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#114 of 155 Update on my '04 RDV...
Oct 25, 2004 (2:14 pm)
So far [1K miles]- noooo problems.
We just took a round trip out to Montauk - got a solid 26 mpg! Then, while gassing up [ $2.49/gal!!], my husband noticed a free air pump. He put the recommended 35 psi - the dealer had delivered the car with only 26 psi! Hubby says they were trying to give us a softer ride. Return trip showed 28 mpg. Moral - watch those tire pressures!
We hauled home mucho antiques and farmstand goodies - what a handy car!
Still lovin' my RDV....
#115 of 155 Buick RDV Ultra [orderd]
Jan 10, 2005 (3:34 pm)
New member,ordered new rdv, Will not get for a month or better. Now I have a few questions. How do you like your Ultras,any pros or cons. How is the power,should be pretty good. Gas millage city and country. Thank You.
#116 of 155 new 2004 buick rendezvous owner
by ak rondy
Jan 10, 2005 (6:21 pm)
bought a 2004 cx awd rendezvous back in august. got a very good deal, basically saved about $9000.00 off of list. we have 4600 miles on it now and the car has performed great. the awd system is just great, better than most others i have driven. mpg is good, with the lowest mileage (16 mpg) coming during a recent cold snap (-24 below), the best was 20 mpg (mostly city). this is a very comfortable car and has accumulated more miles on it than any other vehicle i or my husband have owned. even with today's temperature hovering around -28 below, the rendezvous is keeping me warm and frost free. i've read all the problems people have had with this vehicle but have not encountered any so far and i think i got a great car.
#117 of 155 4100 miles....
Jan 11, 2005 (4:50 am)
And noooooo problems - aside from adjusting the parking brake and there's STILL that dinky horn...
Oh, yeah, cold weather drops the MPG down to about 20 in mixed driving. This is for an '04 FWD CXL.
#118 of 155 Buick Rendevous in Detroit!
Jul 26, 2005 (6:56 am)
Im Patrick , ive had my 2004 Rendevous since late 03, I love it. Ive had many vehicles, an Escalade, and the Rendevous is great. I love the ride. After driving my semi for 12 hours a day, Its so nice to have a comfertable ride home
#119 of 155 Just bought another RDV
Sep 07, 2005 (8:38 am)
2006 CX FWD. Yup, had the same defects w the a/c and hubs on our 2002 that are posted way too frequently. Tried to buy something else, showed my wife everything up to $40k MSRP. There is nothing out there that beats the RDV for a quiet, comfy everyday ride that can seat 6 comfortably enough to drive from LA to Vegas 3-4 times a year, and we paid just over $24k w CX plus and deluxe pkgs. We ave 22 mpg for 140,000 miles with the same model.
We debated pros and cons of every other car on earth . Some very nice cars out there for $25-35K, but we found them all lacking something that we really liked with the RDV. When the 2006 popped up at a price $1,000 under Carsdirect, I didn't even blink. Called her at work Sat, asked if she wanted it, arranged to drive it Sun night and wrote a check.
You know what's really nice about the RDV? Look around for mods and accessories; not a lot out there because it already looks, sounds and feels great. I could spend another $1000 on wheels, but it doesn't really improve the profile. Could buy a Bose or some other sound system, but the new car is so quiet that you could listen to a an old transistor radio and hear it just fine. Don't like DVD or NAV systems built-in...invites break-ins; we just plug in the laptop, plug it in to the sound system AND we now have computer for work and games instead of just movies; bought a GPS software program for $200, and voila.
RDV's have not been trouble free; read the other forums, there's always potential for real trouble. For an economical near-lux suv, RDV couldn't be beat. Glad to join this forum.
Oct 25, 2005 (12:16 am)
I just purchased my first SUV this late afternoon a Rendezvous AWD CX Plus '05. I got it at invoice price with 4000 rebate and 1000 worth of gas voucher. Is it a fare deal?
#121 of 155 Re: Buick RDV Ultra [rap5]
Dec 08, 2006 (5:07 pm)
We have a 2004 RDY Ultra which is my wife's vehicle. It has approximately 12,000 miles on it and we have not had any problems. We did have a recall early on and I think it was to reprogram the computer. My wife had a Toyota Sienna and a Honda CR-V before the RDY and I did not like either of them and she was crazy about them either. The RDY she loves and has told me that if we were trading today she would want another one. It is very quiet, has good ride and much power. I have a 2007 Yukon and I think the RDY feels equally as powerful. We took it on vacation two months ago and it was a pleasure to drive. When we first bought it the in-town mileage was around 14. Recently I noticed it has been 16, but maybe that is just a different mix of driving. My wife is not an easy driver. On the vacation I mentioned, we got around 23 mpg, but that was mostly secondary roads and hilly and mountainous terrain.
I hope you enjoy your RDY and I think it will serve you well.
I am going to have synthetic oil put in at the next change just for extra protection.
#122 of 155 2004 Navigation System
Mar 18, 2007 (6:05 pm)
We recently purchased a 2004 Ultra Rendezvous. Does anyone know where to get the navigational dvd's and the specifications on the cd player? We would like to connect a cd changer to it since you can't use the navigation system and the cd player at the same time. Plus, we can't play mp3 cd's. Crutchfield simply list a add on tuner type of changer. But I would like to know where to get a manual with the connections available to the cd system.
#123 of 155 Re: 2004 Navigation System [javajane]
Mar 19, 2007 (3:56 pm)
Try ebay as far as a CD changers go youll prolly need a FM modulated one. the ones that say they will plug in the back of the receiver you gotta watch out i hear they need to program the outputs to be active at the dealership. If you do pull the nav unit out can you send me the model number?? I wanna add one to mine but the dealerships say only ones from a buick will work. and cant tell me what model numbers will work. Intrepidcubyahoo.com . Have you thought bout jsut getting an IPOD? its alot easier that a CD changer and you can import all your CDs to theIPOD and carry your music library with you/