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Pros: my memory seat
Cons: the noise
Advice: do not buy itThe third month I bought this vehicle in July 2002, the starter blew up. After 12 months, the battery needed replacement. After that, my window motor broke. There is also an intermittent engine light that comes on. Now my passenger motor for the window is not working again. The biggest thing that bothers me of which gmc could not seem to fix is the driver side window noise from an external wind. I feel like I inherited a lemon car(I hope not). My radio knob decal also faded after a year(they replaced it and it started fading after a year again. I'm not sure the oil from my finger is causing it but I owned 4 other cars and this did not happened.
Pros: Leather Interior and 7 passenger seating
Cons: SQUEAKING and Electrical Issues (both rear window motors out/4WD switch out in 30K miles)
Advice: Good truck, check the value with other 7 passenger seating/gas mileage similaritiesPowerful - Enjoyed the height of the vehicle over a mini-van I had previously owned.
Pros: Pick Up
Cons: Do you have all day!
Advice: Consider paying extra for a Honda/Acura.Where do I start, Junk, Pure Junk! 1.Memory mirrors have had memory chip replaced 4 time and have only worked consitently for 2 months. 2.Paint is coming off all control knobs on steering wheel, replaced once and doing the same thing again. 3.Battery acid leaked out of battery and ate through power cables. Had to get towed to dealer. 4. Car power would just cut off at around 60mph on a recent trip. Bad gas pump in gas tank had to be replaced($800..... Just plain cheep materials and workmanship. It seems like everytime I go to the mailbox I have another Recall letter from GMC, if I recall (get it) I think we are at 8 letters. This was the fist and last American designed/manufactured vehicle I will purchase. I should have stayed with Acura!
Pros: In-dash CD
Advice: Do not buy this vehicle.I absolutely love the luxary and handling of my Envoy, but the service deptment sees it more that I do. In the two years that I have owned my Envoy, it has been in the shop over 40 times for various problems. I have been so frustrated that I have been tempted to abandon there. GM has been, shall we say, unsympathetic. I am taking a loss and getting rid of it now.
Pros: Ride and Stlying. My Envoy SLT list for 36,000 - 3,000 cash back
Cons: Well, gas milage, but hey, it churns out 275HP
Advice: Just Drive it, you'll be a believerSilky smooth inline 6 that cranks out 275 HP and the engine is tuned to run on regular gas (87 octane!) Excellant ride and handling for a 'Truck' The Bose Stereo is worth the money, as is the side-impact airbags. Onstar, a nice secure plus. Just the right size SUV, easy parking and great Syling inside and out. I drove the Benz M320 (overated) the Envoy is a better buy and more hp! Don't complain about the gastank, it holds 22.5 gallons!
Pros: heated seats
Cons: Not enough front passenger leg room
Advice: shop around and look at other optionsNice quiet ride, has power. handles well on wet road surface. Looks nice. I feel it is generically put together by GM. My Envoy is in the shop more than it is at home! I had 3 man. defetcts before my first payment was due. My car has been in the shop a total of 9 times to date and is only 2 mos. old. This is a pricey car for the quality. I do not reccomend it to anyone. GM has no solution for my ongoing problem with my rear hatch. It is in the shop more than I have it! The rear hatch Has been repainted 4 times to date due to the defect with the rear glass on hatch. I hate this car!
Pros: Heated Seats, DVD Player
Advice: NONEWow i didn't know that SUV's could be made this nice!