2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3 Vortec V6
Despite having taken excellent care of this vehicle, it has been a continual issue from the start.
Fuel economy is horrible.
The 4.3 is a good engine, but mine seemed moody depending on the day.
All 4 calipers have been replaced between 110,000 and 120,000 miles.
Goes through a distributor cap on average once every 4 months; I'm on the 5th one now.
Differential cover began leaking at 105,000.
Leaf spring shackles rotted out at 105,000.
AWD has NEVER worked.
Sunroof is off track and has been since the first week I bought it.
Both front wheel hubs at 120,000.
Horrible interior quality.
Brake lines at 140,000.
Despite always being kept washed and waxed, keeping the rust at bay has been a losing battle.
And now at 151,000, the transmission seems to be going, which will be the final nail on the coffin.
In all a horrible demonstration of GM quality.
In all fairness though, from what I've gathered this was a lease vehicle that belonged to a soccer mom in upstate NY prior to falling into my hands, so I highly doubt it was well maintained before coming to my possession.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th February, 2014