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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Sporty and Powerful
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By jackblack
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

Has about 130,000 miles and still runs great. Some reoccurring electrical issues. Battery is subject to overcharge, even with new alternator. Terminal posts dissolve after two years. Even thenÖI would not trade it for the world. I fit over 1000 lbs inside the cargo area truck during a recent move. Engine didnít even know it. Several 1000 mile trips have been made and the comfort level is amazing for a truck\SUV. Canít say enough good things about it!


Favorite Features

Sporty 2 Door, cargo room, tailgate with lift glass, and the center and overhead consoles. Floor space under the dash is left uncovered so long trips you can stretch your legs. In newer models the center console extends all the way to the dash.


Suggested Improvements

Electrical system and brakes. Brakes take a while to get used to because there is more travel before they become effective. Other than that, I would improve newer models by bringing back the 2 door and the tailgate options.


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TAHOE RULES!
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By mrp
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2dr SUV


Review

Best suv for the money. With now over 140,000 miles it's still running strong. All original parts except battery, belt & tires.


Favorite Features

Safe, dependable, reliable and can do some big time hauling.


Suggested Improvements

Since 1997 there has been no tailgate type vehicles. This is a mistake. Should begin to build them again with the tailgate so I can get a new one !


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1997 tahoe
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By Joel12345
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

The truck has tons of power without the extra length the suburban had. Seems to be bullet proof.


Favorite Features

the Power


Suggested Improvements

Car seems to constantly pull to right and steering seems loose.


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Towing Capability
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By Diver
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

My '97 Tahoe seems to be an very good SUV. Bought used two years ago with only 54000 miles on it. I used the SUV for recreational purposes about 5k miles per year. Had a manifold leak, defective master cylinder, front end suspension and alternator replaced. Seems like a lot of replacement for a fairly unused vehicle. Fortunately extended warranty covered costs. Concern regarding durability of vehicle. Typically expect a truck to last 150k to 200k miles. The old ones did anyway. Had less problems with my Ford truck. It did not encounter any major problems til after 120k and then it was only an altenator.


Favorite Features

Rides nice, pulls a heavy trailer load with no problems.


Suggested Improvements

GM should design the engines with more durability and reliability in mind.


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A good 6 years
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By Matt97
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I originally leased this truck for three years and could not part with it... so I bought it. Under warranty, GM replaced 2 a/c blower fans, fixed the power steering, replaced the break rotors, replaced the rear pinion seal, and fixed a few rattles. After the warranty was out, I fixed a coolant leak, did the brakes again, and replaced a valve in the transmission. I figure I put about 1k/year into the truck for the last 3 yrs and now have 83k miles. The other day I noticed leaks from the transfer case and rear pinion seal again.


Favorite Features

Vortec 5700 power, towing capacity, interior space


Suggested Improvements

Improve build quality, better fuel economy (I average less than 12mpg), better brakes


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