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Worst GM product ever made.

2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL

I purchased this vehicle used in September 2017. The pros to the SUV is that for a mother of three there is plenty of room with the third row seating. Cons is the engine and mechanical. In the course of two years this truck has overheated due to head gaskets blowing and water pump failing. Both front calipers locked up. Air compressor for rear shocks is very loud when pumping up due to internal bearings failing. I have AWD and when taking a sharp turn on either side the rear differential whines very loud. Oil pan gasket started to leak, starter failed, and transmission is slipping. Catalytic converter has been replaced a year ago but is needed a new again already. This SUV is the worst used vehicle I have ever purchased.

- Rebecca Z

Buick rendezvous: well worth it.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I like the smooth ride and ease in which the car handles. In addition, the bells and whistles are an added plus. I prefer leather seating which my Buick rendezvous has. We traveled 800 miles on a winter trip and the Buick performed well with no problems. The defrost and heater both worked without issues. However, the mpg is only adequate. I would have liked better mileage. I do however, use a mid-grade gas. Depending on the issue, repairs can be expensive. A door and window repair cost upwards of $500. 00. The Buick currently has 100, 000 plus miles on it and we expect repairs to increase. All this being said, we are both happy with the Buick rendezvous.

- Keith L

There really good on gas has a smooth ride.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I bought a used SUV on Facebook over a year ago with 261, 000 miles on it only had to put a little work in it a year after I bought it. It is a Buick Rendezvous it is real good vehicle for the mileage on it they can last if you find one in good shape and one someone has taken care of it and keep it in good shape I would highly recommend if you are going to buy a used vehicle to check into a 2002 or 2003 they are great on gas and have a smooth ride.

- Melissa G

The big, family friendly locomotive with simple and roomy interior.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

It provides plenty of room for the whole family and being almost 20 years old, it still runs smoothly and reliably. It is comfortable and not terrible on gas for being the size vehicle that it is. It is a heavy vehicle and runs as such, it is slow in corners and you need plenty of room. However, overall, this vehicle has been great for me and the family. Easily get in and out and go about your errands and travels!

- Christina B

The rendezvous summoned up: it is an awkward oversized wobbly piece of plastic.

2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL

The problem with it is that it is a bulky vehicle but it is very light and can be knocked around on a windy day or slides very easily when it snows. The reliability is decent on the car. The comfort level is great when you are sitting in the front but if you are in the back, the car is terribly uncomfortable and shaky and makes me physically sick. I like the feature of it being very roomy in the car.

- Holly B

I think they should know about how the vehicle does with the gas pedal situation.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love that it is spacious and has a lot of seating. I love that it has a sunroof and digital speedometer on the windshield! The only thing I dislike about my vehicle is when it gets low on gas it tends to act like it's going to run out of gas but if you hit the pedal a few times it like catches and the vehicle will take off again. I'm not sure what that means... But I don't like it.. lol.

- Brandy K

Pros and cons of the Buick rendezvous.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Not real good gas mileage and now it is having problems with either the transmission or drive shaft. Not much storage space if needed. It is comfortable and the heat and air work really well. It would be nice if it had a DVD player for younger kids to keep them occupied. Has plenty of cup holder places but needs more phone charging areas for larger families.

- Carmel A

The high number of problems that affect this model vehicle.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

My vehicle has so many problems I can not afford to fix them. I bought it from a dealer who didn't disclose the real history of the car. It had been declared to be "totaled" not for sale. But he fixed a few things and sold it anyway. That particular model was never a good vehicle to start with from what I have heard. I would not ever buy another Buick.

- Sylvia B

This Buick has been very reliable. It has over 230,000 miles at this point and I plan to keep it a few more years.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I really like this vehicle, otherwise I wouldn't still have it. I truly like the fact that the seats in back (middle) are completely removable in addition to being able to fold forward. The only thing I don't like it that the side mirrors are so big that on occasion they block view and I have to spend longer time trying to see before driving.

- D C

It has a lot of storage space.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Gas tank leaks if I put to much in it. The gas gage doesn't work, it will say low fuel. I have to put in park to turn off motor, open the door to reset start. If I have gas it goes back to full, so I never know how much I have. But it does get good mileage and is comfortable but as old as it is transmission is slipping.

- Rebecca P

It has a crazy quiet and comfortable interior.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I like all of the luxury appointments like full leather interior. Air suspension and compressor. Full power windows,doors,mirrors, climate control, lights, reclining rear seats with pull down foot rests. Powerful engine with all wheel drive. Sun and moon roof. Only real complaint is I would have liked a larger gas tank.

- Randy v

Family effectiveness and affordable quality.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Expensive repairs, too many special simple fixes that are not simple. Tires are an odd size not affordable, the security system is faulty, it is dings and must be turned on and off every start or it will not stop. To repair that sensors is over 400. 00 it is not gas effective even after tune up and oil change.

- Jessica D

2002, low mileage, AWD, no rust. . .

2002 Buick Rendezvous

My Buick rendezvous is four door. Very roomy and comfortable, is all electric has cruise, air, It's a SUV with fold down seats for a lot of storage in back, also AWD which makes it so nice with the weather change here in the north country, it only has 80, 000 miles on it absolutely no rust. I love my car.

- Betty Y

Pro vs con of my vehicle.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

My vehicle when I received it has the wrong size tires on it and the tires need balanced badly. It eats up a lot of gas due to the tires. It sits 6 people comfortably and has plenty of places for cups to be held. I wish there was an easier way for the people in the 3rd row to get in and out.

- Carmel A

Convenience for family and or travelers with fold down seats

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Bought it from a used car dealer has been quite reliable. It does have a problem with going through alot of antifreeze but isn't leaking. Quite comfortable to fit a family of 4. One thing that is negative which is the amount of control in different road/Weather conditions such as windy

- Charlotte T

Nice car good dependable smooth driving car.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love my car all except I wish it got better gas mileage, otherwise I usually do not have a lot of problems with it as it is it is been reliable, good running and drives smooth, I would recommend this vehicle to people needing one, nice body style and all the older stuff you need.

- Tina G

Great mileage, Lots of Space, Comfortable, Easy Maintenance

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love the spaciousness of the vehicle. It is perfect for long trips, lots of family, groceries, pets, etc. I love the gas mileage for how large the vehicle is. The maintenance is very easy for the vehicle, and overall the only things that we have had trouble with are cosmetic.

- Casey M

Best little Buick SUV for your family.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

This is a great family car. It has third row sitting. Seats can be folded down for cargo space. Great on gas. . Lots of room. . Great reliable transportation. Easy to maintain. Spare tire space. . Easy to get in and out of. Great little SUV. . Best Buick that I have owned.

- Thomas K

Smooth ride adequate room built for comfort, love the bells and whistles.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

The Buick gives a fairly smooth ride and easy to control. Repairs so far have been minor considering it has 104000 miles. The mpg could be better but that is true of too many cars. The front seats are comfortable and the car has adequate room. Satisfied with the purchase.

- Keith T

I like the unique color and the leather interior.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

This vehicle has a lot of drivetrain problems. Have replaced the transmission and transfer case multiple times. Also have had to do the wheel bearings multiple times. It does get around well in the winter conditions. It's kind of small or a decent size family.

- Nikki P

Reliable! Fits everyone! Great first family car. Recommend highly

2002 Buick Rendezvous

The 2002 Buick Rendezvous is very luxurious for the model year. The heads up display is nice, A/C and heat work well, haven't had any problems yet, with all recommended maintenance. The power seats and head up display are extremely nice to have.

- Reno C

An important thing to know is that for a big SUV, it has a tiny engine. not ideal for towing.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

The only issues that I have seen with this make and model is that the A.C. unit seems to go out and the driver side window switch goes out after a while. The car is comfortable and easy to drive. Would definitely recommend.

- Thomas T

Didn't buy it new and something's been a little off the whole time I've owned it

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I like that it has a third row seat option but when it's in use there is zero trunk space. I like that there are radio controls on steering wheel and multiple charger ports. I like the deep center console

- Carrie G

Steering wheel radio control. I love it.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I have only had one major problem with my car. It took me a year to figure out my automatic car starter was causing my battery to die, turn on and off automatically without me physically starting the car.

- Taylor Y

It's a family car for drivers who aren't looking for a technology advanced vehicle.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

My current vehicle is outdated in technology which is a dislike. I do like that the car fits three growing children and me comfortably. I also like that it is dependable with low maintenance issues.

- Amber N

Roomy, comfortable, and very classy.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love this vehicle, it's very spacious and fits the kids and family comfortably. I would say the only problem with it currently is that the engine had to be replaced, but it is over 150,000 miles.

- Brittany L

It is a Buick which makes it one of the top of the line vehicles.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

This vehicle looks good and stands out in the crowd. It is well-appointed and a comfortable ride. This vehicle has excellent clearance, handled well, and gets reasonable fuel mileage.

- Marge L

It's a good car for hauling things

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I like how much interior space my car has and that it gets decent gas mileage for its size. I dislike that it doesn't have enough power and is beginning to need many repairs.

- Nick K

Great family vehicle, run smoothly and efficiently.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love my car. The 3 row seating is a great feature. The middle seats come out of the vehicle, and the back seats fold down which makes its really easy to move large items.

- Brittany H

For the make and model year, maintenance has been minimal.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

My car is dependable and comfortable. I feel secure worry free behind the wheel. If given the choice to buy a new one, I would not hesitate to get the same make and model.

- Patricia H

Very roomy for the size of the car.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love the car drives nice rides nice plenty room like the color and the looks stylish the only thing I do not like is its 4 wheel drive all the time so bad gas mileage.

- Debbie U

The heated seats and the 3rd row that can also be let down for storage.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love the car until I had to put a new head gasket in it. There is a crack on the fuel neck of the gas tank. I do like the heated leather seats and the 3rd row seat.

- Monique R

It's a great car to have. I love it.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love my vehicle. It's very roomy and comfy. An I have a 3rd row an the kids love it. I wish it had an AUX port but that is fine I like the CD player on the radio.

- Steele T

Keep it serviced and it'll last forever. It's good on gas as well. You can take the back seats out for more space.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I love the space of the truck. It's a very comfortable drive. I don't like the way the security locks the radio when the battery goes dead or gets unhooked.

- Jesse D

The Rendezvous is a smooth ride with all the accoutrements. The bells and whistles add to the overall pleasure and satisfaction of riding this Buick.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

This buick is a smooth ride and I love the bells and whistles. The MPG is sufficient. Moreover, the height of the seats while driving is great.

- Keith L

It has over 20000 miles and still runs good.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I just had to replace the whole steering column and reprogram the key. It has the 3rd row setting which has plenty of room for my family.

- Pamela K

It holds a lot of people lot of room inside.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

It. Has blind spots and the mirrors on the doors are to big they block your view. And it seems to be to large for me most of the time.

- Debra H

Bad review for a Buick 2002.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

It is runs hot all of the time and stops. The window came down and got stuck also I get parts changed and it breaks shortly after.

- Jojo M

Too much money to maintain.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

It's very big so it's safer. Bad on gas mileage. Very expensive to repair. But overall it's a pretty reliable vehicle when needed.

- Steve G

Dependable one major repair fourth year. Few minor repairs age of the vehicle.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I like that it's paid for, insurance and taxes are reasonable. I don't like the color and dislike it's more vehicle than I need.

- Ava O

The Rendezvous has a multiple option on sitting arrangement with a number of 7 seating areas.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

The 2002 Buick Rendezvous is a great selection car to choose if you wanna take trips out of state or county with the family!

- Nickolas T

Absolutely love the interior.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Perfect family vehicle, rides and drives smooth. Have had no problems, beautiful interior. Lots of room and storage space.

- Kate L

Buy GM Made in USA If something gets broken, you don't have to go across the pond for replacements

2002 Buick Rendezvous

no problems great car bought it used in 2004 still has only 62000 miles on it think Buick is a great car is all GM cars

- arleen h

The fuel pump goes out regularly on it. I've had my vehicle for 4 years and have replaced it twice now.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

The fuel pump goes out every couple of years. It's very roomy. I got it for a good price and I got low mileage on it

- Angela E

The engine is terrible and I wouldn't recommend it.

2002 Buick Rendezvous

I like that it has lots of room. I hate that the engine is terrible and it overheats often. It's a big money pit.

- Cassie R

Buick rendezvous the suv that drives like a tank

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Gas is a little heavy. The way it drives like a tank in snow is great.love the roomy space and design of vehicle

- Jesse A

Nice smooth ride, drives nice too

2002 Buick Rendezvous

Love the ride, uses a lot of gas, seats lots of people parts are kind of expensive

- Karen W

good value - comfortable - still looks good for its age

2002 Buick Rendezvous

good mileage - comfortable ride - dashboard lighting could be better

- rich s

A most enjoyable vehicle, flexible and expandable.(seats up to 7)

2002 Buick Rendezvous

comfortable. good performance. excellent for freeway travel.

- Douglas T