Have replaced the upper and lower ball joints at Monro for $900, then went home and cried; that was after fighting with the service writer to get the cost down from $1300.00...
Had an old neighborhood guy do the brakes and rotors.. then rear brakes... passenger side bearing.
Replaced a battery and a sensor on the power steering pump..
Just had some body rust repair done, and found black matching OEM molded running boards; put them on, along with new tires, and fell back in love. She is black on black leather with tinted windows.
I fixed the door lock mechanism myself in the garage with great success. That crazy little octopus in your door with about six color coded rods fishing through your door; pure insanity, lots of beer.
Do regular oil changes and try to baby her. She is unstoppable in the snow of Buffalo, NY. Nice higher ride height, and not a big fat sloppy piggy, like an Expedition or Tahoe.
Has third row seats, always feels safe, and very comfortable to stretch out while traveling with the wife and kids.
Would not trade her for the world... well maybe.. not.
Interior is beyond great condition; dark charcoal leather, dark carpets. Kids can puke, spill stuff, scuff stuff etc, and I clean her down, vacuum it up, and it still looks great, and is very comfortable...
Ergonomic engineers of the world; 6ft tall guys have legs and don't want to feel like they are in a cockpit with their nuts crushed all the way to Florida. Have blasted this glorified station wagon back and forth to Florida three times with never a break down. Always feel comfortable, safe and roomy for all of our stuff. Have Walmart cheapy TVs strapped on the front seats and the kids love them.
I love the look of her too; tough, nice stance. It's SLT model with bigger tires.
It has proven to be a very nice reliable SUV that I hope to have for some time to come. People, buy one of these over a mini-van any day, please.