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GMC Yukon XL and Yukon XL Denali



  • ssmilesssmiles Posts: 35
    Dropped by Macpherson Chevrolet in Irvine, CA to check out their first 2001 Suburban Z71 that arrived a few days ago. It was a white one. They placed it on the lot Friday afternoon. It sold Saturday morning for the full sticker price..$42K+
  • fabfixinfabfixin Posts: 2
    As of last week, could not order 8.1 Suburban. Not sure if they are done for 2001 or just done
    with the 8.1 engines. Had to find one at a dealer. As of Thursday, they did not have pricing on 2002 yet either. Good luck!
  • My husband and I are considering buying a used (1999) GMC Suburban. Our question is, what type of millage do these vehicles get... what is too many miles?

    Wayne and Leah
  • lambdaprolambdapro Posts: 51
    Is there any information out there on whether or not the 2002 Suburban will have a Duramax Diesel option?
  • grogman1grogman1 Posts: 76
    I was hoping that I could get some group feedback for a cabin sound that's developed on my 2001 1500 YXL with auto climate control(in lieu of the other option - "schedule a time and we'll have a looksy") I just logged 3K total miles and have just started hearing a popping sound that sounds like its coming from the left front air duct(driver side closest to the door). It can only be heard at faster speeds(50-75) and does not seem to stop when I open or close the air duct or turn the AC on and off.

    Sorry about the limited info -Any help is appreciated
  • drb2002drb2002 Posts: 72
    Muncho, I was wondering where you got the numbers for the Yukon XL? You stated the following:

    "I got the Denali XL figures from"

    This article states:

    "They also seem to be more respectable in the 0-to-60 department -- 8.7 seconds for the Denali, 9.2 for its bigger brother, according to GMC."

    So where is the data for the "regular" Yukon XL? Funny how the eyes can play tricks on us when we want to see something else. I f anyone else has data comparing the 53.L XL to the 6.0L DXL, I am interested.


  • drb2002drb2002 Posts: 72
    I am looking at all the different brake controllers out on the market, and I was looking for some experienced users of the Hayes Lemmerz Micro Control unit. It has been replaced by the Energize XPC, and they can both be used with a remote push button control.

    I want a brake controller that can be mounted "way" out of the way, and then mount a small remote trigger somewhere convenient.

    I would appreciate any opinions from someone who has shopped around, or users of the above mentioned unit.

    Thanks, Dave
  • Most dealers I have talked to indicated that the autoride would not help when towing a trailer under 3500 lbs. The comment I got was autoride would make the ride stiff and I should stick with the Premium Ride Suspension package.


  • rhanson3rhanson3 Posts: 69
    Just ordered a front protection 3m film from clear mask 1-817-251-2177 for my 2001 yukon XL.
    The product covers the side mirrors and painted part of front bumper. $ 65 and my cost to have it installed locally will be about $ 50 but it comes with a video for the do-it-yourselfers. And no I do not work for the company. Ask for Jim.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    Auto ride will make the ride SOFTER. I got it on my 3/4 ton Yukon XL. It makes a big difference between with and without. If you are considering a 1/2 ton model it will ride like a Denali XL. As far as helping with trailering, on the half ton it will level off the truck when you tow, so it helps out no matter what the weight you're towing. It is worth every penny for the option wouldn't get one without it, ever again. Ask Heatwave3 for his input, he has a Denali XL. Drive a couple before you make the choice. If one with autoride can't be found, look for a Denali XL. Keep in mind if you have to try it on a DXL the driving characteristics are different from a regular Burb, or YXL, because of the all wheel drive. Just use it as a suspension comparison. WARNING- You may fall in love with the DXL. I have heard many good things about the extra features.
  • mitch43mitch43 Posts: 10
    Just to add my two cents to this discussion, I just last week took delivery of my 01 Yukon, with auto ride, based on the advice of this board and particularly jgmilberg. The wife drives it to work every day. We were both a bit concerned about how the ride would feel (this is our first SUV), that it would be too much like a truck. With the auto ride, my wife loves the drive and says if rides and handles almost like a car (which, I know, not everybody thinks is a good thing). If your seeking a "car like" ride, I would recommend auto ride.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    Thanks for putting $750 on the words from me, but lets share the wealth a little bit with Heatwave3. He backed me up on all the post as far as Autoride goes. Glad you like it, and hope you can get more time behind the wheel to enjoy it. My wife is "scared" to drive my beast, so I don't have to worry about drive time.
  • msncowtnmsncowtn Posts: 18
    to rain bud 66...Autoride will greatly enhance hauling and pulling. Many dealer reps are unfamiliar with how this option works, and are too lazy to find out. See msg 510 for more info. Also, brochure makes reference to "loaded or empty", when describing the option. I would have paid twice the price for this option.

  • lambdaprolambdapro Posts: 51
    Unfortunately, autoride and 9 passenger don't mix. I need to seat three occasionally with all the seats down. That precludes the autoride option for me. The autoride was the one feature available with the LT package that made me consider going up from a base package.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Posts: 872
    HUH? It should make the ride more comfortable for all the passengers. Are you saying that you can't get a bench in front and get Autoride as an option on a base model? I didn't look into that because I got the full boat option pkg and all the extras on my Yukon XL. Only option I didn't get was the 8.1L engine.
  • lambdaprolambdapro Posts: 51
    No autoride and LS. Have to have LT. LT does not have a bench. I did not think to check the Yukon XL. I just checked and you can get an SLE with bench seat and autoride. You're right. Advantage - GMC.
  • sreidvtsreidvt Posts: 2
    We're going to begin doing some family camping and are replacing our 1999 Suburban K1500 SLE with a van-conversion RV. There are pros and cons to this decision, of course, but we'll try it and see how it works out. It has been one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. Rather than turn it in next week (end of lease, heavy excess mileage charges) I want to sell it privately but am having trouble deciding what a fair selling price would be. Kelly and NADA put it at $25,000 (with the mileage deduction for 87K miles) but I'm thinking $22,000 is closer to market value. It is in excellent condition, no scratches, proper maintenance, very good tires, etc. but I don't know what the market is like for these right now. Any advice is welcome on list or to me privately at Anyone know of a shop in New England that specializes in selling used Suburbans? I know there are a few out west but around here (southern Vermont) I haven't heard of any.
  • Does any know if the 2002 yukon xl's will have a new look. thanks
  • rhanson3rhanson3 Posts: 69
    Want a front bug screen that covers the complete front end for my Yukon XL( not a bra ) that goes on and off easily. I saw one on a internet site a couple of months ago and now 4 hours of searching I can't find it. It attached with velco under the hood. Not ment to stay on at all times. your help is appreciated.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,910
    Did you run across these links or messages already? Good luck.

    Dodge Accessories (I know, Dodge, but...)
    link seems to be dead, but an address

    usual disclaimers :-)

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