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


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I have been satified with this vehicle for the last 3 years; no real major problems. Only the A/C compressor went out at about 30K (under warranty). My only real complaint is the materials used in the vehicle just "feel" cheap; not up to other luxury SUV standards. However, this vechicle is loaded with options and has great passenger/storage room. I have noticed a lot of rattles and squeeks (sun roof, seats, doors, etc). Just one final note: Depreciation is HORRIFIC; so if you get one, you need to keep it a LONG time. I just purchased a RX 330 and can't give this car away!


Best Features

Roominess, rear backup sensors, memory seats, stereo, rear stereo jacks, driving position, gas mileage (20-21 MPG in mixed driving), 3rd seat convenience, built in air compressor, rear seat foot rests, and abundance of storage.


Worst Features

Higher quality materials, better fit and finish, more horsepower, one-touch power windows (up and down), power liftgate, & longer maufacturer's warranty (36/36,000 just isn't up to par with other car makers).


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Expensive Repairs
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By Sherry Powell
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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My job requires me to be on the road over 70% of the time. Very comfortable ride and the gas milage is ok at 18mpg. However, any repair has been expensive. I purchased an extended warrenty that expired 1K mi ago. And then the igintion switch went out.. a part that is combined with the steering wheel and steering column.. To the tune of $1,600 to repair. Parts take up to two or three weeks which adds to the costs since I had to rent a car to continue working. Also, tires do not last past 40k and I've experienced several repairs covered under warrenty. Can't wait to unload this over priced SUV


Best Features

So many extra features that make it a great car for outside sales. Storage everywhere for all the little extras I have to carry with me.


Worst Features

POWER: Underpowered until you get up to speed and then it's smooth sailing. NOT good in the Mountains. Underpowered.


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Surprising Luxury
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By Kaarli
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Buick Rendezvous is the perfect vehicle for a family looking for a stylish, quality vehicle with a great ride and storage. The exterior resembles an SUV, but the interior offers all the functionality of a luxury sedan. I love all the compartments - to store my belongings and my passengers. I have the optional 3rd row seat, which is great for hauling around my kids friends from soccer! The Rendezvous is functional for every day use, but also great for longer trips - it's very comfortable. A family vehicle you're not afraid to show up in - whether it's your high school reunion or the new hot restaurant in town. Highly recommend it!


Best Features

All the various storage compartments and the fold down 3rd row. Also love the sun roof!


Worst Features

Buick already solved the sluggish engine on the newer models. The 185hp engine is satisfactory and you feel safe, you just wish you had more power.


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WarrantyExpires... so does this car
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By DisgruntledBuickRez
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Was a great car until the warranty expired.... Summary of our ownership experience between 36000 and 47359 miles: * Left Front Wheel Bearing $400 * Right Front Wheel Bearing $400 * Condenser for Air Conditioning $820 (hard to believe but true) * Fuel Pump (died on the road) $400 (estimated; they're working on it now... And I still have 3 1/2 years of payments left. This feels ugly. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR WITHOUT AN EXTENDED WARRANTY. I have only read a few of these reviews and there are others with many of the same problems. Buick acknowledges the AC Condenser and wheel bearings are "known problems" meaning lots of failures, but won't hel


Best Features

Roomiest 3rd seat for real adults.


Worst Features

Make this car reliable. Have Honda design and build it...


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BEST CAR I EVER OWNED
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By FRANK WERTH
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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In the three years I have owned this suv it never had to go back to the dealer for any repairs, or problems. What else is there to say. First car I can say this about of the six new ones purchased over the years.


Best Features

comfortable seats, computer, display of speed on the front winshield and sterio system.


Worst Features

Would have been a much better suv for driving if Buick put in GM's 3.8 liter engin.


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