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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#282 of 1845 2000 TRACKER
Apr 03, 2001 (12:43 pm)
Six months ago I bought a 2000 Tracker 4WD. I like it very much, but I had to take it to the shop. It was making an awful rattling noise from the engine. They told me it was the tension-pulley bearings making the noise and needed replaced. While I was getting a rental car, a man told me about his 2001 Chevy Impala that was in the shop also. He just bought two months ago and it needed bearings replaced also. Has anyone else had this problem on any newer Trackers or Chevys? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Apr 03, 2001 (2:00 pm)
What does "regade" mean?
Apr 04, 2001 (6:30 am)
SORRY GUYS I MUST OF HAD A MEMORY BLOCK I WANTED TO SPELL
RUGGED, SO LET ME ASK AGAIN.
Hi, AGAIN thinking about buying a 2001 tracker but I'm just not sure if it looks RUGGED
enough i like it but I'm wondering if the Honda CRV looks more RUGGED.
need some opinions.
thanks and sorry again
#285 of 1845 Questions, questions
Apr 04, 2001 (6:48 am)
I am interested in buying a 2001 Tracker.
My local Chevy dealer in Knoxville, TN is the best. I have no concerns about getting help from the service department, if needed.
I am concerned about wasting money on an SUV that will be a long-term disappointment. I want to buy something that will last and will be fun to drive.
Does anyone know if the 2002 Tracker will be significantly different or improved? Is Chevy considering the 2.7-liter V6 from the XL-7 for use in the Tracker to combat the Ford Escape? Will Chevy ever offer the V6 in the 2-door convertible Tracker?
Any help is appreciated.
Apr 04, 2001 (7:11 am)
I'm not sure about rugged.. but the Tracker looks more like and SUV than the CR-V. Better deals also as you don't pay that Honda premium. I have seen in the Toronto Star that they have 1.9% financing for 48 months on Tracker now.
#287 of 1845 trifivenomad... I am also from Knoxville
Apr 09, 2001 (4:56 pm)
Hey, trifivenomad. I am a student at UT here in Knoxville. I have a 2000 Suzuki Vitara 4dr 4wd fully loaded which is pretty much the same car as the Tracker except for some cosmetics. I just did not like the grille and headlights on the Tracker at all. Also, while Suzuki changed the name of this SUV to Vitara, Chevy left the Geo-oriented Tracker label on their vehicles. Thus, reminding one of the time where these small SUVs used to turn over with abotu any strong wind.
In response to your question, I read thoroughly on the Suzuki Vitara before purchasing it. I will tell you that the 4dr is going to be much more of a value than the 2dr convertible and the seat designs are different. The Vitara/Tracker is bad in no areas but great at none either..except off road. I love mine! I have had no serious problems and I just cracked 11,000 miles. I will tell you that the engine is a bit of a growler but if you listen to music while driving you won't notice. Like someone posted earlier it is a tad slow even with the Grand Vitara. However, this is only upon take off. I've noticed that once you get going you can build up speed without knowing. Other than that no probs at with this car.
You should probably definitely check out the Suzuki before you purchase the Chevy. Like I said, I thought the front styling was much more desirable and Suzuki will offer some great deals. Chevy did get the V6 like the Grand Vitara but only in the 4dr Tracker. I doubt if the V6 would work well in the very small 2dr...may be a little too much power for such a small vehicle. No word on the 2002, but Suzuki will have the same generation Vitara until at least 2004. thats coming from Car and Driver. Expect much the same with the Tracker. Both the Chevy and Zuki had refreshened grille treatments for 2001. The Chevy may have taken the chrome ussage to the extreme though!
Apr 10, 2001 (9:22 am)
I've never heard anybody ever say that before.
#289 of 1845 vitaraboi - why I chose the Chevy
Apr 10, 2001 (12:03 pm)
I had a truly unbelievable automotive experience at Beaty Chevrolet.
I got out of the Army in 1989 and moved to Knoxville to attend UT. My home town is Clarksville, TN; about 300 miles west of Knoxville. I arrived in Knoxville at noon, in August during a heat wave. The temperature was around 102 degrees. I was driving a 1979 Ford F-150. I didn't know anyone in Knoxville.
The truck belonged to my dad and he loaned it to me to drive to school. In west Knoxville the radiator blew. I parked on the shoulder of I-40, near Beaty Chevrolet, and walked to the Ford dealer (remember I was driving a Ford truck.) The Ford dealer wouldn't fix my truck since the service department was swamped with work and I was without an appointment.
I walked back to Beaty Chevrolet (about five miles, in August, 102 degrees) and took a chance that they would help.
Beaty Chevrolet towed my truck from I-40 to their service department, went to the Ford dealer to get the parts they needed, replaced my radiator, flushed the cooling system and replaced the thermostat and hoses.
My water pump was also shot, so I asked them to replace it. I had to leave my truck overnight. So they loaned me a new Chevy truck, at no charge, and helped me load my stuff from my Ford into the Chevy so I could drive to school across town.
I told the service manager that I was just out of the Army and starting college at UT. He didn't charge me labor for any of the repairs, only for the parts that he had bought from the Ford dealer.
I am forever loyal to Chevy and to Beaty Chevrolet.
#290 of 1845 2001 Tracker Convertible
Apr 12, 2001 (7:16 am)
I am just out of college and I am thinking about purchasing a 2001 4X4 Tracker Convertible. I go down the shore most weekends during the summer, so this contributed to me getting the soft top model. I am wondering how the tracker compares to other mini Subs convertibles such as the via Sportage and the Susuki Vitari. I am wondering how they compare in terms of the convertible models. And how is the security in terms of someone breaking into these convertible models? Also, I am leaning towards getting manual transmission. Since I am probably purchasing a multi disk player for my longer trips, will the manual transmission make my ride rough enough to make disks skip. What do you think?
#291 of 1845 Tracker Convertible
Apr 13, 2001 (9:50 am)
I have a 2000 Suzuki Vitara 2dr softtop with an automatic transmission. I installed a Viper security system and a 6 CD changer under the front passenger seat.
I decided to install the security system, which also gives you remote door lock capability because of concern over ease of entry via the top.
The CD changer never skips when driving over rough ground.
The Suzuki and Tracker are the same base unit with the exception of cosmetics and I believe the Suzuki has a larger tire than the Chevy version.