2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Z-71 5.3 from North America
Nice when new..
Fine for the first 2 years:
Steering shaft replaced at 22,000.
Transmission replaced at 47,150.
Dex cool smell is coming through the cabin. Dealer appointment next week. Also have replaced the battery because it has left me stranded twice. It is sitting dead in my driveway now and I drove it yesterday. I guess there is a electrical drain/short somewhere.
I like the way the vehicle handles/rides, but no I will not buy American again. No excuse for a two year old vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th October, 2005
Making a statement like, "I'll never buy American again" after one poorly made America car is something like saying "I'll never vote for another president because the one in office is perfoming poorly. If 1 of your "American" children comes up poorly, you would not wish for a foreign child would you? You would wish you had other American children to make you proud.
All OEMs have more than one model. Some models are better than others, and some vehicles of 1 model are better than others. I've owned both foreign and American cars. I had a VW Jetta once that was a poor performer. I could not afford to fix it. So I sold it and bought American. Then the wife wanted a new car. I did not curse all Foreign (German) cars or all American cars for an problems I had. Guess want I drive now; another VW and it runs beautifully! Forgiveness is a powerful verb, no exceptions...
Best of luck to you and those you love. --GCC.
We brought a used 2003 Chevy Tahoe and the thing is a piece of junk...
Have computer issues and 4x4 wheel drive problem 6 months after we bought it.. Talk to a lot of people on this one.. People say with the 2003 Tahoe, the computer system is the problem. You can get it fixed for 1200 dollars, but the problem will come back..
We bought a used 2003 Z71 in 06 with 43k on it and could not be happier. My wife loves the vehicle as it's roomy, comfortable and handles great for an SUV. We previously had a Explorer, never again.
Only problem is we had to replace the fuel pump at 60k, but I knew beforehand this was a problem so it wasn't a shock to us. Otherwise we have been very happy with vehicle.
There are 80k on it now, so I imagine in the next year brakes will be due, but again, normal replacement parts.
Only one set of tires to date, and I expect we will not have to replace until 100-110k.
I do drive in all conditions; tar, gravel, mud, snow, and I regularly pull large trailers. The 4wd also gets used quite often in spring, fall and winter, so needless to say this is not babied in the least.
When the time comes, I fully intend to purchase another Tahoe.