Buick Rendezvous Model Overview
Used Buick Rendezvous
Buick Rendezvous Questions
Buick Rendezvous 2002 Fuse
Does the 2002 Buick Rendezvous have a power steering fuse? Power steering went out, fluid is full and belt is in good shape so before pulling the pump was kust wondering if there was a fuse to chec...
2003 Buick Rendevous Heating Issue
Does anyone know how to re wire the radiator fans to be on all the time i want to add a switch that allows me to turn them on manualy for some reason gm decided that these fans can run at low sped...
Is There A Radiator Fan Switch Screwed Into The Cooling System Somewhere Or...
I am usually pretty good at diagnosing my cars as I used to work as a tech for a GM dealer in the mid 90's... however I am quickly seeing that things have obviously changed... I have a 2004 Buick Ren...
Hvac Blower Doesn't Work , Fuses All Check Ok
Blower Motor Doesn't Work
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.