Jury's still out on this one
One month after purchasing the vehicle the front brake calipers seized.
The check engine light is on intermittently however the vehicle runs well.
There is a loud booming noise from 75 kilometers and hour and up which could be from the Michelin tires only.
The oil cooler lines are leaking.
I have had no other problems.
I have owned many vehicles from Corvettes to F150 trucks to Austin minis. This vehicle is the most ergonomically efficient and comfortable vehicle I have owned. The interior layout is exceptional as is visibility and driver comfort. Ingress and egress are very good. I find the ride smooth, quiet and comfortable however there is wind buffeting if the real windows are open.
I know the service history of the truck and it has not experienced a lot of the problems others have had so far.
I tow with this vehicle and find the optional towing package from GM saves the truck from damage well.
The problematic areas reported by owners that I am watching carefully are the transmission, ABS and braking system, ERG- fuel injection system, front wheel bearings and 4 wheel drive switch.
After reading all the reviews here and elsewhere I can see (and believe) that the vehicle can be problematic to downright unreliable. I have owned and raced over thirty five vehicles since 1968. If problems become too frequent I will flog it, however, I wouldn't rule out buying a newer one, perhaps a 2000 or 2001.
Body quality seems to be good however paint finish is marginal. There are some chips and a small amount of rust.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2002