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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#175 of 1845 1999 chevy tracker
Oct 23, 2000 (4:40 pm)
Hello all. Just found this group and I like all the information available. We own a 1999 four door,four cylinder tracker (licorice black).We bought it last March and just turned 6000 miles. So far we love the truck. We live in central Wisconsin near the Baraboo bluffs. Going over the bluffs has not been a problem. Hopefully we will get some snow this winter so we can really put the 4 wheel drive to the test. Cruise control works fine on the interstate during our trips to Madison and near Milwaukee. I will be checking back and reporting in on a regular basis. Great group.
Oct 24, 2000 (2:30 am)
WWWOOOOWWWW I just drove 2001 Tracker LT. What a beauty! Seems like the shimming pulling and mishandling is gone. Drives much better than Zukini GV. Believe me ! Go to Chevy for test drive. Could be those 16"wheels are not all that good for it.
#177 of 1845 Tracker towing
Oct 25, 2000 (3:33 pm)
Has anyone towed ANYTHING with a 2000, 4cyl, auto transmission equipped Tracker? What have you towed, how much did it weigh and how well did it tow?
#178 of 1845 Locking Fuel Cap
Oct 28, 2000 (12:38 am)
I wanted to let everyone know that you can purchase a locking fuel cap for the 1999-2001 Tracker. I'm not sure if it fits the earlier models. It's made by Stant and the model number is 17595. I bought it at Wrenchhead.com for $22.51 and it fits perfectly. In fact, it looks suspiciously like the optional locking cap on the Suzuki website...
Oct 31, 2000 (5:48 am)
I was eyeing some options made by Suzuki for the Vitara and I was wondering whether people thought they were worth the price. If you have already bought some of them, I would appreciate comments about quality. I have listed them below. Thanks!
Cargo Tray Mat $53.96
Center Armrest $107.96 (really want but steep!)
Hood Protector $62.96
Splash Guard Set $22.46/pair (do they fit the Tracker perfectly?)
Nov 03, 2000 (10:26 pm)
I purchased a 2000 Wildfire Red 4-dr 4x4 with lots of goodies on Sep. 14. I commute 500 miles weekly and was looking for economy and something that would be fun. I also needed something that I could use for lumbermart and nursery trips etc...... and to chauffeur my 2 dogs. My Chevy dealer offered me the Tracker for invoice less a $2500 rebate. Needless to say the Tracker fit the bill. CRV and RAV4 couldn't come close even at year end. I have 4000 miles on the Tracker and it is performing wonderfully. The power is OK on the low end and good on the high end. I have the Uniroyal Tiger Paws AWP which seem fine to me. I'm not experiencing vibrations. I do find I have to be careful not to drift out of my lane on the highway. I have read that some of the GV 2.5L people are experiencing slipping and sliding in fowl weather. My Tracker seems very stable in heavy rain. So far I have not driven it in snow. Have any of you Tracker people noticed bad handling in rain?
Anyhow, I have no complaints yet. I will stay in touch. By the way I changed the oil to a synthetic and I think the Tracker has a little more pep. However, at the price of Synthetic Oil, this may just be wishful thinking.
Thanks for all the previous input.
#181 of 1845 2000 Tracker-Towing
Nov 04, 2000 (1:58 pm)
Bought my 4door, 4cyl. 5spd Tracker in June, and have 11000 miles so far. No problems whatsoever.
I tow a trailer back and forth to a cottage approx 300 miles one way, a mix of interstate and two lane. I've hauled motorcycles, a garden tractor, lumber, etc. up to 1200 lbs. and have no problem keeping up with traffic at 70-75 mph. Also bought a cargo box for the roof rack, it has no negative effect on handling or performance. I use synthetic oil, change every 3000 mi., averaging low-mid 20's mileage, even with the trailer. Overall, it's fun to drive, enough power to cruise the interstate at 80 (no trailer) and saves me $200 a month over my traded in '96 K-1500, 5.7 V8 in gasoline costs. It's a keeper.
#182 of 1845 4wd shifter noise!
Nov 06, 2000 (6:12 pm)
I just bought a new 2001 Chevy Tracker LT. Everything seems to be okay. No bad vibes or such. I do notice a slight sing in the 4wd shifter. If I engage 4wd the sing goes away. If I put slight pressure forward on the lever he noise gets louder. Has anyone else noticed this? I like to get some info before I take it back to the dealership.
#183 of 1845 Looking for Tracker
Nov 07, 2000 (3:53 pm)
I would like to find a 95-96 Tracker LSI 4x4, manual , soft top. I'm in New Jersey. Any one know any good used car web sites? Any things to look out for or qustions to ask?
#184 of 1845 Tracker Options
Nov 08, 2000 (1:51 am)
I just ordered the armrest option for the Vitara today. It looks like it will work with no problem. The dealer didn't have any in stock but I checked out the Vitara's he had on the lot and they look identical to the Tracker on the inside. Since he has to order this part the only concern is the shade of gray. I hope it's the same I will let you know when it comes in.