1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3 Liter High Output V6 from North America
Problem prone and expensive to operate
Font Pinion Seal leaking when purchased at 71,000 Miles.
Rear brake rotors rusted up and pads worn down in rear at 71,000 miles.
Power steering had a slight leak that sealer cured at 71,000 miles.
Turn Signal light bulbs tend to burn out and license plate bulb as well.
Had Radiator flushed at 71,000 miles and developed an external coolant leak after that and sealer doesn't stop it.
Leather Drivers seat is showing wear, and Power Lumbar heats up and melts a fuse/relay in fuse panel, so it has to be left disconnected.
Rough Engine Idle even after a comprehensive engine tuneup.
Air Conditioning blows hot, appears to have a slow leak somewhere, as it worked 2 months ago when purchased.
Transmission doesn't seem to want to down shift when it gets hot, the vehicle loses power.
Despite brakes in good condition now, they still make noise.
Gas mileage is poor.
Comfortable ride, poor handling though.
Seems to be prone to several expensive repairs every month.
I have owned several of General Motors vehicles before and have had good luck with them, but this one is a lemon.
No wonder it only had 70,000 miles on it when I bought it in 2005, it is in the shop more than it is on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2005