If you are looking for a new sport utility vehicle, the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada is worth checking out. However, there are some things you should get checked out by a mechanic before purchasing one. The Bravada is a sleek-looking SUV with a number of great features as well as a few drawbacks. Mixed consumer reviews and reliability ratings stand in stark contrast to the Bravada's laundry list of features and better than average safety ratings. The article provides a review of the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada.
Good things about the 2002 Bravada
If you are used to driving a compact car, switching to any sport utility vehicle will provide a shock at the gas pump. However, for an SUV, the Bravada is pretty good on gas consumption.
With sleek, lush seats and a futuristic console, the Bravada, also rates well on visual interior appeal. The thickly passed seats with adjustable lumbar support make long trips comfortable and the interior comfortably fits four people, though a fifth adult might feel a bit camped in the back seat. Tall drivers and passengers will enjoy the added comfort of seats with adjustable height.
Not-so-good things about the 2002 Bravada
Although the Bravada seem excellent, there are nevertheless some disadvantages associated with it. According to reviews on Edmunds, consumers driving the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada seem to have a lot of problems with their vehicles, even though they loved the comfortable interior. According to Auto Recalls, a number of common problems have led to recalls on the 2002 Bravada, including: Brake light problems, engine cooling problems, seat belt problems, windshield wiper malfunctions, under-dash electrical problems, transmission problems, fuel system malfunctions, front airbag problems, and problems with the front suspension. The good news about the recalls:If you own a Bravada on the recall list and the problem has not been repaired, the company will normally pay for a certified shop to do the repair. Mileage goes on both the positive and negative list for this vehicle. If you are coming to the Bravada from a small car, this will use much more fuel. If you are coming to this vehicle from another SUV, you might find the average 19mph a bargain. Also, some drivers report higher gas consumption than advertised by the manufacturers spec sheets.