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#4151 of 4284 Rear Differential GM Service Bulletin
Aug 02, 2006 (1:50 pm)
Brought my 2002 Rendezvous in today because of a constant groaning sound when you make turns. I thought perhaps it was the steering. Dealer called to tell me it was the rear differential, and that GM has a service bulletin out that dictates the dealer change the fluid twice to correct the problem Dealer advised he did this, and the noise is gone. I have a funny feeling this will not correct the problem long term however. I did purchase the major guard warranty, so this was covered, or it may have been covered even without it. Will this be a permanent solution, or will I be back in a month for a new rear differential. Add this to the list of problems with this POS. Never buying another GM, I can see why they are going broke.
#4152 of 4284 is this a good price on an 06?
Aug 03, 2006 (10:55 am)
I'm being quoted $30,475 (after all rebates) for:
2006 AWD Rendezvous, CXL Luxury Package, PLUS CXL Plus Package, with 2nd row captain's chairs.
This is the first offer they've given me - done completely via internet negotiations. I've checked & invoice on this looks like $33,253.
What do you guys think? Should I ask for something even lower? If so, what price do you suggest I ask for? Thanks in advance! (I've also posted this on the "prices paid" topic but saw that this forum may see a little more action.)
#4153 of 4284 Re: is this a good price on an 06? [greenhk]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 03, 2006 (12:03 pm)
I probably don't have the same options picked, but TMV comes in at $29,725 for an '06 with CXL Lux, CXL Plus, 2nd row captain's for my zip code. Invoice for the one I built was $33,108.
#4154 of 4284 2006 price quote only going down slightly - what do I do?
Aug 04, 2006 (11:05 am)
I've gotten another quote for $30,269 (only $200 savings!) -Steve - do you think I could say to them "I won't pay any more than $29,725 for this car" - and see what happens? Do you think I should go even lower?
#4155 of 4284 Re: 2006 price quote only going down slightly - what do I do? [greenhk]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 04, 2006 (11:17 am)
I'd figure out the TMV for your options and zip code and then go a bit lower. Tell them you will pay $xx,xxx "out the door." The '07's are getting tooled up and the dealers will be wanting to clear the lot of the '06's, plus it's a lousy market for SUVs right now.
Car fever is kind of fun but there's another car on the next lot in the next town and if you have the "I can walk" attitude you may be able to get a great deal.
TMV should be your target and since TMV is somewhat of an average, an educated shopper like you should be able to beat it.
If there aren't any "out the door" pricing stories over in the Buick Rendezvous: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion, search for some using the Advanced Search tool on the left sidebar. That phrase has worked wonders for lots of people.
#4156 of 4284 Re: Rear Differential GM Service Bulletin [toonzee]
Aug 05, 2006 (7:09 pm)
I had this problem in June. Had the rear differential fluid flushed and it worked. So far so good. Wish I could say that about the other issues I've had. The warrantee did not cover it, but it was well worth the $125. I agree...will NEVER buy another Buick. They can't even fix their own problems. Next car will either be a Maxima or Toyota.
#4157 of 4284 Re: Rear Differential GM Service Bulletin [nbw0305]
Aug 07, 2006 (4:27 pm)
Thanks for the reply, this truck has been nothing but trouble. I have owned mostly GM's my entire driving life. But this ends it, mostly likely will have to purchase a foreign car now.
#4158 of 4284 Navigation needed
Aug 10, 2006 (3:58 pm)
Where can I go to get touchscreen navigation for my 2004 Rendezvous?
#4159 of 4284 Re: is this a good price on an 06? [greenhk]
Aug 13, 2006 (1:08 pm)
I don't know about your price, but I have other words for you. Don't buy it! After driving an 2002, we traded for an 05 last year [new]. So much road noise, the dealer finally changed out the tires and put Michelins on. That helped a little; not much.
Look at the body integrity-or the absence of!
It's a very poorly built vehicle inside and out. Every time I wash it, I check for leaks.
I've owned GM vehicles since 1977. This is my last one. To do over, I'd go with the Honda Pilot or the HIghlander.
#4160 of 4284 Re: Is a redezvous that bad?? [regalluvr2]
Sep 23, 2006 (6:47 pm)
I had a 2002 RDV CXL. Just traded it in today for another car. And I did not get another GM vehicle, infact, GM weren't even considered. BTW, the RDV trade in value is horrible.
I had many of the same problems as well. I think I may have more BCM replacement than oil changes. I had less than 30,000 miles on my RDV. I figure I better get rid of it before my extended warranty runs out.
It's a very nice vehicle when it's working properly, but in my case, I had way too many unscheduled dealer visits. Best of luck to all you 2002 RDV owners, and thank you all for providing informations on this board. I really learned a lot and I bet you all a farewell.