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#2561 of 6471 2002 LS 2WD............How much???
Jun 09, 2002 (2:18 pm)
I have a price quote for the following
2002 Tahoe LS 2WD $32709
Fender flares $180
Bench Seat in front
3rd seat $360
Flex engine $700!!!!
3.73 ratio $50
Tire Credit $-116
GM Supplier Discount price 30595.27
Current Rebate -2000.00
OK Deal or what?....There is a dealer in Maine who usually beats everyone Maine to DC and his discounts are better than GM Supplier discount which is GM Employee discount plus 4 percent. But in Maine they only carry 4WD which I do not need in Central NJ. Any suggestions, last time I had a Tahoe was in '96 so i am a little out of touch with Chevy pricing. Thanks in advance.
Jun 09, 2002 (6:29 pm)
I bet the $700 is to upgrade from the 4.8 engine to the 5.3 engine and add flex fuel.
Jun 09, 2002 (7:36 pm)
In Feb. I bought a similar Tahoe (big engine, raised letter tires, and liftgate but no 3rd seat) for right at 28k. You just can't beat it for the money. I just got done shopping for a car for my 79yr old mom. She told me to get her the cheapest, reliable car I could that had power windows and could get outta it's own way. While I got a sweet deal on a end-of-year, end-of-model Accord, it surprised me how much just about anything worth driving costs. Tiny cars cost 14-16, midsized are mostly 18-20+, and full-sized 22 and up even with aggressive incentives. I'm not talking luxo brands....just every-day, every-man cars. Option most cars like you want them...adequate engine and a few power options...then compare it to the Tahoe that is a luxomobile even in the base version, tons of power, tons of room, and you find you've got a heck of a bargain with the Tahoe at 28k+! Good luck.
#2564 of 6471 Like the Tahoe/Yukon
Jun 09, 2002 (7:51 pm)
But when I testdrove the 4.8l engine it was quite underpowered. Do any of you find this the case or was it cause it was a green engine?
#2565 of 6471 Re: Underpowered
Jun 10, 2002 (4:42 am)
I have the 4.8 with a 3.73 rear end and it does fine. Maybe you drove a 4.8 with a 3.42 rear gear? One thing to remember is that these trucks are BIG and they are not sports cars. If you chose to go up to the 5.3 you will get about 3% more HP and 12% more torque. Personally the difference wasn't worth the extra up front cost and extra gas.
Jun 10, 2002 (5:57 am)
Not sure which gears it had. I know it's not a sports car (own a Trooper w/ 3.5, had a rodeo w/ 3.2 before that, '83 Ramcharger with 318, '74 olds 98 w/ 455)
It felt very sluggish compared to the Trooper, Rodeo and Ramcharger, I'll have to go out and see about test driving one with better gears and/or the 5.3l Do they still offer 5.7l or something larger the 5.3l in them w/o going to the denali/escalade?
#2567 of 6471 obyone...or anyone else....
Jun 10, 2002 (6:33 am)
Obyone graciuosly supplied very specific info concerning the steering shaft clunk. I took my vehicle in for a second time...and they performed the shaft lube per the TSB. While it is improved driving straight, it still clunks while cornering. The shop foreman drove it and said he could nor feel anything ??? I drove his vehicle, while it was not a Yukon, it was a 1 ton pickup. He said the front ends are the same, and he had the lube performed on his truck. I told him that his steering felt tighter(no clunk) than mine. Mine is 2wd. Is there a difference between 2wd and 4wd vehicles regarding this problem? Any advice on what to do next would be appreciated. Thanks.
#2568 of 6471 While the 2wd
Jun 10, 2002 (7:49 am)
is rack and pinion and the 4wd is recirculating ball, the steering shafts are the same. If they performed the TSB and it results in the problem still there, you could ask that they take another look, replace the shaft (which they wont), call customer support (which probably wont help), and lastly, take it to another dealer.
Jun 10, 2002 (10:50 am)
5.3 is the biggest you can get in a Tahoe/Yukon.
#2570 of 6471 Thanks denali856
Jun 10, 2002 (10:51 am)
Thanks. I'll give the 5.3 a try with a better rear end ratio and see how it works out.