2004 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2 from North America
We absolutely love our new Envoy. My daughter only wants to ride in it and not our other car. I recently took it on our first highway trip about 500 km round trip. I converted the mileage to miles per imperial gallon and it was 21. This is much to my disappointment. A few years ago I owned a 1998 Chev Blazer which got 30 mpg (highway). This Envoy is a much superior vehicle in every way except gas consumption. The web site for GM Canada suggests that it should get 27 mpg, but I am a long way off. To my surprise as the needle kept dropping, the city mileage is not much worse than the highway. Anyway, I guess I will use my Honda Accord for highway trips and use 1/2 the amount of gas. Not sure if premium fuel would help.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2004
I do not care if your 98 Blazer floated on clouds, it DID NOT get 30mpg! I have owned 2 Blazers. A 1998, and a 2000. One was 2wd (2 door) and 4wd (4 door). I used synthetic oil (mobil 1) and drove like a grandpa with brittle feet and after owning them for a total of 4 years and over 100,000 miles logged, the most I ever got was 22mpg (highway/summer). What did you expect for an SUV anyways?
Wish I could be more positive. The Envoy drives like a dream. We really like it, but, the electronics were made by the Prince of Darkness to quote an old phrase.
I like buying cars after they reach 100,000 miles. We have about 140,000 now. We love the car but it has had: a new transfer case, $3000; new speedo (not swimsuit); 100,000 service, $1000; used drivers door switch set and burned wires $800. The mirrors never worked well, my wife says just cut the wires.
Like I say, I love the car, but it's kind of pricey to keep going. Love the straight six.
To the Dec comment... it's not 30 American MPG! Canadians and Europeans use different MPG calculations.