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You are in the GMC Yukon
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GMC Yukon XL, SUV
#3627 of 4104 reply to integrity
Jun 15, 2004 (12:09 pm)
integrity: when you say the Yukon "felt tighter and better handling", I presume you mean compared to your 2000 model?
As beach15 noted, the Yukon XL and Suburban are identical mechanically and so they will feel exactly the same. There are minor cosmetic differences on the outside (grille, headlights, front bumpers), identical interiors, and slight differences in the packaging of options. Not to say that you couldn't pick some options, such as Autoride, that might feel better. And you would find the 2500s ("3/4 ton") ride differently than the 1500s ("half ton"). But these are things that can be selected on either Chevys or GMCs. We found pricing essentially equal. So pick the one you think looks better!
#3628 of 4104 We got one!!
Jun 15, 2004 (5:59 pm)
We just got our '04 Suburban LS 2wd tonight and we're loving it so far. I'll post some more details later, but here's a few pics:
#3629 of 4104 Suburban wheels
Jun 16, 2004 (7:48 am)
beach15: Nice wheels! These wheels were available on some 2003 Silverados and Avalanches and I tried to get the dealer to swap them onto our 2003 Suburban, but no deal. I love our Suburban but it does need new wheels to set it apart from the two million other late-model Suburbans out there!
#3630 of 4104 Re: We got one!! [beach15 #3628]
Jun 16, 2004 (9:54 am)
Hey, mine didn't have that fancy blue money holding device installed in the cup holder tray! Congratulations Derek, looks great and makes me miss my white 2000.
#3631 of 4104 Loud creaking in rear...
Jun 16, 2004 (3:53 pm)
...noticed this once last night, but it's getting really bad already! Anytime you go over any kind of slight bump or crack in the road (or any other time the frame/body might flex), there's a very bad creaking noise around the front bottom edge of the driver's side rear window. Seemed like a one time thing last night, but I rode in the back on that side tonight and it sounded terrible.
Also, strangely, you can hear the creaking noise from the outside when you step on the running board back there. I'm wondering if one of the bolts for the running board is loose or there's something wrong up in the quarter panel.
Otherwise, all else is very well, and we love it. I just wish it didn't already have a loud creak on day 2!
#3632 of 4104 Running boards?
Jun 16, 2004 (4:32 pm)
I keep thinking the creek must be from the running board on the driver's side, because it makes the noise when the frame flexes (over bumps, etc.) and when you step on it. Maybe if I check it over very closely and tighten the bolts tomorrow, I can fix it. I hope that's all it is, because it really looks and feels very tightly built.
#3633 of 4104 yukon xl slt loaded
Jun 17, 2004 (9:10 am)
I am looking at purchasing a loaded xl slt 04' with 1sd package, fun $ sun and couple of extras...it is a demo with 5000 miles....how much should i deduct for the 5000 miles and what would you pay...
Jun 17, 2004 (11:14 am)
Well, you should be able to get a new one with 0 miles for $10k+ off sticker, so deduct from that point for it being a demo, maybe another $2-3k.
Jun 17, 2004 (11:16 am)
Anyone else have a creaking noise over bumps coming from the 3rd side window bottom area? I don't know if it's the sheetmetal flexing against the window, the interior plastic rubbing against the metal, or what, but it doesn't sound very becoming for a truck with 300 miles.
I thought it might be running board related (you can make the creaking sound by stepping on the running board in that rearmost position), but haven't checked that. Checked the jack and tools, and that doesn't seem to be it either, but I have to check again.
#3636 of 4104 Re: Creaking??? [beach15 #3635]
Jun 17, 2004 (11:52 am)
Creaks, rattles or whatever should not be present in your new Sub. Mine is as solid as a rock and very quiet inside.
The running boards seem a likely candidate for the source of the noise. I think most of the boards are shipped inside the truck and then installed at the dealer (at least this was true in my case, because I had them leave the boards off). You seem to be doing the right thing, try to isolate the noise and make sure you can duplicate the conditions that causes it so that when you take it to the dealer, they will be able to find and fix the culprit causing that creak.