2003 Buick Rendezvous CX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
In two years and over 60,000 miles, it's only been in the shop once! Two hours for an emissions sensor - didn't affect performance at all. You won't find a better value in a seven passenger vehicle. 20 mpg rivals any full size SUV. It feels underpowered if you try to pass at speeds over 80, but I keep up on California Freeways. Dual climate control and comfy seats make it perfect for long road trips. Handles well in the snow and tows great.
Dual climate control, folding 2nd and 3rd row seats, OnStar - awesome value - free first year, $35/mo for safety, vehicle diagnostics, towing and map services. I use OnStar for directions all the time.
More power, AWD standard, improved gas mileage, improved cup holders (Plastic inserts come out with your drink if it's a tight fit).