Bought used with 51K on her. Ran great
up to 80K. Timing chain broke, dinged
the valves and $4,000 later had it back
for a week before the timing chain
broke again (dealer installed
incorrectly) Now at 120,000 mile have
had to replaced brakes and rotors three
times, replaced alternator twice,
transmission is going and the fuel
regulator is about to go as well.
replaced wiper motor as well.
Comfortable/powerful ride, but will
cost ~$10K to get another 100,000 miles
out of it. Ready to move on to
Loved this SUV until the repairman had
to be part of the equation. Comfortable
and Powerful ride. Turning radius is
great for such a large vehicle. Can
carry anything you want to. Great in
Interior plastics are cheesy. Drive
train, engine and brake reliability are
substandard. Rear windsheild wiper
would be extremely handy
We started looking for an SUV last year
and when we saw this one, we had to have
it. The Tahoe drives better than any
other SUV in it's class. It is very
solid on the road and gives great
confidence. This much I love. I HATE
the reliability. Immediately after we
bought it, we had to have several fuel
injectors replaced at about $500.00.
Some time later, the fuel pump failed.
We also replaced the alternator. All
this in about a years ownership. Oh
yeah, and the drivers door handle broke
off. We also find that the lack of rear
air conditioning is a major down side.
So, like I say, we love to drive it, but
it is a huge money pit.
Solid driver, good performance, tows
boat and trailer nicely.
I just purchased my used Tahoe in March
of this year.I have to say I'm not
disappointed.About a month after I
purchased it I drove from New York to
Florida and back without a problem. It
took some getting used to but once you
get comfortable with its size its
smooth sailing from there. She drives
smoothly on the highway and equally
well on local roads.I was also
surprised at the fuel economy.I was
expecting to have to stop for gas at
least 6 or 7 times and wound up only
stopping 3 times.With gas prices these
days that was a definite bonus.
It's very spacious with lots of cargo
room.I was able to fit the contents of
a 1BR apt in it.I have no complaints.
My favorite features are the running
boards (i'm on the short side) and the
very comfy bucket seats. Living in the
Northeast 4WD on the fly is also a nice
The location of the cup holders sits
right in front of the heating vent. If
you have a cold drink sitting there it
warms up quite quickly.
This truck has reliability problems of
certain components. Steering sensors
have failed twice, fuel pump once $900,
transmission $3500. This truck has 75000
miles on it and never pulled a trailer,
nor been used off road. Fuel pump and
transmission will fail without warning
and leave you on the side of the road.
Steering sensors cause the truck to turn
off the road or into the oncoming lane,
but atleast you can get back to town to
I paid 1997 prices and received 1977
If buying one be sure to get an extended
warranty and a cell phone to call tow
truck when it breaks down on the road.
Transmission and fuel pump should be
made to last longer or have some kind of
warning to indicate they are failing.
Suspension should be a bit stiffer,
rolls too much when cornering.
My Chevy Tahoe has been a good
experience with a few exceptions:
1)Reline brakes & turn rotors every
2)Rebuild Transmission @ 97,000
4)replace mainifold gasket
5)Multiple leaks around windows &
Plenty of room. Decent ride for a
Expensive to maintain with all the