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Pros: fuel milage
Cons: instrument panelThis vechile has a poor instrument panel. The sun glare is very bad much of the day. The small gages for fuel and temperature are almost invisible at times. The chrome plated latch on the top cneter storage area reflects to the point of not being able to see at times.
My dream vehicle
Pros: THE LEATHER HEATED SEATS!!!!!
Cons: The gas mileage, but I'll take it for comfort, safety and dependability.I can't believe that GM stopped production of this great, middle income vehicle. It has been a wonderful family vehicle for the money. The company must have thought they weren't going to make enough money off continuing to produce these for the price that they could sell them to families. What a shame. The ride and amount of seating and cargo room has accomodated our growing family of children, pets and now the grandchildren. For the winters in Michigan near the big lake were the snowplows take days to come your way, this vehicle has been a necessity. It has effortlessly taken me to and from work safely, and to lower Michigan sometimes in very deep snow.
One of the best
Pros: The looks and the tail gate feature
Cons: The Y shape center consoleThough it was tated average by consumer reports it is one of the best out there. Since the consumer report apeared with less than 5ooo miles on it I think they need to revisit it and see how they would rate it after a 100000 miles?
One of the best cars I've ever owned
Pros: Seating comfort, reliability
Cons: Washing it. It's a big car.I have a 2005 Tahoe Z71 and it is without a doubt the one of best car I have ever owned. Comfortable, low maintenance and unbelievably reliable. I have 55,000 miles on it and, except for oil changes and other minor regular service, the only other service for the car was to replace a taillamp bulb. The car is great in the snow and the stability control works miracles on ice. The ride is as comfortable as my Jaguar XJ, but more reliable and less expensive. For reference, I have owned a BMW 6 series, Jaguar XJ, Ford Thunderbird, Cadillac Eldorado, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Exporer, Saab 900 and several other cars. GM and Chevy have really improved their quality in recent years.
Ultimate tow vehicle
Cons: lack of integrated trailer brake control systemGM's Chevy Suburban has got to be the ultimate in towing vehicles with the wheel base, stability, comfort and 4-season ability, you can haul 8 Boy Scouts and gear with ease in the summer and tow a fully loaded 4-place enclosed snowmobile trailer with riders and gear through and over snow/ice covered roads. It is a multi-purpose, multi-season, convertible vehicle that can never be replaced or downsized (tried it, hated it, and went back to the original!).
Excellent gas mileage
Pros: Gas mileage
Cons: Must use remote to unlock doors or alarm goes off with key only.I get 26 mpg in combined city/ freeway driving. 30-32 mpg on trips. Have 2.4L, auto. Comfortable. Very quiet. Handles excellent. Only problem was the gear shifter had to be replaced at 48,000 miles. Uses no oil between changes. I would definitely buy HHR again