by mts111 on Jan 23, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD
I got this vehicle used with 105,000 miles on it because I needed a vehicle that was AWD or 4WD.
The first time I drove it in bad weather the AWD Smarttrack system wouldn't work so the vehicle was basically a RWD vehicle.
About 3 weeks later I went out to start the vehicle and the vehicle was dead and I had to have it toed to a garage and fixed.
I have only had this vehicle for about 1,500 miles and have already had 2 major problems with it.
I would not suggest buying this vehicle, you will put way to much money into it and not get much out of it.
Spend the extra money and buy a Honda, Ford, or Toyota that will last you forever.
by jon_ledeaux on Nov 8, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD
The leather seats are luxurious and the stereo just plain rocks! The V6 and auto with overdrive deliver plenty of get up and go, the automatic AWD is great since we live in the mountains and winter always delivers ice and snow. The handling is rock solid. The ABS system has saved at least one life, an idiot had spun out and was walking in the oncoming traffic lane in a blind curve, I couldn't have missed him, I sounded my horn and he froze like a deer in the headlights, the ABS stopped 15 feet short of [violative content deleted].
by pinsey on Jun 28, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD
I bought this vehicle back in 2004.
I have 110,000 miles on it.
Heated seats, sunroof, leather interior, all the upgrades imaginable. I have never gotten tired of that beautiful burgundy color., stereo... the works!
It is the most comfortable vehicle our family has ever owned. Still drives great.
Very minimal problems compared to cars of the past.
One of the best purchases we've ever made.
This was my first SUV.
I could never go back to driving a regular sedan.
We're seniors now. We like it better than our new Mazda 3.
by Tom Pulmano on Mar 30, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD
I bought my Bravada in 2004 with about 84000 miles and now she has 158,000 on the clock. Over the past 5 years I have had to put some money into her but nothing that I would consider outside the ordinary maintenance. Luckily I have a personnel mechanic that has made many repairs to the vehicle at @ 40% less than what it would cost at a dealer. Every time I want to trade her in the vehicle gives me this soulful look and I give in and hang on to her a little bit longer. I am very attached to this car but I know some day we will have to part ways. I would like to hold on to her until she reaches her 200K birthday.
by countrygirl on Jul 20, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4dr SUV AWD
i have had my Bravada for about two year..i bought it used. It now has 150,000 miles. Now my service engine light is on, and the car shops are saying my transmision is going out. It has been a great car, i love it and don't want to get rid of it, but the cost to replace the tranny is way to high for the value of the car. and it also leaks oil like crazy, inbetween oil changes i have to put in a quart or two just to keep the oil level at normal.and the cup holders are bad..my cups are always sticking to the rupper and are hard to get out and they are in a really bad place when you want to put your car in park..just saying...oh and for some reason my 4wd doesnt work?
In the wake of last year's restyle, Bravada sees feature refinements for '99. The driver-side airbag has been redesigned into a mini-module to permit a clearer view of the instruments, while the turn signal stalk now provides a flash-to-pass feature. A telltale warning lamp has been added to alert the driver when the tailgate lift glass is ajar. And an anti-theft alarm system is now standard. There's also an option package that combines a driver-side memory seat and a power passenger-side seat, as well as sound system upgrades across the board.