He bought a Jeep! Thanks for the funny from our friends in Quebec.
Actually, we have been looking at Jeep's and will be driving one on a rental next month. LuAnn's Buick Rendezvous is getting near it's end of service for us so we are thinking about a substitute for it. It needs to be taller and roomy yet get good mileage with longevity.
I really enjoy the Dakota frame so I was thinking about a Dodge Durango. I know at least one of our readers here got great service out of his. I posed my question in the Café and got positive response. Ag Talkers like Durango's in general. Edmund's was suggested and they give the Durango good reviews.
There is so much competition in that size vehicle, LuAnn has leased the Traverse and the Acadia and she liked them both. They meet our requirements except for mileage, they are a little hard on gas. Not as bad as my 2500 HD pickup but not as good as the Rendezvous. It has been consistently 20 MPG or so over it's lifetime.
What do you folks drive for your "family vehicle?" As empty nester grand parents we need more room than you would think. LuAnn's car is often her traveling office with all sorts of work related stuff in the back if it's not carrying people or groceries. Many of you are well versed in the foreign made vehicles, principally Japan, but we have never owned one. Chevrolet or GM, Chrysler or Ford as been our primary vehicles.
I don't think she would have any problem getting used to the rear wheel drive again. She drives the Dakota and Silverado with no problem but the drive and feel is definitely different than the Rendezvous.
I am hoping this doesn't happen this year but it may. This whole discussion probably won't amount to a hill of beans when it does happen and she goes car shopping. I never even knew what a Rendezvous was when she brought this one home!