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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV

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2002 Buick Rendezvous get additional waranty!!!!
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By Suena Olson
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned my Buick Rendezvous for almost 5 years. The additional warranty has paid for the car and then some in repairs. First day off the truck had 1000. tranny repair. Dealership I got it from paid due to warranty requirements of 400 miles or 4 mos of ownership prior to claims. I have had bad wheels, drive shaft repairs, differential problems, broken mirror, gas tank levels repairs, air conditioner condenser and compressor replacements, multiple sensor replacements, and now it is going in and out of AWD by itself and the ABS light comes on. I have never driven 10000 miles without a major repair. It had 35000 miles on it when I bought it and only has 78000 now. I am sure glad I have never sold the Honda Prelude it was supposed to replace because at 137000 miles, it still drives like new and apparently will be taking me to Montana in June because the Buick is back in the dealership for repairs once again.


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By Mariah Allen
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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With Remote Start
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Beverly Wiles
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We purchased this vehicle 2nd hand for $8500 with Remote Starter. All in all this has been a good car for us and on many occasions had the need to use the 7 available seats (which doesn't leave a lot of cargo room). When the two back seats are hidden there is plenty of cargo room and when all seats are tucked a lot of cargo room but only two people for the front seats can ride. Only gets approx. 14 miles per gal. for a 6 cylinder. My gas gage has been broken since we purchased this vehicle but I am able to use the set (gas used) to determine when to fill up. The AWD light has been intermittent and/or on most of the time since we have owned this and always no one can figure out why... drives better when on (ha ha), breaks will sometimes grind when coming to a stop when the light is off, but no one see's this when testing... uggh! Repairs mostly normal wear and tear as with any vehicle oil, brakes, filters, battery and now alternator (we think). Early on we did have to have the head gasket repaired that was over $2000. Can be a bit expensive on even the smallest of repairs. Hate having to go to dealer to fix as they are always the most expensive! The alternator repair could cost over $450 unless I can find someone else to repair at a lower cost...uggh thank god for having a second car for the moment!


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Nice family car
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By jimk1500
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Leather heated seats, roomy and comfy for big guys, CXL electronic package is nice, AC rocks, cargo space is ample. Gas mileage is pretty good for a 6 cyl. I love the memory seats!


Worst Features

No point in suggesting improvements since they discontinued the car in 2007. ;)


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Still going
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By rendezastek
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


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