Hi all, I have a 2001 Tahoe. I've noticed that while driving on roads that have drainage crackes or just cracke on them causes a vibration in the steering wheel. It's very slight however, my wife does'nt feel it but it drives be crazy. For a $40k vehicle I expect it to feel a lot more solid. Chevrolet had problems on the 2000 model saying that the steering shaft had sound vibrations and they switched out the steering shafts supposedly. So far they say they have no fix for the 2001. Does anyone else have this problem?
#1448 of 6471 njeri - First, I would find out how much the dealers want for a 2002 model Tahoe or Yukon.
Oct 02, 2001 (5:16 pm)
You can probably get a 2002 at or near invoice also, and it will have a higher resale value in the near term. If you really have all options on both the Tahoe and Yukon, then you have autoride in both vehicles - and they will give you an identical ride - although autoride won't isolate you from medium or large bumps in the road, highway expansion joints, etc. I think climate control is the most important feature, so if you get that you won't go wrong with either model.
Just remember, these vehicles are still trucks - so they still won't drive or handle like a Cadillac or sports car.
I think you lose a little more on resale with the Yukon because it costs more to begin with. Use Kelly Blue Book website or NADA website to compare resale value on comparably equipped 2001 Yukon and Tahoe to verify this. However, it's only a few hundred dollars of extra loss on the Yukon - not enough to sway me.
Oh, I went with a 2002 Yukon SLT 2WD a month ago - like the looks better - so far, so good. I would lean toward a 2WD unless you really need a 4WD due to extra unnecessary cost.
If GM is going to the Avalanche/Envoy style front end I would get the current model because I think the new look is ugly.
How do you like the On Star antenna mounted on the roof? I don't know if I like it there or not, it will take some getting used to. Looks like a little alien antenna, stick one on the other side of the roof and paint it bright green, but only if you live near Roswell Area 51.
I might have the opportunity to go to the GM proving grounds in Milford, MI through work, so I will ask about the truck nose. I have heard it from more than one source, and have seen a few in "camo" in the lot at my plant but only on the nose, the rear looks like the current one.
#1455 of 6471 jgmilberg - My original comment on the antenna a few pages back was exactly that - looks
Oct 03, 2001 (4:26 pm)
like ET. However, it is no goofier than the antenna stuck to the side of the rear window. Actually, I never look at the roof of the Yukon. Unless you know it's there, I think most people wouldn't notice it. I will never use On Star, so I would prefer that GM would make it an option. The only advantage I can see is using it to find a stolen vehicle, but I won't spend $300 to renew the On Star subscription after one year, so it will be useless after that. Too bad you can't order a vehicle exactly the way you want it - that would be too much like customer satisfaction to be realistic.