I didn't have this car at 3500 miles when others lost transmissions, but I have had it at 60k (lost again). Now I hear I need to fix it again (jarring gears). I included traction control problems last time. I did not run it hard (I drive like grandma on purpose) but it did not solve this $4000 later. It runs quiet and smooth sometimes, but I can't put off a transmission repair for complications failure would have - seen elsewhere. It was in the shop a long time despite being partially covered by a plan and monitored for that. They damaged some other features while fixing it at an approved GM dealership (i.e. driver seat warmer).
I do love how smooth it runs when it runs and how quietly and quickly. The miles per gallon are decent when driven right (ave 21 city hilly 28 hwy or better). The features and sound are great. Like the leather.
We had this car for nearly 4 years and just traded it in yesterday. Had a few problems along the way... A/C went out 20,00 miles after the expiration of the 60,000 mile warranty ($850 repair), intermittent problems with the power door not working, and for a while, the horn would sound when it was raining without being bumped or anything! They never figured out why but after some inkering with the electrical system by the deal service department, the problem seemed to have resolved. The front cupholder was rather flimsily designed and came out a few times (causing quite a mess!)
Automatic headlights, decent factory installed stereo, traction control on unless turned off, and roomy interior.
Better styling and warranty. The biggest concern seems to be that Honda and the like are considered so much more reliable. GM would do itself a great service to offer stronger warranties on its products to gain consumer confidence.
This has been a very impressive vehicle. The ride is excellent, and the fit and
finish are exceptional. We drove Honda, Toyota, Ford, and Chrysler, and this
one had better acceleration and handled well both on the highway and
around town. The seats are confortable and there is ample room inside for
the family and friends. This van is also reliable, despite many hard miles on
The smooth, quiet ride; crisp handling; solid feel; good "on-ramp"
acceleration; and dependable braking.
I think GM should just continue refining this solid package. They have a
winner here that they need to get the word out on.