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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Base 4.3L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic - (24 reviews )
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This truck sucks
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By FormerGMOwners
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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The transmission went out the first year we owned it. Everytime we take this vehicle in for servicing it is $500 plus! It never has run right and the dealer seems to have no clue re how to fix it. It only has a little over 60k miles and we've replaced the alternator, A/C compressor, transfer case, etc. The air bag light never goes off (indicating a malfunction that nobody can seem to find), speakers go off for no known reason. I don't know how we'll ever get rid of this POS unless we find someone who will push it off the side a cliff and we can collect some insurance $. We wouldn't have another GM product if given to us.


Best Features

It looks good, both inside and out, but that's where the "quality" ends. And GM won't stand behind their vehicles. I even went as far as Mr. Wagner himself, to no avail. They know they made a POS product and don't want anything more to do with it.


Worst Features

Well, since Oldsmobile is no more, that will probably be an improvement.


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Bad money after bad
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By broke down
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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Had problems with this car from the get go. We've replaced the transmission, front differntial, bearings, fuel injectors, etc. I keep thinking that the car should be brand new by now, but like clockwork once a quater it is in the shop with a $1,000 plus bill. I could save for a new car if it would just run a few months without a mechanic's bill.


Best Features

None


Worst Features

Where do I even begin?


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Bought it old
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By J R
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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We purchased this vehicle from a Dealer who knew it had issues. Typical is the Dex cool issue which used to eat up radiator and heater cores. We've a great mechanic and had to spend $2000 improving the vehicle but it now appears in great shape. You MUST change all the fluids periodically despite manufacturer recommendations. Expect to clean the injector manifold at about 75,000 and replace the intake manifold gasket. They will typically leak about then.


Best Features

Comfort, drivability. Liked it better than our Cadillac for comfort. Loads of features not resident in its cousin the GMC or Chevy.


Worst Features

Japanese manufacturers have this vehicle beat for quality. This vehicle should have a more reliable coolant system, transmission and suspension. With good maintenance it will last but one should not have to keep an eye on this late a model vehicle.


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Very unhappy
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By Very unhappy
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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I bought this car not knowing what I was doing...the transmission went out on us 1 year after purchace. The heating system went out along with several other machanical problems. I will never by another GM again!


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quin
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By quin
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV 4dr SUV AWD


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this vechicle rides very smoothly has good suspension.


Best Features

leather interior


Worst Features

none at this time


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