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GMC Yukon XL, SUV
#2932 of 4104 2003 Yukon XL or wait for the 04
Jun 19, 2003 (4:21 pm)
I received some info from GMC about the Yukon XL 2004. I emailed them and I received some info from the marketing dept...." Allegedly " Production begins around 6-23 and they are due to hit the dealerships 4-8 weeks after. For those interested, Quadrasteer will not be available on the 1500 series. In some regions, the bonus cash of $2000.00 will be offered until 9-30 for the 03 models...We all know things can change.
Is there any other info out there on the 04 ?, it worth waiting for ??
Jun 19, 2003 (8:06 pm)
There is additional weight with 4 wd, so fuel economy will suffer slightly (but not much, .1 mpg max) in 2 wd high. It will suffer a little more in 4 wd auto because an additional drive shaft is spinning. Again, this is more significant, but not much.
I don't know of any tire wear differences.
The 2000 models were a new design, so they probably had a few teathing problems.
#2934 of 4104 Average MPG gallon for 2001-2003 Suburbans?
Jun 19, 2003 (11:15 pm)
I am thinking about buying a 2001-2003 Tahoe or Suburban K1500 and am trying to get some honest daily MPG figures. I do mostly city driving. Any help would be appreciated? I would like to know average MPG for a full tank.
Thanks in advance!
#2935 of 4104 any word on new Subn models...
Jun 20, 2003 (7:56 am)
just read a article in July Motor Trend about the 'SS' designation for some Chebby models in the future TrailBlazer, Tahoe and Silverado.. '04 maybe???.. no mention of Suburban though..
does anyone have info on any it.. will they be making an 'SS' burban??..we have two '01 'burbans .. so looking starting pretty soon again..
anyone have any info on incentives .. I saw mentioned in another post about '$2000 bonus cash'...is that besides the $3K rebates going on???...hadn't seen or heard anything on it..
also anyone hear if GM is continuing their 'early lease turn in' program if you buy another GM... supposedly it's going on right now for leases ending from now until end of '03.. ours end in early '04...
#2936 of 4104 Reply to Rentfree: which XL to choose?
Jun 20, 2003 (11:04 am)
We made similar choices recently when selecting our first Surburban (although we went with new rather than used):
2WD vs 4WD: we have been used to FWD cars and vans that can slog through most snow on the roads in winter, but were concerned with a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive vehicle (even with locking diff) in the snow so we went with 4WD. If resale is a concern, 4WD is a big advantage. Unlike the Denalis and Escalades, the Yukons/Suburbans can select 2WD-Hi mode and get 2mpg better.
Rear Buckets: this was a must for us for easy 3rd row access. And we didn't really need the 8th seat, so it was a good trade-off.
My wife says the heated seats are great!
#2937 of 4104 Honest Daily MPG figures
Jun 20, 2003 (11:10 am)
Reply to Sporty2222:
The problem with "honest daily MPG figures" is that they are so dependent on the actual conditions. Some days I can drive around the city at a steady 35mph, or on the city freeways, and other days I am sitting in traffic for 1/2 hour crawling along. The results vary dramitcally, and so really don't mean anything to anyone else. I think it is better to compare mileages using the EPA numbers for each vehicle.
#2938 of 4104 Free Autoride???
Jun 20, 2003 (9:46 pm)
After much deliberation, and after looking on Chevrolet's web site, we finally found the Suburban with the options we wanted and went today to buy it. Here is the weird thing: the "virtual sticker" on GM's web site did not list Autoride as an option, and indeed nor did the real sticker on the truck. However, the "LT" emblems on the side of the truck behind the passenger doors say "Autoride"!!! I asked the salesman about this, and he said "Wow, that's lucky... looks like you are getting Autoride for free!". We took the car home, all the while wondering whether we really did get lucky or whether some factory worker just put on the wrong emblems. Has anyone else ever heard of such a thing??? Could it be a sign of something fishy?? He told me the car was dealer traded from Texas, and now having it home I find that it is missing the remote and wireless head phones for the factory DVD player. It also has some nicks in the paint. Obviously I will go back to get them to remedy these matters, but I suddenly am nervous about this truck!!
Jun 21, 2003 (9:19 am)
I believe you should be able to see a plastic air line going to each rear shock if you have autoride. There should also be a box underneath with the compressor. In addition, if you put a lot of weight in the back of the vehicle and start the truck, you should hear the compressor leveling the truck after a slight delay (outside the truck only).
Is autoride standard on an LT?
Jun 21, 2003 (12:34 pm)
Autoride is about a $1200 option on LT. I have an LT about 5 weeks now with just over 1000 miles on it. By the way, the autoride is great.