2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
This car is a a fantastic value. For
the sizable savings, one can get a
beautiful SUV that is the equal of up-
market models such as the Lexus RX300
and other competitors such as the Acura
MDX. There is not a single feature
available on up-market models that is
not available on the Rendez-vous,
including DVD player and HIGHLY
intuitve and highly adaptive navigation
In styling the Rendez-vous outstrips
the aformentioned in the elegantly
simple and intuitive layout. Like the
layout the numerous luxury amenties are
likewise simple to use. Having never
used it before, I learned how to use
all it's numerous functions in 4
Head's-Up Display, All Wheel Drive
(AWD), Third row (8 passenger seating).
More generally, I am impressed by
Buick's reputation for reliability
(third only behind Toyota and Honda).
It is also easy on the wallet to insure.
A slightly larger engine. On the other
hand, there is always a trade-off
between fuel efficiency and
horsepower. And, as it stands, the 185
horsepower the Rendez-vous provides is
more than adequate to provide smooth
acceleration all around with varying
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