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Buick Rendezvous Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Buick Rendezvous

  • The Rendezvous is a well-rounded vehicle that combines attributes of a minivan, SUV and a sedan. It does everything moderately well but nothing beyond average.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Usable third-row seats that fold flat, comfortable ride, lots of options available.

  • Cons

    Paltry engine, swell-looking but cheap-feeling interior materials, options add up, no off-road ability, not as storage-space-friendly as a minivan.

  • What's New for 2003

    With just one year of production under its belt, Buick is already making some substantial content changes to its Rendezvous model line.…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (169 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

What a great suv!

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Vehicle: 2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my 2003 Buick Rendezvous in April 2013. It already had 116,000 miles on it. The previous owners had some maintence already done on it, so now it has 126,000 miles on it and I havent had to put any additional money into it. I went from a little 2001 Pontiac Grand Am to this.. I know some people say it looks like an older person's vehicle, but after driving similar SUVs ,like a Ford Escape, the Buick Rendezvous was my favorite! *There are little to no blindspots which is awesome! *It's bulky feeling yet not too big. *The interior feels pretty modern. *After market parts for it are very reasonable. *I would deffinately recommend to anyone in the market for an SUV!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

168,000 and still going strong

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Vehicle: 2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I love it, bought it used with 53,000 4 years ago and it never seems to sit still. I drive 45 miles or more one way to work each day and I get 22 miles to the gallon. I've looked to get a better gas car but for the amount of space I have and the mpg its hard to say good bye to it so I decided to keep it. I have never done anything other than normal wear and tear. I have found that the driver's door hinge is weak and have had to reenforce that once after a big wind got it. but other than that its been a great vehicle and has taken a lot of wear and tear. If they stil made them I would definately get a new one.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Going to miss my rendezvous

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Vehicle: 2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

after reading some of the negative reviews I was a tad shocked! My Rendezvous is a 2003 CX and has 210,000km on it.... it has served me wonderfully! I am just sad they no longer make this car as I am now at the point of needing a newer vehicle. I maintained it well, and the car responded accordingly. The only maintenance outside of the usual wear and tear (brakes!) was a transmission replacement that was done under the warranty so did not cost me a penny. I LOVE this car and reluctantly am parting with it.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 2003 Buick Rendezvous Review

What's New for 2003

With just one year of production under its belt, Buick is already making some substantial content changes to its Rendezvous model line. Instead of offering standard all-wheel drive on its upscale CXL model, both the lower-level CX and the CXL will now come with front-wheel drive, with Versatrack all-wheel drive available on both models. Other formerly standard items that are now optional this year include: four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, side airbags, all-speed traction control and luggage rack crossbows. On the upside, both models get dual-zone climate control. The CXL also benefits from an optional DVD-based entertainment system and optional XM Satellite Radio for extra enjoyment.

Talk About The 2003 Rendezvous

2003 Buick Rendezvous Discussions See all Started By

achopra
achopra
03-20-2008
Hi I bought a 2003 Rendezvous CX with the exterior liftgate switch, that's located under the liftgate handle on the outside of the liftgate....


johnaget
johnaget
05-09-2007
I have a 2003 Buick Rendevous with the premium sound package. The problem I am having is that the second set a of speakers have decided to stop working. The third set of speakers seems to work fine e?...


jcgunner
jcgunner
12-18-2009