1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7 from North America
Great vehicle, but horribly unreliable and breaks a lot!
Factory Tires done at 40,000
Head gasket blew at 60,000
Brakes about every 20,000
Rotors about every 40,000
Alternator at 80,000
Both CC'c at 70,000
O2 Sensors at 35,000, 80,000, 115,000
Door Hinge Repairs at 60,000 and 100,000
Driver's Seat Base Broke at 85,000
Transmission 78,000 & 98,000 & 120,000
Distributer at 76,000.
I am (now WAS) a "Chevy person." This is a great truck... on road, off road, long road trips. Just a pleasure to drive. But I could have bought another Tahoe for the money that I have spent on transmissions alone. There is something very wrong with the workmanship in this vehicle. I expect this from "cheap foreign car," but not something that should be "CHEVY TOUGH." I am completly disgusted with the reliability of the Tahoe... and I am not the only one. Just use google and you will find that these trucks are basic pieces of junk in terms of reliability. My advice, because I really do like driving the Tahoe, is to buy one new and sell it before it reaches 50,000 miles because after that it will suck the life out of your bank account.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st January, 2006
12th Apr 2006, 21:57
This is exactly my sentiments and experience with the 98 Tahoe. It is like being in an abusive relationship that you stay in because you hope it will get better, but only gets much worse. This truck is a cruel joke.
28th Jul 2006, 17:46
What are you talking about? I have a 96 two door, and it is the best SUV I have ever had. I have had to replace minor things that just wore out, but nothing major. I have 150,000 miles on it and runs awsome. The only thing is that I wish GM would build another two door, I would buy right away.