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2002 Buick Rendezvous

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Nothing but trouble
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By jbholt
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Let me start by saying that for the first 1.5 - 2 years, we loved this vehicle. At about 40,000 miles (just after the warranty ran out), we started to have problems that I don't think should ever occur on such a new vehicle. The air conditioning compressor cracked, and we were told that it was an engineering flaw (replaced to the tune of over $900). Just this week, we had to replace the head gaskets (I've NEVER had to replace head gaskets before) and the fan motor --- this bill was $1331. Because of the problems we have had with this vehicle, we will never buy another GM (we've been loyal GM customers for the last 17 years).


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It's been horrible
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By Hate it
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle. Air conditioner several times, manifold gasket, bearings, etc. You name it and I've put money in to it. I don't expect this vehicle to last the length of my loan. I had to call Buick and they did agree to pay some of the bills that I've had. I've put 3500 in to this car in a year and a half. I won't buy another Buick again, this was my second try and I got another lemon.


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Please Don't Purchase
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By Nikki Smith
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought this car in March for room. We traded in a Toyota Camry for it. The day after we drove it home, the air conditoning went out , and took 3 days to fix. Then on Memorial Day weekend , it went dead on me in another town, and we had to find a ride home. That was another couple of weeks without the ca,r and the dealership couldn't find out what was wrong with it. 2 weeks later, it left me on the side of the road again with a 2 month old. By the time of my 3rd payment, I hadn't actually had the car 3 weeks. No one could find out what was wrong, and the dealership wouldn't take it back. Still having problems. A bad experience.


Best Features

Leather heated seats.


Worst Features

Relaibility overall. It is not dependable


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great up to 50,000 miles
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By great up to 50,000 m
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I loved my buick up to 50,000 miles. Since then I have replaced an air conditioning component, the intake manifold ($1000.00) the secondary injection line, and I am on my way back to the dealer for another repair this week. Some kind of harness for the secondary injection. I have 53,000 miles on the car.


Best Features

It's compact, with lots of room inside.


Worst Features

An engine that does not self destruct after 50,000 miles


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Only liked it
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By MOM
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my Rendezvous 2 yrs old from a dealership. The A/C was not working and two weeks later, the wheel bearings on the front went out. I had to pay 1/2 on the wheel bearings to the dealership because they claimed it wasn't covered on the warranty I purchased, saying it was "normal wear and tear". But, I'd only had the vehicle two weeks and couldn't have done that damage. They decided to charge me 1/2 to fix it. I thought it odd that a vehicle only 2 years old had such problems. I have not had any other problems and really the vehicle.


Best Features

Heated seats, air compressor built-in, third row seat, stereo system.


Worst Features

Needs more power, lags going up hills. Put in better A/C components.


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