After dealer-servicing every 3,600
miles for the first 53,000 I put $800
into tranny repairs. I had no extended
warranty. At 57,000 I put in a new
tranny for $2,600. At 98,000 I put in
another tranny (this one under
warranty)! Five hundred miles later
this tranny went bad too. Holy smokes!!
GM still tells me there is nothing
wrong with their transmissions.
Nice ride. Good stereo. Lots of room
and nice offroad capabilities.
Riddle me this...Why does Isuzu
(largely owned by GM) offer a 100,000
mile drivetrain warranty, while Chevy
offers 36,000? Gimmick or not, it shows
me little faith in their own product.
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 then I would not trade it
for the world. I fit over 1000 lbs
inside the cargo area truck during a
recent move. Engine didnt even know
it. Several 1000 mile trips have been
made and the comfort level is amazing
for a truck\SUV. Cant say enough good
things about it!
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.
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.
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.
Rides nice, pulls a heavy trailer load
with no problems.
GM should design the engines with more
durability and reliability in mind.