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Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
#551 of 6469 Seats (escaaladepimp)
Feb 02, 2001 (8:47 am)
I have a 2001 LT Suburban with leather buckets, 12 (or 14 or whatever)way power seats, memory seats, and seat heaters. Let me put it this way: these are the best vehicle seats I have ever sat in. Big, comfortable, infinitely adjustable--sort of like a big lounge chair/recliner in your home. As for the seat heaters, I didn't think I would like them. Wrong. Even in Texas where the days are mild, we use them regularly. They not only heat up quickly and provide a sort of warm all over feeling, they seem to help my occasionally aching back. I will never own another new car without seat heaters. I encourage you to try them at your local Chevy/GMC dealer.
#552 of 6469 Air Leak from under dash
Feb 02, 2001 (9:20 am)
A while back I remember people describing cold air coming from under the dash on the passenger side. My 2001 Yukon has this problem. Did anyone come up with a solution to this problem?
#553 of 6469 hvan3
Feb 02, 2001 (12:08 pm)
As is always the case, when you see something too good to be true, it pays to check.
I called the Ken Grody dealership and spoke with Jim. The trucks you mentioned were NOT "fully loaded SLT's", NOT 4WD, NOT $7-8K back of MSRP. All are "now sold"; funny how it always seems to work out that way. These trucks were actually sold for a few hundred back of invoice...sounds good, except I checked and confirmed that there was a $1000 rebate (regional, national, I'm not sure) on the Yukon for the month of January, so these guys actually made a GREAT profit!
Oh, they have 2 others left that they'll now sell at $400 over. Back to reality.
#554 of 6469 SEATS - Again
Feb 02, 2001 (1:30 pm)
EsacaladePimp - The seat shaped button moves the seat back and forth on the track, the seatback back and forth, the bottom "cushion" up and down, and the bottom cushion front and back up and down. The "Joystick" round button inflates and deflates the lumbar and bolsters. I don't know what the other button is you are talking about. These seats are like a La-Z-Boy behind the wheel. The lumbar is not 4-way, I guess I would call it 2-way. It is either inflated or deflated or somewhere inbetween. I believe the Denali has power headrests which might be the different numbers you are seeing.
As far as seat heaters go, I live in Northern Wisconsin. The average morning winter temperature I would guess to be about 5-10 degrees. If I turn my seat heater on it is warm before I go 1/4 mile. Much faster than my body would warm it up. Incredibly, the seat heaters in my Yukon do not work as fast or as well as the seat heaters in our Jetta. The Jetta heaters are hot almost instantly and have 5 settings. The Yukon only has High and Low. Leave it to the Germans. If you are in a cold climate get the heaters.
Additionally, I will agree, Fords generally have crappy seats. Expedition seats are like sitting on a high-back park bench. However, the seats in the first generation Yamaha-powered SHO were some of, if not the best, seats I ever had. Leather on the sides with "grippy" cloth down the center. Infinite adjustments for bolsters and lumbar. I don't remeber them having a cushion up/down adjustment though. I got rid of the car about 7 years ago so it is difficult to recall.
#555 of 6469 3lakeswi
Feb 02, 2001 (11:12 pm)
I had forgotten the seats in the SHO. They WERE great seats! And, man oh man, was that nice motor...burned a little oil, but it sure did make some kinda wonderful horsepower.
#556 of 6469 Rattle is driving me crazy
Feb 03, 2001 (10:41 am)
My wife has a 2001 Tahoe LT 4x4 with approximately 3000 miles. There is a rattle on the driver's side and the sound seems to originate from somewhere under or in front of the driver's seat. I have checked all visible bolts and the heat shields under the hood and on the undercarriage. I can't find anything that's loose and the rattle is very annoying. Can anyone help? Was the intermediate steering shaft problem purportedly fixed before the 2001's came out? The sound is not a clunk but is distinctly a rattle. Almost like a loose nut or bolt inside one of the frame rails.
#557 of 6469 Denali XL Seats
Feb 03, 2001 (11:20 am)
I picked up my 2001 Denali XL (Garnet Red) last weekend. There are no power headrests. The driver and front passenger seats have power lumbar, power bolsters which narrow the seat near your kidneys for a closer fitting seat back, power lift at the front of the seat for thigh support, power seat up/down, power seat forward and rearward.
There are two memory settings for the driver seat and the front passenger and driver seats have heat in the seat and back. The outward two seatings areas in the second row bench are also heated (the back of these seats are not heated).
I hope this info helps.
#558 of 6469 interesting stuff, eh? but...
Feb 03, 2001 (12:42 pm)
Here's a question.
Looking at the posts, I've seen a few differing descriptions between the Denali and standard Yukon. So, are there ANY differences in the ways that the seats in these vehicles adjust? My guess is that across the board, Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon/Yukon XL/Denalis ALL share the same seat, but...these "full featured" bucket seats are standard on the Denali, while as with the others you must select the LT or SLT option. It's a little depressing that the BMW 740i has 18-way sport seats now, isn't it. Damn luxury car companies...
Is the Denali's interior greatly better, and is the leather drastically better, than with the conventional Yukon? I like the tone-on-tone Nuance leather robbed from Caddy and co., and I imagine it feels and smells better than the Ultrasoft leather on the Yukon. If anyone can provide info here, please do.
Question: OnStar--almost as good as a navigation system, peace of mind, or an add-on that you never use?
Question: once and for all, the legroom on the Denali. We all know that the Tahoe/Yukon has the raised-up horrible 3rd row seat that gives you no place for your feet except your mouth. We also know that the Suburban/Yukon XL has nice 3rd row seats that are close in legroom and comfort to the 2nd row seats (in other words your knees are not raised up in your face). My friend says the dealer told him that the Denali was better designed so that it is the same length as the Yukon, but the 3rd row seats are identical to that of the XL, with all the legroom and space. So, answer me this; how are the rearmost seats on the Denali?? or is the Denali XL the only one with the comfy 3rd row??
#559 of 6469 Yukon 4.8 or 5.3
Feb 03, 2001 (3:13 pm)
I plan to purchase a 2001 Yukon and was wondering about the engines. I do not plan to get a towing package and wonder if the 4.8 is powerful enough to handle the Yukon or do I need the 5.3. I know the gas mileage is slightly better with the 4.8 and the 5.3 is about $6-700 more money. Can anyone help me with this information? Thanks
#560 of 6469 4.8 or 5.3 which one?
Feb 03, 2001 (6:32 pm)
My recommendation as far as engine choice, is the 5.3, simply because you always have to look at resale. some guy may want to tow a trailer or a boat and he will need the extra power. I own a '97Tahoe with a 5.7 and this thing will tow just about anything within reason