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#255 of 3150 Re: 07 TAHOE LTZ PURCHASED ONE YESTERDAY
Jan 15, 2006 (6:16 am)
I just purchased one yesterday
I have always been a GM truck fan previously owned
Tahoes,Suburbans,Yukons&Denalis.My favorite was always my Tahoe 2002 Z71. Now purchased the new 2007 Tahoe
I figured what better way to fully try the truck out than to buy it. Yes it does not have that Rugged Good old Tahoe look but it has its own personality. Alot of nice improvements but a few minor things which i agree with others on here i would have liked to see. #1 Yes it would have been nice to have the 3rd row hide in the floor. #2 I would have liked to see the 2nd row fold down slower with a cutoff in case you decided for child safety to disconnect the auto 2nd row. #3 I wished they offered a Locked driver armrest like they used to years ago. #4 The gas tank cap does not lock when you lock the vehicle(NOGOOD). I live in Jersey and the night i finally got out of there after all the paperwork We had a Hail & snow storm so i got to try out the Auto 4x4. Handles just as good & if not a little better than my old 2003 Yukon Denali Allwheeldrive. Yes there are some minor issues GM will probably work out by 08 model but overall its a fantastic truck with alot of bells&whistles. right before this i drove a 2005 ford excursion for a few days and then a ford expedition. Let me tell you there is nothing out there in this class SUV that drives or handles like a GM SUV no matter if fords seats go in the floor or not. Ford has alot of handling issues and so does Chrysler.
I would like to see some of those minor improvements on the new 07 tahoes but OverALL i still would not trust my Kids Safety in any other trucks than GMs Suvs. I have seen accidents with both type trucks and have driven All. You cant compare Apples with Oranges. I trust GM & thier research way better than Ford or other rice burner companies.
My wife drives a 2004 Range Rover. I have been trying for years to convince her the newer RR are pieces of Sh!! for the money!nothing like the old fashioned Ranges. Now while seeing and driving my newer 07 Tahoe i beleieve she has seen the light of what is quality and how much you can actualy get for your money. She is now thinking of trading in her Range rover for a New chevy Tahoe 07. Unbelievanble. Cant wait till more new ones hit the road and are seen. GM will finally put Ford & many others in thier Place.
#256 of 3150 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 Mileage [plsmrvll]
Jan 15, 2006 (6:23 pm)
I've been trading for 30+ years and more often than I'm proud to say, but the first year of any car (no matter who makes it) is usually worth avoiding. I certainly hope Chevy has this one nailed, and it's possible since they didn't try to reinvent the wheel. That's why I bought an '06. Let someone else do the real-world testing.
#257 of 3150 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 Mileage [dardson1]
Jan 17, 2006 (7:42 am)
I agree with that point
Letting somone else try out the new model
But i just couldnt wait since its such a nice vehicle and new kid on the block.
The 06 and prior yrs are still excellent trucks
and we still own 2 in the family.
Good luck with your 06. I read that next years model 08 is supposed to be part Hybrid.
#258 of 3150 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 Mileage [dardson1]
Jan 17, 2006 (8:46 am)
Back in the good ole days, what you are saying about quality and waiting a year or so was probably true. Times have changed. It is now very common for the new models to come "out of the gates" with quality that surpasses the models thay are replacing. This is true for domestics and imports. Manufacturing processes are getting better and these improvements are frequently implemented at the time of a model changeover. Then, there are the performance and feature advances etc that you give up by waiting... Now that they have dropped the prices, your best bet would clearly be an '07.
#259 of 3150 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 Mileage [06lly]
Jan 17, 2006 (9:25 am)
I agree with you on a lot of vehicles, as I've owned several first-year models in the last few years without issues. But I'd be very skeptical of one that was rushed to market like the '07 Tahoe. Just over a year ago it was scheduled for Summer '06. With sales tanking, they rushed the suppliers and told them they were pushing up to January '06. They have also tried to push ahead the truck release, but have only been able to skim a couple months.
#260 of 3150 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 Mileage [06lly]
Jan 17, 2006 (9:30 am)
I used to sing the same song...Take a look at all of the major product launches the "big three" have had over the past three years. Not even close to "trouble free".
Don't forget, Lutz pushed this launch up six months to get these things on the market. I am not preaching doom and gloom, but it would be no surprise if there was a recall or two on the first run of these units.
#261 of 3150 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 Mileage [tyresmoker]
Jan 17, 2006 (10:36 am)
The 2007 Tahoe may be "all new" but especially when it comes to these full-sized trucks not a whole lot of the core mechanical technology really is "all new". The Tahoe seems to be more evolutionary than revolutionary. I would expect a lot of the individual components to be very similar in design to those used on the previous generation trucks, for better or for worse. It seems like the package has changed more than the truck itself.
As far as expecting big changes for 2008 it won't happen. GM may substitute a redesigned part here and there if it proves problematic but that's about all, the features won't change so quickly.
#262 of 3150 Re: 2006 vs. 2007 Mileage [mlm4]
Jan 17, 2006 (3:36 pm)
I use my Yukon for pulling my boat, going to my ranch, hopping curbs, and even off-roading on occasion. I go on a camping trip in the mountains in New Mexico every year, and load the Yukon up with gear drive through some nasty stuff in 4-Low. I also use it to drive clients around almost every day.
I like the clean interior of the new Tahoe/Yukon but I am pretty worried about the utilitarian issues (especially off-road and curbs)that it may have.
The front bumper looks as if it would crack in half if you tried to hop a curb, there is no ground clearence. It does not look like it could handle the camping trip either! Also, on occasion I back into the boat trailer with my rear bumper and everything is ok. It looks like the rear bumper on this thing would get trashed if that happened!
I have been a GM truck fan for a very long time and I have been planning on buying an 07' under the assumption it would have many of the same qualities of the previous generation. Now that I have seen it I am keeping my fingers crossed the upcoming Z-71 saves me.
All of this is leading up to my point, GM I still use my sport utility for more than picking up the kids from soccer practice, so to preserve customers like myself please give the Z-71 a little ground clearence and some off-road ba**s.
#263 of 3150 Lets Move It Upscale to Make Up for the Lower Volume
Jan 18, 2006 (5:50 pm)
I think GM should move the Tahoe/Yukon/Slade/Denali platform upscale with more and more content to get better margins to make up for the guaranteed lower volumes in the large SUV category. They should have more options, maybe offerring the Duramax in the 1500 model, lots more real leather, heated windshields, etc. etc. They might sell more of these in the blue states if they had more upscale content.
#264 of 3150 Re: Lets Move It Upscale to Make Up for the Lower Volume [blckislandguy]
Jan 18, 2006 (6:54 pm)
I disagree! Respectfully, of course!