Purchased this vehicle brand new in 1998 and has given me no major troubles. Great power and always starts. If your purchasing check the running boards and check for play in the front end. Besides that it will be 100% solid.
I bought my truck a few years ago, already used, with 100,000 miles already on it. I have been very satisfied with my truck. Very comfortable and roomy. I have had a few front end repairs such as suspension and etc. but no engine or transmission problems to date. I am currently over 200,000 miles and its still going strong. The fixes have been costly but few. I would recommend this truck to anyone who has the money for gas!
size, durability, power,interior design
everything to do with your front end such as ball joints, u joints, wheel bearing, etc.
This is the second one I have owned. Very comfortable, good tow vehichle, fairly decent fuel mileage for the size. Gas mileage as good or better than much smaller SUV's but with much more room and comfort. Tailgate model much more versitile for hauling than barn door models. Nice highway ride, and excellent turning ablilities in parking lot situations.
I was impressed with this SUV from the start, nice handling and comfort. Acceleration is impressive for an SUV this size. On the highway it just glides along. Great handling also. I got 18 MPG using 92 octane gas and synthetic oil on a 300 mile trip this past spring, April 2006. About 2 months after buying this used truck in Jan 2006, I had the experience of driving in a bad snow storm and got to use the 4-wheel drive system, it was awesome. Total control and stability.
Lots of nice features which the SLT provides like front/rear AC, leather heated seats, full power,cruise control, and 4-wheel drive. Good power from the Vortec 5700. Front and rear sway bars, aluminum wheels, tinted rear windows.Towing package.
Rear disc brakes, relocate ashtray. it's too low for comfortable reach while driving.
THE GMC YUKON OF 98 IS WITHOUT A DOUBT
PROFESSIONAL GRADE! THE MOST
WONDERFUL AUTOMOBILE I'VE EVER OWNED.
IF EVERYBODY COULD AFFORD ONE OF THESE
THECAR DEALERS WOULD NEVER SALE A
BLAZER OR EXPLORER. IM JUST TICKLED TO
DEATH WITH THIS THING.