2003 Buick Rendezvous Consumer Review: Money pit

2003 Buick Rendezvous - Consumer Review

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By stephanie on


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


We purchased this used at 38,000 miles from someone smart enough to dump it before it started falling apart. Replaced front wheel bearings at 42,000 and 45,000 miles. The head gasket was replaced last month at 83,000 miles after dealer misdiagnosed the problem twice. The load leveler would not stop running (at 75,000 miles) so we pulled the fuse and replaced it to stop the noise. Dealer advised that unless we fix it, the rear air-filled shocks will fail. We have already spent too much replacing things too soon. Recently replaced rear wheel bearings (great design those sealed bearings, not!). It is currently at the dealer again for other problems. So sorry we bought this. No more GMs.

Best Features

We were really impressed with initial gas mileage. We got 20 city/ 26 highway. We get 16 city / 20 highway now if we are lucky.

Worst Features

Buick has discontinued the model. I wonder why? GM just needs to make it right for the people that own this car. It is not unreasonable to expect these to last over 100,000 miles given their cost.
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