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Paint it Yellow
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By Sassy
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2004 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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What a lemon! Back hatch lock broke, the handle to close the hatch broke, the pumps that raise a lower the back hatch have broken several times. Switch has locked up several times, overhead sunglasses compartment has been replaced twice because it has fallen down and just hangs there. Battery didn't even last the first year. The front end doesn't stay aligned, 2 new tires, now it looks like we will have to put on another 2 tires. The upholstery is stained, not scotchguarded at all. I thought Buick was top of the line, well, the one we got is at the end of the line. Will definitely not buy another GM product, will go with Honda or Toyota. Had to buy extended warranty just to stay afloat


Favorite Features

Rides well and roomy


Suggested Improvements

Put some time and quality back into the vehicle. Check it out before you sell it! This vehicle does not live up to the Buick name. If you want us to buy American, build it better!


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Not what we expected
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jonathan
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2004 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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When originally shopping for our family SUV we never expected we'd end up with a Buick Rendezvous. However, after seeing so many SUVs with the boring dark gray interior we finally looked at one and fell in love the with spacious interior, comfortable captain seats and smooth ride. A year into ownership we started experiencing issues. Both wheel bearings went under 60,000 miles costing $400 each. Break pads and rotors had to be changed every 6-9 months because they kept warping (another pricey repair). The handle on the rear hatch door broke as well, making it harder for my wife to close. The nail in the coffin was the transmission starting to slip at just 71,000 miles!


Favorite Features

Spacious driver room (I'm a tall guy) 3rd row seating Light towing ability


Suggested Improvements

Too many mechanical problems for a car under 75,000 miles. GM needs to build a better product and back what they build


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Speedomenter view issues
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By beall2141
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2004 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We love our 2004 Rendezvous for the all over performance, smooth ride and storage capability. It's a good family car. There is one design flaw that needs to be fixed: Speedometer has a silver background and black numbers. During dawn/twilight, it is nearly impossible to see the numbers. The black fades into the silver. During these light conditions, there is no way to see my speed and other guages.


Favorite Features

Removal passenger back seats. And, the storage.


Suggested Improvements

Change drivers dash to contrasting colors, i.e., black/white.


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Excellent SUV
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By scherbs
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2004 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Versatility. The seats and visability are excellent. Realiability is great. It is large enough to haul whatever and doesn't compromise comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Speedometer visability


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2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By brandonhill18
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2004 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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).


Favorite Features

Parking Sensors, Radio, Heated Seats, Leather Seats, 3rd row


Suggested Improvements

Rear Back-Up Camera, More hp for the 3.4 V6


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