Chevy Tahoe News and Views
It may have been difficult for some, but to all of us loyal readers the 2007 Tahoe Board gave us the opportunity to discuss general and specific issues with our '07s. The fact that the truck is in its first year is a driving force behind the need for an open forum to discuss general and specific issues. With out this board I would not have found out about the rattle, MPG, or many other issues with out having to search endlessly through the topics. The fact that you all have boards still open from the early part of the Summer shows that those were nothing topics. I don't understand why you would close the only board that had new post everyday if not several times a day. I just don't think you understand the posters and the need for such a board. The move was arbitrary and uneeded. We liked it yet you felt like changing the make up of the boards. I hope you have noticed the drop off in new posts, I know I have.
The 2007 Tahoe/Yukon board had to one of the most popular ones on Edmunds.com
Bring back the board!! Uncheck the Read Only flag!!
The GMC folks can visit or stick with their GMC Yukon discussions.
It's easy to subscribe just to the '07 Tahoe discussions like this one and newcomers won't have to try to find their way in a big group of posts that lump styling, ergonomic and problems questions together.
Check out the Tracking buttons - it makes it easy to keep up with new posts (and posts are up since we started breaking out the discussions).
Like the Tahoe itself, our Tahoe groups are "bigger, bolder, more efficient, more luxurious, and more capable than ever!"
Then every few weeks you may want to check the group list or Browse By Vehicle for other topics that may interest you.
It's more like we just moved the ebrake from the floor to the console; the steering wheel is still in the same place. :shades:
This change was disappointing, I enjoyed the old board, and this has made it less likely that I visit this site. I only have so much time to pop in and I don't have time to wade through various threads to look for 2007 info. So if there is no more 2007 info that is easy to find and interesting you won't find me visiting much longer.
When the 2008 bodystyle rolls out, then maybe consolidate this board, but for now, there are many different issues that we are all trying to find out and this board WAS the best site on the net to find out the information. Now regardless what you are saying about clicking up a level and track all boards etc...it is too much work if you want to be able to log in and check it and then log back out. I am not in college and don't have all day to spend cruising the different boards to find the info I am looking for. THIS SITE WAS IT.
Just my 2 cents worth. :shades:
Glad to see a familiar name. I agree with you 100%. I don't want to read any other posts besides the ones about the 2007 Tahoe (or Yukon). I, too, check the site several times a day and I enjoy reading other people's thoughts and ideas about this wonderful vehicle. I felt lost on this site after the original board was shut down. Where were all the familiar people? I hope this board will become what the other one was - minus the MPG discussions. We've got great vehicles even thougth the MPG figures were inaccurate. Hey, if we wanted gas misers we would have bought compact cars!!
Don't sign off George - or any other Tahoe lovers either. Let's use this as our new board. I'm still in a quandry regarding the rear mat. I like to keep the 3rd row seats in and tumbled forward and need a mat that will cover the back and will also let me put the seats down when I need them. Help guys!! My two Yellow Labs are counting on you. They'll need to ride in the back soon!!! Hope to see all the "oldies" here.
Dawn (Yes, I'm a girl Tahoe fan )
From your posts in the old discussion board (now Read Only)I was left with the impression that we weren't going to be allowed to talk about any & all issues affecting the 07 body style of the Tahoe/Yukon in one discussion group, and that we were going to be required to break them up into separate discussions based on issue.
Did I misinterpret your posts or has their been an adaptation based on feedback?
Those aren't mutually exclusive propositions!
It was never our intent to cut off contact among our loyal and longtime members. The driving force behind the changes is the extremely daunting prospect faced by people coming to the site seeking information. They were confronted with all inclusive general discussions comprised of thousands (and, yes, even tens of thousands!) of posts. And they have been complaining to us about it in a deafening chorus.
As such, we will not be going back to the monolithic and ponderous single make/model topics. We will continue to seek the right level of "fine scale resolution" and this page is part of that endeavor.
For my part, I have been trying to come up with topics that (a) allow for continuous dialog among members but (b) will not be viewed as a primary data source. I have been experimenting with "Meet the members!" and "News and Views" topics. Those titles don't broadcast "this is where all of your specific questions are answered!" while the old style "Chevy Tahoe 2007" essentially invites noobs and longtimers alike to all gather in one place for answers to all questions.
The new system, through the group pages, let's someone see at a glance where he or she should go for the information they need without having to traverse vast expanses of extraneous information.
On the other hand, the more informal and "social" topics like this page can act as a catalyst for generating new topics as well as providing guidance and direction to noobs on where they should post their questions - particularly during the transition.
None of this happened or will happen overnight but, in the end, I think it will make the forums a lot more useful, more informative and, yes, even more friendly!
Our 07 Tahoe back to dealer today for some warranty work nothing serious, but I did ask about the gage backlighting and he stated that there is a bulletin on it and they would fix it today so we'll see.
When I was searching the internet to find information on the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban that I had ordered, I came across a forum. I noticed that it was called “2007 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon”. But with the exceptions of the Suburban body is 20” longer, wheel base is 14” longer and a few other things they are same vehicle. Chevrolet, GMC different trim and options but close enough. I found that it was very informative and it gave me something to do while I was waiting for my vehicle to be built.
After the vehicle arrived I kept checking the form to find out further information about the vehicle, like problems, concerns, accessories, tips... I wasn’t looking for a specific problems or anything in particular but I did find good information and items that I would not have known or found out about if it wasn’t for that forum. I went as far as having a shortcut on my desktop! After the form was stopped I tried checking the other forums and found myself getting tired sifting through 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 it became a pain. Going from checking the forum from 4 to 6 times a day, to once a day, I was hoping that someone in authority would reactivate it. I came into the forum at about post # 1500, I then found myself going back and reading all the others to catch up...yes, I have no life.
Be it a Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL, Avalanche, we all had one thing in common, 2007 GM-900.
As it was said before “Just my 2 cents worth.” Maybe if others will put their own 2 cents in, we could get enough money together and bribe the hosts in starting a 2007 GM-900 Forum Tahoe, Suburban, and Yukon .
Once you do that you'll see the list of discussions with new posts in them each time you come here. And because most of them are fairly specific as to what they're about (for instance- "2007 Tahoe/ 20"Wheels"), you now have a much easier time seeing if there's anything that might be of interest to you. If there's not anything posted about a problem you're experiencing, you can start a new one with the appropriate title. And since you're most concerned with 2007 issues, you can even include the vehicle model info as in the example, so anyone else can easily filter the list without having to browse through hundred or thousands of posts in a single mishmash topic.
The new change is a very good thing. And if you feel lost the old standby "Search" is still around to search through all the topics under a grouping, or even in just a single topic. It may take some time to adjust to, but trust me, in the end it's MUCH easier to find things this way.
I guess I am the father of this new discussion. I want to thank Tidster and the other host (sorry I forgot your screenname) for allowing my "Bring Back The 2007 Tahoe Board" to morph into the old general 2007 Tahoe/Yukon board. I think we all agree that the need for the general board to be open is great. It allowed us to ask general questions as well as specific ones. With the specific questions creating their own "new" boards. I am happy that so many of my fellow '07 owners are active in this new discussion; it will once again allow us the opportunity to ferret out problems, concerns and most importantly joys that we have with our new American Beasts. :shades: :shades: :shades: :shades: :shades: . I agree with others and the hosts that one way to keep track is to search, one way is to subscribe to email notices, and one way is just to loyally check the boards. I prefer the latter.
Now let me re-ask a question from many months ago. I have developed an overhead rattle. I believe I have tracked it down to the rear overhead light, the one in the cargo area. My question is, what fixes did the dealer do for any of you? Is there one I can do? I have to bring my '07 in for an oil change next week and would like to have some posibilities before I ask them to spend the day fixing it.
Thanks again to our hosts for responding so quickly and allowing us to have this forum.
The underscore throws a lot of people off. :shades:
Give the new format a chance. I'm learning a lot from you guys and gals. This is the most civil and intelligent auto forum that I've come across yet, and now the format is more modern. Please take the time to get used to it. Thanks!
It used to be very easy going to a board and have a general conversation, and go to an alternate board for problems and solutions relating to model year. Now discussions appear to be spread all over the place in new boards.
For example: This board, and especially the Honda Accord board have no place where someone can have a general conversation about the vehicle without going to the related Problems and Solutions forum, OR, opening a new board about a single topic, which is what is happening now all over these forums. Definitely a step backwards for those of us who want to read about current or future vehicles.
I took a look here again this morning to see if the 2007 Yukon/Tahoe/Suburban specific thread was back. It's not and I continue to find the "new" system too cumbersome to deal with.
Hopefully the structure will be re-thought.
I thank you all for your contributions, because they were valuable input for me to have BEFORE meeting with the dealer. I knew far more about the vehicle than my salesman, and that just shows the benefit of having all this information at my fingertips.
My input on this thread is common to the other posters--please, please keep the other format (general issues about the GMT900 platform, Tahoe, Yukon, etc.) alive!!! I found it very useful to have "one-stop shopping", and it was the same kind of structure as I was used to from my prior site, Audiworld (I moved from an Audi A8, and could not be happier with my new truck).
Anyway, if enough voices in the ether are saying the same thing, will Edmunds listen??
Postings seem a little slow around here now. :sick:
Maybe a new board for 2007 GM biggies will get things started again. :shades:
It's a very simple matter to create your own "Yukon: News and Views" topic or, if you'd like, we can add the Yukon to the title of this topic. Just say the word.