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#790 of 6471 I Agree with Coffee3
Mar 12, 2001 (8:44 am)
My Tahoe was my first American made car and I won't buy another. Granted we are at 100,000 miles, but we've already had one fuel pump, 3 compressors, 3 alternators, one master cylinder, 2 water pumps and a myriad of other repairs since we bought the car new in 1996. All maintenance and repairs have been done on schedule and at certified Chevy dealers. Since being paid off a few months ago we've shelled out $1,300 for various brake work and the problem is still not fixed. The brakes seem to be in constant need of some repair and have never really worked right. (Now the ABS light is coming on and when it does, the fan goes off.) This isn't to mention the shoddy interior that has cracked and literally fallen off since about 50,000 miles ago. GM basically blew me off when I tried to talk to them about the $7K plus in repairs and said "you should have bought an extended warranty." That tells me they make their cars to last the warranty period and that is it. I'd like to think that my car is just fluke.... but it's hard. I just caution all potential buyers to do their homework. No car is perfect, but when you spend this much for a vehicle and it literally starts falling apart at 50,000 miles - that doesn't speak well for the product.
Mar 12, 2001 (8:54 am)
I've had similar, though not as severe, problems with my 2000 that I bought in May. Occassionally, I'll get a seeming total loss of braking but it only lasts for about a second or two tops. Also, I've had times where the tranny feels like its shaking the whole truck. Let me know if you find out anything interesting. As for me, the dealer, who has generally been pretty good, checked it over and found nothing.
#792 of 6471 Gas Mileage
Mar 12, 2001 (11:17 am)
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and own a 2001 MC Yukon, 5.3L V8. I have about 5,300 miles on the vehicle and the mileage on this vehicle has not improved yet. In 2 wheel drive I am getting 11.5 mpg in the city and on the highway I am getting 13-13.5 mpg. I wanted to post this message to see what kind of gas mileage other Yukon owners are seeing. Any information on this would be appreciated.
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#793 of 6471 2000 Yukon Rattles
Mar 12, 2001 (12:32 pm)
I have two rattles in my 2000 Denali, which 5 trips to the dealer have not cured. I was wondering if anyone else had similar experience and a clue to possible solutions. The first rattle is in the front passengers window area, and sounds like the glass is flexing. Turning a corner or hitting a bump will cause this "chucking" sound in the glass. On less than smooth secondary roads, the noise is continuous. Dealer has adjusted everything associated with the window with no success. The second rattle is a true rattle - somewhere in the very back of the interior - either in the barn doors or right side - which manifests itself when the car is cold, and last about 10 minutes. Any clues would be much appreciated.
Mar 12, 2001 (12:50 pm)
I have a 2001 DXL (therefore can't provide much help on the post regarding the 2000 Denali rattles since it is an entirely different vehicle). I am getting 12.5 mpg with the 6.0L and AWD on the trip computer. I am hopeful that the fuel economy will improve as the engine breaks in.
Mar 12, 2001 (5:54 pm)
With the stock rims and tires on my 2000 Tahoe, I got anywhere from 12-19 mpg, depending on where I was driving. I tend to do alot of freeway driving, but when I would do alot of in town driving, my mileage was right around 13-15, so yours seems a little low relative to what I was getting. I put bigger rims and tires and lost about 1-2 mpg. Hope that helps.
#796 of 6471 Gas Mileage
Mar 12, 2001 (6:32 pm)
I have a 2000 Yukon with the 5.3L motor and about 12,000 miles. Best gas mileage has been 16.8 mpg with an average of about 12.5 mpg. Any around town stuff and the mileage drops accordingly.
Mar 12, 2001 (7:08 pm)
yes, I have a 2000 GMC ext cab, and I have the same little clicking rattle coming from around the top drivers door hinge area. Touch the brake and you get a click, turn, and get a click. On a smooth road, nothing, bumpy road, you get dozens.
Note: I put oil on the adjuster rod pivot that turns the interior lights on and off,(it is located below the top hinge) and the door clicked like crazy. I believe it has something to do with that rod. I am going to put a big rubber band around it and the door hinge and see it tension stops the noise. Please, it you fix yours, reply back.
Mar 12, 2001 (7:33 pm)
My 2000 Yukon 5.3L 2WD 3.42 rear axle has about 24,000 miles on it now. After about 3,000 miles the gas mileage has averaged about 17.5 MPG. Worst mileage has been about 15.5 MPG with a lot of city driving, best mileage was 22 MPG with all highway driving in Colorado with the A/C off.
Mar 13, 2001 (5:40 am)
I have a 2000 Yukon, 5.3L, 4WD with about 16000 miles. So far, worst fuel economy was about 13.5 mpg when driving through the snow country in Vermont mostly in 4WD. Best mileage has been 18.8 mpg going all highway, no A/C, in 2WD. Average over the whole 16000 miles has been about 16.9 with at least 65% city driving. My gas mileage was not affected by the cold temps.