2004 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
The vehicle drives and handles great. The inside dash is rather plain and the rear view for backing is not good. It is difficult to see when backing. The rear lift gate does not lift well during cold weather. The lift shocks were replaced by the dealer but there is not differenc. During warm weather the tail gate lifts up all the way with no extra effort but in cold weather you have to push it up to open. The heating and cooling is marginal. The dealer could not find the problem with not enough heat in cold weather. I found the problem was with the control knob, you have to flick it back and forth to get it to work for more heat. The dealer has not fixed this problem.
Driving and handling is good for this vehicle and on the interstate using cruise control, actual mileage check was 26.1 MPG.
Improvements for this vehicle are backing visability and better heating and cooling controls. Antilock brakes should be a standard feature. The vehicle should also be assembled in the USA instead of Mexico!