1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD 5.7L V8 from North America
So far, the fuel pump went out on the Tahoe last Sept. I replaced it with little cost in parts vs what a shop wanted to do it.
I have replaced the tires this year, after putting over 20,000 miles on the old ones.
I replaced the brakes on the front end.
I replaced the radiator and the distributor on it about two months ago.
I love this thing. I can run 80-90 miles an hour on the freeway if I want to; I don't, but have just to see how well it would run. It drifts a little, but when you're driving a vehicle that weighs 2 1/2 tons and stands up so high from the ground, it's a matter of drag from the wind at high speeds. On a windy day it floats a little, but hell it's an SUV; I don't know of one that doesn't, even the high end BMWs, Porsche, Cadillac, and Denalis do; even brand new ones.
As for the braking problem, they put too small of a rotor on the front end for a vehicle that weighs so much. If they would have switched to say a 14 inch disc brake instead of the 9-9 1/2 inch ones on it, you could stop it faster, but it's not a sports car, and it definitely isn't meant to be driven like one.
I don't like the brake system, but I have made adjustments in my stopping time to compensate for it, and I change my brake pads every 20,000 miles. Buy the lifetime ones at Auto Zone, and it cost $23 bucks, and you never have to pay it again. They are the easiest set of disc brakes I have ever changed on a vehicle, and believe me, I've changed a lot!
I think it should have a bigger motor, and some sort of help braking from the transmission.
All and all, it's a great truck, and I'll drive mine till the wheels fall of as they say.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2012