Bought this burb from my parents who bought it new. I knew the vehicle and have driven 40000 miles of the 100,000 miles. Replaced intake gasket as soon as I got it home (parents parked on gravel and noone noticed the leak). Replaced the starter after 1 month. Power door locks stick and will not lock. Rear window quit working. Brakes very spongy but have plenty of pad left on them. Replaced the fuel pump at 120,000 miles. Rear end went out at 125,000 miles. Gas milage is 17 mpg which is average. Wears out tires every 15 to 20000 miles (use load range c tires). Overall a money pit but still cheaper than a new one.
Bought this SUV with 83K miles at 4 yrs old. Only major problem we had was a fuel pump/filter that died while on vacation--yuck! Mechanic said it happens to 1/2 of these beasts after 100K. Other normal maintenance and tires used, but nothing else to report. Besides the 16 MPG, we love this SUV. Looking into conversion to bi-fuel on propane or gasoline to save money in the long run.
Power, space, comfortable ride
Fuel economy, slight chasis squeek in bumpy conditions.
I bought my 99 LS new in 1998 for
business reasons. Now has 138000 miles
and still runs strong. Have replaced
normal wear items and starter 3 times,
blower control, manifold gasket. Service
trans every 50k and use synthetic oil
change every 5k. It rattles over bumps
but not to bad, mileage between 15-17
and requires a mortgage to fill up when
empty but will go 600 miles on a tank.
Great on the hwy and not bad around
town. Would buy another one if I needed
the size, which I don't, and will go
with a Honda Pilot when this one wears out.
Size, Comfort, towing ability, able to
haul whatever I want to haul