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Oldsmobile Bravada Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 270 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada

  • A powerful new engine, slick styling and a fully optioned interior make this one of Olds' best products in a long time. Too bad it's headed for the chopping block with the rest of the lineup.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Plenty of power, improved handling and ride quality, roomy cabin.

  • Cons

    No third seat, slow steering.

  • What's New for 2002

    Olds brings out a new Bravada that's dramatically improved over its predecessor. A roomier interior, refined suspension, unique style and…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (84 total reviews)


Comfortable, somewhat reliable.

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

My mom got this car at about 75K. Off the bat, the rear air compressor didnt work and it sagged, so we switched to regular shocks. At about 100k the Engine coils started messing up, have had to change 3 so far from the 6 i have to change since apparently they dont last very long. I have since gotten this car now that I left for college about a Year ago. The A/C doesnt work on it anymore now, it shakes every time i turn on the A/C and sometimes the engine even turns on. Bad compressor. The car currently has an issue that when it very cold in the mornings it will give a "reduced engine power" light and a check engine light. Recently i have noticed the engine is not that good of quality.



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Unbelievably unreliable

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Nice vehicle as far as comfort and ride, but unbelievable amount or repairs required. Right off the bat was sent letter from GM saying sorry, forget to line the piston cylinders, so engine may fail at any time. Warranty was extended on that engine part only, too bad it wasn't the entire car. Four wheel drive system has self activated and permanently locked four times, requiring an approx 2000 repair. Air shocks in rear deflated to the ground daily for years, but dealer couldn't diagnose (or "duplicate") the problem until the warranty expired (new air shocks- duh). Water pump died several times. Expensive bearing repair in front cost 2000. Auto mirrors had a mind of their own.




100k review

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Bought mine New in 02. I'd give this an 11 on Comfort and Performance. Regularly drive this 120 miles for work and its a better ride than a Lexus. Acceleration is great and turning radius is tight. I am on the original brakes at 100k! Eight yrs in Florida sun and the ac is still going strong. Had to replace the air suspension bags in the rear. Buy parts online and find a truck specialty shop to install, it's half the dealer cost. The eng is strong but has always been too loud. Had strange elec problems and replaced a box, think it was body control module. The depreciation is horrible, but this makes it a GREAT used car buy! Will keep this until 200k!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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Full 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Review

What's New for 2002

Olds brings out a new Bravada that's dramatically improved over its predecessor. A roomier interior, refined suspension, unique style and an all-new inline six packing more power than most competitors' V8s highlight the changes made to Oldsmobile's luxury ute.

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