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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
Mar 25, 2001 (6:24 am)
I own a 2001 Old Aurora V8 with 6000 miles, and I am very happy. The engine is smooth, strong, and quiet. The interior has a few minor tweaks, occasionally, and imperceptible to most, but I am picky. I just bought a 2002 Bravada, pewter with the convenience package and heated heats. Love it. No wind noise, and I drive it daily on the highways. Smooth, (not really torque), quiet, and the interior has no rattles. Rides nice, handles okay. And I got it for $29000, after buying at invoice, loyalty money, and college gad incentive. Extended warranty, and 0/0/0, this deal was SUPER.
On star is expensive and pretty useless, hopefully when the cellular service becomes available everywhere they will lower the price to be competitive.
The plastic is hard, but I didn't spend $40000 plus. Sorry so lengthy, but these autos are great.
#315 of 18329 2002 envoy
Mar 25, 2001 (7:32 am)
test drove new envoy , well this cured my lusting for another gm product . as a current jimmy owner, i can get into and out of the rear seats better on the old style than the new envoy. the wood trim could be better replaced w\brushed nickel. the ride was fine, but i would like to get the larger tires that the bravda offers. i have not purchaced a new style yukon , because the general felt that they could force people into having only 2 choices of leather , instead of offering charcoal grey as they did in old style yukons. i bot 5 new gm products in last 7 yrs, and my gm card rebates is burning a hole in my pocket , but GM must not cars about what the buyers want anymore. could do without the minivan look on the rear of the envoy. did like the radio controls and driver info system , need to put these on yukons to replace the current steering wheel controls in denali.
#316 of 18329 Forced to Purchase OnStar
Mar 25, 2001 (8:14 am)
I fully agree with the comments concerning the forcing of ONStar on you by GM. Most people I've talked to have no interest in it especially since it expires in one year unless you renew it at a high price. I'm interested in the Trailblazer LT but do not want the OnStar but have no choice. This is anexpensive item that GM should have made an option because they are going to lose a lot of sales due to this. GM continues to play the old "Rip-off the consumer" game. They will never learn.
#317 of 18329 On Star
Mar 25, 2001 (9:48 am)
While I am not interested in paying for On Star, no one is forcing anyone to subscribe. After your free year is up, dump it. Many people (especially those that drive out of town a lot) find On Star a great value. Personally I would get little use out of it unless it included a cell phone I could take out of the truck.
#318 of 18329 hitch carring capacity
Mar 21, 2001 (4:30 pm)
Is the receiver hitch on the 2002 Bravada strong enough to carry a 350# motorcycle (no trailer) off road. The manual states that the max tongue weight is 750# but the hitch has a label of 400# max. Even though the bike and carrier is less that 400#, it will be sticking out 2 feet and will be bounce around alot off road.
Mar 25, 2001 (12:24 pm)
You don't think that being made to buy the $850 OnStar equipment with the $650 sunroof is forced? I think it stinks out loud. I also dont want a non-functional option in my 1 year old vehicle. It seems to me that GM is pushing On Star. Why not have an interface that will work with my cell phone? The practice of packaging less popular options with popular options is a low business practice and gives me a lower opinion of GM.
#320 of 18329 gm has a winner here
Mar 25, 2001 (1:24 pm)
My parents just returned the Envoy that they are thinking about buying. I simply love the front end of this suv..it really stands out from the others. I also like how gm is finally starting to figure out how to screw its interiors together. Everything felt solid and tight. You want to see cheap plastic come and drive my 2000 sunfire. The thing started to rattle with only 500 miles on it!!
#321 of 18329 TB Just Showed up in Austin, TX
Mar 25, 2001 (3:53 pm)
The local Chevrolet dealer just called me to let me know that their first Trailblazer just showed up. It is a pewter LT loaded to the level of an LTZ. Looks like TB's are starting to trickle into the south, about 3 weeks after the first Bravada's.
#322 of 18329 Types of people who the Envoy is made for:
Mar 25, 2001 (3:54 pm)
1. Short people. Very little leg room for the 2nd seaters.
2. Deaf people. Loud wind noise when doing over 40.
3. Short deaf people.
#323 of 18329 My TB at 1 week
Mar 25, 2001 (6:02 pm)
I picked up my Trailblazer LT with all the toys and leather on March 19 from Bast Chevy in Seafood NY. I have about 300 miles on it and love it. I have no wind noise that some people are talking about, the engine runs nice and smooth with the 3.42 rear and the ride is tight with no squeaks and rattles. Also, maybe it's different in other parts of the country, but the On star system was standard(double checked the sticker price to be sure) and I did not pay one dime for it. Will I keep it after the free year is up, I don't know. I plan on doing a lot of driving on vacations with this truck, so i'll keep an open mind. Otherwise, my hat is off to Chevy for building a solid truck that will finally give the blue oval a run for their money.