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Chevy Tahoe



  • bwilletbwillet Posts: 11
    I know it is a couple inches under 80". I just measured it myself, but can't remember if it was 76 or 78 inches. Wanted to make sure it fit in my dad's garage...
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    generous offer. And that Dealer's actual cost seems high.
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    just an update on my 02 Tahoe LS 2wheel drive w/few options but the bigger engine and a liftgate. I traded out of an 18mo. old Toyota Sienna (fancy and expensive XLE version) that I disliked for it's multitude of squeaks, rattles, groans, and whines. It was also difficult to switch it from a people hauling mode into a cargo hauling vehicle short of removing the heavy seats.
    The Tahoe (after 7 months) remains quiet aside from a small buzz in the driver's door/window. There's also a "now and then" pop in the driver's seat not consistent or bothersome enough to take it in. Otherwise, no problems so far.
    It's big, comfortable, and surprisingly easy to handle around town considering the size. It's great on the highway, quiet enough, and plenty of power. I love how quickly I can flat-fold the seats and turn it from a big sedan into a cargo hauler.
    With fairly conservative driving I get 15ish winter and 14ish summer (I guess due to the AC). I got 16-17 in the Toyota minvan. Since the Toyota required premium my fuel cost is virtually the same.
    It's no sport car. I slow down a bit on the curves and find it a vehicle that's more comfortable driving conservatively. It's closer to 1960's muscle car....great off the line on a straight and smooth road, and more comfortable on an interstate than a curvy backroad. It suits me perfectly. Still love it.
  • ianshawianshaw Posts: 119
    I test drove a used 2001 GMC Yukon with the Autoride suspension last week (w/ 35k miles). As soon as I turned on the engine, the message center gave me a warning that the suspension needed to be serviced. The warning stayed on as long as the vehicle was on. Does the Autoride require periodic maintenance or does the warning indicate that there is a problem with the suspension? Has anyone had that warning appear on their vehicle? If so, what ended up being the problem? Thanks!
  • hemrodhemrod Posts: 1
    Got a 2002 Tahoe LS, about 7k miles and no serious complaints. Question - anybody experiencing a rattle behind the drivers dash?? - Seems to go away if I press firmly with my hand . . I assume the warranty will cover this ?? Also, the owner's manual does not mention changing the rear differential fluid, but a buddy mentioned this should be done at the first service. Dealer did not perform when I took it in. What's the deal?
  • dardson1dardson1 Posts: 696
    I don't see an overhead opening over my driver's seat on my Tahoe. Sounds like that may be associated with the auto/air which I do not have. Thanks for the input.
  • lobsenzalobsenza Posts: 619
    I believe the rear differential now has a synthetic fluid which requires less frequent changing. I would follow the owner's manual.

    There is a small grill over the driver's head for the automatic A/C.
  • fortopfortop Posts: 239
    also at, but not on GM Buypower. No indication of when the discounts on the 2003 models might begin, but my guess is 2-3 months away, at least. It will take that long to clear out all of the 2002s and get some unsold inventory of 2003s. As noted by others in prior posts, some previously standard features are now added cost options.
  • spankeyspankey Posts: 1
    Anybody else get a lot of what sounds like your 3 qts low when you first start your 2000 5.3 ?. Dealers say its a known "cosmetic" noise from the pistons ?.
  • with all standard and optional equipment etc.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I bought a set of custom seat covers from

    Paid $106.75 (included shipping). They have a custom embroidered Z71 logo. You can see pics at the following

  • Anyway ever put shoes on the rear of their tahoe.. if you are gonna get a manual .. My dad spent 2 1/2 hours on one wheel.... Then I called the nieghbor man who has a shop across the street... came over had both put back together in 1/2 hour....
  • jaw2000jaw2000 Posts: 133
    Not trying to be mean, but I thought you were not getting one as it would not be 2 tone and have a tv and other stuff?

    By the way, remember invoice also has built into it the dreaded holdback, if you order one, that is pure profit for your dealer -- in the neighborhood or 3% or so -- as it is a sale without any flooring or other stuff.

    So while yours may not be a bad deal, it might not be as good as you think. All bets are off if you get something off the lot.
  • zman3zman3 Posts: 857
    I'll have to go back and check the web but I thought I read that they weren't going to start building the 2003 until next week or so.
  • Hoping I could get some help with an annoying noise on my 2000 Tahoe LT. I have been to 3 dealers about this with no solution. When I stop at a light, pull into the garage, etc and I am sitting with the truck running, I will get a popping noise from near the passenger front wheel area. This does not happen as I am stopping, it is when I am at idle. The vibration can be felt in the passenger foot well. The best way to describe it is a sound similar to a tennis ball being bounced on the hood of the car. One dealer told me it was the heat shield expanding and contracting, and the other 2 did not have any answers. I have never heard of a heat shield making this noise before. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    be sure to put some miles on a '02 with 4.8 before committing. I don't know if you tow anything or haul much but the Tahoe is a lot of vehicle for the 4.8. I've been eyeballing a used '02 with 4.8 but haven't driven it. I don't tow and don't carry much, so I know I could live with it. But it would take some getting used to when I now drive an X-cab with 5.3. Gobs of power. Not much diff. in the HP of 4.8 and 5.3 but bigger diff. in torque.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    and was very un-impressed by it. Downright scarry getting on a busy 2 lane highway in traffic (with little or no on-ramp) almost gave up on the tahoe completely til I realized it was a 4.8. Drove the 5.X one and felt much better.

  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    I was quite surprised to discover that it was now the std. engine. Don't think that was the case a yr. or two ago. The 4.8 is an impressive engine but it needed a torque boost too, like the 5.3 got in 2000.
  • fortopfortop Posts: 239
    months, then bought a 2002 4.8 Tahoe and have been driving that for 3 months. I don't tow or haul heavy loads, so I notice no difference between the 4.8 and 5.3. If you floor the accelerator on either engine you get a quick (albeit gas hogging) response. I get about 3 mpg better gas mileage(city) with the 4.8 - both 2WD vehicles. I am sure than some can sense the extra torque and horsepower in the 5.3, but I rarely drive the vehicle hard so I have not experienced it. Just my $.02. Driving before buying is always the best advice.
  • Any thoughts?? I am looking at a 2001 Tahoe, it only has 12,000 miles and from the VIN check it was purchased around 06-06-2001, and is clean. I will be trading my 1999 Trooper, I need a bigger vehicle, wife informed me we are pregnant. This one seems to have all the options, the dealer is asking $32,700. Any comments or advise will be helpful. Thanks
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