Purchased this SUV used in April of
2000, with 40k on the odometer. We're
only the second owners of this vehicle.
Other than some costly front-end
repairs shortly after purchase (covered
under warranty thankfully), my wife and
I really love this vehicle. The 5.0 V8
is a gas hog only if you frequently
have a heavy foot. Under
normal/moderate driving conditions the
fuel consumption is average for having
full-time AWD and a V8. Great in
Chicagoland heavy snow and rainy
weather conditions. No chore has been
too big for this truck. Great for a
family of four.
Reliable and powerful 5.0 liter V8
engine. Full-time AWD is convenient for
poor weather conditions. Spacious cargo
and passenger compartments. Good crash
test rating. Attractive exterior
styling. The JBL AM/FM Cassette/CD
Changer Stereo works and sounds great
for being five years old.
The suspension is a bit too rigid and
could have been a little softer without
sacrificing utility. Upgrade to less
firm riding shocks if you desire a
softer ride. However, it is a truck
that was built in the late 90's and not
a car or minivan.