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#470 of 1845 2001 Chevy Tracker LT
Jan 02, 2002 (6:51 pm)
I purchased my 2001 Tracker in March. I now have 11,000 miles with no problems. I added an after market remote car starter w/key less entry (Autopage brand). I'm thinking about adding a sun roof, fog lamps and front brush guard. Has anyone added any accessories? If so, what? Does anyone have fog lamps and find them useful? I had considered the KIA Sportage when I first started looking for a small SUV. Negative consumer comments turned me away from it. The Tracker was a great value and so far it's reliable.
Jan 03, 2002 (3:28 am)
i added a remote starter.. i use it all the time. it's cold up here... i just recently added Fog lights. and to be honest. you can barely even tell when they are on.. I also considered a Kia sportage, until neighbors and friends bought them , and i got to see first hand all the problems that they were having with them. and i mean ALOT of problems too !!
#472 of 1845 fog lights
Jan 03, 2002 (5:27 pm)
I mounted fog lights on my '99 Tracker soon after purchase, and they can be life savers. (Better to see a 500 pound elk than to hit one.) Fog lights are intended to light the roadway immediately in front of the vehicle and widen the visual field in fog or on winding roads. They are not intended to cut through fog and extend the field of vision. The trick is in correct aiming. I suggest the following web site for instructions. http://www.4x4connection.com/tech/piaaaim.htm
#473 of 1845 Accessories & Fog Lamps
Jan 06, 2002 (9:17 am)
Thank you for the info!!! You gave me food for thought. I have been on an accessories jag since I got the remote starter. I'm looking for just about anything cool to add on. I have really enjoyed owning my 2001 Tracker. It's really suited to me.
#474 of 1845 TRACKER ZR-2 VIBRATIONS
Jan 16, 2002 (3:50 am)
I've purchased a 2002 Tracker ZR-2 and around 40 mph I've noticed a vibration. After several trips to the dealer they are attempting to tell me it's normal. This, of course, I don't believe. Need to know if others have experienced this problem. It's only between 40 and 45mph.
#475 of 1845 re-TRACKER ZR-2 VIBRATIONS
Jan 16, 2002 (6:22 pm)
have you had things like your wheel balance checked? also have you hit your rims on anything?
& are your tires stock? if so what kind came on your? My tracker (99) doesnt Vibrate at 40-45mph or any speed for that matter. but i also dont have stock tires either.. Btw what does the ZR-2 add other than like stickers & cosmetics? "just wondering"
#476 of 1845 need advice on buying a ZR2
Jan 16, 2002 (7:29 pm)
We are in the market for a mini-ute. We were on a 1-2 month waiting list for a CRV, but I just sold our current car (Lumina) to a private party, and we need to buy something pretty quick. So much for the CRV. Also looked at the Hyundai Santa Fe, but in our area (Minneapolis) they are asking MSRP or close to it. Just don't feel comfortable with the Hyundai products yet, though people in Town Hall seem to rave about them, and reliability has improved. With the Toyota RAV4, everything's an option. So, we're now looking at Tracker. Chev dealer we have bought from previously quoted us a 2002 ZR2 4WD at 18,799 (MSRP 21,720). That is 3-4K less than other mini's we've looked at, and since we are on a tight budget, we may end up buying the Tracker. Going to test drive it this week, and if we like, once we've completed the sale of our Lumina, we'll probably buy the Tracker. This will be a secondary vehicle for us, mostly a commuter car.
I read all the posts on this topic and it seems the worst year for these was '99, with lots of tranny problems. I'd like to hear from any '02 or '01 Tracker owners. How do you like your vehicle? Any problems so far? Is it a good buy for the money?
#477 of 1845 the 1999 trany problems
Jan 17, 2002 (3:30 am)
the 1999 trany problems was ONLY with the manual transmissions NOT the auto.. as for toyota i agree with you everything is a option. and i they are to high proced anyways, it is a shame that you wasnt able to get your cr-v my girlfriend just got a 2002 cr-v Lx.. and OMG that suv it wonderful. that thing it so high-tech it feels like something NASA would make. i was very impressed with the transmission. it is front wheel drive Until it sences that is needs to go into awd. and as soon as you go back on dry pavement it goes right back into front wheel drive. but i wouldnt trust it for Off-road use. it is strictly a "on-road" suv. but if you cant see if you can find a 2002 tracker that isnt a zr-2. because all a zr-2 is is just a appearance package. everything else is the same. I only tell you this because it seems like you want to save money.. If you do go to look at a tracker make sure you take a hard look at the inside, the interior is a little on the cheap side espeically when compared to the CR-V. my interior scratches very very easy.
#478 of 1845 minnbill
Jan 17, 2002 (7:26 am)
Saturn VUE is out now and might be another option though you can only get a V6 or a 5-speed 4cyl at this point.
Jan 17, 2002 (6:46 pm)
I just returned from a business trip. I'm in the market for a new vehicle and am very interested in the Honda CRV. I noticed a TRACKER was availale in the rental lot so I thought I'd try it out.
I currently drive a LUMINA. I know these are a different type of vehicle but my trip driving the TRACKER turned me away from it completely.
Most of the trip was on a super highway. I do like sitting up a little higher on the road; however, I was very struck by how much of the vehicle on both sides has big blinds spots! I also drove through a snow storm. Some very nasty weather. On dry payment it was VERY noisy. Turning up the radio proved more annoying as the quality of the speakers was terrible. (I am no audiophile). During the nasty weather, the vehicle was being pushed around a lot by both the wind and the tractor trailors!!
I wanted to like this vehicle..but could not. I felt very cramped (only 5'5") my left arm felt particularly cramped. I found that the right arm rest was too close and preferred using the passenger's seat arm rest.
The interior just looked cheap. I know this is no luxury vehicle but 20K isn't chump change.
Even with all of its age related warts, It was a joy to return to my Lumina when I got back home. I won't even rent a Tracker again.