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Reliability still an issue
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By niaomiya
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Major problems! When 2 yrs old, car died on freeway for no reason at all. Dies if I turn steering wheel too hard while backing up. Sometimes computer will unlock doors when I turn off engine and remove key (like it's supposed to), and sometimes it doesn't want to let me out. The right blinker all of a sudden started going at warp speed, then went back to normal a couple wks later, now it's back to superfast. Lumbar support dial on driver's seat keeps falling off. Rear hatch interior pulldown handle broke when I had car < a yr. Rear vents broke in < a yr, will blow air but won't hold position. Computer doesn't always remember radio presets, very temperamental! Obviously, quality issues!!


Favorite Features

Comfortable ride


Suggested Improvements

Fix reliability issues. I'm scared to drive my Rendezvous b/c I don't know when it will die on me. Fix computer problems, it's not controlling anything right. Everything started falling apart when I owned the car about 2 yrs. What in the world???


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Would not recommend
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By lockhart1998
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car used with 59k miles. Loved the car at first site. Unfortunately, I have had to replace wheel hubs 4 times, the rear hatch pull down broke, and the AWD (ABS) system is on again. I wanted to support American made cars, however I am very disappointed.


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Back up indicators


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great vehicle
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By walt
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I'm closing in on 80,000 miles with no reliability issues. Great comfort and visibility with lower sills and broad mirrors. Gas mileage has averaged a composite 23 mpg (less when highway driving at 75+ mph.) Our second row captains chairs have on occasion been removed to allow surprisingly bulky cargo loads. Sorry I can't buy another new one.


Favorite Features

high seating with great visibility


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CHEAPLY made car, story of GM's life
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ihateGM
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned this vehicle for going on 4 years now. A/c problems, both front wheel hubs broke, both front power window components broke. Now the back 2 Windows are starting to make the same noises so I'm sure they are about to break also. Same problems my 89 Buick had plus 2 other people I know. Back passenger door hinge is messed up and door barely shuts. Starting to shift funny so I see transmission problems very soon. Very poor horsepower. Awful resale value (I see why). Loud road noise. Gets blown all over the road in wind. Don't buy a gm! Many people I know have similar problems with their GMs not just Buick. Cheap parts. No Wonder they are bankrupt. You reap what you sow!


Favorite Features

pretty comfortable to ride in


Suggested Improvements

GM, please make better quality vehicles. Cheap plastic parts break. You compromise quality to save a buck. I'm glad y'all are bankrupt


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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 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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