Bought my Envoy XL in Aug. of 2002 and
it has been in the shop 9-times. Had
the A/C compressor replaced twice,
power steering pump once, rear shock
replaced, On-Star system repaired,
cracked fuel tack replace at 5k
miles. I am very unhappy with GMC and
this truck. I went from a 4Runner and
will never buy a GMC again! Marketing
is a wonderful thing, if your are
close to the truth, professional grade?
This vehicle is excellent in winter -
it's a good solid vehicle and very
dependable as well as comfortable.
I always had a problem with the view -
some very big blind spots, which are
to be expected with a bigger vehicle
but, they also existed when looking
for traffic when crossing a road. I'd
look one second and not see anything
and look again and a car would be
whizzing by me. Maybe it's just the
way I sat in the car but, it was also
the thickness and tilt of the window
as well as the oversized mirror with
the Not Used OnStar stuff - a smaller
rear view mirror was not an option at
the time of purchase.
I liked the vehicle but never
got over the view
Comfort and sturdiness - good heavy
vehicle for bad weather driving -
handled like a dream.
View - slant of the windshield - never
really sat well with me. And, have
the oversized mirror an option - I
hated the extra size that obstructed
Great package as far as room, style,
and garageability. Ride is very
smooth and fine steering for a big
package. Radio is great. BUT...this
rig has more mileage going up on a
service lift than on the road.
Everything electronic keeps going
wrong. 4WD system breakdowns, twice
towed, lights and switches working as
if possessed. The dealer acts as if
we are crazy. When a modulator(?)
broke, he actually said that if we
brought the car back to the dealership
for regular oil service, they can
continually update the computer.
Whaaaa? Mr Goodwrench is a fraud.
Looks are deceiving. Avoid this car.
Let the Japanese build this car. The
idea is great. However, quality was
never considered upon conception.
Plenty of Power & good looks, But in
the shop for 2 recalls. We have
36000 on the car. The following has
gone wrong. Power passenger Mirror
broke. Power driver seat broke, Both
rear door latches,rolls backwards
when on an incline. engine shudders
when in Idle,replced front stabilizer
links,door panels needed to be
reglued together,roof rack luggage
strips had to be replaced, Dealer
fixed all but what a pain to keep
bringing it back in to them. Many a
time they would say can not duplicate
problem even when it had been in
there twice for the same thing