by DKJones96 on Sep 15, 2006 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Tracker 4dr SUV
I bought this car to replace my Toyota Cressida. Big mistake. In 9 months and 12k miles, I've had to replace the alternator that actually left me stranded, blower fan, the radiator's fiberglass end-caps have cracked and started leaking, the tensioner and idler pully were worn very badly, and the car has 75K on it and none of those items are maintenance related. Repair is expensive. The electric fan breaks off the fins on the condenser hurting a/c performance a lot. The body squeaks, and the cheap plastic tabs all need replaced. They either fall off or break when removed. Mileage in 70/30 hwy/city averages 19MPG. Not impressive for a 4 banger, and it's slow.
by Dawnie on Dec 3, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Tracker 4dr SUV
Had no problems for 3 years, in the 4th year it's almost coming apart. I've
had to replace the brakes, the computer, the ignition switch, the
cruise-control/windshield wiper lever, and an internal ignition function - all
after warranty, except for the computer. I've had to get a front-end alignment
twice. I might contribute all the problems with not keeping up with
maintenance, but as I rely on my car so much, I'm careful in that area. I am
at 60,000 miles now, and my transmission is starting to get sluggish - every
so often the car seems to struggle with shifting gears. At this point I'm
looking for a new car, because I'm getting tired of all the problems.
The redesigned-for-1999 Tracker, available in either two-door convertible or four-door hardtop versions and in two- or four-wheel drive, features sporty new looks, more power, improved ride and handling and a roomier, more comfortable interior.