Last post on Nov 09, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#4276 of 4284 Should I sell Rendezvous with 150k?
Jul 27, 2011 (1:54 pm)
I'm trying to decide whether I should sell my 2002 Buick Rendezous. It has been a good car with little problems. We still owe about $4700, which is also its kbb value so we would most likely break even on the car. In order to purchase a another vehicle I would have to take out another loan. With only 2.5 years left on the RDV loan I am considering keeping the car but with such high miles (150k) I'm not sure its reliable and we can't afford to make any major repairs. My husband thinks we should sell but I don't want to take on more debt and the kind of car we could get for $4700 probably won't be all that reliable for me and my kids either. Any advice?
#4277 of 4284 Re: Buick Rendezvous 2006 [yuli1]
Jul 28, 2011 (7:19 am)
Just my 2 cents. Back in 2007, I let my zero-problems 50K 2004 leased Rondy go. I've regretted it ever since. Not only was it the most useful, reliable vehicle I've ever owned, there was, and still is, no real replacement available in the new car market. Small on the outside, huge [=Tahoe] on the inside; good on gas [I averaged 22mpg; over 30mpg on the road] and full of Buick goodies.....my current RAV4 doesn't come close.
#4278 of 4284 Sell of Keep? My opinion
Jul 28, 2011 (8:14 am)
My 2003 Rhondy CXL has 75,000 and its still going strong. Gets me to where I need to go safe and sound every time. Just do your due diligence with oil changes and the like and enjoy the lower cost of your insurance vs. a new car. For me, it doesn't make sense to get into debt again when I've got a perfectly good car now.
On the other hand, if you have about $8000, you can get a decent newer model used car. In the past 2 years, I've gotten two cars from AutoTrader for my two kids - a 2008 PT Cruiser with 17,000 miles and then a 2006 Saturn Ion with 12,000 miles. Both have been great and got them both under $8000 including taxes and fees. But you have to be patient and look at the website everyday to see what comes up for sale. (Of course, neither of those cars is as roomy and solid as my Rhondy).
So, overall I think you should stick with your faithful Rhondy ....but it can't hurt to keep your eyes peeled for a good deal in the meantime. Good luck!
#4279 of 4284 Re: Possible BCM info [ray80]
May 18, 2012 (10:59 am)
I am a little confused. My 2002 Rendezvous gear shift is on the steering wheel(automatic tranny) How is this close to the center console?
#4280 of 4284 Electrical meltdown
Jul 17, 2012 (4:57 am)
A perfectly good 2005 Rendezvous with 80K suddenly melted electrical wiring from the cigarette lighter through the dashboard, fuse ultimately blew but the car's electric wiring under the dash is severely melted. The car has been basically good for 7 years, replaced hubs, bearings and wiring to all wheel drive. Anyone experience the burnt wiring? Why did the fuse take so long to kick in?
#4281 of 4284 Buick Rendevous 2005 electrical problems
Jul 18, 2012 (12:29 pm)
Well folks my seven year old Rendezvous is looking at $2500 in costs at the dealer to replace the burnt wiring I had nothing to do with. ANY TIPS? HAS anyone had this problem and been able to get Buick to pay for part of the bill???
#4282 of 4284 Re: Redezvous earns "most dangerous vehicle" award [hawaiianguy]
Oct 24, 2012 (1:43 pm)
im looking for a sway bar for a 2002 rdv. all wheel drive. would you know anywhere or anyone tht has it?
#4283 of 4284 Re: Hot Coolant Temp Light [ragerrl]
May 21, 2013 (6:05 pm)
Wow, 6 yrs later n here I'am having this same issue.
Don't knw if u guys still visit this website but, i sure do hope so.
Just wondering if anyone ever found a solution... I have the exact same problem as ragerrl...
#4284 of 4284 Overheating rendezvous
Nov 09, 2013 (11:06 pm)
Same issues began to run hot so I replaced thermostat and flushed system. No visable leaks. But I keep getting air in system I bleed air out and it runs fine for a while. Start it back up a couple hours later and it does the same thing. Someday I can drive it 35 miles to work and it will do fine after It overheats and I bleed air out. No smoke from tail pipe or coolant in oil either.