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#6072 of 6471 Re: Engine/ABS light 2003 tahoe [rspencer]
Oct 15, 2006 (9:31 am)
Sorry if you don't think the person who said he get's or got 18 mpg is telling you the truth. I have, and know for a fact that the 2004 Tahoe Z71 can. At least at certain speeds. I took my 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71 for a weekend drive on the Hwy. I set the cruise control at 60mph. I drove approixmately 175.5 miles down Hwy 15 in Southern Calif. I used 9.8 gallons which equaled 17.9 mpg. I don't normally drive 60mph and so my average is not 17.9 mpg. I wish it was, as it is my average mpg for the last 12,101.9 miles is only 13.7521. You see I've kept a records of my mpg, miles driven, amount spent, hours, etc. since I've purchased the Tahoe in Jan 2006. So my average also includes vacation's, towing my trailer, four wheeling, etc. If you've towed a trailer or anything with your Tahoe you know the mpg really sucks. Four wheeling or any off road activity also depletes the gas mileage. But normal Hwy driving from 60 to 65 mph the Tahoe gets pretty good mpg. That is of course if the traffic doesn't make you hit your brakes, the winds not blowing and there's not to many inclines. I've tried just about everything I can think of without spending a lot of money to get better gas mileage. Basically it just depends on the way you drive. Easy take offs from stops, staying at or below the speed limit, keeping your vehicle tuned up with regular oil changes and correct tire pressure. At 45 mph my Tahoe average 25 mpg. But who drives 45 mph for any length of time. And this is only in the city which I live. Then the stops really take a way from the 25 mpg and brings it down quit a bit. If the roads were perfect, and there where no stops and we could all drive a little bit slower then we could all save money on gas. But we know that's not going to happen. At least I know the Tahoe can get 17-18 mpg on the Hwy if I want it to. I hope that this will let you understand a little better.
#6073 of 6471 Re: Engine/ABS light 2003 tahoe [johnny4016]
Oct 15, 2006 (2:48 pm)
You may get 17-18 mpg if you're driving 60-65 on the HIGHWAY. If you take notice, the post we're responding to is from the guy that says he gets 17-18mpg CITY. At least I know that I can read a post and understand what it is saying "a little better"
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Oct 15, 2006 (10:15 pm)
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#6075 of 6471 torsion or leveling?
Oct 23, 2006 (6:20 pm)
i have a 98 2 door tahoe that i wanna sqeeze 33`s into for right now unil i have enough money to buy my big lift n tires which idea would be smarter crank up the trsion bars or get a leveling kit?
#6076 of 6471 Re: Before you squawk about rights [jlflemmons]
Oct 23, 2006 (7:17 pm)
I don't know how else to get in touch with you. I am very disappointed that you closed the 07 Tahoe site. I don't want to hear about an 03 Tahoe air conditioning noise, or people who've bought used Tahoes. There was a specific reason for the 07 thread. I can't believe you were bullied by two people arguing (rather childishly, I might add). Where can I hear about 07 specific issues, like where to get floormats or other issues we 07 Tahoe owners are concerned with. I've searched other threads, but none were as informative.
Oct 24, 2006 (9:18 pm)
Please go to the group top level and create a discussion that fits your comments/questions or post in an existing discussion.
Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
Nov 12, 2006 (3:15 pm)
Nov 13, 2006 (7:22 am)
Just got an '05 Z-71 w/navigation. Great vehicle but i have a question. The doors lock either at speed or when you shift out of park.....anyway to disable this and lock the doors when/where you want to?
couldn't find anything in the manual that says you can disable it....you can only choose at speed or when you engage the t'mission.
#6081 of 6471 Re: Automatic Door locks [stationkeeper]
Nov 13, 2006 (1:14 pm)
Yes, on your steering wheel push the button that looks like an arrow. Read through the info on the odometer and keep pushing the arrow until you come up to the automatic Door Lock. You can set it to lock only when the key is put in, have it on a delay for different amount of seconds, or have the doors lock only when out of park. There are many different features that you can set in this area and all the other areas as well. Once you get to the area you want to set, push the button above the arrow to read the different settings. When you find the setting you like, then push the arrow button. I suggest you read through them all and set everything the way you would like them. Good Luck.