2004 Rendezvous Good Buy
By Peter Minior on
Vehicle2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
ReviewI own a 2004 Rendezvous CXL AWD and find it a very well constructed SUV, good handling, excellent ride, and quality construction. I have had no mechanical problems just normal maintenance in 37,000 miles of driving. The only dissapointment is that I get 15 MPG local driving and just 18 MPG highway driving. However, the excellent visibility with the sloped front hood and large side mirrors makes the SUV fun to drive. My wife loves this SUV and the relatively low step up height makes it easy to enter and leave this vehicle. GM may be having its financial problems but it hit an affordable home run with this SUV model. The Enclave is a very attractive replacement for Rendezvous but is too large!
Best FeaturesEasy exit and entry. Very good visibility. Good driveability. Very comfortable leather seats. Simple easy to read dashboard controls. Good storage space behind second row seating.
Worst FeaturesBuick brand of GM needs to make a Rendezvous replacement that is same size but gets better gas mileage. The Enclave is too large and very pricey. The new 2010 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain seem to fit the same size as the 2004 Rendezvous and have better efficient engine options. Need similar Buick!
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