1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews - Page 8 of 10

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L (350cid) EFI gasoline from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7L (350cid) EFI gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

A great SUV experience.

Faults:

Was missing the rear cargo net at delivery. No other problems.

General Comments:

After I got rid of my last car, I leased one of these in 98 for a year to try it out. I wasn't a truck guy, but I won't own a front wheel drive vehicle. This basically left me with the choice of a vette or a truck.

Decided on the Tahoe. I loved it. Turned it in after the year was up I went right back and got the 99. I never had a single problem with it.

Ran flawless, got good fuel economy (for a truck) 16-21 mpg. Rides like a car, handles well, great off road. The 4 wheel drive system is amazing. I drove in a blizzard that everyone else was parked in the rest stops, including the semi trucks. It was solid and safe.

Good build quality, and fit and finish.

Good looks and styling.

I would buy another one in a 'heartbeat'.

I don't like the 2000-2005 models. Waiting for the new revamped 2007.

I highly recommend this truck to anyone.

NOTE: I am dubious of any review complaining of mechanical problems on this (or most) vehicles. Read your manual, follow the maintenance recommendations. change your fluids, wash the vehicle once a week, and it should do you well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2006

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L/350cid from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7L/350cid Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

Good vehicle w/decent reliability, but pricey

Faults:

The day after purchasing the Tahoe brand new the oil cooler line broke spraying oil all throughout the engine compartment.

Front rotors warped and replaced at approx. 25,000 miles.

Alternator at approx. 40,000 miles.

Fuel pump and relay at approx. 50,000 miles. (extremely common problem and $700.00+ for the dealer to fix)

Lower intake manifold cracked at approx. 65,000 ($700.00+ just for the parts)

General Comments:

Overall vehicle is very comfortable and feels safe.

Very capable 4 wheel drive

Good power

Drives very nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th November, 2005

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 350 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

The Chevy Tahoe is a high-maintenance truck that is worth every penny

Faults:

When I purchased the vehicle the rear condenser and hoses were replaced. Soon after I replaced the front cup holder, wiper motor, leaky transmission lines and the u-joints.

While on a trip to Georgia the starter had to be replaced and the computer malfunctioned. The CPU malfunction caused the anti-lock braking system to engage randomly while driving. Replaced computer, emissions sensor and self-installed starter cost: $1100 and three lost days of work.

After returning from vacation the truck was leaking anti-freeze. The intake manifold gasket, the coolant hose on the top of the engine and the water pump all had to be replaced.

I also have trouble unlocking the barn doors, though I've cleaned the contact points and lubricated the lock mechanism.

Currently the four wheel drive doesn't engage.

General Comments:

The cloth interior has held up well and is in near mint condition.

For long distance driving this truck is bar-none. It is comfortable and a joy to drive! It has plenty of merging power and feels like driving a personal mobile home.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2005

21st Jan 2006, 23:28

A lot of the complaints in this review seem like nothing more than abuse and poor maintenance by the original owner. Hardly the truck's fault.

I am in a Tahoe club and maintenance issues are unheard of on properly maintained vehicles.

An automobile isn't a black box widget you buy, use, and keep forever. Plants need watered, houses need painted, and cars need maintained. That's just the nature of the beast.

Failure to do all routine maintenance is quite simply abuse.

So is failure to clean the vehicle.

That's my 2 cents.

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7 V8 GAS ENGINE from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 GAS ENGINE Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Nice family vehicle with plenty of room

Faults:

Replaced alternator at 50,000 miles.

Leather seats are showing a lot of wear especially on driver's side seat.

Replaced heater hose quick disconnect at intake manifold at 57,000 miles.

I have had the front brakes replaced twice already, and new rotors put on the second time the brakes were replaced.

Since owning the vehicle, the suspension has always felt a little soft.

Vehicle is starting to leak anti-freeze again. My mechanic just informed me that the leak is coming from the rear of the intake manifold. This will set me back $650.00.

General Comments:

Overall I have enjoyed the vehicle. It left my family and I stranded only once. This was when the alternator went out.

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

Review Date: 8th January, 2004

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