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dillpickleLSU
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Chicago, IL
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Looking at buying a Tahoe

in the 2014 body it was easy to add options that you wanted after the fact.....I don't know much about the 2015's

I have a 2011 Yukon SLE 4x4 that I picked up used in 2012. The dealer added heated leather and a sunroof...I added factory remote start, fog lights, navigation, oem 20" wheels, power fold signal mirrors, autodim rear view mirror and a backup camera for about 1500 bucks. For 35 grand(at the time) I had a vehicle that would have cost me about 50 grand new. 90,000 miles later it's been a great vehicle, it's nearly paid off and I love it. I have all of the options I want.


SPEEDY
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re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
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I added factory remote start, fog lights, navigation, oem 20" wheels, power fold signal mirrors, autodim rear view mirror and a backup camera for about 1500 bucks


How did you pull that off? The wheels alone go for that much


Croacka
UNLV Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
56526 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
i was thinking the same thing?


junkyard?


lsufan27
LSU Fan
The PJ
Member since Mar 2014
385 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
I think that the 2015 Tahoe/Yukon is absolutely hideous and looks like a hearse. And they want 60k for a chevy. No.


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LSU
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Member since Oct 2003
6788 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
I bought a '15 Tahoe LT last month. Didn't see advantage of the LTZ for the additional cost. Love it so far.


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NawlinsTigah270
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Mile High
Member since Jun 2008
13115 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
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75k??? Mother fricker. I would never pay that for a GM

You could buy a Tesla for cheaper


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runforrestrun
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2013
104 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
We have an '09 LTZ. It's been pretty good, but has had some BS problems it shouldn't have. All of the door handles have been replaced, some more that once due to a design flaw. Engine mounts are problematic on the previous generation models too. I just went in for an oil change & ended up spending $500 extra to replace a busted mount. BUT...mine has 130K miles, so I can't complain too much. I suspect they have tended to these issues on the new models. The only buying advice I have for you is check to see if you qualify for the GM Supplier discount through your employer (1% less than dealer invoice).


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poochie
LSU Fan
Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
1687 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
quote:

dillpicklelsu

I have a 2011 Yukon SLE 4x4 that I picked up used in 2012. The dealer added heated leather and a sunroof...I added factory remote start, fog lights, navigation, oem 20" wheels, power fold signal mirrors, autodim rear view mirror and a backup camera for about 1500 bucks. For 35 grand(at the time) I had a vehicle that would have cost me about 50 grand new. 90,000 miles later it's been a great vehicle, it's nearly paid off and I love it. I have all of the options I want.


I'd like to hear more about this. I've got my sights set on a '10 or '11 Tahoe or Yukon. Would like the ltz fr obvious reasons but all I really "need" is the power fold mirrors (so my wife doesn't rip them off in the garage).

Also, we stopped and looked at one last week and it's amazing how little space there is behind the back seats. A friend has an enclave and it has more room behind its 3rd row seat than a Tahoe.


UMTigerRebel
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2013
9819 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
My husband has a 2015 Tahoe as his company car. I love it, although it took a little while for the new body style to grow on me.


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BilJ
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DANGA ZONE
Member since Sep 2003
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re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
first year new models in chevy seem to always have electrical issues


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Fat and Happy
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2013
3616 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
The new black ones look exactly like a hurst. It's slightly creepy actually


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BIGDAB
Grambling Fan
Go for the Jugular
Member since Jun 2011
7093 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
If you are looking at a LTZ you should also look at Yukon with a SLT trim right under the Denali.


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GRTiger
USA Fan
On a roof eating alligator pie
Member since Dec 2008
23700 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
I just picked up a 2015 Tahoe LTZ as a rental. Body is weird, inside is awesome. Only comment I have on the short distance I've driven it is the gas pedal is really stiff.


poochie
LSU Fan
Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
1687 posts

Croacka
UNLV Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
56526 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
No, not really at all

More so in person


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LSUChamp06
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Lafayette
Member since Nov 2007
2444 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
New Tahoe body style has grown on me, but I saw a black Suburban last week and it looks like a damn hearse.

You can get a few packages with the LT for a few grand extra rather than spending the 10 grand for the LTZ.


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KG6
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Member since Aug 2009
4372 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
I would be hesitant to buy the '14 model. You're going to have that initial value drop that comes with any new car purchase, but it's going to be even bigger now that a new body style is out. You used to be able to buy a 2010 and barely be able to tell the difference between a 2014, so the value held up a bit. Not going to happen anymore. And as far as disliking the new body style, I'm not a huge fan, but I said the same thing in 2007 when they came out with the last body style and I love mine now. I have my complaints, but I haven't found a vehicle that I want to buy in it's place for under 70k.

I have a 2011 LT and I really can't see needing anything except for the touch screen. The cooled seats would be nice, but with the remote start, you can have the air conditioning blowing cold air before you get in the vehicle, so it's not that big of a deal. The auto fold mirrors are nice. Adds a lot of walking room under the carport.


nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
5204 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
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I would be hesitant to buy the '14 model. You're going to have that initial value drop that comes with any new car purchase, but it's going to be even bigger now that a new body style is out. You used to be able to buy a 2010 and barely be able to tell the difference between a 2014, so the value held up a bit. Not going to happen anymore.


That is my thinking as well.

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The cooled seats would be nice, but with the remote start, you can have the air conditioning blowing cold air before you get in the vehicle, so it's not that big of a deal.



Good point.


Croacka
UNLV Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
56526 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
my truck has cooled seats, and it makes a huge difference on long drives


its not just for the initial cooldown.....honestly, the cooling takes a little while to even notice...not quite as quick as the heated seats


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CaptainsWafer
USA Fan
Bone it like you own it.
Member since Feb 2006
43177 posts

re: Looking at buying a Tahoe
Any new vehicle will immediately depreciate when you drive it home. Hopefully the rebates you can get on the 2014 will offset (or greatly reduce) the initial hit.


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