1997 Chevrolet Tahoe User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Tahoe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews

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Dave writes:
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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Rugged. Inexpensive to maintain. Manuverable. It's a real body-on-frame truck.

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Not 'Politically Correct'.

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Army Knife Utility — Swiss Army Knife of vehicles. I treat mine more as a short-box pickup with a non-removable canopy. Underneath the 'fancy' station-wagon utility lies a real half-ton truck. Personally, this vehicle fits nicely with my mechanical skill set. There is not one part on this truck I wouldn't consider re&re'ing myself. (Unlike my previous early 90's Pontiac GTPs, which needed lots of special 'J' tools to perform ordinarily simple things like changing the front shock absorbers) As it is actually a truck, and given basic service, I believe it should last almost forever in an urban setting. It's great in parking lots as it has a very tight turning radius for a 4x4. Fuel costs are not much worse than the smaller, 3.4 V6, Pontiac GTP. (Mind you... Seeing as it's a Sport Futility Vehicle it promotes a more sedate driving style than the, very much more sporty, GTP)

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BeccaAnn writes:
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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It is a heavy and safe vehicle with plenty of room for a family. The 4WD makes it easy to take the kids out to ride dirt bikes and such and is very comfortable.

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The only con is the gas mileage.

BeccaAnn
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I Will Miss It! — Its handling and braking abilities are good considering the size of the vehicle. It does great offroad and is comfortable and roomy. The gas mileage is the only down side to owning this vehicle seeing as its a V8 half ton it uses a lot of fuel other than that maintenance and repairs are economical and usually can be done yourself if you have any knowledge of Chevy small block 350's.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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codyMhoon writes:
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5

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Reliable vehicle, take care of it properly and this vehicle will take care. Comfort is great for trips, the drive is very smooth. All around fantastic vehicle.

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Gas guzzler, that's all.

codyMhoon
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My First Car I Have Owned, Which Is Fantastic. — If you take care of this 1997 vehicle properly, you won't have to replace much at all and easily do 300,000 miles with it. For example, I've had to replace the serpentine belt and re adjust the roaders because of my own lack of driving experience in the beginning. And which wasn't my fault to replace are the rear shocks. Bottom line though, this is a great vehicle, I can't express it enough.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marcus writes:
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5

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mud ridin

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gas hog

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Fun — good capable truck ruff lookin had to put a transmission in it put new tires on it not to long ago i use it for mud ridin it is a gas hog i payed about 22,000 on it it is a fun vehicle

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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WishIhadanother writes:
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Almost everything

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No rear AC

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Great Machine!!!!!!!! — I loved everything about my 97 Tahoe, except it did not have rear AC. It was very hot in the rear, but I sat up front, so I loved it. I did a little work on the air intake and boosted my MPG to 23 on the hiway and 18 in town.

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Michael writes:
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Great Ride 4wd works great towed my boat and the largest uhaul no problem tons of room in the back

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gas millage could be just a little better

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Can Do — Have had two tahoes and loved them both they are great for everything no real problems and after your done with factory shocks you can up grade and get some bags for when you tow and bang you have a sweet ride. I like taking the decals off and adding a layer of tint in the back three/four windows.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Goran writes:
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 2 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Impossing precence, great for cargo and towing, and has good off road perfomance

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Mileage, poor on-road handling

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97 Tahoe... A Classic — Great Truck... impresive on sand ans snow... everything fits inside of it, including bunk beds and tables... strong, and powerful it even survived a heas on colission with a concrete wall and was able to drive it back to the garage. Has one of the worst mileages ever, poor handling, and the steering isn't exactly acurate and doesn't give you good feedback... could have more power for the displacement it comes

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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bobby066 writes:
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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smooth ride

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gas milage

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1997 Tahoe — its a good running truck i have only had problems with the evo or the speed sensor which i cant find it feels like someone is yanking the steering wheel can someone tell me how to repair this problem with my truck thanks.....

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Rich writes:
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 2 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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its a two door!

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iv abused it too much

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Its Awesome! — in my opinion the 94 to 98 chevy ck model of trucks and suvs are the best looking trucks chevy has put out before or since. the vortech 350 is much more powerful than previous models with throttle body efi. although the 5.3 ls series motors went leaps and bounds above that. in my opinion chevy trucks have always been of the highest quality. and even though my tahoe is showing its age mostly due to my abuse i still wouldnt give it up for anything.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joe writes:
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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Power, durability

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Avoid 2009+ model years, because of Obama takeover of GM

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Classy Ride That Can Work Hard Too — strong acceleration from 350-ci V8 with plenty of towing power. 12 years old, but looks and feels brand new. Classic clean, angular Chevy truck styling. average 15 MPG, better than people I know with 6 cylinder TrailBlazers. Handles like a typical SUV, but fun to drive in a straight line or in the mud and snow.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

My Tahoe By Olivier

One of the best feautures about this Tahoe is, that even though it's a two door you can basically fit your whole life plus passengers in the back without even having to fold down the second row seats.... Read More

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

The Beast By Matthew

i loved it just wanted another pickup i did a lot to this truck and it was all around a good truck i dont miss it but it was fun to have and it never let me down so all in all it was a good truck Read More

Nothing To Complain About By bbird25

Has about 260,000 miles but runs like a two year old car. Had to replace the back end a few thousand miles ago, but thats about it. Everything is awesome except for the fuel economy and the mushy brak... Read More

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

It's A Great Suv By Drogers7988

I wouldn't want any other type of vehicle I love the Chevy I wish they would go back to the two doors but this still a very shop vehicle I've owned it since 2000 and don't plan on getting rid of it an... Read More

Great Suv/truck By Don_Blue

The only truck I would buy, 350 v8, big, power, great looks, great options and wont get stuck anywhere. Fast for its size and great handling in snow, or rain. The car is fun to drive in any condition.... Read More

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

Good Looking, Comfortable, Powerful, Handles Well. By outdrful

While I like the styling, handling, and all the creature comforts of this vehicle they did have some problems with instrument clusters (and I have). I converted this unit to four wheel disk breaking f... Read More

1999 2 Door Tahoe Review By jwlancaster

Would be a great car for hunting, hauling, or driving around town. Very reliable and looks great. Seats are comfortable and durable. Gas mileage is not great, but car accelerates and handles very well... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews

You Know You Want One Of Your Own. By Devynne

Power: 5.7L, it will curb stomp you...even pulling a trailer Looks: a little original and boxy, but I have no problem with retro Maintenance: change the oil regularly, brakes, tires, and you're good t... Read More

good nice suv for a big family now its my oldest sons. it has alright gas milegage and it has 225 miles on her and still running pretty strong and is as good suv for winter with four whell drive Read More

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