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Oldsmobile Bravada Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    All-wheel drive. Comfortable seats. Great stereo. Loaded with equipment.

  • Cons

    Droopy styling. Rattly body structure off-road.

  • What's New for 1998

    Front styling is revised, and new body-side cladding alters the Bravada's profile. Inside, dual second-generation airbags are housed in a new dashboard. A heated driver-side exterior mirror is newly standard, while heated front seats have been added to the options roster. Battery rundown protection and a theft-deterrent system are new standard features.

Full 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada Review

What's New for 1998

Front styling is revised, and new body-side cladding alters the Bravada's profile. Inside, dual second-generation airbags are housed in a new dashboard. A heated driver-side exterior mirror is newly standard, while heated front seats have been added to the options roster. Battery rundown protection and a theft-deterrent system are new standard features.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD

I love my bravada. I have added helper springs and air shocks extra tans cooler as I use it to pull camper and trailers for 50% of the time. Nice ride when I have the air low on the shocks. I have plenty of power with the 4.3L HO. I do wish it had a 4 low option. AWD is the best and love it. The rear window rattles due to the design of it but not loud. I have a 4 inch lift with allows me to drive in up to 22 inches of heavy pack snow before the wheels will even spin. Next winter hoping to add a plow on it. I use it as a work horse and its a great one also good driver Mine also has the G80 axle option which is a dana 35 posi traction. Also makes a great family vehicle.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

1998 oldsmobile bravada

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD

We will have had our Bravada four years in October. It is a joy to drive. It is fantastic in the winter. It goes in any amount of snow with GREAT traction. I love the sunroof in the summer. It's just like a covertable, but much safer. It even gets good gas milage.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Love my bravada

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD

Purchased this vehicle new in 1998 and every year after it was rated worse and worse. Over the 7 years I've had this car it has consistently performed flawlessly. I've never had any problem. It's been a very versatile vehicle which I would highly recommend. Oh yeah, the traction system is great in ice, snow, and rain.



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1998 oldsmobile bravada

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD

I have loved the ablility that my 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada has. The AWD system is awesome, in all weather, and since I live out in the country 40 miles from work, they always know I will be there. I also have pulled my husband's 1-ton pickup out several times when stuck, usually including a horse trailer or full water tank behind him! This vehicle has had it's problems though. The multi-function switch is awful, (blinker, cruise, lights, wipers) if one thing breaks the whole thing has to be replaced and it is very expensive. The serpentine belt, fuel pump and water pump have been other problems. This truck's gas milage is also not very good, which is especially irritating with gas prices this high! Also, I don't like the fact that you can't put a car seat in the center back. It must be on the side.




Love it, hate it!

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD

Bought it w/ 81k mi and now have 124k on it. Runs great after many repairs, some due to age, some due to quality problems. Replaced/repaired brakes, U- joints, tires, battery, shocks, plugs/wires, water pump, belt tensioner, heater/air cond, headlamps, idler arm, oil leaks, etc. Have prob w/ stereo speakers also. Many interior squeaks & rattles. Very slow acceleration and ride deteriorates a bit past 65-70 mph. Rides nice at lower speeds and generally feels secure and smooth w/ AWD.




Moneypit bravada

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD

Have had to have several major repairs done. Both front hubs replaced. Air conditioner, waterpump, alternator, 3 batteries, exhaust system, timing belt broke at 60,000 miles.Driver door hinges broke. Nice interior, rough ride, pulled my bassboat very well.



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vcjumper
05-04-2002
1998-2000 Oldsmobile Bravada...


flickeredout
flickeredout
01-11-2003
I currently own a 2000 intrigue GL and a 2002 Bravada. I drove a 1998 Intrigue for 85,000 miles before turning it in....


jim101
jim101
06-26-2006
-Bought 1998 Bravada (fourth Old's), brand new, loaded, absolutely a marvelous vehicle, leather great, radio fantastic, brakes best ever....



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  • 19
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