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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#2990 of 4284 I'm converted.
Sep 25, 2002 (7:30 pm)
I was the owner of a "faulty" Pontiac Aztek, but have since been totally refunded my money for the 2001 Tek. I got my 2003 fully loaded CLX AWD Black/Grey Rendezvous on Friday the 13 and aptly named her Friday. She has a loose plastic thingy on one of the rear captians chairs. Other than that no probs. Much quieter, smoother, and more refined than my Aztek could have ever hoped to be and XM radio is the awesome.
Getting in the 3rd row seat is kind of a pain with the captains chairs, but I just set my exit seat memory to push the driver seat way forward and then the captain chair tumbles fine. I'm waiting for my rear cargo cover.
Does anyone else have the steering wheel audio. On the Tek it would change the CD in the 6-disk changer by pressing the pre-set button (scan), but mine doesn't do it on the Buick. Just curious. Also, the preset (scan) button does not function on XM so you have to hit the presets manually. Not really a problem since you can't program all your desired presets anyway. Just curious if mine had a bug or if this was normal operation.
Overall I'm really happy with Friday and she's just a much nicer car than Maxx (my tek).
#2991 of 4284 Steering Wheel Audio/6 Disc Changer
Sep 27, 2002 (7:03 am)
I have a 2002 RDV CXL with the 6 disc changer. I have not found a way to change discs by using the steering wheel audio controls. I simply press the 1-6 buttons on the receiver itself. Pressing scan does nothing for me (it would be nice if it changed CD's!)
However, I did discover if you press and hold Seek ('til it beeps), you can do an intro scan on all the songs on a particular CD. Obviously, pressing seek also changes it from track to track (on the same CD).
#2992 of 4284 noastar - converted
Sep 27, 2002 (11:28 am)
I followed your story on the Aztek board and welcome you to the joys of Rendezvous ownership.
It's a great vehicle and a great group of owners.
#2993 of 4284 seat memory position
Sep 28, 2002 (12:36 pm)
Does anybody know if I can add a memory function to my electric driver seat?
My wife and I are of diffent sizes and I have to readjust the seat quite back after she uses it (reverse for her).
I remember the "luxury package" version I had tried before had two memory buttons in the door for his/her setup. As I wanted the third row seat, I could not get this function.
I think this is the only thing missing to make my car as good as it can get.
I have been asking in speciality shops, without success.
#2994 of 4284 Memory Seats Option
Sep 28, 2002 (2:53 pm)
I kinda doubt that you can "add" this option to your car (at least I've never seen any sort of after-market option for this). I have a 2002 RDV CXL with the third seat and I have the memory option -- why would adding the 3rd seat cancel out your ability to add memory seats as an option? That doesn't make sense to me!
#2995 of 4284 memory seat options- jk27
Sep 29, 2002 (8:54 am)
jk27, yes the way the packages work here in Canada is different than in the States - a very limited group of options put into a package for the CX and the CXL.
the 3rd row-seat in Canada was only in the Versitality package not the luxury one- in any case the Luxury package did not have the value and I was loosing the third row.
Can I ask you to find the part number of your seat motor? if it matches mine, if might just be that I need to fing a remote memory modure/control that would plug into it.
I would much appreciate this.
#2996 of 4284 Memory Seat
Sep 29, 2002 (7:01 pm)
Part # for the seat motor? Sure ... ummm ... where do I find that? Obviously, I will look under the seat. Any other ideas?
#2997 of 4284 Temperature Gauge Problem by jp614
Sep 30, 2002 (9:28 am)
I have a towing package on mine too. This problem has just started happening for me. Through out the long hot summer, I never had that problem. Next time I bring my car in for service, I will mention it to them and see if it is really a problem.
#2998 of 4284 memory seat & mirrors
Sep 30, 2002 (6:37 pm)
theduke - Obviously too late now, but you could have gotten the luxury package and added the third row as an option like I did so you would have the memory option.
We also each drive it a fair bit and that feature is priceless. We also have the HUD which has already saved me from a couple of speeding tickets as I drive along otherwise oblivious to my excess speed. A condition called lead-footitis.
Sep 30, 2002 (9:10 pm)
The only advantages I can see to the Aztek is the Steering wheel controls for the audio system and the fully leather steering wheel (RDV is leather and rubber). Other than that the RDV is just a way better vehicle. Nicer ride, quieter, better steering and handling (which amazed me), better stereo even though it's got 8 speakers instead of 10, roomier and more comfy, seats are wayyyyy better, center console better than the severely low fold down armrests in the Tek, bigger side mirrors, rear wiper, auto air, better fit and finish. Just a nice darn car and the looks do grow on you a lot. I just wish I had time to wash her. I have my first medical exam on Friday so maybe after that.