This vehicle was excellent over the first 100k miles. After which, I've had to replace the transfer case at a total cost of $1500. The airbag system failed due to a faulty modulator & master control switch and is $1400 to replace. I'm now at 205,000 miles and have to get the rear differential rebuilt for a cool $1700, along with a failed control module adding another $700. All of this combined with several other trim and mechanical failures have me up in arms. I might as well have a car payment with as much as this is costing in repairs. I drive the heck out of this vehicle, but have the fluids checked/replaced on a monthly basis along with other scheduled/required maintenance. This stinks.
Rear air suspension - except the fact that I have to explain what that air compressor noise is to first time passengers.
Better quality interior trim components. Drive line system is crap.
I have driven this vehicle for 36000
miles. It provides a good ride and
reasonably decent handling. The inline
six has plently of power for towing and
going. The transmission shifts smoothly
and firmly. The interior provides
plently of room for dogs, suitcases and
general gargo hauling. This SUV is
comfortable, quiet and a joy to travel
Power of the inline six, cargo space,
I am a commuter who drives 35 miles each
way for work. I like the size of the car
and that it has room to carry most items
but is small enough to look sporty
and it gets acceptable gas mileage. The
interior is fine except for one area,
its arm rests are hard plastic and are
very uncomfortable during long drives.
The model has had several recalls, none
of which were serious for me. I am
able to use regular gas without problem.
I am concerned about the long term
expectency of the aluminum alloy engine.
GMC did OK but the hard plastic arm
rests and the recalls make me think they
were not as professional as they claimed
and could be better.
Good looks, peppy performance, nice
sound system standard,
Improve interior for comfort,
particularly the hard plastic arm rests.