I bought my 2000 Bravada used in the winter of 2008 with 65,000 miles, and was terrified about all the bad reviews I'd read.
Luckily this has been one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned - I replaced the ABS on one of the wheels a few weeks ago.
Other than that, its just been routine maintenance!
My recommendation - try one out for yourself.
I think it all depends on the vehicle.
Mine has been terrific to drive - in snow and rain, and has cargo space like crazy!
Wish it got better gas mileage but I can't think of any other complaints!
It's such a fun car to drive and own!
Spacious interior - heated seats - radio controls on the steering wheel - tons of storage space
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