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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 2004 Buick Rendezvous

  • The Rendezvous is a well-rounded family vehicle with plenty of space for passengers and cargo, but with no off-road ability and less convenience than a minivan, it doesn't quite live up to its billing as the ultimate crossover vehicle.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Weak engine on standard models, good-looking but cheap-feeling interior materials, options push price up quickly, no off-road ability.

  • What's New for 2004

    A luxurious Ultra model has been added to the lineup that features an all-new V6, a monochrome exterior and heavy doses of wood and…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (211 total reviews)


I love the rendezvous!

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I love my Grandma's Rendezvous. I drive off and on. She has the CXL model (With every single option!) The only thing it's missing is the HUD. It's very easy to steer, the steering is basically like the old Cadillacs back in the day. (There steering was very smooth you could move it with just a finger) My most favorite thing of it is the factory exhaust sound. The 3.4 V6 exhaust is awesome! The torque is great too! It's 210 ft/lb @ 4,000 rpm. In reality the torque comes in between 1,800-4,000 rpm. It's a great SUV, and I recommend it to anyone! The cost to insure it, is VERY cheap!




Excellent suv

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This is one of the best cars I've owned. I purchased it new and now have over 86,000 miles on it. Had zero problems with it. I would buy another one if they still built them. Since GM doesn't build them any more I bought an Enclave and it too is an excellent vehicle.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Over all my car has been great. I bought the car 5 years old with 110K. I now have over 185k and no major problems.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 2004 Buick Rendezvous Review

What's New for 2004

A luxurious Ultra model has been added to the lineup that features an all-new V6, a monochrome exterior and heavy doses of wood and leather trim inside. A DVD-based navigation system is now on the options list for the CXL and the Ultra, and XM Satellite Radio is now available on all models. GM's head-up display is now available on the CXL as a stand-alone option.

Talk About The 2004 Rendezvous

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makinlemonade
makinlemonade
02-16-2010
My 2004 Rendezvous has recently started to make a whistling noise, which sounds like a teapot, that gets louder when I accelerate and does not stop until I break. This noise was quite faint a week ag...


ccolenso
ccolenso
08-15-2010
i have a 2004 Rend. when i back out of my driveway or a parking spot and put in drive to go forward, there is a 'thunking' sound in the right front -- what could that be? I just replaced my wheel be?...


arura
arura
02-23-2014
I have a 2004 Rendezvous when I make a right turn or go over a speed bump there is a 'thunking' sound in the right front -- what could that be? I took it to our mechanic and he said it is nothing, mi...