2001 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3 from North America
My Yukon XL is a reliable, safe, luxury liner and I'd never sell it
Had the transmission rebuilt around 110k, but I had plenty of advanced warning that something didn't seem right before the trans failed. I wish I took it to a mechanic when I felt that something wasn't quite right with the car. I drove it like that for a month or 2, then it just failed. But I got it fixed and it's perfect now.
Oh, there's only 2 real major issues that are/were a major flaw from the manufacturer. The first problem is that the bolts on the manifold were made with substandard metal, so I got the first one replaced I think it was 2014. Now, in 2016, 2 more bolts just broke so my car is at the dealer getting all of them replaced with a better quality bolt. I've researched this problem and it's a common issue, but it was not a recall.
The only other issue I had WAS a recall and that's the ABS sensors go bad and I got them replaced the first time as a recall, but they had not failed. However, they did fail in 2015 and then failed again in 2016. I live in NJ so I do know that salt could gunk them up and I cannot say for sure, but the 2015 failure was repaired by a regular garage which means they could have used a bad quality aftermarket part or the parts they put on were defective. I went to the dealer to have them fix them in 2016.
It's a great, reliable car that I feel safe driving. Mine needs body work because I've got that Chevy rust thing going on along the bottom and rear quarter panels. It's my fault it's so rusty because I wasn't diligent with washing it more often and waxing especially because of the road salt/NJ winters. It's very comfortable to drive and it's so reliable. The car has a lot of integrity and it still pulls my extremely heavy all steel horse trailer with my 2 huge horses with no problems.
I'm shocked that Landcruiser got first place on this site. I had one before my Yukon XL and I love my Yukon much more. Landcruiser towed the horse trailer horribly even with modified (Tambren) suspension and a weight distribution system. You can't tell you're pulling the trailer in the Yukon. With the Landcruiser it was such a strain I actually felt like I was going to blow the engine towing with the Landcruiser. The Landcruiser was a much stiffer ride than the Yukon and the Yukon is much more luxurious feeling all around, from seats to steering to suspension and pick up speed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2016