New - Used - Rendezvous
By Doug Curtis on
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
My wife refused to drive a minivan and I did not want to pay for the gas of a traditional SUV. That leaves a crossover. We wanted to trade our Saab for either a Lexus, Acura, or BMW, but when we looked at the Rendezvous we were hooked. We got a great deal on a year old GM exec CXL AWD with everything on it but the Nav and upgraded engine. It rides better than all the other vehicles we drove, and talk about quite. Only down side is the engine performance. If you really want to get on it, the base engine won't cooperate, but it more than suffices for normal driving. I am getting a combined 23-24 mpg on 87 gas. No complaints there.
DVD entertainment system, XM radio, seat comfort, third row (I'm 6'2" and I fit), excellent quiet ride.
Engine performance - needs more horsepower and torque, auto-up driver's window, another power port up front