1997 Chevrolet Tracker Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

I love my Tracker!

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong is that the check engine light has been on for the last 50,000 miles. We had the dealership try to find the reason for it being on and they couldn't find the problem. Aside from that, the only things we have ever done were typical things such as replacing the muffler and tail pipe, brake pads a few times on the front and replacing the brakes on the rear because of rust. Michigan winters. It's always dirty, has some rust, but what's important is that it's as reliable as a hammer and everything in the drive train works perfectly. It has never left us stranded and I would trust it to drive anywhere.

General Comments:

Durable as a hammer. All the knobs and switches still work. The AC has never been charged in 10 years and it still works a little.

It won't go very fast, but it never breaks down and does get pretty good gas mileage.

What I really like about it is that it's kind of primitive. It's easy to work on and really designed like a very small truck.

It climbs hills like a monkey, and pounds through the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2007

1997 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Cool - it's fun for a trucker on a budget

Faults:

Brakes worn out and relined about 115000km. Grommet on hood prop bar broke after 100000km (new one cost $.60 from dealer). Tires worn after 80000km. Still haven't done a tuneup - I don't know what's wrong.

General Comments:

This is a straight-up utility vehicle. I'm not sure if it's an SUV since it's not really a "Sporty" UV. I really like it, though since it runs and maintains and drives over rocks just like a truck. I wish GM still made something like it since I don't really want to switch to a Jeep next time. Some truck-like stuff that I like: (1) locking hubs (2) hi-lo transfer case (3) truck-type steering box (not rack-and-pinion) (4) factory air-conditioning with manual controls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2004

16th Jan 2006, 13:41

I'm with you there, brother. I cannot believe there is not a large enough market within the U.S. to cntinue marketing these little trucks. There's no other vehicle like them. I like the gear drive transfer case (versus the fluid systems eveyone is going to). And people wonder why GM is losing their market share...?

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews