The first generation Bravada was really more of a luxury edition of the GMC Jimmy or Chevy S-Blazer. For Oldsmobile, a company known for its large cars, it was the first truck-based vehicle sold under their name in about 70 years. The engines were V6's for the first three years, which some might say was a little small for a luxury SUV, but this was an era before the big luxury SUV had really been defined by America's afluent soccer moms. All of these SUV's were four wheel drive, a feature that soccer moms and dads alike would enjoy and only an upgrade option on most SUV's of the day.
After a one year break, the Bravada returned in 1996 for its second generation. The engine was the same, but the body was made smoother and less boxy. In addition, more features were added. The drivetrain was still four wheel drive, but it now operated as a rear wheel drive until a slip was detected and power was transferred to the front wheels. When production of the second generation ended in 2001, it spelled the end of the Bravada in the United States. The Canada-only third generation sold from 2002 to 2004 featured an I6 engine.
These SUV's sold fairly well and are easy to find on the used SUV market. If you are buying a used SUV but still looking around, I suggest you take a look at the listings on eBay. The prices are lower than in your newspaper, and you can also find some cheap parts on there as well.