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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV

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don't waste your money
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By argon1
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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after buying this auto it failed in many ways first it was the brake lines that rotted out, then the over heating problem and the engine repair then the rotors and pads, the wheel bearing next. all of this with in 1.5 yrs of owning it and less than 5000 miles this is nothing as to having to tear the front end apart just to change the battery . so far I put another 3000 dolars into it since I got it. and to top that off the window fell down and I found that all the plastic parts that hold the window had broken lol this is the auto for you if the bank is yours.


Favorite Features

when it is running and not costing me extra money


Suggested Improvements

Gm please learn to build an auto the right way not the cheap way.


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What a great SUV!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By lynzimarie412
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Favorite Features

The best thing about this SUV is it's safe. I'm 19 years old and just hit my first deer a few days ago! The damage to my rendezvous was pretty severe: new headlight, foglights, bumper, ect. I hit the deer on the driver side going 62 mph. In a car I could have been dead! My rendezvous kept me very safe and for that I am so grateful!


Suggested Improvements

Buick should have continued making this great model!


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168,000 and still going strong
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By snovietoots
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

I can put just as much in my vehicle as my husband can in his pick up and I get 22 mpg he gets 13! lots of room!


Suggested Improvements

the door hinges I found to be a little weak had the driver's door re-enforced and its fine now but that could've been cause a huge gust of wind came up and took the door out of my hand.


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going to miss my Rendezvous
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By hilzy
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

engine, acceleration, noise level, interior design


Suggested Improvements

make the spare tire more accessible


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Mixed feelings
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By V8 Man
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought a 2003 CXL Rendezvous with 40K miles in 2005. I got it for $16,500--I would not even have looked at it for the new sticker price ($30,000+). Overall, I have mixed feelings about this car, leaning toward favorable. On the positive side, it is a good-looking car, has a nice interior, and rides quiet. The 3.4 L V6 engine is strong enough for most trips. We got the third-row seat, but hardly needed it with just two kids (it folds nicely into the floor). On the negative side, I have replaced a number of parts--head gasket, driver-side hub assembly, electric window motor, electric lock, and rear differential fluid. Heater blows cold air on passenger side. Gas mileage is awful (15).


Favorite Features

Smooth, quiet ride, as long as you don't have problems with the bearings or rear differential. Good amount of space for a small family. Great styling.


Suggested Improvements

GM went with a lot of cheap parts for a car that is not cheap in price. Be prepared for a number of the problems mentioned by other reviews--front hub assembly (wheel bearings), head gasket, electric windows and locks, etc. Not a bad car overall. If I get another 75K miles out of it, I'll be content


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