in Dec 2001.
We have done regular maintanence.
The car now have over 195,000 miles and is still great to drive.
There were a few early repairs done under warrenty, but we have had few problems with the car.
Just the unual, tires, brakes, shocks, regular oil changes, etc.
I love driving the car.
It is very comfortable.
Even though the car in nearly 10 years old, many people thing is is still fairly new.
They are always surprised to find out it is a 2002.
So far the car has been very reliable.
I was hoping to see more positive reviews of the car. I can only think that those cars that have been a problem were not properly maintained. We are very happy with ours.
by jerezaa on Apr 12, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Bought used but shouldn't have, Luckily I got the extended warranty because 2 months later the transmission went out (While crossing the Bay Bridge into San Francisco- what an adventure!) Took a month to fix. No trouble for a while but
then the something computer module which controls nearly everything went and it overheated. Spent tons of money to replace heads and the dealer (Covert Buick in Austin TX) and apparently they did not fix correctly. It's back in the shop after having it back for only 2 weeks. I should have just bought another car. The car is comfortable and I like driving it but it is the second worst car I've ever owned (The first worst was a Renault LeCar) Don't buy it!
Who woulda thought -- a Buick SUV? More accurately, the Rendezvous is one of a new breed of crossover vehicles that combines the look and utility of an SUV with the comfort of a touring car. The Rendezvous is based on the Pontiac Aztek, itself based on GM's minivan family consisting of the Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana and Oldsmobile Silhouette.