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#5137 of 6471 Re: just for the record [dardson1]
Mar 28, 2005 (9:34 am)
Now sure how this amounts to a hill of beans. My wifes GX470 was far more expensive than my Tahoe out the door, regardless of MSRP or list. It's pretty much fair game that most any domestic is drastically overpriced on the sticker because of the incentive games that have been going on for several years now. It's a little trick that many folks haven't caught onto yet. My Tahoe stickered at $39K and I bought it for $31k, back in 2002. The same Tahoe now stickers at $44k (still missing a few small features) and can be bought for $34k. Do the math, they're still more expensive than ever.
Either way, even at $40 out the door which many of these vehicles end up costing, it's generally a crowd a Chevy dealer is not designed to handle. Sort of like the VW dealers selling those $80k Phaetons. Nobody wants to drop $80k at a VW dealer and get stuck with Golf service.
FWIW, it's worth searching around to find a good chevy/gm dealer. It took me a couple trys as well, but this last one has been great and worth the drive. They even wash the car every time like the Lexus dealer, so my wife doesn't have anything to brag about anymore. I like my Tahoe better than the GX, so there's not really any comparison.
#5138 of 6471 dependability
Mar 28, 2005 (5:59 pm)
I have an '01 Tahoe, coming up on 165,000 miles and never had a problem. Took it in for the 35,000 mile checkup at 135,000 and they did the routine maintenance and said nothing else was needed. I'm forever a Tahoe fan.
#5139 of 6471 Easy Exit Seat
Mar 30, 2005 (2:57 pm)
I have an '04 Tahoe Z71. It has about 12000 miles on it and the driver's easy exit feature does not work properly. At one time it was working in reverse and shoving me into the dash and other times it does not to retract, other than clicking a few times. It has been worked on 3 times already by changing certain parts. Chevy told me that they new of this problem in '03's and '04's but they could not fix it right now (software problem) so just turn the feature off. Anyone else with this problem or know of a fix?
#5140 of 6471 Dependability, continued
Apr 04, 2005 (6:07 pm)
I have a 2000 Yukon, 5.3L, 2WD that I purchased brand new in April 2000. It has been an awesome truck; it has nearly 100K miles now, and it's been 100% reliable and trouble-free. A few minor issues; but absolutely nothing major. (I have an exhaust rattle that has been bugging me for a few months that I can't figure out).
The comments on the dealers are valid. I absolutely can't stand the two GMC service departments that are here locally. They are crooks in my humble opinion; and I only use them as an absolute last resort. I have had very good luck with my local independant mechanic.
I drive my Yukon very gently, I take excellent care of it (wash & wax once a week, change oil every 4,000 to 5,000 miles). It still looks and runs like it's new. I get about 18mpg overall. I went to my mechanic last fall to replace the brakes when it had 85K miles, and he couldn't believe his eyes. My front and rear pad still have about 80%+ of the pad left! I now have 100K miles with the original pads!
#5141 of 6471 Re: steering issue [fish8]
Apr 05, 2005 (12:13 pm)
What did your steering problem feel like. I'm feeling something in the steering at slow speeds and wonder if I have the same problem. I have a 03 Z71 Tahoe with 46,000 miles. I also think my gas mileage gets worse when I'm noticing the problem, which is intermitent.
#5142 of 6471 Service Engine Light
Apr 05, 2005 (6:39 pm)
Last week my 03 yukon SLT(50,000 miles) had a dead battery after sitting for 2 days. I jumped it and it started right away. Upon coming up to stoplights the truck wanted to stall. I could see that the battery was dying when I came to intersections. I had to keep one foot on the brake while reving the gas to keep it running.
I had the battery changed which helped a bit. Then the engine light came on (solid light) denoting an emissions problem. That same day, I had a professsional fuel injector cleaning done which completely solved the problem. It runs like a champ.
3 days later, the service engine light is still on denoting an emissions problem. I know I should just take it in and have it looked at, but I was hoping if I solved the problem the engine light would turn off.
Does this engine emissions light have to be turned off manually by hooking it up to a diagnostic system? Is there any chance the light will go off soon if I've tackled the problem?
#5143 of 6471 Re: steering issue [sny]
Apr 06, 2005 (3:35 am)
I actually have an appointment for this Saturday morning for this problem.
It feels like the steering column is a little loose. It does happen at slow speeds. My Wifes tahoe has this problem when turning a speeds less than 20mph. This will be the 4th time I've had to take it in to get it looked at. The first 2 times they lubed the steering shaft and the last time they replaced the shaft. Apparently, this did not help. Current mileage is 53,500.
#5144 of 6471 Re: Service Engine Light [pschommer]
Apr 06, 2005 (4:19 am)
It's hard to say. It's possible the low voltage from the battery gave something a false reading and there wasn't a problem to begin with. It's highly unlikely that a injection cleaning would effect the emissions problem, that system mainly monitors oxygen sensors and dirty fuel injectors wouldn't cause a problem there. Doesn't hurt to clean the fuel system though!
Sometimes these lights will reset, sometimes they won't. I believe Autozone will pull the codes for you at no charge, and reset your light. That will tell you something, but more importantly if the light returns you likely do have an emissions problem. It would not be uncommon to actually have a bad oxygen sensor at this point. Finding which oxygen sensor is bad takes a little more diagnostic work.
#5145 of 6471 Re: Service Engine Light [pschommer]
Apr 06, 2005 (6:26 am)
If you still have the original battery, you are doing better than most. Or, as a service manager told me when my battery shorted a cell at 38 months: "Hell, son, you got two extra months outa that pig".
It is an unfortunate truth that OEM Delco batteries are not that great. Oddly enough, the manufacturing specs on the aftermarket Delco's address the problem, and they are better than the OEM.
#5146 of 6471 Re: Service Engine Light [sebring95]
Apr 06, 2005 (8:44 am)
Thanks for the info.
I'll swing by Autozone, have the codes pulled and post an update with the details.