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By Denise
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Before the grandchildren, this was a perfect vehicle for me, my adult children, and labs. However, now there are two infants that need to have car seats rear-facing leaving no leg room for any other seat as it requires the seat in front of it to be shoved all the way forward. In all other regards, this has been a joy of a vehicle.


Favorite Features

The handling in this northern snow is exceptional...better than any vehicle I've ever owned. As well, the ride is a very smooth and quiet.


Suggested Improvements

Obviously it would be an improvement to have more room between seats to accomodate the rear-facing infant seats that nearly all family vehicles will have at one time or another.


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Wonderful All Purpose Vehicle
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By SW Connecticut
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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The may be the most comfortable compact SUV on the road. The leather seats are the most comfortable I have ever sat in. Handling is terrific for a SUV and highway driving is a real pleasure. Acceleration is more than adequate for a family vehicle. Cargo space is ample for the size of the vehicle. Climate control system is easy to use and works well in all types of weather. Unfortunately Buick no longer makes this vehicle, but based on the great experience with this car, we have also purchased a Buick Enclave, which we feel is one of the best vehicles available today. Reliability has been exceptional, with only normal maintenance expenses.


Favorite Features

Comfort of seat and climate control system is exceptional. Great handling vehicle that gets 28 mpg on the highway. Fun to drive and loads of storage. The car has tons of storage compartments.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Disappointed
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By Zakiyyah
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I was not very happy with this vehicle at all. Within 6 months of purchase the entire steering column needed to be replaced, not long after that problems with the transmission, heated seats stopped working, electrical system failures, last straw was when the CD player went. Very disappointed!


Favorite Features

very roomy even in 3rd row, plenty of storage space,


Suggested Improvements

steering, electrical system overhaul


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Many Problems
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By Bob
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Steering column had to be replaced two times. Transmission slipping. All wheel drive noisy when turning. Interior materials cheep. Overall quality poor.


Favorite Features

Dirves good, Fuel economy good for this size vehicle.


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Smooth Ride, Fun to Drive
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By Tom Mc
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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ULTA MODEL (AWD) - In 40 years of driving, this vehicle is my best driving experience that combines power and smoothness. The VVT 3.6 aluminum engine has plenty of torque (available at low revs) and gets you out of any highway situation immediately. It provides smooth power that comes on without any jerking into a 'passing gear'. About 7 times a year it is driven to a destination 5 hours away and because of comfort, I am able to drive back the same day! Around town, I find myself driving easier and a bit slower, mainly because the experience is so enjoyable. However, if there is a need to peel around a corner, the torque and AWD allow you to have almost sportscar-like fun - great ride!


Favorite Features

Programmable driver's seat - separate settings available for 2 drivers; touch screen Nav convenience; auto climate control; the Head Up display on the windshield; XM radio; awesome sound of the Audio System; great visibility; removable second row captain chairs; interior looks & overall comfort!


Suggested Improvements

The vehicle has over 63,000 miles and still runs good. Suggestion to owners - get the oil flush done (it makes a your vehicle run like new). I have the 'groan sound' in the rear as I back out - have to get that rear fluid changed. Never drove any other Rendezvous, but the Ultra model is great.


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