Good price for an SUV with third row seat which is WAY too small for frequent use. My husband hates this car, but It never gave us a problem until the service engine light came on at 60k miles. It turned out to be a bad O2 sensor for $250. On maybe 5 different occasions, the belt squealed briefly when turning on the A/C then stopped. I should have taken it to the shop immediately. At 100,000 miles, the A/C compressor locked up and caused the belt to break - a $1,400 repair in total. Fuel efficiency is horrible, avg 17-20 mpg.
Third row seat is a great feature if you occasionally carry extra passengers. Cargo space with seats folded.
I needed a bigger vehicle for family transport. The XL-7 seats 7 (five adults+ 2 kids in the 3rd row) comfortably with luggage. It's great for trips to the grocery store. This truck is fun to drive and looks sharp, but needs to get better gas mileage (17 mpg).
Feels like a truck, but drives like a car. Low center of gravity. Nice handling and enough power.
Better gas mileage; Higher quality interior materials. Stronger support for roof luggage rack.
The truck is narrow, agile handling,
quick off the line making it great for
tight spots in crowded places, yet long
enough to give plenty of inside room.
Not suitable as a long distance
cruiser. Seats are too small for long
drives, wind noise high at speeds over
65. Fuel tank range limited to 300
miles per fillup.
Dual a/c, really fast from stop (only
up to 30mph), great handling for a
truck, good visibility, 3rd row seats.
Five months and 7200 miles and we're still in love with our XL-7. Wife had
reservations about SUV (previously drove Cutlass), but now says she will
never drive a car again! Truck rides and drives GREAT! I no longer get
tired on long trips! Daughter loves the rear air, extra leg room, and reclining
rear seats. We didn't need third row seating, but had to buy that way to get
rear air. We removed third row seat cushion and that provided flat load floor.
Still needs cargo net to keep groceries from falling out on feet when rear
door opened. Truck has not been back to dealer since the day we left.
There has been no need!
Rear air, unique styling (won't meet yourself around every corner), beautiful
paint color (Burgundy Pearl), full-size spare & easily accessible, side hinged
rear door, rear cargo cover (purchased seperately)
Passenger-side power door lock button, intermittent feature for rear wiper,
cassette deck (Cutlass had CD/cassette stereo), power outlets need to
stay live after ignition turned off, cargo net should be standard