2005 Buick Rendezvous User Reviews

2005 Buick Rendezvous Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
"maintenance" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Beverly writes:
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD Review
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5

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Very sporty and classy looking SUV. I liked it the first day I got it in 2005 and I like it just as much today. I have had zero maintenance issues with this car. It's fun to drive, especially on trips as you can remove back seats and blow up air mattresses if you want. Lots of extra plug in for your devices. It rides nice and had a safe feel to it.

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The con is they stopped making them? The only other problem I've had were the lumbar knobs fell off and no matter what the shop did, they kept falling off.

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Best Midsize Suv With Looks And Functionality. — I liked the quick acceleration and how the car handled. It was fun to drive. Lots of good visibility. I especially like that you rode high, but didn't need running boards to get in the car. I'm always twisting my back or bumping my head trying to negotiate running boards. The seats could fold up for lots of cargo area or just take the out all together if you need more room for whatever reason. The cup-holders are logically placed in the front and back of the vehicle and lots of little storage compartments everywhere. No wasted space anywhere. Now, Where Can I find an Suv to replace mine?

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jim writes:
2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra AWD Review
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3

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Body and interior in very good condition. Many issues involving repair problems have been taken care of.  AWD has come in handy.

Cons

Many components needed replacing.

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Family Vehicle That Is Versatile At A Cost. — This AWD Buick Rendezvous Ultra is pretty quick for the size with the large 3.6 ltr. engine. Design problems are apparent with the Front Hubs needing replacement around every 50,000 mi. Tailgate leather strap breaks easily. Back brakes needed replaced every 50,000 mi. Fuel Pump and Instrument cluster replaced as well as transmission rebuilt. Also needed an electric control module (ECM). Water leaks from AC or drainage hoses into floor driver and passenger area. If you have the $ to maintain this vehicle and you really like how it handles, the interior room and looks, it would be a good fit for you.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lelandc writes:
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Review
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It is large and comfortable

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The transmission sucks and is unreliable. It is also very costly to fix.

lelandc
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It Is A Good Vehicle If You Trade Them In Reguraly. If You Plan On Keeping It Long Term Than Avoid!! — The performance of this large SUV is adequate. The braking is great and it handles well for a SUV. The build quality is good, there are no rattles, etc. The styling is luxurious and sleek (for a SUV that is). The major downfall is the gas mileage. The transmission in these vehicles are TERRIBLE and when they go they make the vehicle suck gas!!! Sure it is fun to drive but the transmission is horrible and it usually goes before the vehicle has 150,000 miles on it. Another problem is this is the type of vehicle that has a million minor problems that are just a pain in the ass!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ecollierc writes:
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4

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good on the road. lots of space for comfort. never had any major problems during the seven years i had it. Repaired power steering leak and changed the battery twice plus regular maintenance.

Cons

Because i'm short and side mirror are huge that created a blind spot at the intercessions. Other than that i have no regrets.

ecollierc
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If Comfort And Space Is An Issue This Would Be A Perfect Car. — I really enjoyed traveling in this car.The ride is smooth and low noise. I drove 400 miles once a month and only used a tank of gas. Nice family car or good for commuting to work especially on the highway. Has 129k no problem with motor. Trans started to hesitate going into first gear I haf transmission flushed out and put a new filter in it haven't had any problems since.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Diane writes:
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Comfortable,  all sorts of features, good gas mileage for an SUV

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not made anymore  :((((

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My Favorite Car — I love that it's a big car, with seating for 8 and very comfortable. It also gets decent gas mileage for a car this size. I'm very disappointed that Buick does not make this anymore.

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Johan writes:
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Big, Fast, Easy to drive

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Gas drinking

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Big, Fast, Easy To Drive — Big, Fast, Easy to drive. You are sitting very high. I rented this one, when i was roadtriped in florida 2005

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heatingguy writes:
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4

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AWD, Nicely appointed and roomy.

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Typical GM built vehicle-many parts are of inferior quality.

heatingguy
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Nice To Drive And Take On Long Trips — Nice family crossover vehicle however maintenance costs are high. Engine runs smooth and plenty of horsepower. Interior and exterior colors are well done. Plenty of room and handles nicely. Be prepared to spend more than average repair costs as this vehicle needed many replacement parts and repairs thus far.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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everything

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looks

joejoes
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Pearl — was a bit skeptical about getting this car but needed too overall a very good reliable car great comfy lots of room looks not so big on but the wife tells me if it looked fancy than it might get stolen true that

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Jake writes:
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Review
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Cops dont pull over and old person vehicle

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bad gas mileage

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05 Buick Rendezvous — Pros. lots of room handles decent dont get pulled over in a man van Cons The 3.4L motor doesnt have the power to move this man van. the weight of the vehicle and small motor make gas mileage horrible. Some people call it a van... its a man van

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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EWilling writes:
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Review
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very comfortable ride

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narrow front seating

EWilling
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Nice Riding, Plenty Of Features, Decent Fuel Mileage — i have the CX Plus model, which includes backup assist & onstar. we have enjoyed the ride but are experiencing a loud roar from the driver's front wheel. This vehicle has about 56000 miles on it, so GM has denied providing assistance. I realized bumper/bumper is expired but other model years have recalls for this same problem, dealer wants $500 per wheel to correct problem - what a rip !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Owner for 0 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2006 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

Very Clean And Has Every Upgrade On It. By shifferd6

As stated in the Cons, when traveling with a family of 6, it is tight. However, having the captains seating in the 2nd row makes getting in and out of the car very easy. The car handles great, is ve... Read More

It Has Been Almost The Perfect Sized Vehicle For Our Uses. By masakran

Good looking vehicle that can haul quite a bit of stuff. Very comfortable ride with a clean looking interior. Has all the convenience items and has been extremely reliable. Very nice ride in warmer ... Read More

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

Good Stylish, Comfortable, Sturdy, Reliable Vehicle. By dw2118

I really love my 2994 Buick Rendezvous. It has 217000 miles and still going strong. I have had to have the Transmission done at 165000, but with what I have put it through, that is not bad. Only pro... Read More

A Good Travelling Vehicle By Nathan

Good all around performance. Some repairs have been needed, but it was pre-owned and in an accident. Stinks of old-people appeal. Decent mileage, doesn't burn tires or oil. Not a fun drive, but... Read More

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

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

The Suv Is A Winner By pscardino

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

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

Love Thus Vehicle By doug8922

This car is amazing it well fitted for a big family and seats 7 I just love this car I would recommend this car to anyone becuz it really reliable even thow its 10 years old it a great vehicle and wel... Read More

4.5 Star Out Of 5 Star Vehicle By anela1985

I have basically only the best words for this car except one thing. I wish it came with captain seats in the middle row so that the third row could be accessed without the need to fold down the second... Read More

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