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GMC Yukon XL, SUV
Nov 10, 2000 (1:32 pm)
Rickhess, I have been also keeping watch on Wheels and it was my dealer that said that this week it was the cloth graphite that rejected my order. He wanted to know if I wanted to change to the lighter interior (pewter cloth ). I don't want that lighter cloth and I really don't like it. I have a big dog that goes everywhere we go and that's why I don't want the leather.
Atmospheres and Rickhess
when you ordered your Yukon XL's did you notice that in the 2001 GMC Yukon brochure on page 7 under "Autoride" that it say's that the autoride is standard with the 8100 engine? You would think that when it say's standard, it would mean it comes with, when you order the 8100 engine, the computer charges you for the autoride. I have called the GMC 800 number and they did not even have the new 2001 brochure. I have also called General Motors headquarters here in Michigan and they can't even give me a answer.
In the Chevy Sub brochure it say's that you have to order autoride with the 8100 engine, but Chevy and GMC's pricing is different. I have a address for someone else at GMC in Pontiac, Michigan to write to. I'll let you know what I find out.
Maybe if were lucky we'll get ours before the 2002's come out.
#122 of 4104 Window motors
Nov 10, 2000 (3:04 pm)
Is anyone have problems getting delivery for their window. I have been waiting 3 months for a motor. Just wondering if it the dealer or GM.
#123 of 4104 Window motor mrfish64
Nov 10, 2000 (3:19 pm)
Ron , took my dealer 3 to 4 weeks to get one. Mike
#124 of 4104 Windows Motors
Nov 10, 2000 (3:47 pm)
As of this past Wednesday, all of the window regulators (motors) are on national backorder. The parts department at a local Chevy dealer told me that when they need a regulator they place the part order using some special critical status type order code. That way they go to an assembly line and pull motors from there to ship to the dealership. They said under normal methods they wouldn't get a motor until next year.
#125 of 4104 I Can't Believe It!
Nov 10, 2000 (9:15 pm)
After 10 months of waiting, I actually have a Denali XL on order. Ok, I was just ordering an XL last January, but couldn't resist the 6.0L, AWD, etc. So I waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited.
You get the point...
The reason I am announcing this is that it was accepted in Garnet Red!
#126 of 4104 Denali XL Order
Nov 10, 2000 (9:26 pm)
I seem to have done the same thing as DRB2002. I finally placed my order for a Garnet Red Denali XL on 10/28 and received my TPW of 12/18 today. Dealer informed me that it should arrive in late Jan. '01. Does this timetable align with other delivery schedules experienced by those on this forum? Any recommendation on how best to track progress other than calling my sales rep?
#127 of 4104 Denali Test Drive
Nov 10, 2000 (11:25 pm)
I drove a Denali today (regular, not XL). It was black with gray interior. The acceleration is excellent. The stereo sounds great! The only 2 problems I noted is that the center portion of the console pops open when the large door is closed and the compartment along side the 3rd seat is difficult to open and close. The ride was very good and it was exceptionally quiet. The Michelin Cross Terrain are very quiet tires. They hold the road very well (no squealing while cornering). The ABS stopped very quickly when pushed hard.
Nov 11, 2000 (3:35 pm)
I'm just now reaching 10K miles on my '00 Suburban. Here's a few observations you might want to consider...
1. Defects at delivery. I had one defect detected the day of delivery. The front left speaker had significant static.
2. Defects the first month. The infamous "in a drum" noise was detected, and was unbearable when at freeway speeds and only one rear window down. Opening a second window reduced the noise.
3. Hot light. While backing my trailer into it's storage spot on a particularly hot day (~106F), the Check Temperature warning light came on. There was no problem while pulling, just the during the slow process of backing into a very tight spot which takes about 15 minutes.
Repair on 1. and 2. After one month, nothing else developed, so I took the vehicle in. A new speaker was ordered and took two weeks to arrive. Ultimately, it turned out to be a loose ground, so after 6 weeks of static, it was repaired in 4 minutes. Regarding the "in a drum noise". The dealer's responses ranged from "I don't hear anything" to "It's the anti-skid surface on the freeway" to "It's in specs" to "They all seem to do it" to "Drive with your windows up".
Summary of 1., 2. and 3. Chevrolet service has not improved since I bought my '89 Suburban. I plan on buying the $149 service manual and doing it myself, as the dealers seem to want the vehicle for a day to diagnose and a day to repair and who has that much time. However, I'm still stuck if warranty parts are needed. The good news is that the '00 came with few defects, and was a much better and tighter product than my '89. Regarding the heating problem. When I ordered the "trailer towing package", I thought it came with a supplemental fan and extra cooling. From what I can tell, the package only included the hitch, wiring, and the brake pigtale.
4. Mileage. The mileage is pretty good, better than the '89. I've been getting 16 to 17 mpg commuting by freeway 30 miles each way to work. I got 18.5 mpg on one long trip, but most longer trips seem to be around 17.5 mpg. Pulling my 22' trailer, I got 14 mpg, but the trip was too short to really put much faith in that number.
5. Pulling. The 5.3L does not have the low end power of the '89 5.7L even when it had 150,000 miles on it. This lack of low end power did change the trailer towing experience, especially getting going from a dead stop and for backing. However, at freeway speeds, the '00 pulled fine. I did find that allowing it to wind up to higher RPMs did improve the pulling power, but this is not much help from a dead stop, but worked well on grades.
6. Chains. With the P265 70 R16 tires, the manual says to not use tire chains on the rear or front. Upon inspection, I see why. The space between the tire sidewall and vital components like shocks and emergency brake cable is only 1/4 to 1/2 inches. While 4 wheel drive is pretty good, it won't get past chain control in many areas. Any ideas on what to use? Spikes Spiders are nearly $400 and may not come large enough anyway. Anyone ever try the Spiders?
7. Overall, the '00 is a nice vehicle if you can put up with crummy Chevrolet service. I do because the Suburban is a great family and work vehicle...too bad Lexus does't make.
Nov 11, 2000 (5:51 pm)
Folks, if the noise you seem to be describing is what I think it is you are wasting time going to th service department and complaining. I have had 4 vehicles that did the same thing. A 1999 F-250 crew cab truck, a 1987 Jeep Cherokee, a 1990 Saab 900, and a 1980 Volkswagen Scirocco. All of them had a noise that would come up at certain speeds involving windows being open to a certain point. It is sort of a roar usually pulsating and causing pressure in your ears sometimes. The Jeep and the Ford truck involve the rear windows, the Saab and the Scirocco were sunroof driven. I think it is simply an aerodynamics problem that can't be fixed, with the possible exception of a windscreen for the sunroof. I had to adjust the windows to the point where I could get ventilation but not the noise. I doubt that it could even be anticipated in wind tunnel testing.
#130 of 4104 rhwoodpecker wind noise
Nov 11, 2000 (10:38 pm)
Had the same effect on my last 2 Buicks if I opened one of the back windows with the others closed. Or any combination unless fully opened. Tend to believe its aerodynamics.