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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 4.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 195 Ratings for the 1996 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    7.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

Great looking and practical hauler!

By on Friday, June 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "I'd buy another one if they still made them!"

Cons: "Sounds like a truck engine"

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

"This Bravada is very practical for hauling, towing, driving in snow, and yet is luxurious inside with leather and electric seats, etc. A hard plastic bed liner slides out easily, even when loaded with heavy cargo. It gives great access to groceries and other items throughout the cargo space. The second row seats fold down individually to lengthen part or all of the cargo area for skis, plywood sheets, etc. It is a luxury kind of car on a truck chassis. Best of both worlds."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Outstanding vehicle!!

By on Saturday, December 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "100% reliable in any New England weather!!"

Cons: "Spare tire mounted under vehicle."

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

"Bought this 1998 Bravada new. Built in Sept., 1997. OE brakes lasted 104,600 miles before changing rotors and pads. First tuneup at 105,000. No rust whatsoever. With new Michelin Defender tires mounted on alloy wheels, getting 19-21 mpg. Driver's seat, and front passenger leather seat, required front and outer panel replacements due to wear. New Michelin rubber floor mats. Replaced OE radio with a Pioneer equipped with Bluetooth; otherwise, all OE. Great vehicle. Handles any type of weather. Towed a buddy's Honda Civic 20 miles to Honda dealership and the Bravada barely acknowledged anything was back there. Back seats flatten for max cargo area. Rarely have back seats up in seating position. Pet dogs have that area to relax in wherever we go. Planning to keep this vehicle as long as possible. 100% reliable!!"

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

very reliable, compact 4wd great with towing opt.

By on Friday, November 07, 2014

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "s-10 frame, compact. great shape"

Cons: "not for families that need alot of room."

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

"I purchased this suv 4 yrs. ago and have had great luck with it. I bought it to tow fishing boat and it worked out great. body is in great shape, no rust, motor is adequate for towing although i don't live in hill country. Still no leaks or oil consumption with 130k. will pass it on to my son who travels to northern mn in winter. he loves it!"

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

I have owned this Bravada for almost 15 years ..

By on Friday, October 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,452

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"Completely reliable vehicle. Not good gas mileage as it has aged. I have had to put in a new transmission, driver power seat, fuel pump and front passenger side window power motor in the last year and a half but, I intend to fix what it needs to keep up this uniquely reliable vehicle."

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Loved this car, have newer car; already missing

By on Monday, October 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"This has been a great car overall! It's comfortable and a dependable ride (it's gotten me through many snowstorms). I bought a much newer car which doesn't really compare (not looking forward to snow). The rear tinted windows were great for protecting the kids and it was a really functional car; great for a gardener, handyman, family needs. I could even fit the kids bikes in back! My kids miss it, too. They could see out so much better on long trips and the design had tons of storage areas. Some repairs but nothing unusual for the wear and age."

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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