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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#377 of 1845 i bought one!
Jul 13, 2001 (1:40 pm)
After reading this forum and doing a lot of research, i finally bought a brand new 2001 silver CHEVY TRACKER 4x4 LT!! woohoo!! i have put a thousand miles on it already and so far so good. I added ABS and Leather seats to my LT. Its a handsome unit, i must admit (may be with bias, hehehe). Once i get used to the engine and the brakes, i start to get a much better ride. The engine first seems not very powerful to me. But its getting better and better and it definitely has more power than a honda CRV. We havent really tested the 4x4 yet. I am sure i will have a lot of chance to do that in winter. Another good thing about the tracker is of course its price!
Well, about the reliability of the car, only time can tell. But the warranty includes free towing and free loaner car, which make me feel better when i purchased this car. I noticed that from this forum people were having troubles with the 99 models. I hope that they fixed those problems in 2001 models. I did check the Sidekick/Geo tracker reliability ratings and they are ranked average to above average. So far i am happy with my purchase!
Thank you guys for all your input in this forum. I will keep updates every several thousand miles.
Until then, enjoy tracker-ing!!!
#378 of 1845 Bought a Tracker LT
Jul 14, 2001 (8:36 pm)
Well I got my Impala LS about 2 mos. ago, and then the wife wanted to trade in the purple Ford Escort LX Sport we had (thank god!)
Shopped around for sporty cars for her and settled on the Olds ALero. Yesterday took her to the Chevy dealer to look the Tracker since she saw a cool one on the road, and we pick ours new black LT (minus Leather) on Monday!
I may stick her w/ the Impala for awhile so I can drive teh 4x4!
#379 of 1845 bbrowne74
Jul 16, 2001 (12:00 pm)
Hey Brad...thats what my wife and I did. We bought the 01 LT Tracker 6cyl black/silver bottom in Febuary. Then bought the 01 Impala 3.8/leather in March. Its been a great combination.
My daughter has a 96 tracker convertible 4 cyl, a 2000 Jeep 4dr and a 01 Chevy Blazer. When the weather gets really bad and snowy she takes the little Tracker. That should tell us something.
Jul 16, 2001 (6:34 pm)
I saw that awhile back in the posts that you had an Impala as well. We parked our 2 babies together tonite - and MAN did tha tlook good. Picked up the Tracker tonite, and it is a nice little vehicle. It is PERFECT for my wife!
HOw do you like your Impala?
#381 of 1845 bbrowne74
Jul 16, 2001 (9:56 pm)
I like the Impala. I havent found anything really bad about it except the cabin noise when you are on rough pavement. I think it is like a guitar string(the suspension)transfering the road noise to the cabin(the sound box). On smooth roads its smooth and quiet.And I love that 3.8 engine no matter what car its in. I think thats one of the best engines that GM has built. Like to have it in the Tracker
The tracker was a bit sluggish when we first got it even tho we had a 99 tracker 4dr 4cyl to trade in, and was used to the low power. Somewhere around 1500-2000 miles the 6cyl started to come on strong. I have no complaints about the power at all now at 2400 miles. Gets me around 20 mpg around town. None of my other 4wheel drive vehicles ever got that kind of mpg. I thought about waiting to see if GM would get a version of the Suzuki X-7. But with the extra length, the extra row of seats, and the extra weight, it would the offset the 15hp gain of the 170hp X-7. I think we done the right thing by buying the LT. Its a good looking little thing aint it.
#382 of 1845 bbrowne74
Jul 17, 2001 (9:57 pm)
dont forget to take the cross bars off the roof and store them till you need them. That will eliminate the low rumble noise you hear starting at about 30-35 mph. The manual says slide them all the way to the rear, but that doesnt get rid of all of it.
Jul 18, 2001 (8:07 pm)
Thanks for the tip! I actually put them on and took them off based on just that talk about the rumble. I wanted to make sure all was there and they worked.
I love the little thing - I prefer driving that right now (prob. because it's a bit newer) then my Impala - never drove a 4x4 before! It's VERY nice!:>
Jul 21, 2001 (6:59 pm)
Had my first towing job today. Had to pick up some 6ft folding tables and some metel clothes racks for a neighborhood garage sale. I have a 4 1/2 ftx8ft trailer With the 2ft iron rails and the drop-down-drive on iron and steel mesh tailgate and the 15" wheels. Dont know the trailer weight. I've towed this trailer behind full size trucks and several s-10's. I was completely satisfied and couldnt tell the difference between the S-10 and the tracker as far as handling. Of course there wasnt very much weight but I think the tracker would handle the max allowable with ease.
Jul 22, 2001 (5:23 pm)
I am looking at buying a new 2001 Tracker LT 4dr 4x4.Sticker price is 21000+/-a few $'s. What is the lowest price I should pay? Thanks for reading this.
Jul 22, 2001 (5:59 pm)
The amount of your rebate would depend on what part of the country you live in. Northeast, southeast, north central, south central, ect. And it would help if one of your close reletives or yourself was or is an employee of GM were you could get the A-buyer discount.