2005 Buick Rendezvous
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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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Purchased a used car

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 new 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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2005 buick rendezvous

by from Gray Ga. on August 17, 2014

I bought my 2005 rendezvous new. It was great for a couple of years. In the first year I had the head liner replaced twice it was cut too short both times. When the car was 4 1/2 years old the paint s...
I bought my 2005 rendezvous new. It was great for a couple of years. In the first year I had the head liner replaced twice it was cut too short both times. When the car was 4 1/2 years old the paint started fading like it didn't have a clear coat on it. I have seen this on other's as well. I have had the entire car painted. Two of the handles in ceiling have been replaced, the latch on the cargo door has been repaired twice and it's not working now,I had to recover the front seats 3 years ago. I had to replace the front wheel bearings 3 times and replaced the power steering pump, rebuilt the transmission 4 months ago. I have 150,000 miles this car and now I have a blown head gasket. The question now is do I pay $2400. to have it fixed or junk it. The real shame in all is that I love the size of the car, it's perfect. All of the newer ones are too small or too big, this size is perfect. I wish they would start making the rendezvous again however I do wish they would make it a quality vehicle this time around. I will be getting a different vehicle very soon probably a ford explorer. A little bigger than I want, I will miss my rendezvous even with all the trouble I had with it.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does not 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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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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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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I am in the process of owning this vehicle.

by from Carson CA on May 18, 2017

I think that this vehicle is so much of a good ride for my family. I have rented this vehicle at one time and I found that the vehicle had everything that I had been looking for in transportation for ...
I think that this vehicle is so much of a good ride for my family. I have rented this vehicle at one time and I found that the vehicle had everything that I had been looking for in transportation for my family. It had good gas mileage, family room, storage for family items, DVD/tape/radio enjoyment for my family, etc.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Perfect size for us

by from Gilliam, MO on May 14, 2017

I really like my Rendezvous. It is the perfect size for us. The height is great for family members who have a difficult time getting in and out of vehicles.
I really like my Rendezvous. It is the perfect size for us. The height is great for family members who have a difficult time getting in and out of vehicles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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