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2005 Buick Rendezvous

2005 Buick Rendezvous

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Smartest vehicle purchase I made

by from Chesterton, Indiana on September 25, 2006

I am the proud owner of a 2005 Rendezvous CXL with navigation and every other option available. After test driving 15 vehicles, I chose it because of ease of entry and exit, it's smooth car-like ride,...
I am the proud owner of a 2005 Rendezvous CXL with navigation and every other option available. After test driving 15 vehicles, I chose it because of ease of entry and exit, it's smooth car-like ride, visibility, interior appointments and ease of driving. So I only average about 22 mpg per tankful, a minor negative far outweighed by all the pluses. I've put on 25,000 miles in the past year, with trips to Florida, South Carolina, and all around the Midwest. And it has only cost me for oil changes every 3000 miles. Not even a trip to the dealer for warranty work. This is my second Rendezvous and I eagerly await the arrival of the Enclave next year.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Great on slippery roads

by from Basin Wyoming on January 2, 2008

We bought this Rendezvous used with 27000 miles on it. It now has 60000 miles and has been totally trouble free. It is the AWD model and you can't beat it on the snow and ice. Smooth ride and handles ...
We bought this Rendezvous used with 27000 miles on it. It now has 60000 miles and has been totally trouble free. It is the AWD model and you can't beat it on the snow and ice. Smooth ride and handles well. Fuel mileage is about 25 highway and 16 city.
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Does recommend this car

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Love IT

by from SC on February 10, 2007

I am very happy with my 2005 Rendezvous. I went to the car lot with my husband and was starting to get discouraged. I wanted 3 rows of seats, but not something so huge I would hate to drive it. We wer...
I am very happy with my 2005 Rendezvous. I went to the car lot with my husband and was starting to get discouraged. I wanted 3 rows of seats, but not something so huge I would hate to drive it. We were shown the 2005 Rendezvous and my husband told me to drive it. Never driving an SUV or MINI Van I was a little nervous but found it to hug the road and turned on a dime. Backing this vechile out only takes a little practice. We got a good deal, I won't revisit the dealer we purchased the car from but that has no reflection on the vechile. The only 2 draw back I have had was my wipers got stuck the first time I turned them on. I dont know what the glitch was but I havent thad that happen again. And, that I wished it had a little more leg room. You are able to set the seats and mirrors to each driver with the ease of a button...so I can't complain too much on that. I definately recommend this vechile to any mom, or someone who wants the room of a van but don't want to drive one ;)
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Does recommend this car

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Best value for the money in its class

by from Coastal Connecticut on February 25, 2007

A comfortable, easy to drive, decent gas mileage vehicle. Does everything I want and need it to do. I would buy another in a heartbeat and have recommended it to others. Buick/GM did a great job with ...
A comfortable, easy to drive, decent gas mileage vehicle. Does everything I want and need it to do. I would buy another in a heartbeat and have recommended it to others. Buick/GM did a great job with this car.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Looking for a SUV

by from Houston,Texas on August 14, 2006

Have really enjoyed the look and drive of this vehicle, like the storage, comfort and the extra options. Has been true to gas mpg usage on Hwy. It is just the two of us now and only selling because we...
Have really enjoyed the look and drive of this vehicle, like the storage, comfort and the extra options. Has been true to gas mpg usage on Hwy. It is just the two of us now and only selling because we do not need all of the space anymore.
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Does recommend this car

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Buick Rendezvous Ultra

by from Green Bay, WI on December 22, 2010

Nice 2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra with 54,000 mi. Like new. So far, a very nice car. My wife loves it. Incredible amount of room inside. Has the 3.6L V-6 that comes in the SRX, so lots of power, just a...
Nice 2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra with 54,000 mi. Like new. So far, a very nice car. My wife loves it. Incredible amount of room inside. Has the 3.6L V-6 that comes in the SRX, so lots of power, just a little lag time with acceleration. The styling grows on you. Inside it is all luxury. Buicks are generally purchased by people who take care of their cars, which was something we looked for. Too bad they stopped making these. There are lots around in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and now I know why!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Like New SUV

by from DC, MD, VA area on August 23, 2011

This SUV was exactly what I wanted and what I could afford. Like new inside and out, well taken care of by previous owners as indicated by the Carfax report. Found it online in my area. It was too goo...
This SUV was exactly what I wanted and what I could afford. Like new inside and out, well taken care of by previous owners as indicated by the Carfax report. Found it online in my area. It was too good to be true and had to buy it upon first viewing. Drives smooth and handles well. Had three of the five requirements I wanted in an SUV. Four Captains Seats, navigation, and moon roof. The Ultra that won my approval.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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BEST CAR THAT I HAVE OWNED

by from Fairfield County, CT on July 21, 2011

I just traded my 2001 Dodge Durango for an excellent car; I bought a 2005 AWD Buick Rendezvous. I am extremely happy with every aspect of this car. The MPG is great and I would definitely recommend th...
I just traded my 2001 Dodge Durango for an excellent car; I bought a 2005 AWD Buick Rendezvous. I am extremely happy with every aspect of this car. The MPG is great and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller suv/crossover with a 3rd row seat. Love it!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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2005 Rendezvous - Not cool

by from Milton, GA on January 31, 2013

I've not been impressed witht he Rendezvous. The engine is weak and the transmission weaker. Even with the 3.6L engine, the vehicle had trouble maintaining speed while on hills and struggled to keep u...
I've not been impressed witht he Rendezvous. The engine is weak and the transmission weaker. Even with the 3.6L engine, the vehicle had trouble maintaining speed while on hills and struggled to keep up when it is below 20 degrees F. The interior had the creature comforts that you would expect in a $32,000 vehicle. But, overall, this vehicle is a losing proposition when you add in maintenance and repairs. A disappointment that I would not repeat anytime soon.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra at Morrie's in BP, MN

by from Brooklyn Center, MN on February 24, 2014

This vehicle is overpriced and needs ~$1500 is safety maintenance repairs. I would not buy this vehicle, nor would I recommend this particular vehicle. DO NOT buy this vehicle, especially at the price...
This vehicle is overpriced and needs ~$1500 is safety maintenance repairs. I would not buy this vehicle, nor would I recommend this particular vehicle. DO NOT buy this vehicle, especially at the price listed. The interior is falling apart. The ceiling by the sunroof is falling down, the seek button for the audio system in the back seat is broken, the handle cover on the passenger door is loose, the handle on the hatch is broken, and the reflectors on the driver's side and passenger's side are missing.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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