1998 Oldsmobile Bravada from North America
This vehicle is nothing but a money pit
I have a 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada, that I wished I never bought. I bought this vehicle used with 75,000 miles on it. I bought it from a used car dealer in the neighborhood I live in. I paid over $10,000 for this vehicle, and it was like I threw my money in the garbage. The first week I owned the Bravada the transmission went. In total the transmission went three times. However, it was under the dealers 90 day warranty. He had paid $2,000 each time the transmission went. Shortly there after the water pump went. Then I had got an oil leak from the oil pan and the main seal. Shortly there after electrical wiring for the radio went. The compressor for the air conditioning system went. The final thing that took the cake was the transfer case started to leak and idiot light came on for transmission. I can give you a list of new parts that have been put into this wonderful Oldsmobile Bravada, but the list would be too long. If you are thinking about getting an Oldsmobile, I would think again. That is unless you love fixing cars.
I will never buy an Oldsmobile again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th February, 2005
21st May 2009, 17:56
I own a 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada that has 195,000 miles on it. It hasn't had too many problems with it.
The only thing that is wrong with it now, is the windshield wipers don't work half the time, the driver seat button that makes the seat move back and forth doesn't work half the time, the seat heater on the passenger side went out, and last but not least, the A/C and heater has a problem where if I want the A/C to work, I have to put needle nose pliers on the hose.
If I want the heat to work, I just take them off. It's not that big of a deal considering I didn't have to pay any money to figure out how to get the heat and A/C to work. The only thing is, is that if I want to switch the A/C to the heat, I have to pop the hood and change it.
All cars will have problems with them. I've put a lot of miles on my Bravada and it's still running good. It's the best vehicle I've ever driven. I love it.
Maybe your problem with your Bravada is the way you drive it. You have to drive all cars carefully. If you drive them like a race car driver, then be prepared to put a lot of money into your car. It's as simple as that.
Some Bravada's are just better than others. Like I said, not all cars run the same and all cars will have problems with them. My mother in law has a 2004 Cavalier that has 50,000 miles on it. She's the second owner and she only drives her car to work and back. That's it. Right now the speedometer doesn't work, her windows won't roll down, and the brakes always need changed. Cars will have problems with them no matter what kind of car it is. Just remember that before you go dissing the Bravada the rest of your lives.
19th Aug 2009, 09:04
I agree, funny thing is you can go to any foreign car forum and the cars have similar problems and defects. Americans just don't bad mouth a foreign car no matter how many issues they have. Americans love to hate American products! Don't take my word, I have both foreign and domestic cars and I am on both forums. Before you spout off, go look on the foreign car forums yourself. It's amazing to me that people think foreign cars have no issues and are so quick to bash American cars.