Great highway car, reliable if well maintained
March 22, 2019
Just drove about 2800km from Saskatchewan to British Columbia in a GL1 with the 3.4L V6. It handled winter road conditions quite well, even loaded down with all my stuff. The interior design is pretty good but cupholder placement was not great and the tilt steering doesnt adjust quite high enough for me (Im tall). Ive owned the car since 2016 and have never had any mechanical issues other than routine maintenance like spark plugs and oil/filter changes. As a highway car this vehicle is excellent. Cruise control works well and is conveniently located. It also has enough power that if you need to pass all you have to do is tap the accelerator and youre gone. Rides like a dream over bumps and potholes, steering is a bit numb though. It will cruise at 120km/hr (75 mph) all day with no problem. The only work Ive had to put into it is regular maintenance. Oil change, fuel filter, spark plugs and wires and a new air filter (K&N). Its been very reliable, starts easily every time even in -30C winter conditions and never overheats. I hit the speed limiter on a back road in SK once, a base model camaro (my buddy) wanted to drag and this car blew his doors off, no sweat. Im currently sitting at about 240000km (150,000 miles) and shes going strong. I expect that if I keep up on the maintenance schedule I could easily get 400,000km (250,000 miles) out of it. Great little car, fun and comfortable to drive and reliable.