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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Not completely happy with RDV quality
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By Tracey
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I just bought my 2003 Rendezvous on October 8. It has been in the garage 2 times in 2 months. Had to have the fuel tank gauge sensor replaced and also the Intake Manifold was just replaced due to leaking back into the engine. So much for the 110 point GM Certified Inspection. I have also been having issues with starting the veh as the ignition doesn't want to release once the vehicle is started, it sometimes continues to crank. I was told that this is normal in GM products manufactured since 2003. Not sure that we will ever buy a Buick product again.


Best Features

I love all of the interior features especially the head up display and the heated leather seats. I like the removable middle bucket seats and the fold down rear seat. As a mom of 3 children, all 5 of us fit really well and the kids have plenty of room.


Worst Features

Better quality.


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Not Buicks best effort
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By autoworker239
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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This vehicle is plagued with problems ranging from annoying to down right dangerous. Newer versions have corrected some of the problems but some of the more serious ones still remain including premature wheel hub failures, faulty wiring and bad transmissions. If you insist on buying one you'd better purchase the extended warranty and towing insurance because you're going to need it.


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Disappointed
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By RebeccaD
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Love at first sight. Problems after manufacturer warranty expired have included failure & replacement of both front tire hubs (one of them replaced twice), Power steering pump replaced three times, Heater control unit shorted out. I have filed a safety complaint w/NHTSA lots more there, please read. Buick Rendezvous has had a lot of problems. Through persistant investigation on my part, I've found that the tire hub appears to be defective, GM is now getting this part from a new supplier. At first we loved this car but will never buy another Rendezvous maybe never another Buick at all. The dealership has been good & has made all repairs at no cost to us even though we are past the mileage warranty.


Best Features

Roomy interior, soft leather seats, radio controls on steering wheel, On Star, DVD player for kids.


Worst Features

Safety recall for the tire hubs.


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Made in Mexico
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By unhappy in ohio
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Rides wonderful except for noise in rear end when going over joints on highway. Dealer can't fix, big outer mirrors easy to use, plenty of room in front and second row, third row useless except for lepricons. Sometimes it doesn't know who is driving forgets to reset seat and mirrors. Has some problems cropping up, noise from front wheels, suspect bearings.


Best Features

XM Radio, Controls on Steering wheel, ability to remove roof rack crossbows. Comfortable seating for driver and passenger.


Worst Features

Much better gas mileage. Non-AWD might be better on fuel


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This vehicle is great!
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By David
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Definitely a great SUV. Comfortable to ride in, roomy and gets good gas mileage. I get about 400 miles to a tank. Not too shabby! Wheel bearing on left did go out after warranty but luckily I purchased the extended warranty. Also hit a deer with it. It's fixed now, but the damage was minimal due to the sturdy build and great crash test ratings. I love it, love it love it!


Best Features

Controls, handling, storage space and mileage. It's very comfortable, and I love the head space and leg room it has.


Worst Features

Rear door needs a way to get in from the outside other than the remote or button inside the front of the vehicle.


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