One powerful and good looking little SUV
Fuel injection unit replaced around 100,000 miles.
Replaced EGR valve around 115,000 miles. $336 in repairs.
Passenger side window stopped working around 115,000 miles. Makes grinding noises. Still not repaired. New window motor costs around $50-$75.
Replace air conditioning system at 130,000 miles. Compressor and accumultor replacement cost $500.
Water pump went out around 125,000 miles. Cost for repairs $120.
Upper control arm bushings replaced at 120,000 miles. Cost $300.
Fuel pump replaced. Cost $300.
Overall it is an excellent vehicle. Tough and reliable truck. I drive it hard. I change the oil about every 7,500 to 8,000 miles. It doesn't need to be changed any earlier.
Powerful, power enhanced 4.3L V-6 cranking out 200 hp and 260 ft. lbs. of torque, will get you moving quickly for a SUV. Great acceleration and towing. Tow rating is about 5,000 lb. Not bad.
Does great off-road, even for a two wheel drive.
Descent handling and sharp turning radius.
Comfortable seats. Normal wear and tear on leather seats have caused cracks on the surface of the seat.
Highly recommemded if you want a powerful SUV that still gets 18 to 23 miles per gallon. Good value at good price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2003