We have had our ascender more than 2 years so far, and we love it. It has a great smooth ride, and is pretty much a rebadged trail blazer. The car literally is labeled GM everywhere except on the hood, and the steering wheel.
rides high, smooth ride, roomy, and comfortable
quirky interior lighting, never have been able to get the auto on interior lights to work.
I like my ASCENDER 2007, but don't like the front seat belts. They scratch my neck and I have to keep pulling them away for a while. The seat belts are too low. Also, the tire maintenance sensor lights went on the first week I bought it and they've been on for 3 years, even though the tires are brand new, including the spare tire! I wish it had keyless entry and better sound system. The center console is too fragile. Other than that, it is a good car to drive.
I like the storage space in the back, and love the exterior design.
Make the seat belts to start from higher up, so they won't hurt your neck. The auto-window button should be able to lower or raise the windows without having to push down on it to the end.