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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV - Consumer Reviews

2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV

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Rendezvous Has Mechanical Defects
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By Kathlyn Garcee
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I loved the vehicle, and still do with the exception of major problems occurring at 51,000 miles. Needed intake manifold gasket replaced as well as new head gaskets. $1,680. Then 2 days later found a crack in the A/C condenser. Condenser needed to be replaced. GM finally paid the cost of the condenser ($400+/-) and we paid the labor ($423). Even though other Rendezvous' were having manifold gasket and head gasket problems they refused to help us with the repair costs. 51,000 miles is to early to have these types of problems. I do like the interior design and feel when driving this vehicle. Due to the mechanical defects, I would not recommend anyone purchase this vehicle.


Best Features

Interior design, comfortable seats, good leg room.


Worst Features

GM needs to work out the defective gaskets and the brackets that hold the condenser. Both apparently were either defective on ineffective therefore causing failures.


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Finally Buick makes a vehicle worth it's
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By Vandilizer
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Excellent SUV it fits everywhere, it very fuel efficient, and the rear door opens up so you can really stuff the hell out of the back. love taking it out for long weekend gateways. I look forward to keeping the SUV for 8 years so I still a year and a half to go. So I think I will upgrade to the Enclave. Since I am really impressed with Buick.


Best Features

The ride comfort


Worst Features

I would add the feature that Mercedes has that when you put the car in reverse the rear mirrors fold down to view the floor.


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Sow's EAR
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By Jack
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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My 3rd Buick and my Last. This could have been a great car if reliability had been there. Head gasket replaced at 55k and 175k, air conditioning condenser, power steering pump, 3 wheel bearings, 4th gear on transmission failed, rear ball joints replaced. All of these identified by service bulletins but cost me just more than $10,000 in repairs with no relief from GM except the first head gasket. Last jab is being left no residual value on resale. GM makes the mistakes and the customer pays. What a disappointment. GM should learn that reputation not just made on successes but how you handle the failures. In this case GM made the customer pay. Losing market share GM? Wonder why? You shouldn't!


Best Features

This was nicely finished vehicle, good comfortable seating, spacious interior, good sound, good quiet ride.


Worst Features

Reliability, durability and quality of mechanicals is huge issue. GM fails to be consistently accountable in the face of identified defects. Grossly underpowered, should have used 3800 buick engine. GM should take some accountability of identified problems.


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2002 Rendevous CXL AWD
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By Theresa
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Comfortable car as long as you don't need it to run! Loved it when I bought it. Was my dream car, first car I owned with heated leather,sunroof, power everthing..planned on keeping it until at least 110k..only got 84k out of it. Had it 4 1/2 years and racked up over $9,000 in repairs, A/C broke, intake gaskets, coils, computer cellinoid, hubs etc. same as everyone else. Final breakdown was the transmission going at 84,000 miles. $4900 to repair... After being stranded twice and endless repairs finally traded it on a Japanese car. Will never buy a GM product again.


Best Features

Loved the interior room and smoothe drive, heated seats, sunroof


Worst Features

Take the interior of the car and put it on a different car that doesn't break.


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Favorite Ride
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By Mark
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased this vehicle used with 15K on it. (now 72K) Three body computers, head gasket, both front wheel bearings and the radio all had to be replaced under the extended warranty. Still kept the car for our touring vehicle. Love the HUD and dual climate control. This is one of the most comfortable vehicles I have owned. Love the versa trac AWD. I am shooting for 200K. A little underpowered for cross country driving but has been a joy to own (while out of the shop)


Best Features

HUD, AWD, dual zone climate, headroom and leg room. Seats are very comfortable and position well for me 6'-6" 290#.


Worst Features

Reliability. Additional heat to the floor. Power assist rear hatch. More data on the HUD.


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