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.
by brandonhill18 on Apr 22, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
My grandmother bought her Rendezvous brand new back in July of 2003. It's been to Flordia, Texas, Arizona, etc... It's fully loaded (CXL), although it's missing roughly 4-5 features. As far as reliability goes, it's not that bad. It starts up every single time no matter how cold it is. Sadly it's starting to break down. Within the past 6 years, parts have been going out, or just not working at all. But hey it's a 10 year old car, and the parts are not going to last forever. The Rendezvous is a great SUV, and I recommend it to anyone with a large family. Gas mileage isn't that bad either, my gma averages 23-26 (80% city driving/20% hwy driving).
by brandonhill17 on Nov 3, 2013 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!
by scherbs on Apr 16, 2013 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.
by rene15 on Oct 1, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I noticed strong odor of gas and the next day it wouldn't start. The car had to be towed to a mechanic who works on Rendezvous.
The fuel lines are rotten and trying to get the parts seems to be impossible, GM has a national backorder, the car has been there for a week. When I called Buick and GM they keep insinuating that the car should be at a dealership. I feel frustrated and like I am going around a corporate spiral swirling around and around never getting anywhere.
I really want to buy american. The next time I will investigate more thoroughly the customer service aspect.
by buickjunk1 on Apr 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Thought all the bugs would be gone by the 3rd year.
brakes at 25k miles, window wiring, transmission at 79k miles, fuel tank and we will see what is next..
I felt good about buying a buick, but now I will never purchase one again.
Probably done with GM.
Sad the American car keeps on disappointing.
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.