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Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
Aug 02, 2001 (9:34 am)
You sure asked a loaded question on a site like this. Most people use this site to help them with their problems...
We have a 2001 LT 4wd Tahoe (and a 2001 LT Z71 Silverado) that we love. The Tahoe has about 15k, and has only gone to the dealer once for a busted tape deck. I know that alot of people on this site complain about window motors, but I have yet to have any fail. I have two main complaints...
1. The cheap amp used to power the "premium sound system" actually removes bass and sounds worse than the "standard". Two-hundred bucks and a Fosgate amp will fix that, so no big deal.
2. I don't drive the tahoe much, but after I do and get back into my silverado, it really pisses me off that GM wasn't able to get the Automatic Climate Control into the 2001 Silverado's as promised. Man I love that thing.
Overall, I am very pleased with both of my Chevy's and wouldn't drive anything else. As far as the tires and the service, you have to make those priorities when deciding whom to buy your truck from. If you want different tires, make it point to tell your salesman that he will lose the sale...Don't like the service, go to another dealer. For every bad service department, there is a good one just down the road...
my 2 cents.
Aug 02, 2001 (9:43 am)
What codes? Is there a reference guide for the codes? Not that the service men/women are explaining either! But.. please share!
Aug 02, 2001 (9:46 am)
when the service engine light goes on codes are stored in your trucks computer. The service tech then takes his computer and reads the codes. Itll tell him what is failing.
Next time your in tell ask them what codes are showing up from the service engine soon light
#1292 of 6471 Codes? what codes?
Aug 02, 2001 (10:42 am)
Service engine soon means service engine soon. No trouble codes associated with servicing the engine. Especially if the owner can reset by depressing the gas pedal a few times.
#1293 of 6471 Codes? what codes? by obyone
Aug 02, 2001 (11:02 am)
Everytime the SES light comes on, codes are stored in the onboard computer. These codes can be read by the scan tool (on the old systems, the codes could be read by using a gem clip or similar device).
#1294 of 6471 service engine soon
Aug 02, 2001 (11:30 am)
The SES light is different than the Change Engine Oil message. The Change Engine Oil Message can be reset by depressing the gas pedal 3 times with the ignition on. The SES light sets a code and can be read by the dealer or by some other key on/off procedure documented in several online forums (the SES light blinks out the code if you do the right thing).
SES lights should be investigated they can indicate a serious (or not so serious) problem.
#1295 of 6471 New 2001 vs used 2000 Tahoe
Aug 02, 2001 (12:31 pm)
I priced a new 2001 LS at Carsdirect.com and they quoted Invoice $33937, selling price $34612 (about $1,000 higher than with July dealer rebate).
I then priced roughly the same SUV used for a 2000 model at Edmunds and received an estimate of $28847 "private party".
I will purchase an extended warranty with either SUV but that is not included above.
I get a difference of only $5765!! Is this because Edmunds has only ONE YEAR of depreciation on the 2000? I'd rather pay the diff and buy NEW. On the other hand, maybe this will change next month (?) when the 2002 comes out.
I would very much appreciate your advice.
#1296 of 6471 oldcoyote2 - I almost went for the $1000 consumer cash before end of September offer on
Aug 02, 2001 (8:17 pm)
2001 or 2002 Tahoe, but nobody can get me delivery of a 2002 Tahoe by end of September. One dealer said "slim chance or no chance, and slim just left town." I also had a $1000 coupon I got in the mail from the GM Card. So, I would have to take a 2001 which is, as we speak, a "year old model" which has to mean lower value than a 2002 model. Plus, Chevy dealers (and GMC dealers also) are flooded with 4WD models and I don't need to spend $3K more for 4WD I will never use. I think if you plan to keep a vehicle a long time (like 5-10 years), then it doesn't matter which year you buy. If you are a frequent trader I would lean toward the best deal on a vehicle delivered at the start of the model year.
Also, my experience is that any fairly upscale new vehicle depreciates about $4K when you drive it off the dealer's lot. Others posting here will differ, but that has been my experience. The only way to come close to a good deal on a vehicle is to buy it new and keep it 10+ years, or find a smokin deal on a used vehicle. Either way, roll the dice and spend lots of money. Only in America. Just my $.02, and worth every penny ;o]
Aug 02, 2001 (8:18 pm)
old coyote1 - must be a different part of the desert than Tucson.
#1298 of 6471 Aftermarket skid plate
Aug 03, 2001 (10:50 am)
Does anyone know where I can get aftermarket skid plate. My LS doesn't have it. How much I need to pay for the parts and installation. I am also looking for running board and fog light. Thanks