2004 Buick Rendezvous

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Key Specs
Our Take
Safety & Recalls
Warranty & CPO
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Key Specs

of the 2004 Buick Rendezvous. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Steering feel
  • Automatic-transmission behavior
  • Minivanlike handling
  • Quietness
  • Spacious, versatile interior

The Bad

  • Ride quality on rough pavement
  • Controversial appearance
  • Frontal crash-test rating
  • Resale value

Notable Features of the 2004 Buick Rendezvous

  • Five- or seven-passenger seating
  • Versatrak AWD available
  • Optional XM Satellite Radio
  • Optional DVD entertainment
  • Fastback rear-end styling

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value For The Money

What Drivers Are Saying


great car

by Don Jr from Wenatchee on July 8, 2018

has been fantastic car keeps on going have only replaced alternator in time we have owned and regular maintenance wonderful car lf buick had not discontinued would buy another Read full review


Terrible expensive suv

by Disappointed from NY on April 28, 2018

Most expensive repair bills of any car I've had. Bought used 54,000 now 126,000 miles. Spent over $10,000 in five years on repairs. 4 Wheel bearings, tie rod, replaced brakes every 2 years. Rear-end ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2004 Buick Rendezvous currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2004 Buick Rendezvous has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Rendezvous received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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