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By RebeccaD
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Love at first sight. Problems after manufacturer warranty expired have included failure & replacement of both front tire hubs (one of them replaced twice), Power steering pump replaced three times, Heater control unit shorted out. I have filed a safety complaint w/NHTSA lots more there, please read. Buick Rendezvous has had a lot of problems. Through persistant investigation on my part, I've found that the tire hub appears to be defective, GM is now getting this part from a new supplier. At first we loved this car but will never buy another Rendezvous maybe never another Buick at all. The dealership has been good & has made all repairs at no cost to us even though we are past the mileage warranty.


Best Features

Roomy interior, soft leather seats, radio controls on steering wheel, On Star, DVD player for kids.


Worst Features

Safety recall for the tire hubs.


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Made in Mexico
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By unhappy in ohio
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Rides wonderful except for noise in rear end when going over joints on highway. Dealer can't fix, big outer mirrors easy to use, plenty of room in front and second row, third row useless except for lepricons. Sometimes it doesn't know who is driving forgets to reset seat and mirrors. Has some problems cropping up, noise from front wheels, suspect bearings.


Best Features

XM Radio, Controls on Steering wheel, ability to remove roof rack crossbows. Comfortable seating for driver and passenger.


Worst Features

Much better gas mileage. Non-AWD might be better on fuel


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This vehicle is great!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By David
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Definitely a great SUV. Comfortable to ride in, roomy and gets good gas mileage. I get about 400 miles to a tank. Not too shabby! Wheel bearing on left did go out after warranty but luckily I purchased the extended warranty. Also hit a deer with it. It's fixed now, but the damage was minimal due to the sturdy build and great crash test ratings. I love it, love it love it!


Best Features

Controls, handling, storage space and mileage. It's very comfortable, and I love the head space and leg room it has.


Worst Features

Rear door needs a way to get in from the outside other than the remote or button inside the front of the vehicle.


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Extended Warranty Required
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Robert
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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A great SUV....but it does have its quirks. At 37,123 (after the warranty) the left wheel bearing (lots of this according to GM and Buick) went out and the headers leak coolant. In for repairs, a major expense but I had Extended Coverage and saved BIG money. I am told that A/C goes out frequently also. Cannot customize factory presets. Annoying. Can't adjust door locks or running lamps or other warnings or features. Buick decided for you.


Best Features

Big Seats. These are the best feature. Very comfortable and adjustable. No one has done this better. Easy to drive and snappy response in cornering.


Worst Features

Rear Door (hatch) needs a way to open from the outside using a key. Handle should be usable to open door.


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Horrible vehicle
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By Mary Scott
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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We have had nothing but one problem after the other. The First year we have had the front end aligned 5 times & purchase new tires, A/C motor replaced, reinstalled front fender assembly 2 times (plastic push pins), heater core replaced, back hatch recall. The dang thing will not move on snow or wet ground. It has spun me around backwards while going down the road 2 times. No power, bad mpg. Bad road & wind noise. I get a horrible back ache if I drive it over 2 hours. My Oldsmobile would hold more in the trunk than this thing will in the back seat and cargo. Cannot see out of it. I never park where I have to back up. Big mirrors that are useless except for blind spot. Dangerous vehicle


Best Features

Auto lights (when they work), steering wheel controls.


Worst Features

Better quality, more HP, better MPG, not so cheap interior and last but not least, check quality on front ends, better quality tires and safety check things so they are not accidents waiting to happen.


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