2002 Buick RendezvousChange Vehicle
of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous base trim shown
The Rendezvous is Buicks brand-new model for 2002 a crossover vehicle that blends the virtues of a sedan, sport utility vehicle and minivan. It is the first truck-based Buick since 1923. With the Rendezvous, Buick hopes to attract more younger buyers and counteract the brands appeal to older motorists. To help in that quest, long before it went on sale, Buick exhibited the Rendezvous at golf tournaments, the COMDEX computer dealers convention and various public events.
A fully independent suspension aims to ease the ride quality, which is intended to emulate the Park Avenue Ultra sedan, and optional Versatrak all-wheel drive gives the Rendezvous extra flexibility on various terrain. Offered in front-wheel-drive CX form or the higher-level CXL trim with all-wheel drive, the Rendezvous went on sale in late April 2001.
Described in terms of refined ruggedness, the Rendezvous has an overall shape that suggests an SUV and has details that promote a youthful image. Sharp lines take precedence over curves, and a fastback rear slope is said to be less boxy than the typical SUV rear.
Certain kinship elements to other Buicks are evident, led by the oval-shape grille, which is painted rather than chromed. In fact, chrome is minimal throughout. An accent ring surrounds the center tri-shield emblem, and headlights sit deep in the front fascia, with detailing around their lenses.
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Our view: 2002 Buick Rendezvous
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The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view
If ever a General Motors division needed some help, it's Buick. This GM marque has stayed on the sidelines through much of the SUV boom, having to be satisfied peddling four ... Read more
Had since New
Great SUV, had since new, had to replace the A/C Compressor a couple of times, have now about 75K on, Will probably sell the vehicle next year as may be moving out of the country. I keep the vehicle ... Read full review
Most Reliable car Ive owned.
This car mat all my needs. The Buick Rendevouz is Comfortable, safe, and so stylish. The radio system is awesome, it has many outlets to charge phones, and even automatic windows, which are my ... Read full review