2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4x4 4.2 I6 from North America
Load leveling compressor, front axle seals (both sides), half shaft, wiper motor (after recall was performed), memory module for power seats/mirrors.
I love my 2002 Envoy SLT. I will never get rid of it unless it gets stolen or totalled. It has every imaginable option GMC could cram into a SUV including load leveling suspension, headlamp washers, RainSense wipers, OnStar, etc. My 2002 SLT also has heated leather, running boards, and the 6 Disc BOSE stereo of which I yanked out and installed a GM Navigation stereo (yes it will work - very easy upgrade). Everybody that has driven in my Envoy always compliments the quiet smooth ride. The 4.2 I6 is simply amazing producing 270hp and 270ft-lbs torque, which most people don't understand - is AMAZING for an I6 engine. Heck, I think Chryslers 4.7L V8 only puts out 265hp or something like that and here GMC produces and Inline 6 engine that beats most all competitors V8's! I'm not going to complain about gas mileage - it is what it is. It's a SUV. If you want good MPG get a hybrid SUV or go buy a Chevy Aveo. Stop complaining about it. The Envoy is a pretty heavy SUV, it tows awesome. I can tow my 6500lb boat and trailer and after the load leveling suspension pumps up, you'd never know you were towing anything.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th April, 2007
Just updating my review from April 2007.
The Envoy was a total maintenance hog from 2008-2012. I sold it this past Thursday (9-13-12) and bought a 2007 Prius Level 5. Talk about doing a 180!! Ha ha.
Went from 15 MPG to 50MPG. So far I'm not missing the Envoy much
I have to say that I clocked 162,000 miles on the Envoy, and it never broke down. It just broke constantly... LOL... never enough to leave me stranded, but enough to always keep me poor.
The final straw was the fuel gauge stopped working last month, then the power steering lines started leaking. I had already spent $9000 in parts alone (I keep an Excel sheet) over 8 years of ownership, NOT including insurance, gas, car payments for the first 5 years, etc. I wasn't about to sink another penny into that pig.
We are so pleased with our 2003 Envoy that my wife has turned down my offer to buy her a new SUV. In 10 years it has been nothing less than perfect. It now has considerably over 100,000 miles on it with not one single repair. Not even a tune-up yet. It even has the original brake pads. In ten years our sole expense has been for one set of tires and two batteries. Due to the greater safety of the body-on-frame truck-based design, we feel justified in keeping it another 100,000 miles, even if it does require a minor repair at some point.
Read what you wrote. "8 years of ownership." Remember when American vehicles didn't make it to five years? The truck is not a pig.
Our 12-year-old Envoy has over 130,000 miles and is indistinguishable from brand new in every respect. Except for a $49 water pump replacement and a serpentine belt, which was not really needed, it has never had any repairs.