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Pros: The value. Looks and rides nice too!
Cons: Only 1 color available for the interior. Very small third seat. The cruise control button is on the dash.
Advice: Do your homework. Compare it to comparable vehicles. Test drive it in a variety of situations to really get a feel for how it handles.A lot of vehicle for the money! Other vehicles in the same price range don't have the little extras you get with the XL7 (tinted windows, air filtration sytem, extra power outlet in back). The smaller size makes it easier to manuver and park. Comfortable ride. The split seats fold for a variety of cargo options.
Pros: The silver instrument display!!
Cons: The pickup of the engine
Advice: It's so coolI hadn't seen a Rendezvous until I went to the Detroit Auto show and was immediately bowled over by how comfortable it was, how versatile the interior was, and how stylish it looked!! I really didn't care for SUV's until I saw this, and I just fell in love with it. I drove one the next week and the ride was just as smooth as I thought it would be. The pickup of the engine isn't as good as it was in my Buick Regal, but I decided it was sufficient. My absolute favorite part of the whole vehicle is the instrument display (it's a really cool silver, not like the ugly white ones I have seen on other cars). If you like style, versatility, and comfort, this is an excellent vehicle to buy.
Pros: I love all the accessories and the supercharged engine...price too!
Cons: The gas mileage is low, but that's to be expected.
Advice: Test drive this one last...you'll never go back to the other dealerships.I was looking for a vehicle that could support my active lifestyle. I own a boat and love being outdoors. This SUV emcompasses all the features that I was looking for in a rugged go-anywhere vehicle. It's very roomy, nimble, and with the supercharged engine suprisingly quick. The accessories are what really makes this vehicle special. I can throw all the wetsuits, skis, and tubes on the roof and they are all dry when I get home. All I can say is take it for a test drive. You won't be disappointed!!
Cons: problems with electrical and airbag
Advice: do your homework - wait a year too newpurchased 9/2001 had car for 600 miles went into shop for 22 days for airbag module.went in again 1/2002 for same problem. It is still at the dealer. Also ignition noise in radio
Pros: Smooth ride and handling
Cons: Emergency brake location
Advice: The Alero is based on the exact suspension as the Grand Am, but the Alero's features are what sets them apartThe most exciting and exhilerating rides I've ever experienced in a car. The handling on the Alero blew away the competition. I've spent the last 3 months looking at Alero's, Grand Am's, and Malibu's. The Alero, by far, beat them all to the line. I've purchased my new Alero and couldn't be more satisfied.
Advice: Compare it with the upper end cars first - then go test drive a Maxima - then you will see how great this car is.I drive a lot of cars throughout the year, if you want a car that is just as good as a Lexus for a lot less money this is your car. You cannot go wrong.
Pros: The ride and cruse control
Cons: nothing. I have found nothing I do not like.
Advice: Find a dealership that puts the customer firstThis vehicle handles surprizingly well for an SUV. I drove my daughters 98 model on an 800 miles round trip and fell in love with it's ride. I purchased a 2002 and my wife fell in love with it. Prior to this, we owned a Saturn SL2. This vehicle rides like a Cadalac and the 4.3 V6 engine is known for its reliability if maintain properly.