Safety

Side-impact airbags and all-disc antilock brakes are optional.

Driving Impressions
Despite structural similarities to the wildly styled Pontiac Aztek, Buick’s crossover model has a personality all of its own. Automatic-transmission responses are quick and easy. Acceleration is good, if not exactly inspiring. The Rendezvous runs very quietly and offers plenty of versatile space. The gauges are notable in appearance, but they’re not the easiest to read at a glance.

The Rendezvous offers a generally soft ride, but its suspension hits some bumps rather hard. Its handling is undeniably minivanlike, which means it is reasonably precise with good steering feel and feedback.

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    Safety System Check
    Now and then, check that the safety belt reminder light, safety belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, and anchorages are all working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt s ...

    Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
    Regularly clean bright metal parts with water or chrome polish on chrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary. For aluminum, never use auto or chrome polish, steam, or caustic soap to clea ...

    Windshield Wiper/Washer
    Windshield Wiper/Washer The windshield wiper lever is on the right side of the steering column. With the ignition in ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, move the windshield wiper lever to select the ...