Last post on Jul 27, 2004 at 10:14 AM
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GMC Envoy, GMC Envoy XUV, Exterior, Interior, Truck, SUV
#31 of 36 Re: Just Got One [hersubaru #28]
May 01, 2004 (12:40 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 (10:15 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 (6:26 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 (10:14 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???