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


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This is my second Rendezvous. It is a very 'convenient' automobile, comfortable for 4-5 adult passengers and large storage capacity. They have been very reliable for me, though I got better gasoline mileage with my first (AWD) one, averaging almost 21 mpg. This present one averages slightly under 20 mpg. My biggest complaint with this one is the ride. It seems to 'feel' every little bump and stone, more than I would expect with 17" wheels. Depending upon the price, I would consider another lease or purchase.


Best Features

Surprisingly short turning radius Very roomy for passengers and loading space.


Worst Features

Improve gasoline mileage, and soften ride.


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Very Surprising!
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By Bill
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2005 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had my Rendevous for about a year now and I really can't believe the value! I never really even knew this SUV existed and boy am I happy I found it! It has so much more room than any other in it's class. Also, I was very concerned with the mileage and have been so surprised with the economy of this vehicle. I have friends with Jeeps and Toyotas who struggle with milieage and I have the bigger SUV and am consistently getting 22 around town and at least 26 on the HWY. It's all about how you drive it! Bottom line is they discount these vehicles big time because they can't compete with the imports, so for the money...there is no better deal going! There is so much room it's crazy!


Best Features

Size, fuel economy is great for something this big. Ride comfort. AWD great in bad weather.


Worst Features

None. It's great


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Don't Believe EPA
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By Jim Johnston
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2005 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We purchased 2005 Buick Rendezvous new. The principal reason for choosing it over the alternatives under consideration was the 26 MPG EPA on the sticker. The best we can get at normal interstate highway speeds is between 20 and 22 MPG. We like the vehicle, but are very disappointed in the mileage.


Best Features

Well built.


Worst Features

Improve mileage or accurately report estimates of interstate mileage.


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Rendezvous is a great vehicle
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By Steve_PA
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2005 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Being a very satisfied Honda and Nissan minivan owner for the last 14 years, I was hestiant when we bought the Rendezvous. We love it. Great ride. Very intelligent design.


Best Features

Interior design. Great ride.


Worst Features

Do not eliminate this model.


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


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The one item that I have a concern is I cannot use my lighter to charge my cell phone as it blows the fuse. I was told to get an adapter and put it in before I use the charger for my cell phone. I have friends who have the same SUV, not the Ultra and they have no problems.


Best Features

OnStar and satellite radio.


Worst Features

None at this time, unless the cig. lighter can be improved.


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