2005 Buick Rendezvous User Reviews

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    2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra AWD Review
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    200

    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

    Pros: AWD, Nicely appointed and roomy.

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

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: looks

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    2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra AWD Review
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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

    Pros: 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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    2005 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Review
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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

    Pros: It is large and comfortable

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

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    2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Review
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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

    Pros: Cops dont pull over and old person vehicle

    Cons: bad gas mileage

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    2005 Buick Rendezvous Review
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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.

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

    Cons: not made anymore  :((((

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    2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Review
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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

    Pros: very comfortable ride

    Cons: narrow front seating

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    2005 Buick Rendezvous Review
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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

    Pros: Big, Fast, Easy to drive

    Cons: Gas drinking

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    2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL Review
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    75

    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

    Pros: 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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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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

    2004 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

    Good, Not Great. By pusfactory

    This is not a mind-blowing vehicle - good or bad. If you're a traditional Buick owner, you'll hate it. If you're a Baja off-roader, you'll hate it. If you're somewhere in between, you'll find it an... Read More

    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

    2003 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

    N/a By cwall82

    Its a good vehicle minus all the stuff that goes bad on it. BUT thats a vehicle for you, especially if you are buying it used. I love mine though. Few more things to fix and it will be perfect! Read More

    Vary Nice Family Car Lots Of Room For Cargo And Conforts By nelsonwells

    liked the over all feel car its nice laid back ride smooth ride for an suv family car its has lot of comforts but lacking a bit on the power train side i like the awd option but way be v8 option wo... Read More

    2002 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

    High Rating By muto

    I like the inside comfort both front and back, big outside mirrors, and appearance. Also I like third row seating, it is very good for big family. If you choose not to use the 3rd row seats, then you ... Read More

    Avoid This Car! Fair Warning By akohler

    Forums have complained about multiple, expensive things going wrong with this car, I have expreienced almost all of them. 117k miles and this car is ready for the junk yard. Will cost more to get past... Read More

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