1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 from North America


Great comfort, but not great on gas


None yet.

General Comments:

Drives nice.

Well taken care of.

Easy to fix if you know someone who works at a dealership and can get cheap parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2010

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS from North America


I love my Tahoe, and it loves me back because I maintain it!


I bought this truck after it had been sitting in the previous owner's driveway for years. He replaced the alternator at 85,000.

Problems to date:

Replaced front pinion seal (probably due to it sitting in a snow pile in a driveway so long). Cost $125.00.

Plastic hood release handle broke, $28.00.

Outside drivers door handle - $25.00.

Inside center storage compartment handle broke - not yet estimated cost to fix.

Rear license plate bulb - again, sat too long in the snow bank.

Needs new aluminum rims - showing white pitting and salt like build up - looks bad.

Replaced fuel filter at 87,000. The car still has 87,000 on it.

My brother's a mechanic at a Chevy dealer. He recommends the following:

Dump the orange/reddish stock radiator antifreeze as it eats the intake gasket - replace with green antifreeze - stay away from the emissions /environmental saving junk fluid - go basic green. This could be the reason for all you poor souls having to do expensive repairs - gasket related.

Change your fuel filter every 30k like the manual says - it's easy - I did it myself with some basic wrenches. This will put less stress on your fuel pump - which runs on electric.

I run midgrade fuel, and never let my gas tank go below 1/4 full; it's easier on the pump to deliver the fuel.

Dump your transmission fluid every every 50k like the manual says.

General Comments:

I love my Tahoe!

I have a friend who has 279,000; only major problem, he had to replace a water pump so far. You know why? In chapter 7 page six of the 1999 Tahoe manual. it says "be sure to follow the complete scheduled maintenance on the following pages". He follows his maintenance schedule in the owners manual perfectly - there's a reason they spent the money to print it and put it in the book. You can't expect not to have things break, and yeah some of you got a lemon. But keep on top of the service to your Tahoe, and it should perform great!

The plastic handles that break are cheap to replace. They are a petroleum based product and are especially sensitive to extreme weather conditions - I leave my windows cracked in the heat to prevent too much interior heat; park in a garage if possible.

Wash your vehicle - all that dirt gets in the mechanics.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2010

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7 from North America


This is a solid SUV, and when compared to other makes, it stands tall above the rest


Driver seat is wearing. Never had any major problems.

General Comments:

Has expected power and towing. Push button 4x4 is awesome and never misses a beat.

All the city people who don't know how to take care of a Chevy, have earned their outrageous dealer repair bills. If you think you have problems with this vehicle, then go buy a Ford and find out just how good you had it the hard way!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th February, 2010

28th Feb 2010, 08:42

It's good to see that Chevy did build ONE good vehicle. You're very lucky to have gotten it.

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe from North America


I think it's a great truck


The only problem I have had with the truck is it just shut down like it ran out of gas 5 days ago, it has gas pressure all the way up to the manifold. I'm being told it's my fuel shut off solenoid, or vapor locked. Can't be vapor locked, it's been sitting for 5 days. Other than than it's a great truck.

General Comments:

Truck runs very well on and off the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th April, 2009

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7 from North America


Very good SUV overall, but with some quality issues


4X4 control module bad - 400 miles.

Intake manifold leak - 100,000 miles.

Coolant coupler leak - 100,000 miles.

Water leak rear side window - 5,000 miles.

Sun visor vanity mirror hinge broken (driver and passenger sides).

Power door lock actuators bad (driver and passenger sides) - 85,000 miles.

Fuel pump quit working - 70,000 miles.

General Comments:

Overall I really like my '99 2-door 4X4 Tahoe. I special ordered it from Military Auto Sales when I was in the navy. Haven't seen another one exactly like it yet... it is an LS, two-tone paint with sunset gold over charcoal. It's good looking, has lots of power and is pretty comfortable.

At 80,000 miles I had a Rancho 3" suspension lift installed. Rides a lot stiffer than stock but now clears 33" tires. Everything else is stock.

Had some problems that are common with this model, but nothing catastrophic or that left me stranded (Fuel pump almost did... worked just long enough to let me limp home the last 6 miles.)

I've had to replace the battery, alternator and water pump, all between 65K and 75K miles, but those are items that are expected to wear out.

The one major complaint I have is that I have to replace the front brake pads every 12,000 miles or so. That's way too often, even for a lifted 4X4 with 33's. I've had the truck for 9 years and will probably hold onto it for at least another 5 years. Except for the intake manifold leak, I performed all the repair work and also perform all the routine maintenance on this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2008