We are looking to upgrade to an SUV and are debating between the Sequoia and
the Tahoe/Yukon. I have driven GM cars in the past and hated the little
rattles that occurred; our Camry is void of those rattles. Any experiences
or opinions to consider? I have always thought GM built better trucks than
cars (outside of the Vette). Thanks in advance.
After 30 years of owning only GM cars and trucks I'm driving the last one
I'll own, a 99 2500 Chev Suburban. Tired of poor engineering, workmanship
and resale value. Stupid stuff breaks and wears out too soon. The list is
Bought my very first import ( a Toyota Camry) wow so that's what a car is
supposed to be like. Quite, smooth, no rattles, very unlike my other cars I
have owned. Very soon I'll be shopping for another Toyota, probably a crew
I can't think of a reason I would ever buy a GM again. Sad really.
Chuck in Phoenix
That was my response when we bought our Camry (1996) after owning a
Cutlass. The Cutlass engine was great, but the pumps, door handles,
windows, etc. would need to be replaced. Thanks for the responses.
01 Tahoe LT 4x4 owner here, I did have a rattle above/behind the
passenger seat - it was the rear AC ducts, was able to fix it by
shoving some cloth up in there. No other rattles. I've had over 20
GM vehicles over the last 30yrs including 4 other fullsize suv's, this
Hoe is by far the best. And I am able to easily find aftermarket
equipment to make various mods to the engine, sound system, exterior,
etc - "fun stuff". The only problems I've had were having to replace
both rear power window motors, and the high note horn both under
I believe the Sequoia is a higher quality product, but not as powerful
plus it is slightly smaller inside. That said, if they up their power
I would very seriously consider a Toyota or Lexus product in the
I am also very AR, which is why I posted the question. I just was hoping GM
may put better quality parts in their trucks as opposed to their
automobiles. It really is a shame truthfully. . . there is no reason GM
could not "do it right". I do like the engine power better in the GM
products, but the other shortcomings drive me crazy. These little things do
not bother some people (they just turn the radio louder), but I just cannot
ignore them. Thanks for the reply.
I've owned a Grand Cherokee, a 4 Runner, and an Explorer over the past 10
years and I can say that my 2000 Tahoe LT 4x4 is by far and away the
greatest vehicle I've ever owned. I bought it new and have had virtually no
problems. It's smooth ride, great power, and comfort don't compare to
anything else I've owned. My Grand Cherokee and Explorer felt like they
spent more time in the shop than on the road. While my 1998 4 Runner Ltd.
never had any quality problems, it's weak engine and HORRIBLE ride made it
unbearable to drive.
My Tahoe is in pretty hard service off-road 4 months a year on my hunting
leases and still is tight inside. My only regret was getting it with the
barn doors instead of the liftgate.
I personally can't think of another vehicle than I'd rather own than a Tahoe
or one of its variations in GMC or Cadillac.
1) Can't see out when it rains, no wiper.
2) Rains on you while your loading things since there's nothing above you
when the doors are open.
3) Have to open two things each time you want to load something big
4) Middle pillar down the middle of your rear view mirror.
the pillar on a fork lift will hit the door if you ever need to have a
palette put in it. I'd assume it would be worse on a full sized truck, it
was "just" doable on a 99ish GMC 'S10 blazer' (forget name)) But that also
isn't a 'normal' thing for an SUV, but more normal for a truck. The hinges
are also a PITA from what I read to take apart....
oh yeah that is the other thing. In a northern winter with salt, sand or
both it snows once and you can't see out the back at all. I'm talking
utility van style. Then when you get to a gas station to wash it you have
to wash it twice to get all the dirt off. Does any one know how to minimize
the collection of dirt on the back of a barn door truck.
Comparing a GM to a Toyota is like comparing apple to oranges. I drive
Chevy trucks and Lexus autos. I've had 4 new trucks in the last 10 years
and 2 new Lexus' in the past 6 years. All of the trucks whet back multiple
times while under warranty for everything from simple rattles to new
transmissions. Neither Lexus has been back for a single thing. Toyota has
their act together when it comes to quality and if they built a 3/4 ton
truck, I'd be driving it instead of Chevys. With all that said, my opinion
is that the GM trucks are better than Ford or Dodge (my opinion only).
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