2002 Buick Rendezvous Overview

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Overview

Buick hasn't had a truck in its lineup since 1923, and although the new 2002 Buick Rendezvous is an SUV, it does sit on a truck-based platform, the same one used by the controversial Pontiac Aztek. But Buick's first entry into the SUV market sports a more conservative design, aiming to be an affordable luxury SUV competing against more upscale foreign brands. The 2000 Rendezvous comes in CX and CXL trims, both with a 3.4-liter, 185-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic. The CX offers either FWD or AWD, while the CXL is only AWD.

Both trims have ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, and traction control. The traction system in the CXL is Versatrak, which assigns torque to the wheels that need it. The standard seating arrangement is two rows for five passengers, but it can be equipped with an optional third row, which folds flat into the floor. The second row also flips and folds or can be removed entirely. When all seats are down, the 54.5 cubic foot trunk expands to 108 cubic feet. Lots of headroom and a low entry make access easier, without fear of constantly bumping your head. The CXL is the better equipped of the two trims, adding leather seats, but many bells and whistles will cost extra, such as a sunroof, OnStar, parking sensors, power front seats with memory settings, and a revamped heads-up display that projects car information onto the windshield.

Using Tiger Woods as its spokesman demonstrates Buick's intentions to market the 2002 Rendezvous to a younger crowd, albeit a golfing crowd, meaning the average buyer will probably fall somewhere in their 50s. Owners say the SUV drives like a car, and that they like the styling, the comfortable seats, the cargo flexibility, and roominess. There have been many major repairs reported, however, most commonly with wheel bearings and the intake manifold, along with electronic problems and a pesky rear hatch. Other complaints mention the limited third row legroom, and the need for a more powerful engine.

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    KrisM12
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    Im Losing Oil And It's Going Into My Coolant Reservoir. What Could The Prob...

    I have an 02 rendezvous that is running perfectly. It doesn't heat up or blow smoke, no signs of any problems. But after i got my oil changed i did notice that my coolant reservoir was over flowing ...

    794 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Jennifer Smith
    0

    I Have A 2002 Buick Rendezvous And I Recently Replaced The Thermostat. It W...

    2002 Buick Rendezvous CX, Having heating issues.

    653 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    Mariam Roa Bojorges
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    Air Intake Hose

    A hose that was connected from somewhere in the back of the engine and came up to the front into the air intake hose ended up detached and now we have no idea where it goes and what it is for. The ...

    6 views with no answers yet
    Peaches81
    0

    Transmission

    My 2002 Buick rendezvous had a major meltdown and transmission went out. After I replaced transmission from salvage yard , step by step was put back in properly now it won't start. Some times it w...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
    Santrdrd
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    Why After I Replace The Water Pump And T-stat It Still Overheat Fast I've C...

    203 views with 4 answers (last answer 7 months ago)