The Buick Rendezvous was in production from 2002-2007 and was discontinued after the 2007 model year. I bought this mid-size from Fitzgerald Chevrolet in Frederick, MD. It was a one owner car with 150k miles. So far, I have put over 1,500 miles on this Rendezvous mostly highway miles. I like the spacious cabin and outward view of the road. I have put two bikes in the cargo area with the back seats folded down. The 3.5 liter 6 cylinder engine runs well though slightly underpowered going up steep hills. Gas mileage is acceptable on the highway. This was a one owner vehicle which had 150k miles so I was a bit concerned about buying the car. However, one reviewer a reporter from Chicago wrote an article about his Rendevous that has over 300k miles doing just routine maintenance. Other reviewers have expressed concern over reliability of the Rendevous and these may have been from particularly earlier model years. Nonetheless, I am taking a chance expecting to keep my Rendevous as an interim car for travel and biking.
I had a 2005 rendezvous. Pretty much the same, but much better gas mileage than the '07.With all the incentives offered, how could you not buy one? from $31,000 to $20,000 out the door. It is a Buick, comfortable ride, much beter quality than anything else out there for the money. It's to bad they opted to drop it in 2007, and rather than keep it and improve it, they come out with the enclave, a nice ride, but out of my price range. looking at the 2010 equinox. 32 mpg, i might have to trade the rendezvous in!!
drivers seat adjustment,"power seat. comfort & visibility for driver.
Improve the mileage and bring them back at a reasonable price!!
Very nice ride. I bought the 07 CX with the luxury package with 27,000 miles for $13,900. I've put on 1,000 miles since I bought it. I think I got a great deal. Very smooth ride, I have to be careful on the highway because I don't notice when I'm speeding. My husband is 6'1" and has plenty of head room.
Lots of room. Driver seat can be raised or lowered. Fold down 3rd row seat.
If it was still in production I would suggest making the back door easier to close and I'm not real comfortable with the blind spots. Good thing it has large side mirrors.
I've had this Buick for six months and just got done driving 1000 miles down the east coast with close to 30 miles per gal. of gas. I'm 6'4" and I still have plenty of head room even with a hat on.The radio and cd are find as far as I'm concerned.
The way the driver seems to sit up higher than normal to better see the road.
A blind spot in the rear pass. side but the big side mirror helps somewhat.
After driving a friend's Lexus SUV I was not expecting much from this Buick. Surprise. We like it much better. Sure the dashboard is plain but we improved it by adding a wood grain kit. After 27,000+ miles our only real issue has been the radio which is junk. Three visits to the dealer have failed to have any effect. Gas mileage is incredibly poor for such a small V-6. We only get about 15mpg in town and 22 on the road. Our Impala with a similar engine gets at least 5mpg better. But, the Buick tows our small boat effortlessly, there is room galore with the seats folded and so far, it has been mechanically reliable. The 100,000 mile warranty inspires confidence.
Driver and passenger comfort. Good road manners. Power train warranty. value vs imports.
Better radio and sound system. Better gas mileage. Stronger lift help with rear hatch. It is very heavy.