The Olds Bravada has been a good truck to me for many years, of course general repairs are expected, at 150K miles things happen. The key is a good garage to bring it to when it needs repairs. I have had the 2002 Bravada and it was bought back by GM under the lemon law, I have a new Envoy and the design is terrible and I have had many issues. So far this is the most reliable of all the GM cars I have owned.
The Split Tailgate offers more space than my new 04 Envoy.
I realize that this car is known for
its problems but I have had this car
for 3 years and got my moneys worth
out of it. I did have to repair the
front axle, have a new alternator
installed, and had to have the rotars
turned. Other than that the Bravada
was a good car. I did upgrade to a
4Runner because of poor crash safety
on the bravada.
This car has been a total nightmare from the word go. In two years time I have replaced a transfer case, front and rear drivelines, overhauled a transmission and as of yesterday, I am looking at having to replace a motor.
Lose the All Wheel Drive. It's a source of trouble, very expensive to replace and puts un-nessessary wear on the engine. The 4.3 Liter is not enough engine for this vehicle in a full time 4 wheel drive scenario.