I purchased this vehicle used and was delighted with it. Not only was the ride comfortable (2 trips to Florida from New Jersey in 2 years) but the fuel economy was great for a 6 cylinder engine (27 mpg on the FL trips). Plenty of room. My only complaints were the air conditioning (it rarely ever got cool enough) and the middle seat removal latches. Both were difficult to operate and one actually broke. Other than that, it was a great car. Seat belt restraints and air bag saved my life in a recent accident that totalled the vehicle.
Comfort, Fuel economy, Size, Handling
Air conditioning system, Seat removal latches for middle row of seats.
I had expected better from a 2000 model GM vehicle. I began having electrical problems right after the warranty ran out, smelling smoke while I was driving and tracing the problem to a 24 V DC short in a connector in the interior driver side rear panel. The wiring bundle was so hot that it melted the insulation on the wires. This resulted in damage to the tail/brake light, automatic leveling and interior air compressor circuits. Now, after roughly 65K miles, the transmission has started to go out. This is a family vehicle that I needed to last for many years. As it is, I will likely get it paid off in time to junk it. Next time, I'll buy Japanese.
The engine has been a strong runner with no problems.
The transmission needs to run more than 65K miles before dying and the electrical components shouldn't be shorting out after only a few years of use. The interior needs to be of sturdier and better design so that rubber sealing and plastic covers don't fall from around the doors and hatch.
No problems here! Cannot understand why this car is not highly rated. Handles well, very quiet, adequate power, smooth ride. No problems in 60,000 miles. Normally would be trading about now, but we will be keeping for a while. Best van we have owned.
Went with cloth interior, very good workmanship. Ride is very good for a van.
Middle seats are heavy, could be easier to take out.
Love the ride and comfort and handling, but turned off on GM after other experiences, including broken fold-down cupholder; brakepad loss resulting in grinding of rotors in second year of ownership (GM did pay, although out of warranty); erratic fuel sensor, service engine soon light, change oil light, and overhead displays; flickering lighting, including headlights; sludge in coolant; air conditioner replacement at a cost of nearly $600 at 75,000; excessive oil usage. Dealer turns a deaf ear, while a call to GM was no better--gentleman I spoke with indicated that 95,000 was a good excuse for oil usage. My comment to him was that he was indicating that the life of the vehicle was 100,000!
Comfortable seats, fuel economy (average 22 miles to gallon), ease of entry, wonderful handling, able to haul 8 passengers and large loads.
Air conditioning compressor to handle size, better electronics, engine improvements, stronger cupholders, help with rear hatch closure (too high a reach and too much muscle required), a company who will admit their mistakes and better relations with owners. 36,000 miles is a poor warranty for $30k!