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#4114 of 4282 Re: 2003 buick rendezvous headrest [susanmichelle]
Mar 28, 2006 (7:04 pm)
Susan: I just purchased a 2006 Rendezvous CX. The color is Cashmere which I wanted, However the ONLY Interior color issued with this color is also very light Tan. Seats will be VERY EASY to get dirty. I also wanted to install seat covers and I had to go to the Buick dealer and have the headrest removed. The Tech looked the headrest up on his computer and removing the headrest required (2) two special tools which they had, so they remove them for free. Good luck
#4116 of 4282 Re: 2003 buick rendezvous headrest [ttop72]
Apr 07, 2006 (4:59 pm)
Where did you find seat covers to get around the side airbags? My car is navy outside, and horrible, light grey inside...........same issue with cleaning!! Thank you, Gail
#4117 of 4282 Cost of ownership for 2002 Rendezvous CXL
Apr 09, 2006 (5:38 pm)
I just sold my 2002 Rendezvous CXL with 103k miles, and thought I'd share my ownership costs. This includes everything including purchase price, trade in price, insurance, repairs, and gas.
Total cost to me averaged $0.42 per mile. This consists of
$0.25 per mile for purchase price minus trade in value ($7700... not worth much, is it?)
Gas cost averaged 10.8 cents per mile 18.3 mpg
Insurance was 2.6 cents per mile and repairs were 4 cents per mile.
I bought the extended warranty for $1795, and it saved me $1000. Major repairs included left front wheel bearing/hub, a/c condenser, air bag control module, BCM twice, O2 sensor, mass air flow sensor, transmission pressure control unit, and fuel tank sending unit
My impressions of the vehicle: A lot of bang for the buck, feature wise. Very comfortable for tall people, not really a replacement for a minivan if you're hauling 4 adults, a great center console, poor heating/a/c to the back seat..may as well not have had rear vents at all, loved the backup sensors and big mirrors, I thought the vehicle seemed a bit noisy in its later years.
Hope someone finds this useful!
#4118 of 4282 Re: Cost of ownership for 2002 Rendezvous CXL [brentb]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 09, 2006 (5:57 pm)
Thanks Brent! I love posts like these.
Funny, Edmunds' True Cost to Own tool says the average cost per mile for a 2002 Rendezvous CXL is .42 a mile too, for my zip code anyway.
Did you plan it that way?
#4119 of 4282 Remove driver side interior door panel
Apr 09, 2006 (6:19 pm)
My power window is not working. I hear the motor but the window does not nove. Could I get some help in how to remove the door panel? I have taken out a couple of screws but am afraid to pry/pull too hard! Help!
#4120 of 4282 Re:Noise in front
Apr 26, 2006 (5:25 pm)
Can anyone tell me if they have had a noise under their hood like a soft grinding noise from 0-30MPH? I have been to 2 dealers, they hear it, but haven't a clue. Finally, one got some report from GM that mentioned Camshaft issues, but rept. stated "Not an issue, won't affect performance or Safety." This car has got to go and I'm working on selling/trading it as it's been a year of much unhappiness as my posts indicate. Putting that aside, I'm wondering if anyone has heard of this? I can't drive the car in traffic w/o radio on, as the noise is more like a tea kettle on high boil sound. Air throttle came up on computer at dealers, so they replaced it, and guess what??? It wasn't that, so now they tell me they don't know, and to "ignore" it until it gets unbearable. It is,and they still don't know. Thank you in advance, gail
#4121 of 4282 Re:Noise in front [gail04]
Apr 27, 2006 (11:43 am)
It could be the wheel bearing!
#4122 of 4282 Re: Remove driver side interior door panel [tbulling]
May 04, 2006 (11:01 am)
Did you get any help with this question? I have the exact same problem.
#4123 of 4282 Re:Noise in front [jdks]
May 06, 2006 (9:49 am)
Thanks for your response, JDKS. Funny thing..4 wks after buying this lemon, the actually had to replace the left front strut because it was slapping in the front! I'll keep that in mind next oil change to bring it up. Very frustrating vehicle for sure.