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GMC Yukon. How long can they last?

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  • mightyzmightyz Posts: 1
    Hey Debtwyler, please let your buddy know that if you don't want his XL, I will by it for $5000.00 right now. I own a 2003 YUKON (200,000 miles and running awesome) right now and my kids are a little older now (around 9 yrs). We need more trunk space and I am looking for an XL and have to sell mine. That is an awesome deal!!
  • driver_tvdriver_tv Posts: 1
    My 2003 Yukon with 208,000 miles still has the original equipment brakes. I bought it new and have only bought tires and had them balanced and rotated and the alignment checked at each oil change. Other than that, wiper blades and an occasional bulb replacement, it has cost me only gas. Has anyone heard of brakes lasting this long?
  • 217,000 on my 99 Yukon and she is still running strong. Ugly as all hell, (like me), but the motor is strong, (like me). That 5.7 350 Vortec is one hell of a motor. I'm looking at upgrading now, but not to much newer because they screwed up when they added the AFM. I wouldn't touch one with that. Anyway, I drop a couple hundred every other month or so on worn parts to keep her running. New cats a few months ago was this years biggest buy, and the fuel spider was last years biggest buy. Other than that, just standard upkeep.
  • kimdvm1 said:
    I have a 2000 Yukon Denali (the last year that Denalis were made with a true 4WD like the Yukon) that I purchased in 1999 and it has 185,000 miles, still going strong. My total service costs over those 8 years has been about $4000. Sure there are times where several things go wrong at once but then I might have a year without a repair bill. I am looking to replace it now; I have a 40-mile commute to work and I am the revenue producer at my office, so I can't afford to break down on the way to work. This vehicle used to occasionally tow a heavy camper. I also have to admit it is driven pretty hard, not conservatively, so I am thrilled with it. We use the 4WD in the winter or in wet conditions. Now that it has more miles, it might use a quart of oil between the oil changes (which I get every 5000 miles). Still no tranny leaks, no 4WD problems.

  • I have a,2000  Yukon  XL , 330,000 miles.  Best truck ever .
  • I have a 2000 GMC Yukon XL that has 318,000 and still going strong
  • drriga1drriga1 Posts: 1
    edited January 2016
    This 2002 GMC Yukon XL SLT was fully loaded, bought brand new with .2 miles on the odometer and now has over 335,000 miles! After the 2nd year, I purchased another Yukon XL Souther Comfort one, it had 110,000 on the odometer when I sold it 5 years ago. I could have had over 400,000 miles on this one! My Red Yukon XL with a 5.3 engine is is great shape, original Engine, no oil leaks but here is the kicker: I Totaled when I was hit in a MicroBurst that put me in a creek November 2011, as it had 232,000 miles and I was put under WATER! It was totaled, I bought it back for $1,300 and proceeded to clean it up! 8 hours underneath, to scrape the MUD and debris from the under carriage, sucked the water out of the engine, It Started Right UP!~ Oh My! I was excited! Water destroyed the transmission, but it ran with no issues! How is this Vehicle still going strong? Thank you GM for the best Vehicle ever Built! Call me if you wish, as I am happy to send pix or data! Scott
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  • shanaxlshanaxl Posts: 2
    Proud owner of a 02 yukon xl that has 300,000 miles and original motor and trans. YES I TYPED IT CORRECTLY 300,000 AND I AM JUST NOW HAVING TO PUT REAL MO NY INTO , the water pump and pullie so far but that thing still runs like a champ ....thinking maybe G M C should put in their show room or something
  • shanaxlshanaxl Posts: 2
    Best yet it was bought from Edmund ...
  • catfish21catfish21 Posts: 1
    been in a few hits from other people and power company but my Yukon keeps on going, 1999 Yukon bought on ebay back in 2005 with 60000 on it now 2017 still going 314000 and still runs good.
  • I found a GMC Denali black in color with 250,000 miles on it. Has new tires with nice wheels & inside is nice. I have talked her down to $2400.00 dollars. She said it doesn't use any oil. Transmission shifts smoothly and properly in every gear. The motor, transmission & AWD are the original from factory. I just need to go & look at it. What does everyone think about this?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,809
    Coming in late here...I guess it depends on how much you're going to drive it. If it's a third car that you'll drive 5000-7500 miles a year it may last a long time. If you're a 20,000 mile/yr. driver you're pushing it.

    Remember one major hiccup and it's totaled. Lose a transmission and it's off to the junkyard. 2400.00 isn't a huge amount of money to lose so just know, you're rolling the dice!

    Do you feel lucky?
  • My parents bought an 01 SLE brand new. 5.3L  Shes barely broke in at 391,630 miles. Only current issue is the *orginal* AC compressor is starting to wear out. Still blows cold though. Engine never been rebuilt. Never had a major breakdown. Original fuel pump just went out. The new one oughta last till around 750,000 miles. The trick?  *Proper* factory break in procedure, oil changed every 3000 miles regardless of driving conditions. She still drives like a dream. 
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,445
    The most serious issue with high mileage vehicles is often overlooked by buyers. It doesn't matter so much if it "runs well"--the better question is---"Is It Safe"? An old truck like this can run quite well and yet have ball joints and tie rods that are ready to fall out, or structural failures like broken welds or cracks in the suspension anchor points. . When this happens the results are often disastrous.

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  • Have a 2003 Yukon SLT with 5.3 engine, was thinking about trading it in but it runs so good, has 104,000 miles with original brakes, love the room, just moved my son to college, got 17 miles a gallon and so comfortable to drive and pass other cars. Was looking at the 2016 450 Mercedes SUV for $50,000. But decided against it and just got a service changed plugs and wires and finally changed the coolant, it still looked good. Replaced the brake fluid too.
    After reading these other reviews, I’ve decided to keep it.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,809
    Is the 5.3 GM engine the inline six?
  • mtngrl05 said:

    Just wondering if anyone has any Yukons out there with high miles that are still going strong.


    See also: The Top 20 Longest-Lasting Cars

    mtngrl05 said:

    Just wondering if anyone has any Yukons out there with high miles that are still going strong.


    See also: The Top 20 Longest-Lasting Cars

    kimdvm1 said:

    I have a 2000 Yukon Denali (the last year that Denalis were made with a true 4WD like the Yukon) that I purchased in 1999 and it has 185,000 miles, still going strong.

    My total service costs over those 8 years has been about $4000. Sure there are times where several things go wrong at once but then I might have a year without a repair bill.

    I am looking to replace it now; I have a 40-mile commute to work and I am the revenue producer at my office, so I can't afford to break down on the way to work.

    This vehicle used to occasionally tow a heavy camper. I also have to admit it is driven pretty hard, not conservatively, so I am thrilled with it. We use the 4WD in the winter or in wet conditions. Now that it has more miles, it might use a quart of oil between the oil changes (which I get every 5000 miles). Still no tranny leaks, no 4WD problems.

  • sharonyambaskysharonyambasky Posts: 2
    edited December 2017
    I have a 2001 GMC Yukon. It was my 22nd wedding anniversary gift from my husband. I love my Yukon. It now has 150,000 miles. My husband passed away and I will keep it as long as I can for both reasons.
    We have done brakes,Tires, left and right front axle seals, catalytic converter. Drivers window motor…AC tensioner belt ,Four-wheel-drive stopped working, repaired. Was told it was the module. Oil every 4000 miles, Coolant flush. Don’t know what else to expect. There is rust on the engine.
    My answer to everything was “ hey honey” so how do I stop the engine rust? Also had the truck painted. Rust in the tailgate and behind each tire on the panel between the rear tire and the bumper Replaced drivers door hinge this year now making a popping noise.
    I have pretty much been the sole driver of this truck since day one. Pull the boat with that up north couple weeks a year, and jet skis here at home, to play in Lake Erie .
    As a widow ,should I keep this truck, or do something different. I was hoping for another 200,000 miles… But I can’t afford thousand in repairs. What should I do? Come on guys help a girl out, and tell me what to do. I live in Southeast Michigan, and we get snow and salt so that’s probably the Result, as far as the rust goes. Completely repainted and OK now
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