Great functionality, not high quality, but taken care of, it should provide good service
Fuel pump at 110,000.
Rear heat at 100,000.
Front wheel bearings at 140000.
A very useful vehicle, great for driving in snowy conditions, pulling a trailer, and when the seats are removed, can fit a ton of stuff.
I have the AWD version, and contrary to most posts, the transfer case or driveline has never given me problems, but I have religiously changed all fluids (transmission, front & rear diff, transfer case) every 20-30K miles, and use synthetics all around.
My recommendation is regular service and high quality fluids. GM does not make a high quality vehicle, but this one suits my needs perfectly, and I believe if taken care of and well-maintained, it will last a while. I have heard of many of these engines going over 300,000 miles, although everyone has had to do transmission work at some point. Great vans if you are OK spending some time and money on maintenance. Clean fluids make for a happy vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th December, 2009