By on April 22, 2015

13 - 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThe Olds Bravada started out as an Oldsmobized Chevy Blazer and ended (along with Oldsmobile itself) as an Oldsmobated Chevy Trailblazer. They show up in Colorado junkyards in startlingly large numbers. Who bought Bravadas? For that matter, who bought Isuzu Ascenders? Anyway, because the idea of an Oldsmobile-badged midsize SUV made about as much sense as an Oldsmobile-badged cruel-parody-of-a-luxury-car J-body and is thus sort of interesting, I’ve finally decided to do a Bravada Junkyard Find. We’ll return to the usual Pontiac-badged Daewoos soon enough.
06 - 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin

Unlike its Blazer/Jimmy siblings, all Bravadas came with all-wheel-drive. SmartTrak is not to be confused with Versatrak.

09 - 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin

The interior in this truck is fairly nice, but the different-color hood and left front fender didn’t do much for its real-world value. Next stop, junkyard!

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84 Comments on “Junkyard Find: 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada...”


  • avatar
    Crabspirits

    Juggscalade.

  • avatar
    PeriSoft

    It still boggles my mind that a car like this was named one letter off from a word meaning “empty bluster and showiness”.

  • avatar
    Hummer

    These always are good as parts,

    The seats are good to transfer to other vehicles, being heated and small enough to fit.

    The overhead console is good for getting a compass and outside temp guage for older vehicles lacking that.

    The frame is good for destroying the value of rare antique trucks since Cletus can’t afford to build it correctly. Unfortunately for the truck it will end up on Craigslist with no one willing to buy the Frankenstein mess despite how good Cletus claims the Chebby 350 is for the studebaker or international pickup. /rant over

    The transfer case also has a good bit of value.

    Unfortunately I always found the first gen compact s-series more spacious than this midsize second gen.

  • avatar
    Athos Nobile

    “different-color hood and left front fender”

    Not even primered. E-coated and that’s it. Straight from the box.

  • avatar
    Athos Nobile

    The X-terra behind it was picked clean. Even the glued glass.

  • avatar
    ajla

    My grandmother’s last car was an absolutely fully-loaded white ’98 Bravada. She bought it the year after my grandfather died because she liked Oldsmobile and the dealer told her it was good in the snow. She never crashed it so maybe it was.

    She retired in 2000, maintained it at the dealer, and rarely drove so it was fairly pristine.

    Her dementia got really bad in 2010 and the family took her keys away so I got to drive the Bravada a few times to taxi her around. It was comfortable but sort of tippy feeling and the fuel economy was pitiful.

    She died in 2012 and a cousin of mine somehow ended up in possesion of the SUV. He promptly ran it into the ground but it was still running as of late last year.

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      That’s the 4.3 for you. Very reliable; uses tons of fuel.

      • 0 avatar
        bumpy ii

        I dunno; my dad has a ’97 S-10 with a 4.3 auto, and the few times I borrowed it I managed to get mid-20s on the highway. He did just have the intake manifold gaskets replaced, but I suppose 17 years isn’t too bad for ’90s GM supplier garbage parts.

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          In 2WD on an S10 I believe that’s possible. On the full time AWD Bravada, no.

        • 0 avatar
          gtemnykh

          The Blazer was rated pretty incredibly at 24 mpg highway at the time, I attribute that to good gearing, and better than average aerodynamics for an SUV. Blazers rode lower than a lot of other trucks, and had a bit less frontal area, and maybe even slighty more slippery in the wind.

  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    The Trollblazer was still the best riff on this concept.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    I just love the 4×4 decal, which is factually incorrect on this car. They’re only worth maybe $3,000 in great condition with lowish miles, so one like this with a mismatch fender and fake decals – ehh junk.

    Aside from the super rare gen 1 (with unique interior and console!), the 96 and 97 are less commonly seen than the 98+. I think the front end treatment on those two years didn’t work for a lot of people. I liked it, but I have always kinda been a fan of the Bravada. Though they lost me at Rainier, as I thought that one was more tasteful.

    28CL will be here shortly to share all the AWD things that go wrong with these, and why the other options are better used choices :).

    Also, I think women bought the Bravada as their choice of the S10 triplets. It was more upscale, less trucky. The interior was the nicest, probably until the Envoy version came out, or the Jimmy Diamond.

    The Bravada in 1997 started at just over $30,000. Per the BLS inflation calculator, that’s $44,312 today. That’s a lot of money for a Jimmy clone.

    Other cars:
    Blazer 4×4, $24,241 (top trim)
    Jimmy SL 4×4, $24,487 (top trim)
    Land Rover Discovery SD AWD, $32,000
    1999 Lexus RX300, $33,405
    Infiniti QX4, $33,550
    Acura SLX, $35,300
    Isuzu Trooper Limited, $37,990
    Land Rover Defender, $34,000
    Range Rover HSE, $63,000
    Montero LS, $29,290
    Montero SR, $36,460
    (Had no idea such a price gulf in Montero trims.)

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      The Isuzu Trooper cost more than a Land Rover? Well, the Trooper will get you home I suppose.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        The Trooper Limited cost way more than the SLX?! I couldn’t believe that either.

        Which is worth more today: Defender hard top, or Trooper? Ha.

        • 0 avatar
          bball40dtw

          Which one is running today?

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Non running Defender is probably STILL worth $25k, because rare!

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            True. Some people are masochists. Rich ones apparently.

          • 0 avatar
            DeeDub

            Speaking of rare Land Rovers, check out this Jurassic Park-ish 97 Disco:

            http://www.ebay.com/itm/Land-Rover-Discovery-XD-/191556090505

            I don’t think it could look more 90’s if Pearl Jam and Nirvana were in the pictures with it.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            Dun dun, dun dun, dun dun dun dun dun duuuuuun.

            I’d rather have a Jurassic Park Explorer, but that’ll do.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            That’s one of those Dakar type special ed’s they did then. They painted some of the Rangies this color too (the edition name started with a V, I think. I bet Fiat/RR man from ME knows.). I forget the trim name for those, but it was around the same time as the brilliant and formal looking Holland & Holland, that had the gun rack in the back.

            The RRs in yellow really don’t work for me at all, it’s too garish.

            And I can’t believe they did all this special kit on the outside, then left the standard SE Disco interior in there. No wood, no leather, no decals, no badging. WTH, don’t waste my time LR.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            So it was Vitesse. Those were the yellow ones.

            http://automobilesdeluxe.tv/wp-content/uploads/home1/automob5/public_html/wp-content/uploads/wptouch/custom-icons/2011/12/yellow-range-rover-640×355.jpg

            Blech, go away.

            Give to me H&H. I desire dark brown leathers.
            http://www.ebay.com/itm/Land-Rover-Range-Rover-Number-018-of-125-Sold-in-USA-/161673049468?forcerrptr=true&hash=item25a476f57c&item=161673049468

          • 0 avatar
            bickel84

            I live in Madison, WI and I see someone driving a Discovery almost identical to this pretty frequently.

    • 0 avatar
      28-Cars-Later

      “28CL will be here shortly to share all the AWD things that go wrong with these, and why the other options are better used choices”

      Sorry I was late. I’m not terrible familiar with the Bravada’s particular AWD system, but in general I’m wary. GMT325/4.3L wasn’t exactly fuel efficient with a conventional 4WD setup, now turn all four wheels all the time and well 12mpg may become your friend.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        I knew you’d be here eventually!

        I think the MPGs will be an issue, and finding parts for Bravada-only items. There were no other GM vehicles with that particular setup! Also, likely many parts shops are not aware of the differences with the Bravada?

        • 0 avatar
          28-Cars-Later

          A good indy at this point should still be able to work on these but parts will eventually dry up (junkyard or aftermarket).

          The move for me would be to buy the Bravada interior and swap it into a Chevy/GMC. That’s if I wanted to deal with GMT325, which I don’t other than S&G.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Just get the 99-01 Envoy then! It had a better interior than the Bravada.

            http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-GMC-Envoy-SUV-4WD-Automatic-6-Cylinder-NO-RESERVE-/371237661602?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&forcerrptr=true&hash=item566f7d2ba2&item=371237661602&nma=true&si=wfVSJVSOXsrI4Kksac9sz07VJoU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

            Two tone, embroidery, extra wood trims, special wheels, special cladding. Rear entertainment connections.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            But then I can’t have an Oldsrolet Bravazer.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Get the Envoy, and switch out with Diamond seats and TrailBlazer embroidered headrests. Then use the unique gauges from the Bravada with their Olds font.

            Jimmy Dienvoyrada

      • 0 avatar
        wstarvingteacher

        It gets more like 16 mpg. I owned two of these GM products in a row. The first was a long bed(7 ft+) S10 with the 4.3/700r4 combo. My granddaughter bought an Olds Bravada to move to Florida. It immediately became obvious that it wasn’t going to make a full trip. We sent her in my S10 and I took over the Bravada and was going to fix it. What could go wrong. Everything.

        The 2wd S10 got about 20-22 in everyday mixed driving. The Olds got 16 till the wonderful 4L60e decided to try to hit two gears at once and puked. That was on the Uhaul ramp and it did it loudly. The look on the mechanics face lessoned the pain but not enough.

        I put 1500 miles on the POS. Got my money back and kept the car. I have owned four Olds and the only one I found to be reliable was the first one, a 1950. I took the advice of someone who knows and after the Saturn Vue and the Olds I think I will forego the pleasure and pain of owning any more mid sized GM SUVs. I managed to put 1500 miles on the Olds. So far I have almost 10k on the 4runner I replaced it with and the only casualty has been a speedometer cable.

        I decided that owning the GM SUVs I have had in the last ten years has been like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer. It feels so good when you stop.

  • avatar
    Signal11

    Who bought Bravadas?

    The wealthiest guy I’ve ever met (college buddy’s dad) had one. We’re talking about a guy with multiple residences in NYC, SC, Cape Cod, London, Hong Kong. They weren’t private plane level of wealthy, but they were charter helicopter when they were in a hurry level of wealthy.

    The dad owned a Bravada in addition to his F-150. The son drove a Ford Explorer.

    I’ve also been with him when he bypassed gas stations to save a few cents a gallon by driving a couple more miles up the road.

  • avatar
    319583076

    I’ve got a friend (I know!) who DDs one of these, same color. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one that wasn’t dark green or white. Maybe they offered burgundy and/or black?

    I remember thinking they were pretty sharp when first released, typical GM garbage interiors, though.

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      You can get them in most colors. Though that ugly green was popular. There was a gold label trim option which should always be picked, especially on the 96 and 97, which had Bravada-only gold tone wheels. They’re especially nice in black with gold.

      The best lookers were probably the 99-01ish versions, with the Platinum Edition package. They came in two-tone with nice colors like pewter.

      http://images1.americanlisted.com/nlarge/2000-oldsmobile-bravada-awd-americanlisted_18653321.jpg

      • 0 avatar
        bumpy ii

        The green ones with tan interior and gold badging aped the Eddie Bauer Explorers of the era.

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          Agree!

          http://car-pictures.cars.com/images/?IMG=U6OLGEC2.png&WIDTH=624&HEIGHT=300&AUTOTRIM=1

          This is still my favorite though:

          http://cimg.carsforsale.com/282966/BFD18EB4-7686-4A35-97BC-7FF75446BE8D_1.jpg

          https://www.tradebit.com/usr/fixyourcar/pub/9002/9213014_INQX9703.jpg

          It looks upscale and modern even today, it has Saab aero style wheels. It can carry a two tone, and also gold badges brilliantly.

          • 0 avatar
            bumpy ii

            Ha, the QX4 is a contender for most obscure ’90s major-marque model.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            I would agree, if it weren’t for the existence of the SLX :)

          • 0 avatar
            bumpy ii

            I wonder how many Trooper owners went to the Acura dealer for parts after Isuzu closed up their US sales operations.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            By 08, I doubt there are any SLX owners still returning to the dealer for anything! Remember the SLX was only 96-98 I believe. Those people got into an MDX or out of Acura long ago.

  • avatar
    gtemnykh

    All in all I have positive memories of these 2nd gen Blazer GMT330 body trucks. A few middle school friends’ parents drove them, one a loaded Blazer company car, the other one of these Bravada Versatracks (white on gold). Cushy seats, soft ride. I wouldn’t turn down a clean low mile variant as a bad weather/tow vehicle. Early years had a notoriously awful TBI derived fuel injection system with a central injector and a ‘spider’ with poppet valves leading to the intake manifold. If you’re driving behind an earlier one of these (95-97?) and start getting nauseous due to the fumes, it’s because of the stupid poppet valves not functioning right. Front ends need almost constant attention, idler arms are simply a wear item. Again, ever hear an obnoxious ‘creak’ when stopping or taking off at a light? Look for one of these Blazers or an Astro van nearby. I’d probably pick one of these over a 2nd gen explorer, the bodies seem to hold up better to salt, and the engines and transmissions are largely sound. I’d put my money on a Chevy 4L60E and 4.3 OHV V6 over an explorer’s 5R55e (known to fail prematurely) and 4.0 SOHC V6 (timing chain tensioner issues). The explorer is however the roomier of the two and I likewise have mostly positive memories of the one I spent time in (USDA truck that crapped the transmission after 58k easy miles).

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      Weren’t you the one telling me you see them more rusty than Explorers? For my money here in Ohio, the Explorer versions (and Durangos for that matter) always have lots of rust, but it’s pretty easy to find Blazer versions without any.

      Oddly, the Montero seems to hold up against rust as well. The Trooper, not so much. We won’t talk about the Rodeo.

      • 0 avatar
        bball40dtw

        In Michigan, nothing from that vintage is alive anymore. The 90s GM and Ford SUVs, that once dominated the metro detroit landscape, are gone. Almost like they never were.

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          That tells you how much worse the weather/roads are up there, I guess. If you’re at a main intersection here (just standing at the corner), you’ll see one of those Explorers or Blazers within five minutes. Guaranteed.

          I saw a Mountaineer on my 3 mile drive to work. As well as a gen 1 Navigator (decent condition).

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            I see an Expedition/Navigator or various GMT400s/800s on occasion. The distinguished urban gentleman about town favors both. Durangos are gone besides the current unibody version. I suspect transmissions exploded. They were piles of garbage anyway.

          • 0 avatar
            gtemnykh

            Go visit Mexico, it’s like the mid-late 90s USA down there: wherever you look there’s a 2nd gen Explorer or 1st gen Grand Cherokee. S10 blazers are somewhat represented (boxy first gen and the featured 2nd) but in nowhere as great of numbers. It’s as though the SUVs made a run for the border once they became the #1 outlaws under Cash for Clunkers. Down the the enemy isn’t rust but suspension wear. All of the 2nd gen explorers have a few too many degrees of negative camber in the front end, but they keep on truckin.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            Oh I’ve seen it. It’s like a 90s time capsule until some crappy Nissan Tiida drives through and ruins it for me.

      • 0 avatar
        gtemnykh

        Hmm, I may have made the claim that I thought they were about on equal footing, but after seeing almost every single Explorer that sees year-round use with rotted out rear door sill corners (cleverly hiding under wheel flares on Limited and Eddie Bauer variants), I retract my earlier statement. The GMT330s seem to still look good for the most part, but I have seen more than a few with holes in the bottoms of front fenders and especially rotten rear bumpers. Not sure how to explain such disparity short of too many of these ending up in the hands of uncaring owners. Kool-smoking fry cooks as you may call them.

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          Haha, OH I DO call them that. I was really a fan of the Limited Explorer. The body work and special paints and wheels worked for me. Those all have rot under the panels, you’re right. But also cursive seat embroidery, and that’s special.

          Not as special as the SALEEN Explorer, of which I have seen one once, though.

          For cheap SUV motoring, I think the Blazer models are the way to go!

          • 0 avatar
            Mattias

            Ironically California has some of the strictest emissions laws but I see gen2 explorers all the time in downtown SF with the occasional Durango, Blazer not so much

  • avatar
    16b

    My grandfather worked at Moraine Assembly where these were made, though he had retired by the time this example rolled down the line. As a result I’ve always liked S/T trucks, especially GMT330 Blazers, Jimmys, and especially Bravadas. The boxy 1st gen ones are my favorite. I rode around in a lot of 1st and 2nd gen GMT330s in the ’90s–he was in quality control and had a different vehicle in the driveway just about every time I went over to visit. For a while he drove a 1st gen Bravada with tan leather seats and, if I remember correctly, the same dark green on the outside. I recall thinking it was a truly luxurious vehicle (and it probably was–for a truck in the ’90s!).

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      I dunno, there were also Land Rovers, and the 4Runner, and the Montero, and the Trooper, and the Pathfinder/QX4.

      All of those had nicer interiors than anything GM slapped into a Blazer.

  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    This is the generation of Bravada that I really lusted over in my college years and the right color too, emerald green.

    I remember that after SmartTrak was introduced the GM “Skunkworks” did some engineering mules to test the versatility and durability of the system. My fave was a lowered stepside pickup to see if the system could handle the torque of the 350 V8.

  • avatar

    They are good trucks. A childhood friend of mine had an Oldsmobile Bravada in the family for as long as I could remember, identical to the one shown here, and kept in very good shape. I believe they still have it.

    What’s really rare is the short-lived third-gen Bravada, which was only sold from 2002-2004…but it lived on with its spiritual successors, the Saab 9-7X and Buick Rainier.

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      I feel like the Aurora-face Bravada didn’t work as well. They applied styling clearly meant for a car onto a truck, and had too much blank area. And they didn’t know what to do with it.

    • 0 avatar
      PrincipalDan

      It was very ironic to me that the last new Oldsmobile model was the Bravada. The end to a brand with a 100 year history and inspiration for rock and roll like “Rocket 88” was an SUV powered by an inline 6.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        At least it got that Final 500 edition, wherein special variant +purple paint + GM brand = $6000 overpriced used.

        • 0 avatar
          PrincipalDan

          Albeit a 275 hp inline 6, which I will curse GM for the remainder of my days for the sin of not applying that engine across a broader range of product.

          Base 2005 Chevy truck with base inline 6? Yes please. God knows it was smoother than the 3/4 of a V8, 4.3 V6.

          • 0 avatar
            bumpy ii

            The Atlas I6 was a nice engine, but in typical GM boneheaded fashion it was never designed to fit in anything other than the Trailblazer clones. At one point in the mid-2000s, GM had half a dozen different 6-cylinder engine families.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            Instead, they chopped a cylinder, or two, off, and made it much worse. Those 5-cylinders and 4-cylinders were lumps with the fuel economy of the 6.

          • 0 avatar
            bumpy ii

            Yeah, at some point GM became desperate enough to shove the 5.3 V8 into the Colorado to give it some mustard. One of those might provide the parts to build an LSx RCSB Colorado if one were so inclined.

          • 0 avatar
            MRF 95 T-Bird

            I always thought GM was going to use the Atlas I6 or I5 in a RWD sport sedan/coupe 3-Series/ A4 fighter. Why would they design a engine for use only in small-mid-sized trucks and SUV’s. The 2.8 and 4.3 was offered in a variety of trucks and cars.

      • 0 avatar
        Thatkat09

        I thought the last Oldsmobile built was an Alero…

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    In the mid-’90s I had a gig selling Chevys when I was between jobs. I was an ace at selling the Blazer. There was a fairly steep hill in back of the dealer, and at the end of the test drive I had them drive up to it, pop it in 4WD (it had a pushbutton system), and the thing went right up the hill.

    More often than not, it sealed the deal.

    These were pretty nice trucks, actually – certainly more refined than the Explorer was in the day.

  • avatar
    Thorshammer_gp

    I had the chance to ride in a friend’s Blazer of the same vintage, and I was definitely impressed by how well it seems to have held up (though I suppose with scrupulous care that shouldn’t be too surprising). I have fond memories of my family’s ’91 Blazer, as well, but Nebraska winters weren’t too kind to it, and I remember the body had a number of rust holes in it by the time we parted with it.

  • avatar
    NN

    I owned two generations of Blazers…a 93′ S10 4 door 4×4 with the dark green/tan two-tone and tan leather interior (beautiful truck) and a 98′ 2 door ZR2 with a 5 speed manual. Both had the 4.3L and I did a fair amount of off-roading in both. I and sold each around the 155k mark. At that point the 93′ had a transmission on it’s way out, the 98′ was in good shape save for a slightly leaky intake manifold from the Dexcool that led to inconsistent engine cooling, but never overheating…just enough to make you nervous but nothing ever went wrong. Maintenance otherwise was never too bad, and if something was wrong, it could be fixed easily by the cheapest three-toothed hillbilly you could find. had to sell the 2 door as my son had come along by then and slinging a baby seat into the back of that was stupid. Sold it for $2k in 2010 or so when the world was a dark place and gas was expensive. Part of me wishes I would have held onto it (if I bought the pickup version, then I likely would have). But hell, I bought it for $6k and drove it for 5 years. I did love the 5-speed 4×4 combo with the 4.3, however. So much torque down low…in 4 Lo it was like a tractor in 1st gear.

  • avatar
    sprkplg

    I used to occasionally see a lowered late 80s/early 90s S10 with a first-gen Bravada nose. It was well-done and good-looking.

  • avatar
    sckid213

    I see one of these vintage Bravadas daily on my street. An older couple who bought a new-construction $2 million home by the beach owns it, and it appears to be the husband’s daily driver. Red with champagne lower cladding. It’s in excellent condition body-wise, but I always shudder to think how much $$$ the poor guy must sink into it to keep it running.

    My best friend in college had a ’98 Blazer cousin to this car. Very tippy to drive and awful on the freeway with constant corrections needed and a huge oversized steering wheel. Was like driving a bus. Best “feature” was the interior trim that would pop off and back on like Lego’s (specifically, the window switch surround on the passenger door). People would pop it off accidentally and be horrified, but no worries, just snap it right back on! His passenger side-view mirror also fell off on the freeway after going over a bump. And he babied the thing.

    I think the whole lot of these four-door GM SUVs have aged very poorly. The Bravada on my street looks much older than a ’98. Looks like something from 1993. The next-gen of SUVs (Trailblazer, Envoy, etc.) have aged much better, I think. The last Bravada I thought was pretty good-looking.

    • 0 avatar
      JD-Shifty

      “. It’s in excellent condition body-wise, but I always shudder to think how much $$$ the poor guy must sink into it to keep it running.”

      based on what exactly? everyone I know with the 4.3 only get rid of them because they want something newer

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    It never ceases to amaze me when I see these JYF that for as cheap as the interiors of Detroit iron looked in the malaise era well into the 90s (and beyond depending on the make and model), how well they apparently hold up when you see them in the junkyard.

    Hooray for bordello red velour, hard plastic surfaces with angular corners, and thick green vinyl pretending to be leather!

  • avatar
    NoGoYo

    I hope someone bought the grille and wheels to make an Oldsmobile S10.

    That’s what I would do.

  • avatar
    CaseyLE82

    When I was 16 I test drove a 1996 (I think???) Bravada. It was the old body style. Black with tan leather interior. I didn’t buy it. I don’t remember why. Then I test drove a 1995 Ford Taurus which I LOVED but my parents wouldn’t let me buy because they said it was a piece of sh**. So, I ended up with a 1996 Jeep Cherokee that was green with grey cloth interior. The Cherokee ended up being a good car, but I still think of that Bravada. There was just SOMETHING about it. Something GM lost in, right around…1997 and is yet to really get back.

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      Nope. The old square body style was through 1994. There was no 95, and then the 96 was this one you see above. So you had driven a 94 or older.

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/1st_generation_Bravada.jpg

  • avatar
    bickel84

    That person really needed 3 AAA stickers on the back…

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