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Pros: Driver/Passenger front and back room
Cons: THEY LIE WHEN THEY SAY THE MILEAGE!!! It is worse than listed
Advice: Make sure you drive the Mercedes ML320 and the Inifiti QX4, more expensive but not as nice.This was the first American vehicle I have owned, and was apprehensive to say the least. I am 6'4', 210 lbs. and have a hard time finding something to fit. The power is excellent, the comfort is great. Wish they had side bolsters on the seats. The 'bun/back' warmers heat up quick, while the stereo is superb. Definitely look at this vehicle if looking for mid-size SUV. The air compressor hose in the back is nice feature for belly-boat and basketballs, etc. Rides like a luxury car, but corners better than the 4Runner I owned. Definitely rides better. Towing and going up hills is great, no loss of power. Do miss the LOW-GEAR 4wheel drive, but haven't needed it yet. Enough space in rear passenger to sit someone my size, in comfort. Better seats than the Infiniti QX4, and definitely more ameneties and handles better than the Mercedes ML320. People look at me funny when I say I am 32 yrs old, and own an Oldsmobile, but when they drive it, they love the I6 Vortec, and 270 hp. I did drive all SUV from Rav4-Expeditions and all inbetween. As a helpful hint, I did up a sheet with all the things car-magazines tested, and ratings: from mirrors, visibility, and acceleration. The sheet was used whenever we tested a vehicle, and this car came out on top. Yes, even thought it is an American vehicle...
Pros: The perforated leather seating. Top Quality!
Cons: No third row seating, but I don't think I would need it.
Advice: MSRP is a thing of the past....deal, deal, dealMy Bravada is just the right size and was by far, the most comfortable of all the SUV models I drove. The quality is top notch. For a large vehicle, the cornering and stopping ability is sports car like. I am looking forward to many years of driving pleasure.
Pros: separate heated seat and back
Cons: no mute button for the radio on the steering column, I had that on my Grand Prix and I miss that feature
Advice: Make sure the seat belt situation is something you are happy withIt's fun to drive! It's very comfortable, sporty yet elegant. I am very pleased with my choice. The Bose stereo sounds great. The only problem I've experienced is that the passenger side seat belt locks up as soon as it's fastened, you can't even reach the glove box or radio. I've contacted Olds and they tell me this is normal operation, if so, I am not at all pleased. Seat belts are not supposed to lock up that tightly unless there is a sudden stop. Other than that, I say 'go for it!'
Advice: YOU WILL LOVE ITTHIS AUTO HAS A SUNROOF, BOSE 6 DISC CD PLAYER, TOW PACKAGE, ALLOY WHEELS, V6 ENGINE, AWD, HEATED SEATS, ON STAR, ELECTRIC SEATS & WINDOWS, A BUILT IN RECORDING SYSTEM
Pros: The quite ride.
Cons: The problems that have occurred with the computer.
Advice: It's a fine SUV and I would recommend it over all other SUV's.My purchase on 10/08/2001 has since had 2 occurences of computer problems. The first was with 325 miles on the vehicle and the second is now under repair at the dealer with 1625 miles on it.
Pros: Heated seatbacks separate from the seat bottom and lumbar supports.
Cons: Standard Alloy Wheels are a little drab and chrome costs $2400. Standard Radio is worthless.
Advice: You will love it. The Bose radio is a must, the standard radio stinks.Solid and competent. Engine is smooth as silk and totally responsive. Has virtually every amenity of any Mercedes or BMW I have ever owned. The interior is tastefully designed and reeks of elegance and good taste.