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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 20/Comb 17 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, High Output, 4.3L Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Oldsmobile Bravada Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 189 Ratings for the 1996 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

LOVE this vehicle

By on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my Bravada second hand from a co-worker 7 yrs ago and I have never regretted it! This vehicle has been extremely reliable, minimal maintenance expenses until about age 12 on. Now I'm repairing leaks and little things are starting to break here and there. This vehicle continues to impress my husband whenever we fold the seats down and load her up with anything we buy from sectional sofas, kayaks, formal dining room sets, camping gear, kids, and pets! I recommend this vehicle for purchase."

My car has been overall very satisfying and drives

By on Sunday, September 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 196,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "does need a fuel filter change ."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My car is very dependable and my husband is a mechanic and has kept any repairs and oil changes and transmission changes up to date."

I have LOVED this car!

By on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort handling, safety, 4WD, directional indicat"

Cons: "MPG less than smaller cars,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Pushing 60 my hubby insisted I buy a NEW car. Had never had one. I have just purchased a 2014 CRV and am still having a difficult time letting my Bravada go. This SUV made me feel so safe and I always felt the grandchildren were safe as well. The all leather seats were nice and the adjustable back of the drivers side seat was a big plus for me after many back issues. The is a great deal of cargo space and with the back seats down you can sleep back there. In the winter of 2005 there was a snowstorm that left more than a foot of snow. The neighbor was stuck and had to get to work. I pulled her out with no difficulty. I was able to climb a steep hill to pull up to my front door with groceries. The 4WD only kicks in when needed. I honestly love this car. My husband is a mechanic and kept up with all maintenance. He has kept a log of every oil change, filter changes, and any other work he has done."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

good ride, some periodic maintenance issues

By on Sunday, April 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "comfy, short turn radius, fast heating seats"

Cons: "trans hump front passenger side, poor gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Owned vehicle since new Oct. 2000. Transmission failed just over warranty mileage. Dealer helped with replacement cost, but still not happy. Operating costs have been reasonable with occasional maintenance/repair issues beyond routine. Poor gas mileage (less than 10mpg in town). Comfy ride for long trips and good cargo space."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Average vehicle, gas hog though

By on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Top 3 in my book for quality and handling in winte"

Cons: "Gas, Gas, and more Gas is abouit the only complain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"One of the best in the winter and if feeling safe is a concern, then this would be the vehicle to get for the winter because it gives whoever is driving more confidence and that edge I haven't come across with any other vehicle."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Sorry I bought it

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "The heated seats still work"

Cons: "Gets only 18 mpg on highway 12 city"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought it used for my wife 5 months ago. There is a problem with the wiring in the dash area. The dash lights don't work so she has to use a portable light to see how fast she is going. Cruise control only works until you hit a bump then it shuts off and can't be restarted until next time. The indicators for direction, temp and mpg work intermittently. The side mirror adjusters don't work. The SmarTrak all wheel drive feature has never worked so driving and ice and snow with just real wheel drive is difficult. Good stuff.. Maybe as a new car it was ok but now it is a waste of money"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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