We were looking to replace one of our SUV's with a vehicle that provided better gas mileage without sacrificing cargo capacity. My wife did not want a minivan or a car as a replacement. She enjoys the driving position that an SUV provides. Like most buyers, we initially looked at the offerings from the imports. Friends of ours went through the same process about a year ago and ended up buying a 2006 Rendezvous. Both he and his wife highly recommended it. After test driving a 2007 Rendezvous we became a believer. With the current rebate we ended up buying a fully loaded CXL for the price of a stripped down import. If ride, roominess and mileage are important consider the Rendezvous.
Buick's quiet tuning, excellent fit and finish, smooth ride, headroom and overall roominess, 2nd row folding, sliding and reclining seat, center console storage system, turn by turn navigation, $4,000 rebate, best warranty in the business-100,000 mile powertrain, 4yr/50,000 mi Buick bumper to bumper
A vehicle of this quality (CXL trim) should have an auto dimming rear view mirror and electronic stability control like many of its competitors. GM should have installed the higher performing 3.6 VVT V6 engine in Rendezvous' last year of production. Beyond that this is a fabulous car for the money.
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