2003 Buick Rendezvous Consumer Reviews

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2003 Buick Rendezvous
3.7
Average based on 24 reviews
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I can't bring myself to part with it!

by from on October 29, 2010

I have owned my 2003 CXL Rendezvous for four years now and I love it! Yes, I have had problems with it. When I bought it I had to replace the computer that runs the fan. I have also had to replace the...
I have owned my 2003 CXL Rendezvous for four years now and I love it! Yes, I have had problems with it. When I bought it I had to replace the computer that runs the fan. I have also had to replace the head gasket (probably from living near the ocean) last year and the rear axle fluid needed replaced. All of these were costly, but overall, she runs beautifully. The gas mileage is ok. I am all about comfort and room for passengers. I don't have any kids, so I use the 3rd row occasionally for adults and there is plenty of room. Good vehicle for short and long distances. My Rendezvous has been on many roadtrips from Washington to California to Oklahoma... handles great each time with and without towing a trailer and I love it. I can't seem to bring myself to trade it in since I still feel spoiled each time I sit in it. I LOVE the headsup display which hardly any other vehicle comes with and I also have an air compresser built in that I love. I have put 50,000 miles on it since I bought it and I plan to put another 50,000.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Perfect! :)

by from on May 12, 2011

I have never owned an SUV before, and this was an excellent choice! I have never had and issue and the features are outstanding! I love this vehile and will keep it forever!
I have never owned an SUV before, and this was an excellent choice! I have never had and issue and the features are outstanding! I love this vehile and will keep it forever!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Too bad they don't make these any more

by from Near Terre Haute, IN on March 6, 2011

Bought this vehicle just recently. Nice driver. Comfortable. Previous owners didn't use it too much -- has less than 50K on the odometer. Since then, I've taken 4 - 1000-mile trips. Great gas mileage ...
Bought this vehicle just recently. Nice driver. Comfortable. Previous owners didn't use it too much -- has less than 50K on the odometer. Since then, I've taken 4 - 1000-mile trips. Great gas mileage for its size ... about 22 average. The 3rd-row seat is cramped, but has come in handy for a couple of the shorter trips. Fairly reliable, though I had a couple little issues that were quickly solved. Overall, very pleased with the purchase.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Great Buy

by from durham, nc on May 29, 2012

I am a big fan of the Buick Family. I brought the 2002 Rendevous and was very happy with my purchase. I traveled from NYC to NC and it cost $68.00 one way with gas costing about $4.00 a gallon so that...
I am a big fan of the Buick Family. I brought the 2002 Rendevous and was very happy with my purchase. I traveled from NYC to NC and it cost $68.00 one way with gas costing about $4.00 a gallon so that was something I was happy with because I traveled alot. Great mpg and even greater comfortable room space coming from a family with four children. I love the stylish look, I love the mant features such as Sun/Moonroof, heated seats, easy folding 3rd row seat, excellent storage compartments with locks. Im absolutely inlove. Minor issues was the wheel barring and the fuel gauge needle when I first purchased car. One year later and no other repairs besides oil changes and tune ups.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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I love the car

by from Mauldin on March 27, 2010

Love the car, great ride, lots of inside room for this size SUV. Good gas mileage for the size. The only problem I had is the intake gasket had to be fixed twice and there was a Dex Coolant claim you ...
Love the car, great ride, lots of inside room for this size SUV. Good gas mileage for the size. The only problem I had is the intake gasket had to be fixed twice and there was a Dex Coolant claim you could file but mine was past the deadline. They changed mind from the pink stuff to the green stuff and no more problems since then. I have 138k mileage and no other problems have occured. Knock on wood. I would buy again and it has been a great car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Very Nice Ride

by from Melbourne,FL on September 17, 2010

I bought it used with 100,000 miles on it and have out 8,000 more with no problem. So quiet and smooth. I LOVE it!!
I bought it used with 100,000 miles on it and have out 8,000 more with no problem. So quiet and smooth. I LOVE it!!
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Uses car for Transporting family

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A Good Drive and Practical

by from Morristown, TN on March 5, 2012

Bought the 2003 Rendezvous used 3 years ago and sold it 2 weeks ago to a family of 7. It was very practical and comfortable to travel with grown kids. Had to do some Maintenance as expected. My wife l...
Bought the 2003 Rendezvous used 3 years ago and sold it 2 weeks ago to a family of 7. It was very practical and comfortable to travel with grown kids. Had to do some Maintenance as expected. My wife liked it better than any car she ever drove. Traded to improve gas mileage.
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Comfortabe but Unreliable

by from Ontario on October 30, 2007

I purchased this new in 2003. Since that time I've had to replace the manifold/head gasket, have front bearings repaired twice (once under warantee), fix the air conditioning and fix the transmission....
I purchased this new in 2003. Since that time I've had to replace the manifold/head gasket, have front bearings repaired twice (once under warantee), fix the air conditioning and fix the transmission. GMC distanced themselves from the manifold/head gasket problem since the repair was done after warantee, and also feel it is not unexpected that the transmission should fail at 160 000km. This is the quality of Buick that GMC is producing. Expect major mechanical problems. My next vehicle will be an import.
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MOST RELIABLE CAR I HAVE OWNED

by from CHARLESTON, S.C on October 17, 2011

THIS CAR IS GREAT I LOVE IT!!!! I WISH I COULD GIVE EVERYOE IN MY FAMILY THIS CAR BC ITS SOOOO AWSOME!!!!! I BOUGHT A 2003 FOR 5000 BUCKS AND LESS THAN 100,000 MILES ON IT AND THAT WAS A STEAL.... I L...
THIS CAR IS GREAT I LOVE IT!!!! I WISH I COULD GIVE EVERYOE IN MY FAMILY THIS CAR BC ITS SOOOO AWSOME!!!!! I BOUGHT A 2003 FOR 5000 BUCKS AND LESS THAN 100,000 MILES ON IT AND THAT WAS A STEAL.... I LOVE MY CAR AN WOULDNT TRADE IT IN FOR ANYTHING ELSE......
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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pleasure to drive.

by from Burlington,ia on October 18, 2006

The Buick gives me a big bang for my buck. It has ample power and fuel economy is OK. Very comfortable to drive. The only issue I have had is the driver side window power needed replaced. $265.
The Buick gives me a big bang for my buck. It has ample power and fuel economy is OK. Very comfortable to drive. The only issue I have had is the driver side window power needed replaced. $265.
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