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Old 12-28-2008, 10:28 PM
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Cool Opportunity

Hi, i have an opportunity to get a Buick Rendezvous instead of my Caravan. Anyone know how they sound? Any problem installing after market HU in those (METRA GMRC-02)? I am waiting for your input b4 i take my final decision.

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:15 PM
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dam those GM familly every gm type car i install in i swear at em lmao. i find that they are a pain in the ****. i love dodge cause they are soooooo easy
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:47 AM
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Cannot sleep bc of this... after looking around, i cant stand the look! so problem solved.

yeah let's install this CD7200 thing then, woohoo
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:53 AM
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lol let me know how that HU goes for you. im still waiting for more funds to get it hahahah.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:24 AM
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does it have onstar? i think on gm models equiped with it you have to bypass it
somehow...not sure
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:46 AM
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does it have onstar? i think on gm models equiped with it you have to bypass it
somehow...not sure
no onstar, ill keep my van anyways

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:35 AM
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lol let me know how that HU goes for you. im still waiting for more funds to get it hahahah.
I installed the unit this afternoon and i like it, i have a few usb prob but i am sure ill figure out. My biggest disappointment was the build quality, the faceplate look really fragile...

Now all my gain are at min and it sound better than my old pioneer. I didn't even adjust it yet...

The bluetooth work ok, it's not like the pioneer with an external mike but my wife didn't seem to be bothered by it so it's all good
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:27 AM
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I know you said you made up your mind already, but...I had an 02 Caravan (SE Model). Tranny died at 175k. Hood rusted out. Rear hatch rusted, etc.

Ex has an 06 or 07 Grand Caravan. 150k, hood is rusting, water pump replaced, alt replaced, struts replaced. Keeps warping front rotors, AND it is starting to shift funny. Tranny fluid was drained at 100k, smelled burnt, deep, dark red color.

Also, it has the full DVD entertainment system and is NOT all that easy to work on (from a car stereo standpoint).

iirc, $2200.00 was the cheapest I could get a rebuilt, 1yr warranty installed tranny for, so I didn't bother.

I hope yours lasts another million kilometers, just giving you some data points because it puts you in a quandary when that tranny happens...is it really worth putting that kind of money in to?

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I actually like the look of those Rendezvous.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:12 AM
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Ill look at the RDV option again... +2k$ for the tranny! it's more than the actual value of the car
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