A Great Car
By Richard on
2006 Buick Rendezvous CX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I'm on my second Rendezvous and will probably buy a third. I need a 7-seater and I don't like big boats (Suburban, etc.). I was looking for a smallish city car that can seat my whole family, and this is it. The price is about the lowest in class, the quality is good. And it's small, which I love. I think only the Hyundai Santa Fe is smaller or cheaper, and I'd never buy a Hyundai. It looks stylish on the outside, plenty of space and flexibility inside. It's not overdesigned. Just a good car. It's interesting to me that the customers rating for this car was so much higher than the editors rating. Maybe the editors need to drive it again.
Lot of cargo space. Seats seven comfortably on a small platform that is easy to drive and park in the city. Excellent price.
I get 17 MPG, mostly in city driving, I wish it were higher. I notice half the raters want better mileage and the other half want more engine power. Of course you can't have both, so this suggests Buick found a reasonable balance.