2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carToyota Previa

Summary:

Best vehicle on the road

Faults:

Catalytic converter, covered by warranty at 75,000 miles.

Fuel pressure regulator, $120.00 at 60,000 miles.

Suspension at about 80,000 miles.

Brakes rotors at 120,000! replaced rear pads around 60k.

General Comments:

This is the best car I ever had. Awesome ride, room, towing, leather, got the one with every option, minimal cost to upkeep. I wish I could buy this car again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2009

2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LS from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Terrific car, just wish GM would make it get 30+mpg as a diesel

Faults:

* Firewall gasket around A/C was missing from factory, $750 for dealer to replace to prevent air blowing in from engine compartment into passenger foot well. Air began blowing in 2yrs after repair, persists to date.

* Oil change every 3k miles.

* 30, 60, and 90k mile services by dealer. 90k service with brakes, rotors, suspension, oil, tires, etc cost nearly $2500

* New tires at 40k miles, again at 105k (Michelin LTX, highly recommend).

* Brake pads and rotors ($1200+) only needed to be changed once at 105k miles.

* Rear seat belts have a tendency to catch if flip forward and store flat used - required dealer to release seat belts once as they got caught in latch ($30 fee).

* Dash A/C light and Radio lights are starting to burn out (2007-2008) - have not priced out how much it will be to replace as A/C and radio work fine. Buttons just can't be seen at night.

*Battery replaced in 2003, 2005, & 2007. Does NOT fair well in winters.

General Comments:

This car was bought new in San Diego, California, from C&M Chevrolet. It was the first new body style Tahoe they got in stock. It was been driven cross country multiple times and I have lived in several different locations with it including New Orleans, and now in Washington, DC. Serviced by Chevrolet dealers only. Has cost VERY little to maintain, and is still giving me 17-18mpg at 115,000 miles.

Bone stock except wind deflectors, running boards, and tinted front windows (great on long road trips).

I spend 50/50 freeway/highway miles on this guy. Have towed with it using the optional tow package I bought when I bought the truck. Carried the family all over. And it still runs terrifically.

Wish I had the 4x4 for winters in the Northeast.

Replaced a Jeep Wrangler with this truck, and will probably trade it in within the next 12months for a VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI Diesel (40-48mpg) before any transmission/drivetrain problems can pop up.

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

Review Date: 6th August, 2008

6th Jul 2011, 09:49

Change your passenger compartment air filter and the air leak near the passenger floor will go away. I have a 2000 Tahoe new style with the same air leak near the floor, and it was the 2 air filters for 12 dollars that were completely plugged, and they are easy to change. Now the air when moving comes in on both sides; I can feel it on my legs in the driver's side as it should be. There is a video on youtube of how to change the filters, and I will bet they are completely pulled and black. They should be pure white.

Tim.

2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.7 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles

Summary:

Overall I love it

Faults:

Rear Brakes

Shocks

Tune-up.

General Comments:

This truck drives and rides very nice.

Only have two concerns with it.

One it has a weird sound in rear-end when you start off.

Two it has a tenancy to help you turn sometimes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2007

2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Z-71 5.7 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carGMC Safari

Summary:

Get rid of it before 50,00 miles!

Faults:

86,00 miles lost fuel pump.

86,000 miles lost water pump, 86,000 miles lost transmission

86,000 miles loosing cat.converter.

Thank God I took out 100,000 bumper to bumper warranty on this SUV! It covered everything except the cat. converter. ($900)

General Comments:

Shame you can't count on a Chevy to last 100,000 miles any more!

All of my Tahoe failures occured in less the 24hours!

Otherwise, I love the Tahoe Z-71 and it's power and room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th April, 2005

12th Jun 2005, 13:15

What happened at 86,000 miles that three items went out approximately same time? Seens highly unusual, unless vehicle being driven extremely fast, lost water and continued to drive, etc.

3rd Feb 2006, 17:52

I own a 2000 Tahoe LT and it has over 100k miles. The only problem I've had, to date, is I needed a new fuel sending unit, which the dealer told me was a common thing with this year Tahoe. Otherwise, I get great mileage; 17mpg for what it is, that's awesome, and it runs drives and looks like new. Sorry you had so much trouble, but one has to think that you were using the vehicle in a way it was not meant to be. It's not a race car, after all.

18th Dec 2007, 11:04

I don't understand your hatred. I have a 1999 Tahoe LS with 177,982 miles. been wrecked twice.. and the only thing that died was some computer sensor. and its very fast for an SUV.. stock I can wipe expeditions and explorers off of the road.

28th Apr 2008, 01:47

The difference with your Tahoes is that they are not 4x4, the 2wd Tahoes are great. But the 4x4 z71 Tahoes have way too many problems.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 7 reviews