Buick Rendezvous Model Overview
Used Buick Rendezvous
Buick Rendezvous Questions
Rubbing Noise Steering, Steering Wheel Shakes 30-40mph
rubbing noise when turning steering wheel, vehicle standing still or parking or putting in garage, also steering wheel shakes between 30-40 mph. just installed new rack by dealer, did not help noise....
My Rendezvous Has 3rd Seat, How Do You Get Into It
What Could Cause My 02 Buick Rendezvous Get Stuck On Drive
It's like it's in hocked to Somthing because it don't grip to any other gear and it don't want to start but the battery is not dead
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?
Air Conditioning Whine After Turning Off Engine
Can you tell me if the whine of the air conditoner can be fixed? This happens -once in a while- after I turn off the ignition. Can you explain what is actually happening when this occurs? thanks
About the Buick Rendezvous
The Rendezvous was introduced in 2002 and is Buick's first foray into the SUV market. Trying to be all things to all people, the Rendezvous is actually more of a crossover SUV in that it blends elements from Buick's luxury sedans with the storage capacity of a minivan and the sportiness of an SUV.
It is much more luxury and family-oriented, providing tons of storage compartments and power outlets, along with a low step-in height, and plenty of standard convenient features (OnStar, rear parking sensors), all at a lower cost than most of its competitors. Originally offered in front-wheel and all-wheel drive in base and luxury trims, the Buick Rendezvous featured two V6 engine options, rated at either 196-hp or 242-hp. Both the all-wheel drive and the stronger engine were dropped in 2007.
The Rendezvous handled more like a car, which appealed to parents, but it didn't lack for passenger and storage options. Standard with two rows of seats for five, a third row bench was optional, upping the passenger room to seven. Seats could be removed or folded down to increase the cargo capacity. Outside, a sloping rear roof line added a bit of distinctive styling to an otherwise standard SUV shape.
The blend of SUV height and versatility with the luxury comfort and ride quality of a sturdy sedan proved to be a successful combination for Buick. The Rendezvous has done well and spawned the mid-size truck-based Rainier a year later. Though sales helped reinvigorate the company, Buick is planning to replace its total SUV lineup, including the Rendezvous, with the 2008 Enclave.