Although I have enjoyed the smooth ride and the size of the Bravada, I have had many problems with it.
The first problem was not any fault of the vehicle itself; I was rear-ended badly. The car was in the shop for two weeks while the rear end was rebuilt.
Approximately 6 months later, I was unable to release the key from the ignition. I had to park my car at night with the doors unlocked and the key in it. It was diagnosed as having the two rods that run under the shift lever cracked during the accident and over time severed. These two levers apparently control whether or not the key disengages.
I got caught in a "semi-flood" -- not high enough to wash me out, but strong enough that it apparently ruptured my fuel line and pump. Had to have that replaced.
Had continued battery problems; was finally told that the battery I had purchased was too small for the engine -- no battery problems since then. However, my SUV now feels like a truck rather than the smooth car it felt like before.
Found a puddle of coolant under my car: the intake manifold/gasket had to be replaced.
The serpentine belt had to be replaced.
I've been told that the steering needs work, and the brakes need to be replaced.
As of last night, my car now makes a droning sound like an alien ship from a '60's flick, when the car is in gear and my foot is on the brake or it's at idle. It does not make this sound when depressing the accelerator. Any suggestions on this one?
The car is paid off and I do like it, I'd rather not have to try to come up with the money to buy a new one.