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Chevy Tahoe



  • Great stuff - I had heard about the pedal extensions on some Ford products, but have a friend who bought an Expedition and was unhappy from day 1 (it died several times in dangerous situations)... anyone can get a lemon, but I'll definitely check it out carefully before buying. Ford has similar financing, so it's a toss up there.

    I definitely like the looks of the Yukon/Tahoe better than the Expedition...

    Any recommendations on dealers in Northern California or Bay Area?

    Thanks first time posting!
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    i have a 2000 silverado

    cloth bucket manual (didnt like the power) seats

    My mom occasionally drives my truck to the grocery store on weekend mornings when i am asleep. She figures since she has to move it out of the driveway why not just drive it.

    She is 5ft to 5'2 (i think she is shrinking or i am growing)

    Well she moves the seat all the way up and has plenty of foot space, can see over the steering wheel, and can reach the pedals

    My advice go test drive one
    only way you can get "real" answers

  • The seat memory function is NOT part of the key fob. There are two positions on the drivers door. Put the seat in the desired position, then select one or two SET. That's it.
  • You can probably take delivery before the vehicle arrives to take advantage of the financing offer. The dealer must have the VIN to do that.
  • tex4tex4 Posts: 3
    Bought a 2001 Tahoe last December. Up front I knew the sound system was pretty mediocre, especially for a $35,000 vehicle. So I'm existing like probably a lot of folks - love my Tahoe but really sorry I don't have a first class audio system. Especially pissed off in that the new Trailblazer has a Bose system available. Is it possible to upgrade via GM or aftermarket. Would prefer GM in that would rather not screw with the way my dash display looks. Appreciate any help. Thanks!
  • Check out the simple upgrades done to these systems in\gmsuv


    Driving my 2000 Tahoe on the road the other day when smoke started billowing out of the hood, and through the vents. I pulled over and RAN out of the car. Flames started to come out of the engine compartment soon thereafter. The Tahoe experience is officially and finally over. This car has been nothing but headaches.

    Has anyone else heard of this? I just talked to someone yesterday who had a 2000 Silverado and the same thing happened to him. Please reply if you know of this. I am now talking with GM about this. Wish me luck!
  • fortopfortop Posts: 239
    using regular Chevron on second tankful - 17.3 mpg all city driving - looking for 18 mpg city since I had to gun it a few times to get out of traffic on this past tankful. This is conservative driving - so your actual mileage may (will) vary. Sure beats the EPA 14 mpg city mileage.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    spontaneous combustion?

    Never heard of it happening with a silverado/tahoe/or burb

    The new Tbirds are having this problem and were delayed because of it

    Have they checked it out? Was it an electrical fire?
  • I know this varies according to vehicle and region, but does anyone have examples of realistic monthly lease payments for Tahoe/Yukon vs. Toyota Sequoia? We'll be leasing a new SUV next April and have not yet visited dealers to obtain hard numbers. Can we get into either for under $600 per month? Also, I'm interested in comments from anyone who has compared both vehicles. In my area, I see tons of Tahoes/Suburbans and not as many Sequoias.....wondering what is the reason for that.
  • fst1fst1 L.A. Posts: 13
    Just wanted to let you guys know that I have just posted a picture of what looks to be the 2003 Tahoe/Yukon in my Future Telling section of As with all spy pictures, this is only speculation, but the highly finished look and its resemblance to the already released Avalanche's front end make me think that this is headed for production.

    To find Future Telling, go to the "Reviews" section, scroll down and look to the bottom right. Click "Go" and it will take you to the intro page that contains the Tahoe as well as other spy pictures.

    Best regards,

    Ed Hellwig
    Road Test Editor-
  • I've had my 2000 Tahoe for a respectable time and have amassed 30K miles on it. The truck was exceptional. Then we started having problems, we had stalls at an unreasonable amount, we actually had three stalls inside 1 minute!!!! This is an automatic, and the dealers claim that "there is nothing wrong with your vehicle." In one of these stalls, the car behind us almost hit us because he/she was unaware of the engine failure. The Tahoe also rattles and seems to lose power at intervals in idle. I had heard of issues occurring during idle, but never an instance where the rpms drop below 500 and then go back to about 1K. This business doesn't make any sense, if things continue, I am going to buy from BMW.
  • Here is a TSB involving your problem, print it and take it to the dealer to have them re program your PCM. Don't take no for an answer the TSB is proof that GM knows the problem and has a fix for it, make the dealer fix it!

    Stall/Surge at Stop or Shifting to Drive/Reverse (Install Updated Calibration) #00-07-30-006

    Stalls/Surge at Stop or When Shifted to Drive or Reverse (Install Updated Calibration)

    1998-2000 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Models and G Van

    with Hydra-Matic 4L80-E Transmission (RPO MT1)

    This bulletin is being revised to include additional model years and new Correction information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 87-71-63 (Section 7 -- Transmission/Transaxle).


    Some owners may comment on an engine stall or a slight surge at a stop or when the transmission is shifted into drive or reverse.


    The transmission calibration may not be optimal for the best engine/transmission performance.


    Install the latest new calibration.

    Parts Information

    The calibrations listed are electronic calibrations and are NOT available from GMSPO. Calibrations will be available from Techline starting Jan 2000, on the TIS 2000 Disk 2 CD ROM.

    There is another one involving the security light, does yours flash when the truck stalls?

    If you are getting dash rattles/squeaks the dealer should be able to take care of them easily enough with some foam tape, but get it in while it's still under the bumper to bumper warranty.

    Let us know what the dealer did for you.
  • My brand new, one month old, Chevy Tahoe Z71 with a 5.3L V8 has developed what Chevrolet calls an engine "characteristic", pre-idle piston slap. This is a ticking noise coming from the motor, it is much louder when you first start the truck and becomes less noisy after the truck warms up. Chevrolet says they won't have a fix or resolution until May 2002. One dealership says they all make that noise and another dealership says they don't all make the noise. Does anyone else have this problem and what has Chevrolet done for you to correct this problem?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I got tired of looking at the chrome on my side mirrors so i painted the pass side indigo blue to match my truck yesterday. Turned out great. Today i am doing the drivers side

  • Thanks, I appreciate it. No my security light does not blink when it stalls, the battery symbol comes on. I'll do what you tell me to, I've had the PCM recallibrated once, but maybe this will do the trick. Again, thank you.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    They all don't do that. The 4.8 doesn't have the problem and it seems worse on the 6.0. The fix is a newly designed piston to be introduced late 2001/early 2002. Need to have dealer verify problem to qualify for fix. Others have been replacing their motors.
  • campo57campo57 Posts: 94
    The only problem with this TSB is that it doesn't cover the trans in the Tahoe. The Tahoe comes with a 4L60-E, the 4L80-E come with the 2500 series.

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    would've noticed that minor detail about the 4L80E
  • punjabpunjab Posts: 102

    See post 1263 in this forum for some more info and a link on how to improve the sound of what you already have paid for. If you want to spend a little, read the rest of the posts on to see how others have added amps, subs, etc...all with certain costs (ie: loss of On-Star, loss of rear seat audio, loss of $$$).

    I also wouldn't complain too loudly about not getting the Trailblazer Bose stereo. Chances are that this is the same Delco radio with a "Bose" sticker that GM has used for years in Buicks and Oldsmobiles (Chrysler also used this in there Town and Country vans). Although they do offer a little better sound, they are still made of the same cheap components as the rest of your stereo - cheap paper cones, inadequate cross overs, 24 guage speaker wire...

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