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GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon XL, SUV
#1 of 23 How long can they last???
Apr 16, 2007 (3:58 pm)
Just wondering if anyone has any Yukons out there with high miles that are still going strong.
#2 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [mtngrl05]
Apr 22, 2007 (8:16 am)
I have a 2000 Yukon Denali (the last year that Denalis were made with a true 4WD like the Yukon) that I purchased in 1999 and it has 185,000 miles, still going strong.
My total service costs over those 8 years has been about $4000. Sure there are times where several things go wrong at once but then I might have a year without a repair bill.
I am looking to replace it now; I have a 40-mile commute to work and I am the revenue producer at my office, so I can't afford to break down on the way to work.
This vehicle used to occasionally tow a heavy camper. I also have to admit it is driven pretty hard, not conservatively, so I am thrilled with it. We use the 4WD in the winter or in wet conditions. Now that it has more miles, it might use a quart of oil between the oil changes (which I get every 5000 miles). Still no tranny leaks, no 4WD problems.
#3 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [kimdvm1]
Apr 22, 2007 (3:12 pm)
Thanks for the reply. My 2002 has 118000 on it. It rides so nice though and looks pretty new. I want to get the Denali eventually, but I do not like the new Denali style (I think they changed it this year?), so I will def get one a few years old.
#4 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [mtngrl05]
Apr 30, 2007 (2:39 pm)
I have a 1999 Yukon and I have cranked the torion bars and put some good tires on it and I wheel the livin hell out of it, it has 160,000 miles and runs great! I have had to spend like 1500.00 on maintenance but it was just standard stuff like fuel pump etc. you get that with any vehicle. I do want to buy a newer one though, but just cause I want a newer one.
#5 of 23 99 Yukon
Jul 25, 2007 (2:36 pm)
Has anyone out there heard of a recall from GMC on the fuel pumps? Mine just went out and the parts attendant told me that GMC had done a recall on the fuel pumps, but I never received any kind of notice.
#6 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [mtngrl05]
Sep 09, 2007 (8:19 pm)
I have a 2001 denali with just over 100,000 miles. The problems I've had were minor in comparison to newer models.
I had the steering box replaced because it was making a whining noise and an emission part not sure what it was but it has been a great car for us. We will probably keep it for a couple more years.
#7 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [mtngrl05]
Sep 16, 2007 (4:36 pm)
I have a 1995 2 door. Most mechanics say that can't believe how great of shape it's in. I don't have near the mileage of the others on here, only 130, 000 +. I have spent a couple thousand replacing old/worn parts i.e. my ac compressor and radiator lasted up until this year. Made better than the junk produced to today, I will replace and repair as long as I can before buying newer.
#8 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [mtngrl05]
Oct 09, 2007 (11:20 am)
A co-worker of mine just sold his 2001 Denali XL with just over 307,000 miles on it. His major complaint at the time of sale was that the sunroof stopped working! He's a resident engineer driving up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
#9 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [mtngrl05]
Feb 24, 2008 (8:11 pm)
I have a 2001 Yukon XL Denali that has just over 130,000 miles. I love the vehicle. It has taken basic maintainence--brakes, oil, tires, and a couple of years ago about $3000 in repairs. Other than that it's great.
But just came looking for some info on starting problems. I've had it in the shop a couple of times and they can't find the problem, even when I leave it over night, for slow to start when the engine is cold. It's only getting worse. I'll keep looking here to see if I can find info. I'd like to just keep running this truck as it's such a comfortable vehicle to drive on the road!
#10 of 23 Re: How long can they last??? [mtngrl05]
Feb 19, 2009 (8:40 pm)
I've got a '95, 4 door, 4x4 that has 277,000 miles on it. No major engine repair, just worn out A/C, distributor system, and one power stearing pump, and one radiator replacement. Miles have been a combination of city, highway, towing, small amount of offroad, I don't baby it, and I'd not hesitate to get in and drive across country in it. Just regular oil change and lube. It's a good one. Hoping to get another 100,000 out of it.