1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews - Page 6 of 10

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 FI from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7L V8 FI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

GREAT CAR!

Faults:

While still under warranty the Anti Lock Brake light came on, and the Sun visor and center console door needed to be replaced due to plastic parts breaking.

Front Brake pads (normal wear)

Tail light bulb.

One of the original Tires blew out on the highway at about 50,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this car, except for its gas guzzling.

The Tahoe is wonderful car for long trips very comfortable.

Excellent visibility.

Handles bad weather with ease... Drove 200 miles during one snow storm that was sending most others to hotels for the day.

I've been reading some of the negative reviews on this car, and I just wanted to post a postive one. I follow suggested maintenance for the car, and have had no significant problems to date. The 99 Tahoe is a good example of a well made American Car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2006

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7 liter from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 liter Automatic
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram

Summary:

I would buy another one..

Faults:

Well, up until this week, everything has been smooth sailing. Then, I began to smell something "sweet" after I would drive. Well, to my surprise, it was a coolant leak. I was not able to find the exact place of the leak, so I replaced a few hoses and the thermostat, hoping that maybe the o-ring was worn. However, I have come to find out that it is the intake gasket. After reading the other comments on the site, I see that it is a common problem. I will be getting it fixed asap.

General Comments:

I like the vehicle. It really is in good condition being a used purchase. I would recommend to someone needing extra room. Since it was used, I went ahead and replace the brakes, rotors, and callipers and also the alternator. That is not to say that any of those things had problems, but driving the vehicle with my kids around just makes me feel safe. I think it is a sounds investment and gives this mechanic chick something to do.. although the intake will cost about 1000.00 in parts and labor, its well worth it...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2006

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

The Chevy tahoe is a good rig and I like mine more everytime I drive it

Faults:

I bought my 99' Tahoe in 05'. I bought it with 82,000 miles on it. It now has 107,000 miles. The fuel pump went out. I talked to a local mechanic in town and told me that the cost of purchase and repair will be $1,100.00! I've never laughed so hard in my life. I went and bought a fuel pump and replaced it myself in 2 days for $130.00. Replacing it yourself sucks, but I have more money now and I know how to change the pump. My lights for the radio have begun to go out too. I'm not going to pay the deductible to get the lights fixed. I'm just going to get a new stereo because it's better and cheaper. My O2 sensor went out and replaced that for $90.00. One of the spark plugs that I was replacing broke in half in my hand when I swapped it out. I replaced all of the plugs for 20 more bucks. These are problems that are inherent to any vehicle of any make. I'm proud of Chevrolet and their products. Its hard to make stuff perfect for every person that buys them.

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

Review Date: 29th November, 2006

30th Nov 2006, 10:58

Congrats on a great vehicle and for being able to do your own repairs. It DOES save a bundle. I seldom take mine in for anything I can do myself. We love GM cars and trucks (though my current truck is a Ford). My wife loves her Envoy, and my old Pontiac runs as good as the day it was built (and looks that good too). GM builds some really great, reliable vehicles.

1st Jul 2008, 17:00

If you have the correct tools you can work on just about anything with a little know how. That's awesome you saved money a lot of money, but how did you figure out how to change your fuel pump? Nice work though.

17th Apr 2009, 23:06

The lights in the radio are very simple to replace if you have basic soldering skills. The bulbs can be purchased at Radio Shack, I can't remember the part number but they are small incandescent bulbs and are around $1.50 each.

27th Jul 2011, 18:16

I've got a '98 Tahoe I bought new. It now has 564,329 miles on it. I think I got my money's worth!! STILL DRIVEN!!!

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 40 reviews