2002 Buick Rendezvous clx from North America
The rear hatch does not work properly. It is like the wind, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
The head gasket did start to leak and I had to have it replaced to the tune of $600. When the mechanic took it out after fixing this, we noticed that there is a howling in the front wheels.
The front wheel bearings are going out. This is very disappointing. We did not purchase the extended warranty figuring that a vehicle that we paid over $25k for should run without these major problems.
We had to replace the tires after only 30,000 miles.
I am very disappointed in this vehicle.
This is our first Buick and probably will be our last.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th January, 2004
11th Jan 2004, 08:05
Sorry for all the problems... that sounds like a lot of hassle.
Question for you.. was everything fixed under warranty?
13th Feb 2005, 10:34
I have had to replace both front wheel bearings at 80K. new from buick, $490/ea., from the junk yard $70.00/ea. and $35.00/ea. to install.
Everything else is fine.
8th Apr 2006, 08:58
This person must not be driving a Buick Rendezvous. We bought a 2002 new, and now have 57,000 trouble free miles on it. I plan to buy another in a year or two if Buick hasn't changed them too much. We replaced a minivan with this car, and know that we made the right decision. it's ride, fuel economy, and quality are outstanding, almost Le Sabre like. The BEST automotive value is provided by Buick. You can spend more for something a little nicer, and you can spend less for near junk, but there is no better value. The Rendezvous meets all of our expectations - roomy, versatile, comfortable, economical, luxurious, trouble free, fun to drive. Did I mention versatile and trouble free? Everyone I know who owns one would buy another.
4th Aug 2006, 09:52
Unfortunately, I have to agree with the first comment. I've had to replace both front wheel hub/bearing assemblies (~$450 each), replace the air conditioning (~$1000), and I'm on my 3rd computer (all those were under warranty). All this happened with less than 70000 miles (the air and one bearing with less than 40000). I like all the features of the car, but I may have to go back to foreign - my Honda and Accura have run without any major problems for years and more than 150000 miles.
17th Feb 2007, 20:20
Funny I think someone is making excuses for a GM product.