2003 Buick Rendezvous Overview

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CX
Avg. Price: $5,375
CX AWD
49 national listings
CXL
Avg. Price: $5,651
CXL AWD
Avg. Price: $5,872

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4.75 stars

Based on 3 reviews

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 — I bought this car so I can tote the grandkids around. We've used it on car trips and jetting around the Valley of the Sun. I love this car. It handles beautifully and is so easy to drive! My car is n... Read More
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 — After 30 some days of owning the Buick we are very pleased with it. So happy we decided to get an SUV that is also Gas Friendly. Full size comfort without giving up gas mileage. We orginally were look... Read More
Good Deal And Great Vaule by BLA52
 — Good and smooth riding car especially on long trips, good gas mileage on trips for it's size, comfortable to ride in with third row seat for kids, babies or will fold down for cargo room. Better than ... Read More

2003 Buick Rendezvous Overview

Overall User Score

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2003 Buick Rendezvous

The term "SUV" has increasingly negative connotations as an oversized, gas-guzzling, grocery hauler, so most carmakers are opting instead to call their new SUVs crossovers.  The 2003 Buick Rendezvous looks like an SUV, but handles more like a minivan, with a interior size and luxury of a Park Avenue sedan.  The 2003 Rendezvous comes in CX and the more upscale CXL trims, and this year the CXL comes in both FWD and AWD, just like the base model.  All AWD Rendezvous are accompanied with Versatrak traction control and ABS brakes.  The all-range traction control and ABS in the FWD trims are now optional instead of standard.

Also moved from the standard to optional list are side airbags, though the dual front bags are still included.  Dual-zone climate control is added to the CXL, which also gets a new DVD player and satellite radio option.  The 2003 Rendezvous is powered by a 3.4-liter, 185-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic that is somewhat sluggish on hills.  It comes standard with two rows of seats, but a third row can be added.  Both rows fold, and the second row can be removed for extra storage capacity.  Captain's chairs can be substituted for the second row, and there are even some handy footrests that pop out from behind the front row seats.  New in 2003 is an electronic liftgate release, which is helpful, though the heavy hatch is still hard to close.

The 2003 Rendezvous has helped boost sales in the Buick division, primarily because it offers all the versatility of an SUV with the luxury of more upscale brands, all at a much lower price point.  Drivers praise its roominess, though they wish there was more than 18 cubic feet of cargo room when the seats are up.  The exterior styling is contemporary and rugged, and the car-like handling appreciated by soccer moms everywhere.  A favorite feature is the optional heads-up display.  But the Rendezvous suffers from expensive repair problems, most notably with the wheel bearings and intake manifold.  Other downsides include limited third row legroom, second row seats being hard to remove, some wind noise, and an underpowered engine.

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Buick Rendezvous Questions

Nancy Hazzard
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Rear Wheels Sloped Out At Ground Level??????????????

rear wheels sloped out at ground level and tilted in at top what would cause this

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Rachel Mae Lawlis
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My Car Is Making A Loud Noise In The Front End On The Passenger Side It Kin...

20 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Rachel Mae Lawlis
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My Car Is Making A Loud Noise In The Front End On The Passenger Side. What ...

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Jimaroo
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2003 Buick Rendezvous Transmission Problem

My 2003 rendezvous slips into neutral between 1st and 2nd gear but just for a few seconds when cold. Once the transmission is warm the problem goes away. Any ideas as to what's wrong?

31 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Carra Wall
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2003 Jerking/misting While Driving

I just got my truck Feb 14th 2014. All was good with it til about a week ago. Getting off the interstate there was a slight jerk or mist as my dad calls it while driving. Next days was getting back on...

91 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)