Bought this SUV from the original owner with 98,000 at ten years old. Have doubled the mileage in four years as my daily driver and a trip to Arizona and Colorado during the summers. Aside from a recent intake gasket problem (known Chevy problem), have only done usual maintenance and tire replacements (once). Gas mileage is 22-24 mpg on the highway, almost a 5 mpg improvement from my previously owned Ford Explorer. A comfortable, reliable SUV that shows no signs of quitting any time soon.
4.3 liter V-6, easy access, fold down back seat that becomes a small camper for me and the kids or me and the dog, depending! Rear wheel drive is the only way to go if you don't have four wheel drive!
Rear defroster was already broke at 98,000 miles and no attempts to fix it have worked. Back seat without head rests is a bit dangerous now that the kids are taller. Even for a '94, I would think those would have been standard. Intake gasket problem...