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2004 Buick Rendezvous - Consumer Reviews

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Speedomenter view issues
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By beall2141
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Removal passenger back seats. And, the storage.


Worst Features

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


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great suv
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By nana
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my suv new in jan 2004 and i now have over 191,000 miles..just put the first battery on it still had the original..no major issues just normal work down..I cant complain..I've owned 2 buick now and they both have been great vehicles and very reliable


Best Features

heated seats


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2004 Rendezvous Ultra
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By dr_rick
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the Ultra in 2007 with 80K on it; put another 60K on it in three years. Has room similar to a minivan, but with better handling, and a 3rd row seat. The 3.6L engine is unusually advanced for a GM product; behaves more like a Honda motor and pulls my 21ft bass boat with no trouble. No problems with the climate control system or AWD powertrain. Wheel bearings wore out relatively early and recently the pneumatic ride control system quit. Fuel economy is not that great, but the VVT mechanism is sensitive to oil quality, and I suspect the O2 sensors have exceeded their life expectancy. In retrospect, I would probably purchase it again if I had similar requirements.


Best Features

Engine


Worst Features

Better quality wheel bearings, better GPS navigation system.


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It's falling apart
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By big dawg
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I had hoped to keep this car for a long time but it's slowly falling apart. Part of it is the salt in our region. The rotors rust and wear out the brakes/rotors prematurely. The bearing hubs have been replaced. Control arm bushings don't last and the AWD actuator had to be replaced.The racheting device on the seatbelts caused the belts to tear and need to be replaced. It's constantly being repaired and I no longer trust it except for trips around town. The quality of the suspension/drive train parts is not good. It does have a nice ride and nice stereo and room to take my 90 lb German Shepherd but I think I may look at a Nissan, Toyota or Honda to replace it. American cars= no good.


Best Features

Ride, quietness, stereo and room


Worst Features

Better plastic trim. Better control arm bushings. Bigger rotors and larger calipers. Better bearing hubs. Sturdier AWD system


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Reliability still an issue
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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!!


Best Features

Comfortable ride


Worst Features

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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