Air conditioner went out after about 6 months. Under warranty and dealer replaced although it took tooo long for them to get part. Then discovered they ordered wrong one and had correct one in stock all along.
OEM tires were really bad. Replaced with same type since Sears said there was no other recommended. Wore out really quick again. (Brigstone) replaced with BF Goodrich slightly larger than OEM and all is well. 20k miles seems pretty bad for tire wear and it was smooth wear and not due to suspension issue.
Eats front brake pads. I'm on my third set. OEM out at 20K and no after market available so replaced with dealer part (was GM geo brake pads) lasted about 30K -- now on Bendix pads. Brakes squeal problem, but I think some of that is failure to turn rotors.
Had a few trim and fit issues at purchase and dealer fixed so no problem. The AC compressor dilemma was a little stressful, but it got resolved eventually. Disappointed about the cheap tires, but it's not uncommon with low cost autos, the brakes are a nuisance, but since I can replace them myself and they are now generally avaialble it's no huge deal.
Ride is fairly rough and the seats 7 is crowded for adults. It was great when the kids were smaller. Love the rear air conditioner and although we seldom use it the 4-wheel drive is good to have in the bad weather. Best thing I did for it was get the better and slightly wider tires. Improved handling and drivability substantially.
Engine is a little weak for weight / size of auto, but not under powered. I think they put larger engine in the following years. Gas mileage is not real good, but then it's a 4-wheel drive SUV so it's as expected. AVG 17 mpg.
Car has served us well with less grief than the GMC jimmy I previously owned. Will probably see it roll to at least 120k before trading if it keeps behaving.