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Economical, Reliable 4 Wheel Drive
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By Bruce A Goetz
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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Fun to drive, handles well suprisingly roomy inside. Underpowered on highway, but economy is good tradeoff, never less than 19 MPG to 24 highway. Reliable - 140,000 miles & still going strong. Only garage work required was AC Fan (AC has been somewhat of a pronblem since); oil leak repaired. OEM Uniroyal tigerpaws ran 130,000 miles - first brake job needed at 136,000! Great in the snow! Seats uncomfortable for over 1 hr drives, strong winds at highway speeds affect handling. Drove hard 125 miles a day for 1 1/2 yrs over 2 winters, 4WD made slippery roads very manageable. 4WD, CD, cruise, ABS, power windows Oh my! Great hunting/fishing SUV, pulls 20' boat easily for under 20 mile trip.


Best Features

Fun to drive. Great sounding CD, 4WD handles well in snow, ice & mud. Nimble, easy to park, mechanically sound and reliable. Solid feel, good view of road. Easy to back.


Worst Features

More powerful engine (if you don't have to sacrifice fuel economy). More comfortable seats. Redesign rear headrests, I removed them - now have great rear vision.


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Never broke down in 8 years
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By KennyS
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker SUV 2dr SUV w/Soft Top


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This car has never broken down once since December 1999 with only 400 miles to start with. I changed the oil religiously and never drove crazy. I've recently had the brake pads changed for the first time in 8 years. I'll be driving this car over 2,000 miles from TX to WA so I'll really be testing it now. The exterior black plastic runner along the driver's side door has come unglued and is about the only noticable defect. I don't know if I'm just lucky or if I have the only Tracker that was built to last.


Best Features

Good gas mileage, compact size made it easy to park almost anywhere. Also super easy to make U turns in one motion


Worst Features

Would be better to have a removable had top instead of the standard soft top, but at $2,000+ to add that feature it's not cost effective


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1999 4WD Automatic Conv.
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By eaoreilly
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker SUV 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top


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I bought this car for it's 4WD capacity. I live on a hill, and in snowy winters, it's great, and I love it. It's got 111,000 miles on it now, and the only real problems that I've had is with the wheel bearings giving out and the 4WD having some problems, but other than that, I'd purchase this car again in a heartbeat!


Best Features

The convertible top is definitely one of the better features.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage. More robust bearing and 4WD assembly. Make the convertible again!


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Not what I expected.
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By DKJones96
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker SUV 4dr SUV


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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.


Best Features

High ground clearance. 4WD upgrade is a bolt-in affair. Suspension suprising level of articulation. 5.125 final drive climbs well, and accelerates the same fully loaded or empty. Stereo sounds good. Lots of room to haul stuff. A 52" DLP fits in the back with seats down. Map lights.


Worst Features

Mileage. Parts reliablility. Body too cheaply made. No lumbar support. Cheaper replacement parts since they're needed so often.


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1999 Chevy Tracker
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By Jack
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker SUV 2dr SUV w/Soft Top


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During the first 5 months of ownership, the dealer had the transmission out 5 times due to broken synchronizers. The last time, they checked, and found a service bulletin from the factory that a few transmissions were built without a certain synco kit. When they replaced it in my tranny, that was the last of my problems. Other than that, this is as close to the perfect car that I have ever found. Fun to drive, (5-speed), quick acceleration, I can carry two adults comfortably in the back seat. Best of all is the gas milage. I have the 2.0L engine, 5-speed, two wheel drive. No matter how I drive the Tracker, I get 30 mpg. I took the car on a 2K mile trip and never got tired of sitting in it.


Best Features

Gas mileage, fun factor, open air driving


Worst Features

I'm not kidding, without spending a lot of money in design (thus making it more expensive), the car is pretty much just the way I would have designed it.


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