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Won't go the distance
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By buick
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Nice comfortable vehicle BUT DON"T be fooled. At 45000 out of warranty (Glad I got extended) had to replace radiator. Next got sever wind noise dealer said was design flaw after 4 service they finally replaced door hinges. At 48K left front wheel bearing at 54K right bearing and 56K stranded my wife. Thanx for Onstar. Dealers answer to compaints about cost ( Have 200 ded) was I should have know to take 0. By the way dealer has done all Maintenance. Front Brakes are $400 as pad are $120 and rotors can only be had at dealer. It is also underpowered and the interior is fallinf apart. Also value drops like a rock. DO NOT BUY this vehicle.


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Heated Seats


Worst Features

BUY a LEXUS!!!!!!!


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average American car with surprises
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By cirius_phun
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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There's nothing spectacular about this car. The "sell" was that it drives like a car even though it's an SUV. OK, for the most part that's true. Passengers in the back have a different story (see suggested improvements). It doesn't have a lot of spunk - you don't feel it accelerating, but you do find yourself at highway speed more quickly than you think. It certainly does not have a sporty feel. All that said, we pulled a 3,500 pound pop-up trailer 8,800 miles around the US last summer, including climbing Tioga pass (14,000 ft, I think). This car never overheated once. I was surprised that it's such a little workhorse.


Best Features

Decent visibility. Mostly options: driver information center with compass, middle compartment big enough to hold a laptop or lots of CDs, comfortable front seats, rear backup warning signals, steering wheel audio controls


Worst Features

Arghh. The back hatch door is so heavy that it's actually difficult to close, and I'm not weak. And, while the front seats are comfortable, the middle seat is pretty bouncy, and the third seat feels like riding in the back of a truck. Not fun for a cross-country trip.


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Nice SUV
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By Bradd
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I never thought I would own an SUV, there wasn't one that I wanted or liked. I did want something to haul the occasional item. The Rendezvous is the perfect vehicle for me. It's like sitting in and driving a car, but with the versatility of a van and AWD of an SUV.


Best Features

The interior is great, looks good and the seating is very comfortable. Like sitting up high. Folding and removable second row seats, very easy to change to different configurations. Ride is very nice, car like.


Worst Features

Power, gas mileage, console to wide, power seat recliner surprised that is missing.


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Good Execution but Not Great
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By JackiesMyHero
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I'm satisfied with the CXL. It performs as well or better than expected whether driving in the snow to Tahoe from the East Bay, or down to Los Angeles.


Best Features

Comfortable to drive for hours. Friends and family, strangers: "This is a very nice car." Plenty of room throughout, great cargo space; No mechicanal problems; On-Star hands free phone comes in handy for staying in touch with my wife (she is the primary driver).


Worst Features

More powerful engine, better mileage, ala Acura Acura; Improve the sealing of the car body to block the passenger compartment noise. Styling could stand a bit more sex appeal, see the designs at Nissan/Infiniti, Chrysler, and Cadillac are doing; Better quality molding on the interior.


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Could Be Great
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By Business Mom
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought RDV instead of mini-van and regretted it almost right away. RDV has great luxury items--air compressor, sound system, leather seats, terrific consoles--but actual hauling space is limited. Third row seat only usuable for small children or if middle seats are removed. The blind spots are AWFUL!! The huge side mirrors, dark glass and back window frames make seeing on the sides a hassle. The gas mileage is poor for city driving and the electrical system is haunted by poltergeist. I'm trading this car in for a minivan and I don't think I'll miss it.


Best Features

Handling, brakes, traction, luxury package amenities, console, sound system, comfort of main seats.


Worst Features

Improve visibility, gas mileage, electrical system.


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