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#474 of 6471 Re: 373: 2-tone interior
Jan 24, 2001 (3:41 pm)
I used to own a 93 full size Blazer(Pre-Tahoe) and loved it. When it was time for a new truck, I looked at the extended cab pickups and the Tahoe. My primary use of the truck will be for a daily driver and for towing my skiboat, and the occasional trips to Home Depot. Looking at the Tahoe, both in leather and cloth, I noticed the two-tone inserts, and my first impression was that it looked like the parts faded. Second impression was that it looked tacky and artsy-fartsy. It's not as bad in the graphite/gray combination, but the grey/neutral looks really faded. Ultimately, I ended up with a 2001 Chevy extended cab 2500HD 4wd pickup which doesn't have the two-tone inserts.
Other things that turned me off about the new Tahoes were that you could only get either cargo doors or the minivan style tailgate. I preferred the old glass up and tailgate down method on my old Blazer. The old method had more room to put stuff in w/ the window open since the frame and window were one piece. Now that the frame is part of the whole door,not as big of an opening with the window open. The old version also didn't hit the garage door when you opened it in the garage. A friend's Expedition hits the garage door with the lift gate up. I also wasn't too pleased about standard push-button 4wd. Maybe I like the nostaligic look of the 4wd stick on the floor. To me, Chevy made the Tahoe too car-like, or minivan-like. Previous Blazers came with LT tires, now for a softer ride, they come with P tires and wimpy tread. Come on, wimpy tread on a 4wd. Kind of like giving somebody a big thick t-bone steak at a restaurant with a dull butter knife. This may be the latest trend for some people, but the SUV(another trendy abbreviated nickname I can't stand) market has turned me off. I guess Chevy and other manufacturers forgot some of the people who have been driving these vehicles long before they became the latest trend. Dont' get me wrong, there are some improvements that I do like. The new engines are runners. The 4 wheel disk brakes are great, and the safety of air bags is getting better. All of which are available in pickups, too. So, a pickup took the place of an SUV. I miss my old truck, it treated me well after 117,000 miles, but I don't regret buying my new pickup over the new SUV's one bit. And when the supposed trendy people find a new trend, where will the original buyers of these SUV's/trucks have gone????????? I know I am not the only one to move on.
Jan 24, 2001 (6:51 pm)
There was a recall announced on the 2000 Tahoe/Sub/Yukon/XL. It has to do with a break line that may rub against the frame and puncture. The fix is to put some sort of a clip on it to avoid rubbing.
#477 of 6471 petros22
Jan 24, 2001 (8:45 pm)
funny you mentioned that. It never bothered me if you or anyone else posted a link to CW's site as it reflected that person's opinion that the site was worth posting the link. What did bother me was the bad mouthing of edmunds and the solicitation to click on a link. BTW, is there a hide feature here or is it hidden? The lights are for '99 and up GM full size. When I look at the rear lights on a '98 and on a '00, they appear to be the same design with only the colors being different as the older years didn't have the yellow. Wouldn't put it past GM to keep them the same to save money on the manufacturing by keeping the same molds.
Where I live there are only 3 chevy dealers who can provide me with warranty service. I had called all three to ask whether a supercharger would void my factory warranty. I got an absolute yes from all three. Reasoning given to me was engine and drivetrain wasn't designed for the HP increase and failure in these two particular areas would not be covered under warranty while everything else would. So I investigated a little more considering the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. What I found out was that there are GM dealers that would warranty the engine and drivetrain if they sold and installed the supercharger. So far, I've postponed the decision.
Magnacharger has introduced one for the 5.3, along with Vortech, Whipple, Powerdyne, and Stillen. Not sure on Paxton or Kenny Bell. Yes, I've heard iffy things about the Whipple but have no experience so couldn't comment.
I wish I could post pics but I didn't get to take any as the truck had to go into the shop before I could take any. Here's a different picture of work in progress of a member at GMextreme.com.
#478 of 6471 Platinum plugs
Jan 25, 2001 (12:24 pm)
For those of you who develope a rough idle due to platinum plugs, I would urge you to change them as soon as possible. I had installed Bosch Platinum Plugs in a Chevy Van that I had a number of years ago. After approx 10 to 15 thousand miles the van started to idle and run very rough. The dealership installed "regular" plugs and everything was fine. During this time, the "platinum plug" technology was fairly new. I was told that if the tips actually fall off the platinum plugs, it COULD cause some very serious damage to the engine. I now have a 99 GMC Suburban that came with platinum plugs and immediately changed them to "regular" plugs. I figured that the "platinum plug technology" would be greatly improved by now, espcially considering they come installed from the factory, but apparently not.
Jan 25, 2001 (4:22 pm)
Interesting comment. And to think that I switched from the factory "regular" plugs to platinum plugs cause of the perceived longevity on my previous vehicles. DUH!
Jan 25, 2001 (4:36 pm)
TOOK DELIVERY ON 2001 YUKON 2WD, 5.3, 3.43 ON NOV 27, 2000
WE HAVE 1000 MILES ON YUKON NOW WITH NO PROBLEMS.
GAS MILEAGE IS 13 IN TOWN (SHORT TRIPS) AND 19.25 ON THE ONE
HIGHWAY TRIP (60 TO 75 MI PER HR)
MY WIFE AND I REALLY LOVE THE TRUCK. GREAT RIDE, LOTS OF ROOM,
AND LOTS OF POWER.
THE ONLY NEGITAVES ARE THE NARROW RUNNING BOARDS. REALLY HAVE
TO BE CAREFUL GETTING OUT OF TRUCK IF YOU USE THE BOARDS
#481 of 6471 Factory / Dealer issues
Jan 25, 2001 (8:21 pm)
Purchased a 2000 tahoe off the lot at Brooks Chevrolet in Seattle last April. Has vibration (bubble like sound)around the firewall when going over minor bumps. Took it in 3 times for same problem. Dealer doesn't know what it is and put it into their TAG BB (Technical Assistance Group) to see if anyone else (nationally) has this issue. At first they thought it was the shocks (replaced front ones), now they say it could fuel filter? Anyone else had this problem?
Also, dealer quality with repairs to fit & finish issues has been terrible - seat play fixed but tore the leather and the arm rest fell off! Dash was pulled out to find noise but re-installed hastly. Like the truck but the dealer quality in service is making me begin to regret the purchase... Any recommendations?
#482 of 6471 brendagerard
Jan 25, 2001 (9:33 pm)
Please see post #366 for solution to the bubble like sound. And from what you've posted, you may want to go to another dealer.
Jan 26, 2001 (7:34 am)
Where can I purchase those altezza lights? Are there any front white-out lights to match?