How many miles can a Tahoe be good for

Asked by Dec 27, 2012 at 09:59 AM about the Chevrolet Tahoe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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With proper maintenance 200,000-250,000 miles. After that, major parts need to be overhauled and it's better to get a newer truck.

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MANY MILES, slap a new motor and tranny in her and run her to half a million.

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I have 194k on mine. Original motor and trans, I've put alot of work in it, but the body is in great shape. You'll start to "feel the road at around 130K even with new shock, body mount go to shit around this mileage. The good thing is that motor's are cheap and not bad to replace.

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I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe with original motor and trans... over the life of it I have change fule pump, battery, alternator and water pump... Me and ole girl are now at 305,763!

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I have seen an Avalanche, which is the same basic vehicle, with over 425.000 miles. Transmission replaced at 398,000 miles, but the engine is still going. I have over 202,000 miles on mine with the original front brake pads which were around 50% last time I checked. There are some smaller parts that tend to fail that I have had to replace, the knock sensors, intake manifold gaskets, water pump, rear load leveling shock air pump, and a fuel pump, and the windshield washer pumps. There are a few other items that need work, but nothing unusual for any vehicle. The mentioned repairs are all normal issues, and except for the air and fuel pump, pretty straight forward and reasonably priced repairs. I hope to drive mine for a very long time. I have been able to do most of the repairs myself and there is a lot of information out there to help with most of the repairs.

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I am the original owner of a 2002 Tahoe with just over 361000. New trans at 65000 and a bunch of oil changes!!!

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I have a 2001 Chevy Tahoe with 248,563 on odometr.I am original owner and take care of her. Just had a/c recharged, first time replaced radiator, power steering hose and main computer. Thats it. Tomorrow she goes in for new struts and overhaul of front suspension. Love this truck!!!

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2001 Chevy Tahoe LS has 119,000 miles. I've done all recommended maint including front and rear differential fluid changes, radiator flush, transmission flush etc. I've had to replace the EVAP solenoid and carbon box and I've replaced both front power window motors Also had a front drivers side seal leak which was fixed. It has developed a ticking sound on a cold start that goes away but it still runs great and has plenty of power. I am getting 14mpg in the winter and have gotten up to 20mpg in the summer not bad for a 16 year old vehicle that has been used to tow heavy loads.


I am the proud owner of a 2002 Tahoe with original engine and transmission that currently has 420,000 plus mile!

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If I purchase a 2007 tahoe for 1299 with 200k miles I'm I getting a good deal

Im buying a 2004 tahoe for 7950. Is that a good deal?


I have seen a 2002 Avalanche, which is on the same chassis, go 495,000 mile on the transmission, and the engine is still cranking at over 500,000 miles. The 2002 - 2006 were supposedly the best, but I think that is more about the brakes. I have over 229,00 on my 2002 Tahoe with the original front brakes still around 50%. The GMs are long outlasting the others. I shopped for trucks from my daughter a couple of years ago, and found a large number of this vintage still running well up in to the 400,000 mile range. You can check Kelly Blue book for the value. The price really depends on the extras, how it has been maintained, and your location. Some areas have more problems due to weather and salting of roads. Although my Tahoe has spent some time in the snow, I am in California and they do not salt the roads. I do not have any rust or oxidized aluminum parts pretty much anywhere. Pretty good for a 16 year old vehicle with over a 1/4 million miles on it. I am expecting at least twice this many miles based on what I have heard from other owners and a large number of mechanics that I know. If you are looking for a long runner, and the price falls into the fair range that Kelly Blue book shows, then you're in good shape. Make sure the title is clear. I know that that this is about the price that my Tahoe would go for on the street, but I have 4wd, possi rear, factory rock guards, tow package, leather, autoride with load leveling, and premium sound system along with all of the other available luxury systems.

I'm the proud owner of a 2002 Chevy Tahoe and sheis running great with original engine at 376000+... everything about this truck is great.

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