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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#69 of 103 3.6L CXL 2004
May 13, 2004 (12:39 am)
I'm buying this one. Is anybody out there got a good deal on it? It gets pricey ~$32000-$35000 there . Definitely feel RDV shouldn't be over $29000, quality, performance, depreciation etc are poor.
Anyway what is a good price to pay for CXL AWD with 3.6L?
Thank you all..
#70 of 103 Buy Now or Later
May 20, 2004 (7:20 am)
I am very interested in the RDV CXL AWD. I rented one on vacation for a week and fell in love! The dealer has a demo with an MSRP of $35K+ for sale for $26K+. I know the demo price is less current rebates but I am weighing my options for later in the summer to take advantage of summer deals and maybe PGA promotions. I am also considering the Toyota Highlander but I know the discounts are not as generous and the car is not as roomy. What do you RDV owners think...any advice?
#71 of 103 Re: Buy Now or Later [stratman #70]
May 24, 2004 (4:47 pm)
Depending upon the mileage and the options (e.g. third row seating, captains chairs, leather, etc.), $26,000 sounds like a good price. Tell the dealer that your looking at the Highlander, Pilot, et. al. and make a firm $24,000 offer for the RDV. If the dealer sticks to $26,000 at least get an extended warranty included for no extra charge. Good luck.
#72 of 103 Re: 3.6L CXL 2004 [cudaal #69]
May 25, 2004 (6:18 pm)
We purchased a 2004 CXL Plus w\ 3.6L engine last Tuesday. MSRP was $38,675, includ. leather, sunroof, X-M satel., captain's chairs, rear audio, steering wheel audio controls, etc. Paid $35,142 (invoice) minus a $5,000 rebate, or $30,142. After taking off $3,250 in GM card points, paid $26,892. Dealer is a friend, but I'm guessing most can get close to invoice. IMO, the bigger engine is well worth the added cost.
#73 of 103 2004 CXL
Sep 27, 2004 (4:59 pm)
Just purchased a 2004 Rendezvous CXL with:
6 Disk Changer
3rd Row seat
MSRP was $34365 (an older build, so $200 less than current MSRP for newer builds)
Negotiated price before rebates: $30,961
Net price: $24,961
I was not happy with the State of California charging sales tax on the $30,961 before rebate price instead of the $24961 after rebate price.
This was an impulse buy... let me know if any of you out there got a better deal.
#74 of 103 Re: 2004 CXL [socal2]
Sep 28, 2004 (10:43 am)
Looks like you got a good deal, getting $10K off.
I only got 6600 off MSRP, but the rebates were only $2000 in 2002. Still, you paid $3600 less for a newer model year.
#75 of 103 Re: 2004 CXL [tmakogon]
Sep 28, 2004 (2:56 pm)
We are really happy with the car. The decision to get the 2004 instead of the 2005 model was difficult because GM finally added 17" wheels and a passenger side occupant detection system to the airbags standard in the 2005 CXL. The 2005 also has a lower MSRP than the 2004 by a few hundred dollars. But, the 2004 had a $6000 rebate instead of $3000 for the $2005, so that was the clincher
#76 of 103 Resale value..
Nov 01, 2005 (11:27 am)
I have always heard the knock against the Rendezvous was the reslae value. Here is a review link from cars. com. For the initial cost of the vehicle, it seems to lose value fairly quickly. I have a friend that sells Buicks, and he said the same thing. He said they are good vehicle, but for some reason, they drop in resale value.
#77 of 103 Re: 2004 CXL [socal2]
Dec 25, 2005 (2:38 pm)
Many states charge sales tax this way.
#78 of 103 Is this a good deal?
Apr 21, 2006 (6:26 am)
We are looking at an '04 Rendezvous. Here is the link to the car: http://www.nationalcarsales.com/inventory/details.aspx?id=32373
Power Door Locks
Single Compact Disc
Dual Front Air Bags
Selling price is $16,495. Seems like a good deal. Thoughts?