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Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, SUV
Jan 19, 2006 (3:43 pm)
I made the mistake of letting my wife drive the 07 Tahoe. She REALLY likes it and pretty much wants one soon. She has a 2000 Tahoe, 4x4, Leather, etc., etc. that we paid 34,000 for in 2000. I was really suprised on what they are wanting for these 2WD LT2 and 3.
I read in Forbes that they are not selling as many as Chevy expected so I am hoping for some rebates etc. in the near future.
Anyone want to tell what they have paid thus far? I was quoted 38K for an LT3 2WD which is the best price I have found.
#268 of 3150 Re: Price... [singletary]
Jan 19, 2006 (5:44 pm)
Today, I drove an LT3 4x2. Sticker - $41K. Dealer said he would sell to me for invoice, $37.7K or GMID price which was about the same. You can get GMID certificate from GM employees. There were many posting about this on the H3 forum. Also, if you have a GM mastercard with GM earnings on it, GM is upping your earnings to $2,000 and this $2,000 can be used on most 2005 and 2006 vehicles and on the new 2007 SUVs. The $2,000 in GM Card earnings comes from GM so that comes off after you make your best deal.
Personally, I liked the new Tahoe a lot. But, there's a 99.9% chance I will not purchase one due to the rearward visibility on the driver's side. There's a big blind spot and I don't trust mirrors.
Also, I didn't think I would like the LTZ due to the 20" rims. I thought they would be too flashy. However, I saw an LTZ on the dealer's lot and I didn't mind the 20" rims. They aren't real flashy. I like the LTZ due to the rear suspension with automatic air leveling. That feature is standard on the LTZ and not available on the other models.
Forgot to mention...the vehicle I drove made a whistling sound. I could clearly hear it from where I was seated in the driver's seat and the salesman could hear it as well from the passenger seat. I thought it was a window seal but he thought the whistling might be coming from the roof rails. At any rate, there shouldn't be a whistle-period.
Also, I agree with any earlier poster that the third seat is a waste and I would not have it. (It's standard on the LTZ). I realize that it folds but to me it's still a waste. If I want to be able to carry 8 people, I'll buy a Suburban!! If I have a Tahoe, I want room in the back to carry luggage, groceries, etc.
#269 of 3150 Re: Chevrolet Tahoe Full Test [gmfan]
Jan 19, 2006 (6:13 pm)
I compare it to a Tahoe because is seats 8, is AWD, and is not a minivan. I WANT a Tahoe but don't think I NEED a Tahoe. I will never tow anything, nor go 4X4ing. The Pilot gets better gas mileage, the third row seats fold down, and it is around 8K less. Oh, and people in this forum may not want to hear it-- but it is a Honda and that speaks volumes.
#270 of 3150 Re: Chevrolet Tahoe Full Test [mjansen1]
Jan 19, 2006 (11:18 pm)
Plenty of Honda forums available to bash the new GM SUVs.
#271 of 3150 Re: Chevrolet Tahoe Full Test [mjansen1]
Jan 20, 2006 (3:01 pm)
honda dosen't speak sh!t to me. it is a honda and thats why i would not buy a pilot, all because of the name tag. the reason so many hard working Americans are losing their jobs at GM and Ford is because of people who buy foreign cars.
#272 of 3150 Re: Chevrolet Tahoe Full Test [fandbpest]
Jan 20, 2006 (6:09 pm)
I'm sorry if I offended anyone; that was not my intention. I was merely stating that the known reliability of Honda is something I am definitely considering when purchasing my next vehicle.
I own a 1978 Cheyenne 3/4 ton Camper Special with only 96K miles and I will never part with it.
I am of course, also posting messages on the Pilot website touting the great, new 2007 Tahoe. Pilot owners have been quite helpful by sharing information about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a Pilot.
Again, I apologize if people think I am bashing Tahoes or don't support my country. I am simply doing some research.
#273 of 3150 Re: Chevrolet Tahoe Full Test [mjansen1]
Jan 20, 2006 (8:37 pm)
Yeah dudes, be cool. I don't think he was "flaming" GM here, just looking for some advice.
#274 of 3150 Re: Chevrolet Tahoe Full Test [fandbpest]
Jan 20, 2006 (11:38 pm)
Did you also know that honda has plants in the US?
"Toyotas, Hondas, Subarus, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hyundais, and others -- more than 40 models of foreign cars, minivans, SUVS, and pickup trucks -- are rolling off assembly lines at 15 plants in the United States...(MPH Magazine)"
So they do bring a ton of jobs to the market, meaning the bashing of these cars doesn't do anything. If they bring a better product then buy it, if they don't, don't by them. All the pro american stuff is just nonsense. We live in a global ecomany and to be truthful, lots of the american automakers are leaving the US in search of cheap labor in mexico, china, and other places. Maybe you should boycot them for taking american jobs do to outsourcing. So while foreign companies are building more plants, american ones are moving to other places. lets just look at cars on their merit and not on their companies.
#275 of 3150 Re: Chevrolet Tahoe Full Test [maximus_gti]
Jan 21, 2006 (6:52 am)
I think the argument is a little more involved than that. But there is a whole forum on the topic of domestic vs. foreign and what it means to "buy American". Let's just talk about the new Tahoe in here, mmmmkay?
#276 of 3150 Re: What a disappointment...sigh.... [tourguide]
Jan 21, 2006 (9:42 pm)
Just received the info on the new 2007 Yukon and was extremely disappointed, not only is it very ugly (front and rear are covered with tupperware bumpers that wrap around the corners) but gets less MPG than our 2002. Our 2002 with 5.3 gets 17+ in town and over 21 on the highway. Why would I want to buy the 2007 that is advertised to get 15 in town and 21 on the highway with its have baked v8 four cylinder engine.
If I want a 4 cylinder I will buy one of those little foreign tin cans.
Seems as if GM can't leave well enough alone. Had a great looking SUV and has destroyed its apperence and engine design for a half way V8.
Will not be one in our future purchase plans. Good buy Tahoe/Yukon.