I've had this Envoy, SLT-XL V6 since new in 8/2002, 6.5 yrs. with 115K miles. It has been great except for modulator for A/C replaced at 4yrs. Everything works fine, ride is great, carries 7 avg. sized men with room for a large cooler. Great gas mileage, 24+ highway and 17+ around town. On occasion will shift from 2wd to AWD for no reason. Mechanic has looked at twice. This has actually been in the shop less than my friend's 2002 Acura TL. I have back problems and the driver's seat is the best around for the electric adjustable lumbar support. Overall very pleased with this vehicle.
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
We purchased our Envoy XL SLT
approximately 2 months ago after much
research into 7-passenger SUVs.
Although we love the comfort, styling,
and features of this vehicle, we have
been very disappointed in its
reliability. We have had it in for
service 4 times in two months. The
problems have involved the fuel line
and fuel system (2 separate repairs),
the solenoid, and the wiper mechanism
(replaced wiper module after wipers and
windshield wash squirters would not
turn off). Needless to say, at this
price and with a brand-new vehicle, we
have been more than disappointed.
I waited until GMC came out with the
XL edition for the third seat
capacity; however, the biggest
advantage is the smoother ride that
the additional wheel base offers.
Exterior detail is easy on the eye and
makes the truck look bigger than it is.
My wife and I recently bought our Envoy
XL SLE with the 1SJ package. I must
tell all of you that this is by far and
away the best SUV that I have ever
bought or owned. We also tested the
Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, but it did
not compare as far as ride, options for
the price, and it did not seem as well
built. The 1SJ package is basically all
the works to include the DVD player for
the kids. Well worth the money,
especially if you have multiple
children. Plenty of room and a dream to
drive. Would not consider any other SUV
for the price, room, options, or ride.
Simply put, the best SUV for the