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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
Sep 22, 2000 (12:34 am)
I have a friend who owns a 1999 Chevy Tracker and is very unhappy with it. It has been back and forth to the repair shop with problems such as no 1st gear no second gear etc., knocks in reverse, metal to metal noise in 3rd and 5th, knocks in neutral, air conditioning needed to be recharged, the catalytic converters insides honey comb broke apart and the rear end whines pretty bad and the list goes on...
Is any one else out there having such an unhappy time with theirs? I went into another "town hall" and I found many complaints similar in nature but I am still looking for more people with the same or similar problems. Any responses would be great! Thanks.
#161 of 1845 94 tracker auto trans question
Sep 25, 2000 (4:41 am)
I looked long and hard at a very nice 94 2dr tracker with 47K on the clock, automatic trans, and 2wd. It ran fine in the test drive, but when I got it up to highway speed, it refused to shift above 3rd gear. Service guy says its only a 3 speed auto trans, and that its supposed to use the same gear from 38-65 mph. It really sounded like it needed another shift to run on the highway. Is he right? All I can see on the internet is that the automatic transmissions are 4 speeds. Theres no overdrive button or anything similar on the shift lever. Thanks to anyone who can clear this up!
#162 of 1845 99 Tracker for sale
Sep 25, 2000 (6:29 pm)
I have a Silver 99 Tracker 4dr. 4wd with auto trans.,power windows and locks,keyless entry,cruise,cd player,power sunroof,alloy wheels,skid plates,only 7900 miles. This was my wifes vehicle but we need to get rid of it because of company car.
We are looking for someone to take over the lease of which we have 19 months left at $251.00 plus whatever your sales tax is, and just over 28000 miles left under warranty. Or you can buy for $16400 and that includes the sales tax. This is a great vehicle but just don't have room.
Oct 02, 2000 (1:40 am)
Hi Andy thanks for the compliments but I can’t take full credit here. My involvement here is as a franchise owner. It’s understandable that you picked up on the advantages the CADSCAN technology offers. The three dimension coordinate technology comes from the aerospace industry. The designers of the magical software are also aircraft engineers that have developed many of the GPS chips in use with today’s aircraft’s. As with all technology advancements it allows the operator to have the skills of that of a craftsman that has many years’ experience in their trade. I guess this is where the saying “you are safer flying then you are driving” originates. The biggest challenge with all new technology is in gaining acceptance that there is a new way to perform the old traditions. The concept of strictly maintaining allowable design tolerances in aircraft standards are also becoming ever more important with the continued safety of today’s advanced automobile designs.
#164 of 1845 Is there enough power?
Oct 04, 2000 (8:21 am)
Hi everyone...First, I just wanted to say what a great forum Edmunds Town Hall has provided! I currently own a Pontiac Grand Am GT--155hp V6-- and want to move into the 4x4 segment. My main purpose for this vehicle is for Chicago winters and camping trips with some off-road exercises (I hope!). I am currently looking at a fully-loaded '00 Tracker 4-door with the 123hp 4 cylinder. The price is right, so I am willing to gamble on the quality issues of the vehicle (at least until the warranty is up). However, my major concern is power. Can anyone comment in regards to hill climbing (mountain roads, hilly areas, etc.) and long expressway trips. Can the little 4-banger do the job or will I be in danger of traffic behind me? Thank you for your responses.
#165 of 1845 tracker towing capability
Oct 04, 2000 (2:16 pm)
Does anyone who owns a 2000 Tracker with 4WDR, 123 HP 4 cyl engine and auto treansmission have any experience with towing on this model Tracker? It is rated at 1500 lb towing. What have you towed (item, and weight) and how did it handle?
#166 of 1845 #167 is there enough power?
Oct 04, 2000 (7:47 pm)
Drove '99 4 door 4x4 tracker auto w/2.0L 127 hp
engine up 6% grade near temecula border check point, about 80 mi. No of San Diego, Ca at 85+ mph
no problem. Tracker has plenty of passing power,
test drive one to see if you like performance. The Suzuki Gran Viagra, oops sorry, I mean Gran
Vitara can be had w/155 HP V6. It will do 105 mph, 4 popper will do 100 mph on level ground.
#167 of 1845 power and towing
Oct 05, 2000 (12:38 am)
Keep the RPM's over 3,000 and the 4-banger will do the job. No need to wind it up over 4,000 RPM.
Oct 05, 2000 (8:24 am)
Thanks amora and cosmo2 for answers to the "power" question. I took a quick drive in Tracker, but no highway or strenuous driving situations. I'm going in tomorrow for an extensive test drive and am almost positive I'll be taking home a '00 4-door in black. I've driven 4-Runner, Xterra, Blazer and JGC(remembered that it was a Chrysler and never gave it a second look), and consider the Tracker the best bang-for-the buck. I'd rather save my money in regards to those larger trucks and put it toward a '02 Firebird!!
Best wishes, all.
#169 of 1845 Tracker cruise control?
Oct 07, 2000 (3:51 pm)
2000 tracker 4Dr, auto Really enjoy vehicle but driving with crui on, relatively flat terrain, vehichle will downsshift on its own to lower gear or passing gear? have reported problem on survey but have not been back to dealer - any similar responses?