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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV - Consumer Reviews

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What was I thinking?
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By Chad
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought it fully loaded for $34K. In two years the trade-in value is $13K. YIKES! This vehicle is a horrible value, and way under powered. Only 185hp. Can you say 'slug'? Third row is useless. We have to have people go in from the back and climb over the seat. Not too functional. And when the seat is up, you can only fit a couple of bags behind the seat. Have been trying to work some magic and trade it in for a 2005 Odyssey. But I really don't want to eat $6K on the trade! Looks like I will have to hang in there for a little longer and try to get it even. Please do not buy a Rendezvous! Do your checkbook and your family a favor and buy something with lasting value and function!


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Not a winter vehicle
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By michcar
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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The Rendezvous is a nice vehicle. Not flashy, not particularly cool, but nice. The storage in the front console is roomy and holds just about anything. The storage under the console is nice for CDs or maps. The one drawback for me is the drivability in the snow. This is the base model with traction control, although what traction it's controlling is beyond me. I'm used to 4wd or awd vehicles, so this one is an adventure. I would not recommend it for anyone who has to drive in ice/snow conditions.


Best Features

Front console storage, cell phone holder, easy to fold rear seats


Worst Features

When going through a carwash with hi-pressure dryers, the roof of the car buckles. Can actually push it back up with your hand.


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Bought It
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By Rick
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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My wife's lease vehicle.I liked it so much I bought it after the lease ended.Paid $5000. less than the residual/buyout price.I have been driving an Audi A6 @.7tt. This certainly pales in comparison power wise.I like the console and storage spaces, driving position and overall driving comfort. Not fun but very competent.


Best Features

Seats, console,driving position, comfort, DVD, rear park assist. Good cargo space


Worst Features

More power.Gas mileage abysmal for size. Rear hatch needs outside latch. More power. Styling is BOBO on rear half of vehicle. Better radio controls on steering wheel. More power


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Better than I thought
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By Mike
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased this SUV for my wife and
she totally loves it. I have grown to
appreciate it as well except for the
sqeaks from the dash that the dealer
says they cannot hear?? I bought this
one with almost every option
available. It would have been simpler
to purchase a CXL that has the same
options standard!


Best Features

On Star, tight turning circle, I can park this large SUV almost anywhere, comfy leather seats, very roomy.


Worst Features

Quieter fan, stricter quality control, more power from the base engine. The competition make 240HP form 3.5 liter engines


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Just like the one my Daddy drove
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By msmucci
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2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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For the most part I love my SUV. It's
very comfortable, the seats are soo
soft. It handles well. The gas
mileage, well, I get 250 mi to a tank
in the city a little more on the hwy.
My biggest disappointment was that I
was told that I could purchase the 3rd
row seat later. However, when I went
back to purchase it, I was told that
you can not purchase the 3rd row seat
after the fact it must be purchased
when you purchase the vehicle. I have
called Buick, GMAC and many dealerships
and this is the case. So if you have a
CX model and want the 3rd row seat, you
will have to have it installed by
someone who customizes trucks.


Best Features

I love the controls on the steering wheel. I love that I can raise my seat up or down since I am short.


Worst Features

The sideview mirrors are huge, they could make them a little smaller.


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