by Larry Ziffle
Buick used cars like the Rendezvous was a new entry into the SUV crossover market back in 2002. To be honest with you, this vehicle looks like every other SUV crossover from GMs other brands. This is why General Motors really screwed up and got itself into so much financial trouble. It was basically developing the same vehicles, in the same market segment, with the same look and design, but with a different brand stamp on the hood of the vehicle. Im mean really, is there any differences when you look at the Pontiac Aztek compared to the Buick Rendezvous. So for all intensive purposes, I will not write about the Aztek because it shares a lot of the same features and platforms as the Rendezvous does-lol.
Buick Rendezvous used cars:
Rendezvous’ base model provides seating for five people; it also has an option to fit as many as seven people, which comes standard with its top model, but would be an extra in its base model. It also has an option for captains chairs as well. I found the interior to be very blah and its exterior looks as if it was a smaller version of a station wagon but beefed up on steroids; it has a real weird look to it.
The Buick Rendezvous has several different engines in its various model types. The base model had a V6, 3.4-litre engine, with 185 horsepower. Later models for its best version got an upgrade to a V6, 3.6-litre, 245 horsepower engine. All base model Rendezvous came with two-wheel drive, its top model came standard with an allwheel drive transmission.
I only found one statistic on the Rendezvous fuel economy. It basically gives and average for all models in which it ranges from 12.3-Litres to 13.7-litres, per 100km, for city driving and 7.8-litres to 9.3-litres, per 100km, for highway driving.
Lets take a look at some of the pros and cons when looking to buy a Buick Rendezvous as used vehicle.
1- There are issues with the transmission
2- There are problems with the air condition leaking.
3- There are problems with the braking sensors
4- It received a 3 star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety organization for a crash test done to it, for passenger and driver protection.
This is a vehicle I recommend staying away from; there are just too many issues with it.
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