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2004 GMC Envoy XL Ratings

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GMC Envoy XL 2004
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    12/31/2006 9:29:23 AM

    2004 GMC Envoy XL - SLE 4x2

    Pros: N/A

    Cons: no power side view mirrors; not great for very tall people

    Advice: To enjoy the Envoy you have to buy the deluxe model which cost a lot more otherwise you don't have an exciting experience.

    I had very minor problems in the four years I drove the car. The windshield wiper spray never worked after getting it fixed. The center console was too delicate it broke 2 times. Every so often, I heard some engine noise and I had the model with out power side mirrors which was a royal pain (what is the point of power mirrors and no power side mirrors, it is not safe). Also, I am 6ft and my husband is 6'6 he and I had a difficult time with long drives (you can't adjust the non-power seats enough to make it comfortable). I liked the car okay and would still recommend it but I would say pay for all the bells and whistles to make the care work for you. I have truly fallen in love with my Acura and now I feel I was just settling before.

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    11/3/2005 2:01:54 PM

    2004 GMC Envoy XL - SLE 4x2

    Pros: Room, Comfort

    Cons: The engine

    Advice: Look for a newer model and read ratings on all models

    I purchased a brand new GMC Envoy last October and love the look and the comfort of the interior. I have two children and it is very roomy, but with all the seats up the back end is very small. Only having the car one year it has been in the shop 6 times for computer problems. Gas gauge was not reading fuel level right, back windshield wiper works sometimes and sometimes dosn't, when I put the car in reverse it makes a clunck and ding ding sound, and has stalled on me 4 times at a light. I have taken it in and the only thing they have fixed is the gas gauge and the driving shaft for the clunck noise. The windshield wipers worked when they inspected it so they did nothing about that, the stalling at lights they have hooked it up to thier machine to get a reading and can not find anything wrong. It has been a real hassle taking this in 6 times in a year. I do not recommend this car (at least this year 2004)

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    6/1/2005 11:52:48 PM

    2004 GMC Envoy XL - SLT 4x2

    Pros: soundsystem is nice

    Cons: stability is very poor...sideairbags are useless

    Advice: if your buying one, dont get a sideairbag.or add onstar...its useless

    Be very careful when driving and turning or just changing lanes. Stability is very poor, I was in an accident because of this. I have a side airbag option and it did not deploy eventhough my doors were crushed. I fractured my left arm .Obviously the sideairbags did not help me at all. Onstar was not there either to respond to my call. My car was 2 months old when it happened , Make sure get a disclosure about sideairbags if they try to sell you one. We're not buying another GMC ever.We lost our trust in them.

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    8/20/2004 10:33:09 AM

    2004 GMC Envoy XL - SLT 4x2

    Pros: The Silver Metallic Green color with the running boards, the Bose stereo system, seat memory, the ride.

    Cons: The pedals, didn't get the adjustable ones. Interior cabin storage. Placement of the Horn compared to the other gadgets, onstar, mileage, consumption gages.

    Advice: If you need extra cargo, passenger space, and a comfortable ride, this is the car for you. The onstar feature is an added safety feature

    We looked at several vehicles at the 2003 auto show in San Francisco. The BMW X5, Lexus GX470, Buick Rainer, Cadillac SRX and the Envoy. We test drove a 2004 Envoy and were very impressed with the ride and handling. Then my daughter and I saw an Envoy XL in the Silver Metallic Green. We looked at it up close and fell in love. We didn't purchase the 2003 model because it was too new and all the kinks were not worked out. All reviews that I read on the 2003 had some minor problems. The 2004 Envoy XL that we purchased handles very well. After a week or too it was a little noisy around the Driver's window, I discovered that they put the wrong molding on at the factory. We had it replaced and now the ride is silent. The acceleration has improved with driving, so it is much faster, hard to keep it under 65 MPH. I wish they had allowed more storage in interior. Only one pocket on back seat, no place for headphones, DVD's, remotes, etc. An armrest is needed in second row seat, or it should have been a bench bucket.

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    6/19/2004 12:21:19 AM

    2004 GMC Envoy XL - SLT 4x4

    Pros: ITS TOWING ABILITY AND COMFORT

    Cons: WIND NOISE

    Advice: DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A V8 ONLY IF YOUR TOWING UNDER 5000LBS..VERY LITTE

    NEVER RODE AN SUV WITH THIS COMFORT LEVEL..PURCHASED THE V6 AND TOW A 19' BOAT WEIGHT WITH GAS IS APPROXIMATELY 3000LBS...NO PROBLEM TOWING TWICE A WEEK 20 MILES EACH WAY...INTERIOR IS QUITE COMFORTABLE EXCEPT FOR PASSENGER FRONT LEG ROOM WITH ANNOYING CONSOLE OTHERWISE VERY GOOD OVERALL. WIND NOISE IS THERE ESPECIALLY AT HIGH SPEEDS. THIS VEHICLE IS BY FAR OVERALL THE BEST SUV I HAVE HAD INCLUDING EXPLORERS AND AND PONTIACS. ACCELERATION IS AVERAGE FOR THIS V6

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    5/23/2004 1:33:38 PM

    2004 GMC Envoy XL - SLT 4x4

    Pros: Customizing seating

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: If you plan to tow anything go with the V8 engine

    Smooth quiet ride, very comfortable in all seats. Have had to replace one brake light and relay switch for autoclimate air conditioning. Have owned this vehicle 4 months.

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    3/9/2004 2:49:34 PM

    2004 GMC Envoy XL - SLE 4x2

    Pros: Smooth ride in town and on the highway

    Cons: Excessive wind noise on the highway, no leg room in back seats and tight shoulder harness

    Advice: Make sure you take it on the highway at 70 MPH or above to check if you live with the wind noise and take it around some corners on bumpy roads

    I drove the Nissan Armada, Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep Grand Cherokee, GMC Yukon and decided on the Envoy XL due to its smooth ride, not for its handling ability. I'll admit it does not corner like a car, but other than that it rides more like a car than any other SUV I drove. The rear end is a little squirley.