I shopped around for months until I found what suited myself and the family best. I cannot see why Honda and Toyota are priced so much more. The Buick rides nice, looks nice, appears well built, and I'm averaging 24 mpg city/hwy. Sure, it has things that can annoy the owner. What vehicle doesn't? But, they are too minor to mention. Consumer reports called the interior 'cheap', but I found the Toyota Sienna had a much more cheap feel. I think CR really has an anti GM bias. The Rendezvous doesn't do anything excellent, but for me it does everything very well I bought a prior rental with 9850 miles and saved thousands. GM still has a problem with depreciation.
Favorite features include comfort, MPG, easy to drive, turn radious, nice size center console. Passing power is ok, but could be better.
A more powerful V-6. Why can't GM ever get their engines right? More ground clearence.