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#1261 of 4104 2000 Yukon XL SLT ... buying in Canada to take to U.S..
May 22, 2001 (1:33 pm)
We have located a 2000 Yukon XL SLT that we are interested in buying just across the border in Canada. It is being sold at a GMC dealer who originally sold the vehicle as new to the one owner. ( He traded it in on a motorhome)
It has all we've been looking for... quad buckets, liftgate, 1/2 ton... except the sunroof! Has anyone added an aftermarket sunroof on the Yukon XL? Cost ideas/problems, etc...?
Also, has anyone done any buying across the border? This dealer doesn't usually change the odometer over unless he's dealing with another dealer... All the dealers around me locally say to be sure and have it changed...???
The price is better than we could buy it for here... and we can't seem to find the quad buckets in the color we're looking for. This one is pewter which isn't my favorite... but it's alright. We'd rather have the maroon, navy, or green with the pewter underneath.
Anyway... any ideas in how to proceed with these issues would be greatly appreciated!
May 22, 2001 (1:45 pm)
It's been a while since I have posted. With 2 small kids forgive me if this has been covered before. We are looking for a tv/vcr that others would recommend. I am tempted to buy a 9 inch tv/vcr ac/dc model and put it between the rear seats on our 2000 xl. Does anyone know if and or how I could hook this up to the rear audio controls? Thanks, Carl
#1264 of 4104 miles per gallon
May 22, 2001 (5:49 pm)
My lease on my 1/2 ton 99 suburban expires soon. I am considering 3/4 to with a 6000 or 8100 engine, but can find no info on mileage. Can anybody with those engines write back please. thanks in advance.
#1265 of 4104 Rickness/ 2500 exp. and mileage.
May 22, 2001 (9:26 pm)
I have 2500 4 WD 6.0 4.10 rear, with 4700 miles. I put in a quart of oil at 3000 miles, and have about 1000 miles on oil change and when last checked, it was a full. Never added oil before with GM 350's between oil changes.
I feel some hesitation when I first start to move off, but to me it feels like the engine/trans. is haveing a hard time getting the weight moving. I notice this pulling my boat out at the ramp. Once moving, it feels like a D8 Cat.
Gas mileage: 6 or 7 around town, short trips, 7.7 pulling 8000 LB boat and trailer, flat land, 225 mile trip. Hiway, 12-13.5. (Very disappoint-ing.)
If I was buying a new 2500, I would not accept Firestone tires. I only got $25 per tire, trading up to Michelins 245/75 to 265/75 at over $800 for the Michelins. Most flustraing to me, two GM dealers have been unable to use the "Tech 2" to correct the 4% error on the speedometer with the increased tire size. The problem caused is that in Tow/Haul, the truck will not go into overdrive until it reads 55 on the speedometer. That means that I have to drive almost 58 MPH to get into overdrive. Sometimes a problem on tow lane traveled roads. Also, I never expected the lost of power and the effect of keeping it in overdrive with the new tires, only 1.3 inches larger in diamiter. Before, it stayed on overdrive over interstate overpasses, and now jumps out on small grades. I choose the 6.0 engine, thinking I would get better gas mileage than the 8.1. I hate to think the 8.1 would be worst.
Otherwise, very nice truck to drive (with autoride feature) and no problems so far. At over $60 per tank full, mileage is costly. MY .02
May 22, 2001 (10:40 pm)
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#1267 of 4104 2500 Hesitation
May 23, 2001 (3:47 am)
Thanks for the experience information. You characterized the hesitation problem much better than I did. It seems like the drive train is trying to overcome some type of inertia. I have already found myself checking the emergency brake to make sure it is not on. I didn't have this problem on my 1500, so it must be specific to the 2500 transmission.
I've only checked towing mileage with a 6630 lb (dry weight) travel trailer in tow, and it wasn't a precision check. On flat highway it was a little under 9 mpg. I do not think my 5.3 L. 1500 did much better. For highway travel I can cruise in 4th/OD at 65 mph and 2000 rpm almost all of the time with the 8.1L. I couldn't tow in 4th at all with the 5.3 L., so the engine was always running at 3000 rpm while cruising. I assume there is a tradeoff between engine speed and displacement when it comes to mileage.
May 23, 2001 (4:17 am)
We bought a 13" TV/DVD from Sam's Club at Christmas. It fits nice and snug between the front seatbacks while sitting on the center console. We use one of those portable stereo adapters that connects to the headphone jack on the TV and plays through the cassette player so our movies can be played through the Suburban's speaker system. The only requirement (because it is AC powered) is that I had to wire a power inverter. This TV has a high enough initial load that small inverters (that plug into cigarette lighter) would trip. Believe me, I must have tried them all. So we now have an inverter under the center seat that's wired to the battery up front. The 13" screen is great. And for $400 (including the power inverter), it is probably our most cost-effective addition to the truck.
#1269 of 4104 miles per gallon by fnulnu40
May 23, 2001 (4:56 am)
My '01 2500 Suburban LT, 6.0 Liter, 3.73 rear got 9.9 mph first tank (all city), 2nd tank 14.89 (all highway, wide open, no trailer), third tank 14.5 mixed mostly highway. I did not buy this vehicle for it's gas mileage. Just keep telling yourself this as you fill up. Good luck
May 23, 2001 (5:49 am)
I have written about the cold start problems with the 8.1 on this forum before. I have about 3500 miles on my 2500 Suburban, and it still continues to clatter on start up. Very disturbing noise coming from a new vehicle that cost $43000. The dealer has no clue. Just says that the lighter weight piston is the culprit. They have been trying to get some help from GM technical assistance with no success. They say it is not doing any damage and does not effect engine performance or longevity. RIGHT! Might have to pursue getting an extension on the warranty like whatever7.
Did have to add about 3/4 qt. of oil in first 2000 miles, but after first oil change at 3000 miles, have not had to add any.
Have not had any transmission hesitation problems. Did have a problem with a thunk coming from the drive line when coming to a stop. Lubing the spline with silicone lubricant helped this problem.
Mileage has been what I consider very good. Have been getting around 11.5 to 12 mpg around town and driving to work. About 14.5 interstate driving. About 9 mpg when towing 35' travel trailer. As good as my 96 with 454. I have the 3.73 rear end.
Power is great and don't have a problem with excessive noise that I've noticed.
Let us all know if your dealer has a fix for the cold start clatter problem.