Buick Rendezvous Model Overview
Used Buick Rendezvous
Buick Rendezvous Questions
I Have A 2002 Buick Rendezvous And I Recently Replaced The Thermostat. It W...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX, Having heating issues.
Third Row Seats Stuck 2005 Rendezvous
I have a 2005 Rendezvous and the third row of seats is stuck in the down position. We have tried with several people, using the lever and the straps to try to pull it back up but no luck. Is there...
Anyone Else Have Transmission Problems At About 100,000 Miles?
At around 95,000 - 100,000 the transmission started to go. It is the third gear that is faulty. It has yet to be repaired since it still moves. Would you recommend waiting for it to quit and fix it or...
2004 Buick Rendezvous Cruise Control Problems
I am having problems with the cruise control on my 2004 Buick Rendezvous. When attempting to activate cruise control, no light is displayed on the dashboard and cruise control does not work at all. ...
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 ...
Buick Rendezvous Overview
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.