I am selling my 1998 Ford Windstar with 198000 KM (or approximately 110,000
miles) and thinking of buying a Rendezvous. Questions I have are these...
1) We need a car that is good for a family of 6 (we are retired but have 4
grandchildren). Does the Rendezvous have the space needed.
2) What type of equipment is needed like, video centre etc. etc.is needed.
3) I do not have a trailer, but I may get one, Is this vehicle a good tower.
4) Should I trade my Windstar in or resell it privately? It is in very
good mechanical shape, the power train is quiet and has been kept up well
with mechanical records kept to show. It has a complete new set of Michelin
"Xones" maybe 3000 KM . The brakes have been completely rebuilt 2 months
ago. I am trying for $5995?
BUICK Rendezvous comes with the following seating options:
- 5 pass (2 front, 3 in the middle bench)
- 7 pass (2 front, 3 in the middle bench, 2 in a rear)
- 6 pass (2 front 2 in the middle 2 in the rear) The 2 in the middle are
buckets. With this option, passengers can get to the rear seat without
having to fold the middle seat Like in the 3 passenger bench version.
In the 6/7 passenger incarnations there is precious little room behind the
rear seat. BUT since we're talking about 4 kids, you pile the extra stuff
in with the poor kid in the back....
We bought the 7 passenger, but only because we coould find a 5 passenger
during the big GM firesale last month (is it still going?) Sheesh! $2000
grand below invoice. Wonder if I'll ever see that again....
We go the CXL, but I would buy any car without leather, especially with
Towing package is great since it beefs up some components as well as adding
an air pump for the rear suspension for leveling.
Anyone will tell you you'll get more if you sell privately. See what the
dealer will give and you'll easily be able to sell it for a little more
(especially with a minivan)
As a former Sales Manager at a Buick store, I can honestly tell you that the
Buick Rendezvous should be a good vehicle for your needs. However, it would
not make a very good tow vehicle. It is front wheel drive, and only has a
tow rating of 3500 lbs, which is not very much. Just very opinion.
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