2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
For anyone looking for a good family vehicle, the RDV desreves serious consideration. The only criticisms I've heard about the vehicle pertain to mileage or power. Well, it is a 3400# SUV, and I'm pretty sure that if you're looking for power in a car that size, the MPG will stink, and vice versa. The power has been perfectly adequate (for LA hwys), and our overall MPG is around 22 after 3000 mi. In short, a very nice balance between power and econony.
That said, the comfort, quiet, convenience and luxury can't be beaten in this price range. We paid less than $24k, and everyone in the family is thrilled with the convenience and creature comfort so far.
Easy to use seating arrangements. Upgraded sound system. Quiet, smooth ride.