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Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, SUV
Nov 12, 2006 (4:15 pm)
#2071 of 3150 Re: Reopened! [tidester]
Nov 12, 2006 (5:50 pm)
Glad you guys came to your senses about this forum!! Hopefully the other "old timers" will find their way back!!
#2072 of 3150 Thanks, Tidester!
Nov 12, 2006 (7:57 pm)
That's a great decision...I really enjoy going to one source for all the different issues, features etc. on our mighty machines!
I am amazed every time I drive this truck--having owned a Lexus LX470, I can safely say that this truck blows it away in terms of road-holding, power, and value for money (and looks, but that can be even more subjective ). Looking forward to more posts!
#2073 of 3150 Synthetic oil--should I change to it?
Nov 12, 2006 (8:12 pm)
I just bought an '07 Yukon XL SLT with just over 11 000 miles--the previous owner had been running dino oil, but I'm a big fan of Mobil 1. Any pro's/con's to changing?
I live in Canada, with winters getting quite "frosty"...appreciate any inputs/opinions!
#2074 of 3150 Re: Synthetic oil--should I change to it? [bonzo6]
Nov 12, 2006 (8:48 pm)
I just changed mine to Mobil 1 (5W30) at ~3200 mi. and my mpg for my daily commute increased by 0.5 mpg. Just one tank but has been pretty consistent before. Time will tell. Walmart carries it in five gal jugs now. Saves a lot of time.
Nov 13, 2006 (11:52 am)
Has anyone else had trouble with the new "microfiber" fabric in the 2007 Tahoe? I had an 02 Trailblazer previously, and loved the fabric...very easy to care for. Now, they have changed the fabric in the new model and it "pills" very badly and everything sticks to it! I didn't expect this from a $40,000 vehicle. I wish I'd paid the extra for leather, now. I'd appreciate hearing whether anyone else has this issue.
Nov 13, 2006 (11:54 am)
Me again...Another problem I've had with my '07 Tahoe is what they've been calling a "body creak". I had it only 3 months when it starting creaking badly with every small bump or turn I took. One dealership could definitely hear it, but couldn't figure out how to fix it. My original dealer tried lubricating(?) the rubber door seals, and it helped some, but 3 months later it's back as bad as ever. Again, I paid too much for a vehicle that's not going to be as good as new 6 months down the road! Any advice???
#2077 of 3150 Re: Why are you surprised? [rspencer]
Nov 13, 2006 (3:08 pm)
I agree with everyone disappointed in the MPG claims of GM. I can get the 21mpg on hwy at times (must be ideal, perfect conditions & driving). However, getting 16mpg in town has not been feasible.
Getting poor gas mileage isn't really what bothers me. After all, we did buy a Tahoe which is synonomous with poor gas mileage.
What does get under my skin is the fact that they claim that their Active Fuel Management system drops to 4 cyl when cruising on the highway.. That's what I was told, that's what they advertise, that's what sold me & that's what I expect to see. However, I ONLY see it drop to 4cyl on the decline or when taking my foot off the gas. That's when I'm least concerned about gas mileage. Therefore, it is meaningless to me. WHAT A JOKE.. WE GOT SCREWED by thier fictitious claims.
You can't blame that on old EPA standards. This was purley GM's intention. A marketing ploy. They are smart. They know that all they have to do is sell people on something enough to get them to drive a gas guzzler off the lot so that it's no longer GM's problem. That's what smart SCUM does!!
They know the only way consumers can do something about it is if they were to team up. They also know that the odds of that happening are rediculously low. Therefore they chose to take the risk. They also know that consumers don't want to make a big fuss over it b/c it will slow the sales of these Tahoes & cause aftermarket values to drop quickly. So, we either play along with it and shut up or risk the value of our Tahoes bottoming out.. I would rather shut up and never buy GM again. Toyota & Nissan are soundng pretty good now.
#2078 of 3150 Re: Why are you surprised? [nosbor77]
Nov 13, 2006 (8:18 pm)
nosbor77 sa However, I ONLY see it drop to 4cyl on the decline or when taking my foot off the gas.
I think the concept of the 4/8 engine is good however it seems that after reading posts on this board that the only engines that the system works properly on are the ones with 3.73 or lower geared rear ends. It may be a computer programming problem. If enough of you complain to GM they probably will come up with a fix.
#2079 of 3150 Re: Why are you surprised? [rockman59]
Nov 13, 2006 (9:03 pm)
From what I've heard on this and other forums is that it works best on the 4:10 rear ends. I've got 3:73 and can't get the advertised V4 mode at hiway speeds on level roads.