1997 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Tahoe lt 5.7 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance196000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Excelent

Faults:

I have replaced the brakes and rotors 3 times since I have owned it, but mostly because I tow a lot with it to Florida and back. I have also replaced the fuel pump at 130,000. and right now I am replacing the head gasket because it started leaking antifreeze, also replaced the ball joints at 185,000 miles.

General Comments:

Other than those parts I have replaced I have had no problems with it. it drives straight as an arrow and wouldn't hesitate to travel with it even at 200,000 miles. I think that the Tahoe is a very good SUV, very comfortable to travel in and roomy. as for gas mileage I guess if you bought one you were not looking for a great gas mileage vehicle. I am proud to own a Chevy Tahoe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2008

1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7/350 Vortech from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7/350 Vortech Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Robust and all American in every sense

Faults:

The head gasket had to be replaced right after we got it because it was leaking, but everything else has held up great.

General Comments:

This truck has been very reliable. It is very comfortable and has tremendous torque and power; it easily gets sideways if you stomp it.

The transmission shifts very crisply, and rarely needs to downshift. Tows our 24ft speedboat like it's not even there, and still returns 17mpg in the city. On the highway in overdrive, it gets about 24-25mpg. Not too bad for a 5200lb, 4 wheel drive, small-block powered SUV.

In the end this truck has served my family well, providing nothing less than GM's long lasting reputation for durable workhorses.

I will definitely look into buying another, and with such high resale values I could get a new one!

Don't be fooled by those American car haters who down these vehicles because they have v8's and don't get 30+ mpg. They don't know what they are talking about, and while their Highlander or Pathfinder is broken down on the side of the road, I'll just wave and say "Told ya so!" Those import trucks only get about 16-18 mpg in the city, they weigh less and only have V6's! My Tahoe can do that with a more powerful, bigger engine in a heavier and larger vehicle. All this with superior performance, quality and reliability.

I would have no trouble selling this vehicle with the amazing condition this truck is in, it will out-tow, out-run, and last longer than any of those six-cylinder wannabe trucks from Japan or Korea. I'm not downing those cars, because they are usually cheaper and have better warranties, but let me tell you, those vehicles will need those warranties. Not my Tahoe though!

Hope you go the Chevy route and support the American economy as well. You won't regret it, as every Chevrolet my family has been rock solid reliable with exceptional performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2008

1st Mar 2008, 12:41

I'm the original poster. I'm not one-sided, just truthful and honest. My tahoe has better performance and capabilities while obtaining just as good fuel economy and cheap running costs. America just happens to make the best trucks! Why spend my hard-earned money on some foreign truck that can't even come close to matching the performance and mechanical durability of my Tahoe? Give me an answer and I'll give you a cookie!

1997 Chevrolet Tahoe Sport 5.7 Vortec from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Wagoneer

Summary:

Comfortable, Good Looking, Unreliable Truck

Faults:

Torque Converter, Rear End, ECM (Engine Control Module), AC Compressor, All the ball-joints replaced, Power Steering Pump, AC/Heater Blower Motor, Power Steering Sensor, Starter, Alternator, Fuel Pump, Fuel Pump Relay, AC Relay, Head Gasket, Brakes (several times) and the transmission is about to go out.

General Comments:

Good things about the truck: decent gas mileage along with decent performance, and a better than average tow vehicle. Also, the interior is very well laid out and comfortable. Performs very well in the off-road and is a very good looking vehicle. Other than that, this truck has been a major disappointment. It was one thing after another, non-stop for the three years I've owned it. I had to go out and buy an old pickup for transportation because I just couldn't rely on the Tahoe. I could go on and on about everything that's gone wrong with it, but it just depresses me because at one point, I really liked the truck a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 7 reviews