I really miss mine
March 6, 2012
I owned a 2002, bright red, and one of the first ones made. I drove it for 75K miles in 4 years. I really miss it. The Bose audio was the best I have ever had, and I have driven a lot. The Driver DSP mode specifically has the best imaging in a car environment I have ever heard.
My Bravada was mostly reliable. I hit some debris, but two of the tires lasted the whole 75K. The brakes were original and worked great. My highway mileage was outstanding. On a trip from IN to NYC through Niagara Falls, we averaged 23.5 for the whole trip, traffic jams and all, 75mph on the highway. Ironically, mine had the 4.10 gear, which you would think would get worse mileage. I was turning 2000RPM at 65mph. I used Mobile1 oil, but I think that the 4.10 let it stay locked up in OD except for steep hills.
My job required me to get new cars frequently, so I had to let it go. On paper, it is not the best out there, but it just felt nice. It still looked like a truck, but just had nice lines, great paint color, good proportions, just fit like the perfect pair of jeans. Wish I still had it...