At some point, the writing is on the wall.
And so it was with our 2003 Buick Rendezvous, known to us as Rhondy.
We bought it brand new, and truth be told, a big part of the reason was because Tiger Woods did a commercial for it.
Now I knew that Tiger Woods probably wasn’t driving one of these, but the fact that he was doing a commercial for it influenced me enough to take a look at it, and after doing so my wife and I thought it would be a great car.
And that turned out to be true.
We’ve had it for almost 18 years, and it had close to 190,000 miles on it. And the repair bills over its life were relatively low. We took lots of great trips with the car, including multiple vacations to the Jersey shore and to North Carolina.
But by the end, it became clear that it would spend its remaining time in a junkyard. The front bumper was held on with gorilla tape, the windows no longer rolled down, the heated seats no longer worked, two of the four doors wouldn’t open, and the heater was lukewarm at best.
So thanks, Rhondy, for all the wonderful memories, it was a great ride while it lasted.
And perhaps living up to your name, I hope you meet that someone special at the junkyard…