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Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, SUV
#492 of 3150 Re: 20 inch rims
Feb 23, 2006 (9:22 am)
Before I bought my 2005 Yukon SLT (traded in a 2001 Tahoe LT) I took home a 2005 Denali XL with 20's for a day. I definately felt the difference in the ride quality, and I ended up gettng the Standard Yukon SLT with 17's. SO I'm defnatley concerned about the ride quality in the NYC/NJ area and its horrible roads
I like what you are saying about the $1,500 coupon and getting high value on your trade in makes my mouth water. I stopped at a Chevy Dealer this weekend and sat in a new Tahoe and was very imopressed with the interior. My wife is gonna kill me!! (and this is her daily driver!) I like a lot of the improvement and can't wait to drive one. I wonder how long before the 6 speed is offered across the board!
#493 of 3150 Is '07 with E85 a "Clean Fuel" vehicle?
Feb 23, 2006 (9:40 am)
Quick question: Does the '07 Tahoe with it's E85 capability qualify as a "Clean Fuel" vehicle on federal taxes?
#494 of 3150 Re: Is '07 with E85 a "Clean Fuel" vehicle? [narg]
Feb 23, 2006 (9:52 am)
No. Unless GM gets them certified, but they've never done so in the past. You have to prove there is additional cost over a non-E85 motor and I'm not sure there's really any extra cost. The only vehicles pre-approved are the hybrids. If you spent money to transform your vehicle to run E85, then you could take the credit for the retrofit costs.
#495 of 3150 Re: 1k on 2007 Tahoe [ahightower]
Feb 23, 2006 (11:42 am)
Stock 17" Goodyear HP Tires. I am not really a wheel guy, but they had the same vehicle I purchased with 20" $4400 GM aftermarket accessory wheels on it. I test drove that vehicle first, it felt similar to the way my Tahoe rides and handles except it you can feel the bumps a little bit more. Not enough to make a huge difference, but you could feel it.
#496 of 3150 Re: $1500 coupon [pierceman]
Feb 23, 2006 (11:52 am)
To tell you how much I liked the 2007 Tahoe I bought, that $1500 off coupon was good on any GM SUV 2005,2006 or 2007. I could have bought a new 2005 Tahoe, Maxed out Z71 4x4, Nav system and the works for the same price after GM rebates and discounts that I payed for the 2007 LT2 Model. After the test drive, the 2007 was the hands down winner. Interior Leather is much improved and interior in general makes you feel like you are driving a Cadillac, but at Chevy prices.
#497 of 3150 Re: 1k on 2007 Tahoe [ahightower]
Feb 23, 2006 (7:50 pm)
We have 22's on our 07 LT3 and the we can barely tell the difference from the stock 17's, rides very well, only problem with the 20's and 22 aftermarket rims is they will rub on the left front tire. Working with some tire guys now to figure it out, isn't that big of a deal. We also got the 1500 loyalty coupon and used that. We have about 1000 miles on ours and are loving it! Thinking we will keep this one a long time, or until the next redesign
#498 of 3150 Re: 1k on 2007 Tahoe [slightbo]
Feb 24, 2006 (5:15 am)
As someone interested in one of the 2007 GM SUVs (Avalanche, when it gets here, instead of the Tahoe, but close enough..), how are you folks getting the 1500 loyalty coupon? I've bought 4 GM vehicles starting with a 2003 Trailblazer and ending up with my wife's 2005 Terraza (no comments, please. It's working great for our purposes, and she especially loves it). The last two from the same dealership. And since I definitely want to order my Av the way I want it equipped (not to mention avoiding the common local custom whereby the dealership owner uses the nicest of the new SUVs as his personal "demo" vehicle..), I'd like to make the most of my money when I go to trade my 2004 Silverado in.
Tips, hints, forum pointers? (<--mostly talking about the 1500 loyalty thing) Edit: Forgot to add why I posted this in the Tahoe topic. I saw the Avalanche on the InsideLine Chicago auto show section, and realized that the front 1/2 is basically identical to the Tahoe, and the rear lower half is pretty much Suburban (including suspension setups). Wanting to get a better idea of what it was going to be like on lots but not wanting to wait for them to actually hit the lots first, and wanting to see the various '07 colors and interiors, I checked out my local dealers and saw vehicles ranging from an SLT trimmed Yukon and a Tahoe LTZ to a variety of Tahoe LTs. Both of the upper trim vehicles were fully loaded, including backup cams, nav, DVD, sunroofs, etc. And both were white with the gray colored interiors. After getting a good look inside and playing with some of the features I found I would actually consider ordering a Tahoe. The only reason I don't is that I occasionally need to haul something, but I found out how uncomfortable I become sticking rough materials in the interior of my finely finished machines back with my Trailblazer (which is when I traded it for my truck). The Silverado, while great, is a bit long, especially considering that I don't tow or haul nearly as often as I just tote family from place to place or simply drive it to and from work. It doesn't hurt that the new vehicles are much nicer than the last generation all around, either. So it's Avalanche for me now.
#499 of 3150 Re: 1k on 2007 Tahoe [jerrywimer]
Feb 24, 2006 (10:13 am)
I purchased a 2004 GMC Envoy and received the loyalty coupon for Chevy only probably back in December, it was included in a large mailer for the new Tahoe that I received unsolicitated, but of course didn't mind!
#500 of 3150 Re: Is '07 with E85 a "Clean Fuel" vehicle? [sebring95]
Feb 25, 2006 (8:46 am)
Thanks sebring95, but I found the answer.
The U.S. federal tax code defines "clean-fuel" vehicles as motor vehicles designed to be propelled by one of the following fuels:
* Natural gas
* Liquified natural gas (LNG)
* Liquified petroleum gas (LPG)
* Electricity (e.g., some gasoline/electric hybrids)
* Any other fuel that is at least 85% alcohol or ether (e.g., E85)
It appears that the Tahoe DOES qualify as a clean fuel vehicle. I was thinking like you originally, but the tax forms this year did have a seperation on hybrids, which prompted me to research it. In that web page you'll find that any "E85" vehicle does qualify for the $2000 tax benifit. But that is only up till the end of 2005. We'll have to wait and see if it is true in 2006 also.
Then there's the other issue of actually finding E85 fuel. In my town some rural areas 100 miles out have it, but I've yet to see it for sale in town. Oh well.
#501 of 3150 Re: Is '07 with E85 a "Clean Fuel" vehicle? [narg]
Feb 25, 2006 (9:55 am)
I'm not sure you read the pages close enough.
The deduction is equal to the cost of the vehicle's engine, the equipment used to store or deliver the fuel, and the equipment used to exhaust combusted gases, up to a maximum of $2,000 for vehicles places in service by the end of 2005.
The IRS site explains this slightly better: IRS
For vehicles that may be propelled by both a clean-burning fuel and any other fuel, your deduction is generally the additional cost of permitting the use of the clean-burning fuel.
How much does GM charge you for their flex-fuel engine? The answer has always been...nothing.
How many 2007 Tahoes were sold in '05? None.
From what I've read of the law effective after 12/31/05, E85 flex-fuel vehicles won't even be considered an "alternative fuel vehicle" because they can operate on gasoline. Of course, that requires reading through the 139 page document found here House technical review
And no I don't sit around reading this stuff for the forums benefit. This is apart of my profession, so to speak.