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GMC Envoy, GMC Envoy XUV, Exterior, Interior, Truck, SUV
#29 of 36 I bought the XUV!!
Mar 30, 2004 (9:38 am)
I am a female and I just bought the XUV for the convenience of a car/SUV and a pickup. I must say that I absolutely LOVE it. It is everything that I could ask for. I bought the SLE 2WD but the dealer had ordered it with an upgraded stereo, OnStar/built-in phone, side airbags, heated OS mirrors & auto-dimming review mirror, just to name a few of the options, but he sold it for the price of a basic model. I'm still referring to the manual to learn how to operate this stuff. I upgraded from a top of the line Toyota Solara, and I have not been disappointed in the least. The ride is actually smoother and softer than the Solara due to the Bilstein Luxury shocks that are standard on all XUV's. With the GM incentives and my discount as a GM supplier employee, I snatched one with not a penny down! I must say, the greatest selling point was the sliding roof. I have a friend that owns a Mercedes C320, and she commented that Mercedes had nothing on this vehicle. She was impressed by all the things it could do and the options that it had. I have never owned a GMC before, but if the service is as pleasant as the sales transaction, I will be a happy camper! As a precautionary measure, I purchased an Extended Warranty. Test drive one and you too will be sold!
Mar 30, 2004 (12:33 pm)
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#31 of 36 Re: Just Got One [hersubaru #28]
May 01, 2004 (1:40 pm)
I bought the white one as well. I can't stop raving about this vehicle - especially with ZERO percent financing!!!! Anyone in the LA area - go to Rydell in Van Nuys. They ROCK! They have taken care of me and my buddy who bought a Tahoe from them. As for the cargo area, I tether two of my dogs in the rear area with harnesses, a straightened choke chain and a caribeener on each end. That way, they won't jump out while driving. I love the power glass in the midgate and I love the fact that the rear door opens down or to the side.
Options: If you have dogs, get the leather seats and the two front seats are HEATED!!!!! Great for long drives or after a long day. And get 4 extra cargo tie-out loops. There are 12 holes, yet only 4 come with the vehicle. I also wish there was a retractable cargo cover back there, a work light under the hood, an arm rest in the rear seat and a pop-out no-spill water bowl in the cargo area for the pups.
I also love the air compressor in the cargo area. Perfect for an air mattress. They even sell a tent rig for the back of the XUV. Kind of makes it a mini RV. The other day, one of my dogs barfed in the cargo area. I broke out the hose and washed it right out - it has vents built in. So it ran right underneath the truck.
FYI: any of you Envoy XUV owners want a roof rack....use this GM part number: 12497469 Bar Kit. It needs to be THIS one because it needs clearance for the retractable roof. You can also use the Yakima tower kit for stock rails.
Jun 05, 2004 (11:15 am)
Does the Midgate have glass in it? In other words, if the roof is open and the tailgate glass is down, can the interior of the truck still be sealed?
Jun 16, 2004 (7:26 pm)
yeah, it has a power glass window in the midgate.
(i guess they learned their lesson with the manual one with the avalanche). With it up, it is secure and waterproof. they say you can go through a carwash with the roof open and the midgate up and it will drain out and the inside will stay dry.
I just leased one a few weeks ago.
I love it, but there are a few things:
1) The daytime running lights don't seem to go on when it rains (any other xuv owners notice this?)
2) the 60/40 rear back seat it usually a great feature, but because of the midgate, it's useless, and in fact, it just creates extra work when folding everything down
3) The tie down rings in the back ... they have places for 12 of them and put in 4, and want you to use a star wrench to move them. the dealer says they're $20 each. GM could have put them in in the factory for a total of about $50. GM took the cheap way out there.
Don't get me wrong, I don't regret it, I'm 90% happy with it.
#36 of 36 Does anyone have any
Jul 27, 2004 (11:14 am)
thoughts on the long-term reliability of the motorized roof???...does it seal well against the wind and the rain (esp the rain), and will it still seal well in 4 or 5 years???