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Pros: the room and looks
Cons: haven't found anything yet
Advice: research all vehicals to make an educated desisionI loved it at first sight. It is the 2004 model. The ride is smooth, the engine has quite a bit of power, enough room for 6 in my family, runs quiet and everything operates as it should. I did get the extended warrenty just in case, but I would do that with any car. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!! Also we own a 95 Ford Taurus and a 86 ford ranger.
Pros: Roomy, nice appearance, good value & well built
Cons: some wind noise over 100mph
Advice: Have confidentThe SV6 is the best van appearance; front looks like an SUV and the interior is comfortable as a van. It drives like a car and have power as a truck. Same fuel economy as Mazda MPV, but double the size and power of the latter vehicle. I had it for five months and it has been wonderful. It gives lots of power on the highway and up Mt Everett. If it holds up for the next three years (problem Free)...it surely beats Toyota, Honda or Nissan's mini-Van by Value, Features and Quality. Important point, this van use regular unleaded fuel, many Japanese Van such as Nissan Quest required MORE EXPENSIVE premium unleaded to run. I am highly recommending it to you.
Advice: Best concept GM ever had. You can email anytimes for information. I am very confident.I bought this vehicle in July. One of the best vehicle with no problem and best features. I owned two van prior to SV6: Caravan -2 new transmission & 3 water pump; Sienna -van broken down for new engine. This SV6 is very fuel efficient and give enough power on highway passing and uphill. Is a fun vehicle with lost of storage area and leg room. Unlike some Japanese brand only runs on EXPENSIVE premium fuel.
Pros: the appearence and dvd player
Cons: all the problems i've had
Advice: don't buy until bugs are fixedThis van has many problems. in the first month i had to take it back to get the ac charged twice. We had a problem with the sliding doors not opening at all or the automatic opener just didn't work. When the sliding door closes keep your kids hands out of there because it puts too much pressure before it stops. Also we have a noise when you accelerate and terrible amount of wind noise going down the road. Also we have had a new alternator put on and it still isn't charging right
Pros: The look
Advice: Don't buy the vehicle, buy a flexible fuel vehicle that is better engineeredThis van is poorly engineered. You have to rotate the engine forward in order to change the rear spark plugs. The automatic door on mine works sporadically and we've taken it in for 3 recalls so far. There is no wonder that GM is in trouble when there engineering core comes up with vehicles like this.
Pros: AWD Automaticaly when you need it else 2 wheel drive normal conditions .Lower side plastic trim-Paint Chip preventions
Cons: 3rd row headrests:Can't See too well in rear view mirror. Seats don't tilt easily for Entry.No curb handle to flip 2nd row seats, must reach in back and underneath.
Advice: Determine who will be entering vehicle in 3rd row, elderly may have troubleDrove smooth, great turning radius. Have to get use to 'Drive by wire' as well as key insertion (Low resistance upon turning key). Kids the 'true' influence on purchasing vehicle. DVD, XM radio, head sets, storage areas all a plus. Selected 1SA over 1SB because like to open driver's door myself instead of pushing a button (besides was faster to retrieve items). AWD definite plus for North Easterners
Pros: Standard DvD
Cons: rails for sliding doors visible
Advice: Don't get caught up in the stow & go until you see how comfortable these seats are. Test Drive you'll be glad you didThe SV6 is a stylish vehichle that gets alot of looks around town. The Kids love the standard DVD & rear climate controls. Fully loaded with people and luggage you'll notice a little sluggish on the highway. Low step in height & overall seat comfort are a joy especially on long trips.