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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV

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Almost perfect
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By Vernl
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the first year. Loved the interior room. Big storage in console and wife's pocketbook fit underneath. All cars should have the heads-up display. Never would have ordered it but it came with the car and we loved it once we had it. Unfortunately, instrument cluster failed twice and had to be replaced. Third time vehicle caught fire and was totally destroyed. Bad Buick design or incompetent dealer's mechanics? Who knows? Replaced it with the Acura MDX which isn't nearly as good. Wish we'd bought another Rendezvous!


Best Features

Heads-up display. Interior storage and comfort. Comfortable ride. Dual zone climate control.


Worst Features

Needs a bit more power. Sluggish with 7 passengers.


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Worst car ever owned
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By melissa
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the worst and most unsafe car I have ever owned or driven! Heard this was a flop from GM. The car rocks like a boat when driving and on highways the car is pushed when passing of a truck or bigger vehicle. Computer system in this car is a nightmare! Constantly in the shop! Biggest and costliest mistake!


Best Features

Seats are like sitting on a couch.


Worst Features

Everything or discontinue distribution.


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Have owned 3 years with very few problems
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By adelphi
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my Rendezvous used in 5/2004 for $17K and have had only one problem. The left front bearing went and was repaired under warranty. It has been a very reliable car, and is superb in the snow. I currently have 66,000 miles on it and no problems. I recommend buying a used one with an extended warranty. The gas mileage is very good for a truck this size. I get about 19/20 mpg average. None of the truck chasis SUV's can come close to the comfort and handling of this SUV. It's not perfect, but it's a steal if bought used. Go ahead and compare it to the Pilot, even MDX, it's that good.


Best Features

VersaTrak AWD, great ride, 6 disc CD system sounds great. Ability to seat seven. very good gas mileage. very reliable, comfortable leather seats.


Worst Features

More power, but that would probably lessen the gas mileage. Wind noise. I took care of with plastic stick ons around windows.


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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jacqueline Johnson
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Needs better gas mileage. When they make the tailgate door automatic, I will purchase another Rendezvous. Still waiting for that to happen. They haven't changed anything about this SUV since its inception.


Best Features

Interior size. Comfort. Looks.


Worst Features

Tailgate door is way to heavy and is very hard to open and close. Needs to be made automatic. Main gripe with this SUV


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Great Car (SUV)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By donsnn
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2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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This vehicle is overall an exceptional SUV. It handles well and is fun to drive. I find that at times the car is a little under-powered so I expect that the weight to horsepower is a bit off. I do however accept this minor issue in favor of better gas mileage. A larger engine would simply eat more fuel. My wife loves the elevated view of the road ahead and uses this car daily. Underhood maintenance is a bit difficult. The air cleaner replacement is a real pain. Generally this is a great car.


Best Features

Large mirrors offer an excellent look to where you have been.


Worst Features

The third seat is very isolated and difficult to access. In 5 years this has been used exactly three times. Home service of underhood common items needs another look. In particular the air cleaner replacement is almost impossible.


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