I bought this SUV with 55K on it. Currently have 91K on it with no major problems. Only repair thus far has been broken tie rod end which is scary because I drove it home 30 miles when the wheel started shimmeeing. After crawling under front end, the only thing holding the tie rod up was the rubber cover. $50 repair. Has decent power and is a bit heavy and rolly but I feel safe in it. It does suck gas like the tank has a hole in it. My friend has a Tahoe and he gets 16-18 mph, I only get 12-14 mph. I do think mine rides and drives better and is more stylish. All in all, a very good truck thus far, knock on wood. If they could only get 20 mph. :)
Overall it has been a good dependable
vehicle to own and drive. It's major
draw back is it's fuel economy, my
truck gets about 13 to 14 miles to
gallon city and 17 to 18 highway.
Repair costs and general maintenance
prices is above average.
Plenty of room when traveling for
adults,kids and luggage.
I have been averaging 30K-40K a year.
Besides routine maintence I have had no
problems. I currently have 164K with
original everthing. I am currently
having small wear and tear problems, but
Comfortable, quiet, and great winter
Fuel Economy, more room behind 3rd seat,
or I could buy something bigger.
Bring back the idea of the 4.5
Powerstroke that was cancelled in 03
Just bought this for about $14,000.
after 71k mi. the ride felt solid and
the reviews checked out to be decent.
I liked the security of a large
vehicle, the 4x4 and the third row
seating for my family of 4 and
occasional guests. leather is largely
intact, but you can see some rips on
the drivers seat. electricals are a
bit weird the 'door ajar' sign stays
on for a couple of minuges someitmes,
and it's tough to figure out if the
whole thing is malfunctioning or if
it's trying to be smart. abut 14
mi/gal. the 5.4L engine is plenty to
jump the truck out of the road if you
need to merge or merge ahead of the
other car rather than behind it.
powerful engine, large and plush
interior, solid feel to the ride
better leather quality. more testing
of electrical system.