Wish I could buy another car new just exactly like mine.
281,000 miles. Only major repair has been replacing intake and valve cover gaskets....
Knock on wood....Shooting for 350K with no major repairs...
I am 18 years old and this was my first car. I bought the car two years ago with 130,000 and it ran great. I still have the car and it's still going strong with 168,000 miles. The only thing i have had to do with it is scheduled maintenance (oil changes, balancing tires, etc). Fuel economy is great for a 6 cylinder. It has a very smooth ride, and i like the comfortable leather seats. It also rides quite well at 120 mph. One of the only things i do not like about this car is that it is quite heavy, and does not stop as quickly as many other cars I have driven.
Purchased used, after 2 years I started noticing some transmission slippage from 1st to 2nd.. Then came the the transmission not engaging 1st. I had the transmission replaced, it worked fine for about 5 months. Now it is doing the exact same thing. It also has an annoying steering grind. I would not recommend this car. I have also heard others complaining of transmission problems with this car.
This car is a pure joy to own. In 150,000 miles there have been no repairs other than regular maintenance and crash repairs. The fuel economy is very good, better than some of my friends with much smaller cars. Just a note, this is just another in a long line of nearly flawless GM cars that I have owned. Bravo!!
This is a very exciting and responsive
automobile to drive and own, not only
is it fun to drive it has class.
You folks do not rate it high enough on
your car ratings. This car is as good
or better than the forign imports and
you can take that to the bank. I will
put my Bonneville against any of them.
The Mercedes and Lexus's don't have
anything over this car. This car will
eat them up for breakfast. I know I
have done it.
I work for Daimeler Chrystler and they
don't make a ride this good.