Last post on Apr 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM
You are in the GMC Yukon
What is this discussion about?
GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon, SUV
#2205 of 3279 dont even bother with GMCs
Oct 31, 2003 (11:55 pm)
dont buy a Suburban/Yukon XL/Denali/Escalade
1. Pushrod engines - Instead of improving efficiency and gas mileage, they lower both of them because of their lack of overhead cams, Variable Valve Timing and/or Variable Induction System. plus they are too harsh and accelerate slowly
2. Poor crash tests - Silverado, which is based on Suburban or the other way around, got only a MARGINAL in crash tests scores
3. Lack of airbags and safety features - ONLY side airbags are available, nope..no side curtains here! also the Traction Control System and Stability Management System isn't as advanced as the Japanese
4. Poor build quality - why are u paying 50K for a Suburban with fake wood inside?? call it Escalade!..not worth it, believe me..ive had experience..also, the GM "parts bin" gives the same materials and plastics from the low-quality Suburban/Tahoe to the Escalade/Denali..NOT WORTH IT!
So why buy Japanese?
1. New Infiniti QX56 - the size of an Escalade with a sexier interior with the latest in safety, technological, and mechanical features..better gas mileage too..better overall resale value and much higher-quality at a couple-of-thousand dollars less
2. Toyota Sequoia - higher quality and STILL BUILT IN US..wow! was it a miracle or what? more safety features too
3. Nissan Pathfinder Armada - new and capable of everything
**remember this: even the 2004 Lincoln Navigator has more sophistication in it! It just needs a more powerful engine..
#2206 of 3279 re: don't even bother
Nov 01, 2003 (11:28 am)
Perhaps you were looking for the Suzuki Grand Vitara discussion. You appear to be lost.
#2207 of 3279 perhaps Suzuki boy...
Nov 01, 2003 (11:48 am)
could even move to Japan as he is total taken by their SUV's which at best are mere copies and knock-offs of the aforementioned American made cars. He also needs to look at torque curves of the engines he mentioned.
Nov 02, 2003 (2:55 pm)
hmm..well u must not notice how much they have improved over the years <japanese mainstream luxury> compared to others...still seems america is lagging behind..
Nov 02, 2003 (2:57 pm)
and the host of this discussion owns a "98 Mercury Sable" which Edmunds.com says has a "rental car persona" and ezrapon owns a Pontiac..which is a pretty reliable and sporty car..so nothing bad said..
Nov 02, 2003 (5:42 pm)
The hosts of this discussion prefer that you stay on topic and strongly urge you to do so.
#2211 of 3279 perfectly happy with my Denali
Nov 02, 2003 (7:04 pm)
2001 Denali purchased new, driven over 40k miles and I have nary a nit to pick. Has been solid and more relaible than a friend's 2001 Sequoia. It's the most reliable vehicle we've ever owned including other GM, Ford, Toyota, Subaru and Volvo.
#2212 of 3279 Lets pile on....
Nov 02, 2003 (11:27 pm)
I am on my second Denali - the first one was so great that when GM offered a combination of 4 channel StabiliTrak and the range of financial incentives on 2003 models, I decided to trade my 2001 for a 2003. I do not regret the decision - on either the 2001 or the 2003. Like orwoody, I have had hardly any complaints. Indeed, my 2003 is at the point where I am getting 18 mpg at 65 to 70 mph highway cruising. I was wondering if 18 mpg was a fluke that was limited to my 2001. Fortunately, it was not. To anyone looking at a Denali, I would highly recommend it.
Nov 03, 2003 (3:20 pm)
yukons this summer. A SLT for my wife, and 3 months later a Denali for myself. Neither have been in the shop yet. My 2000 SSEi Pontiac had a stall named after it... about 20 visits. I do have a loose armrest and my wife's SLT has a gas gauge problem... not really enough to take em' in. I keep waiting for something else to go wrong. Hopefully the warranty will expire before anything else crops up. I'll buy another. If I had known these cars were so comfortable and agile; I would have been driving one 4 years ago.
Nov 04, 2003 (11:31 am)
Hopefully the warranty will expire before anything else crops up.
You'd rather pay for the repairs?