How long is the life of a tahoe on average. THANKS

Asked by Nov 16, 2007 at 04:49 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 4WD

Question type: General

We are about to purchase a 04 z71 Tahoe it has 98,000 miles. How long is the life of a tahoe on average. THANKS

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Most newer cars are good for 200k miles easily. That said, you might want to check out www.carsurvey.org, where real owners post problems they have had with their vehicles. Read what kinds of problems others are experiencing and see what you might likely face.

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i had a 97 tahoe 2 dr and i sold it with 438000 Km on it... original engine.. still held 40PSI oil pressure.... just gotta change the oil, man!!!

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well my 2003 Tahoe has 160,000 miles on it now and is still running. i have had nothing wrong with it and we bought it new.

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my 99 has 171000 mi on it is strong as a rock it tows like there is nothing back there and rides like a dream

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It all depends on how the vehicle was taken care of . also how it was driven. some people are led footed & that puts a lot of stress on the tranny as well as U joints. you can always car fax it. carfax.com

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I know original post is old....I have a 2003 Tahoe 140,000+ miles it's 2015 now. Changed oil every 3000 miles. I drive a little rough, not jack rabbit, just going around idiots and texters going 55 or slower in the left lane etc,, stuff like that.. Just starting with noises 2014. Piston slapping. Power lagging a little. I don't push it now.

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I have a 2003 Tahoe. All maintenance up to date. Drives great, tows great. 145,000 mi. Needs a few paint touch ups. What is the life expectancy? Wondering if I should buy a new vehicle (smaller) for trips. I have had no problems with my wonderful Tahoe.

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2003 lt I bought new , now 249000 miles, great truck , I put also snow plow on it . Water pump , fuel pump changed ,

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260,0000 miles 2003 Chevy Tahoe 4.8 L Still running great Only replaced fuel pump at 230,000

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up till now, not a single problem until @ 170000 and mine recently has just only needed an alternator (from allot of natural wear)& then a water pump followed.Replaced both and then it's back running with full oil press. An high rpms again for another 100,000 or more.i love me a Chevy motor

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I got a 99 tahoe and it just hit 205000 and it's still running like a champ it runs like if it just came off the lot

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I have an '01 Tahoe LT. She has 206,000 miles. I bought her used 10yrs ago with 84K miles on it. I've never had tune-up, but changed fuel pump, new water pump, new alternator, & new starter & 2 batteries. I think she's done well!

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I have 2004 Tahoe z71 , I've taken care of all my vehicles , I've changed alternator , water pump , and tune ups every 50k , just changed all hoses and belts , I'd take it any where and I have 265k . Still tight , good power , I pull my ranger boat a few times a week . Only thing I've done interior is recovered drivers seat .

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2005 Tahoe (one owner, that's me) with 183,000 still running great. Had to change out small things, normal wear and tear stuff. Motor, trans, a/c, electrical...all in good order.

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I purchased a used 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe with 102,000 miles on the clock. runs amazing. All I added was the range technology which stopped the excessive oil consumption. I always loved this body style.

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Still driving our 2003 Z71 with 293,000 miles! Minor maintenance repairs due to regular service. Drives as good as new!

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I have 208,000 miles on my 2008 Tahoe , and only change the alternator and water pump, master cylinder, but now need to change the oil pan and a transmission gasket. Runs like a beast!

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I have a '99 Tahoe 2 door which has been the vehicular love of my life. Has 267k miles on the clock, and still runs like brand new. I've changed the alternator, and the radiator. Best vehicle I've ever owned.

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2004 Tahoe bought 8 years ago used for 19k fully loaded LT with DVD and Third Row seat. Gets 18 mpg average and hauls anything I need to. Only at 70k miles. I expect at least 200k before replacing. May decide to rebuild when looking at the price of a 2017 Chevy. New Trucks pushing $50k or more. Unbelievable. I don't make that kind of money so rebuilding a 2004 Tahoe couldn't come anywhere near that cost. back to perfect condition maybe $20k. Happy with the Tahoe. Big enough that the little nats on the freeway don't get in my way and or I'll run them off the road with a polite invitation of what call a warning to not fuck with me.

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i have a 2004 Tahoe Z71 and I love this car! I bought it new and it now has 150k. I had the transmission rebuilt at 140K. Engine is strong. Leather seats are broken in nicely. This car is so comfortable to drive and the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. And best of all its paid off! : )

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UPDATE MY 99 TAHOE HIT 215000 TODAY STILL RUNS LIKE A BABY HAD ITS FIST TUNEUP LAST MONTH FROM THE ORIGINAL PLUGS FROM 99 BOUGHT IT OFF A 86 YEAR OLD MAN WHO'S BEST FRIEND WAS THE DEALER THIS GUY HAD 73 OIL CHANGES SINCE 99 O HAD IT FOR 3 YEARS ALREADY NO RIPS STAINS LEAKS SLIPS DENTS DINGS NADA

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I have a 2004 Z71 with over 250K. Definitely needed some shop time but still runs like a charm!!! And I put that Hoe thru HELL and it is still kicking

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Just hit 218000 on my girl still in prestine condition no rust paint still perfect no tranny slippin BUT BUT it just started leaking oil havnt really checked yet but did replace intake manifold gasket cap and rotor and thermostat just cause i had time also changed alternator but she still runs brand new tge way shes going i will hit 500000

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We have a 5.3 L 2003 Yukon with 212,000 miles, we bought it new. Engine still fine. We have replaced the rear AC actuator very early on, and the speedometer. The water pump around 75k, alternator at around 175,000k and the serpentine belt. At 197,000k replaced the boots. At 200,000 new brakes. At 210,000 replaced the front and rear shocks, (the rear shocks are expensive got them through Amazon for $500). Replaced the rear window shocks and lift gate shocks. Replaced rear passenger window lift and motor. Also replacing sway bar links today. To be continued....:)

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230,000 miles just replaced transmission now it needs a valve job so i would say 230,000 miles

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I have2008 silverado use the same engine than tahoe 325,xx miles with the original engine and transmisiĆ³n just i replaced brakes oxigen sensors and oil. Chevy is the best

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I have had a 2005 Tahoe 5.3L since new. It doesnt have as high of mileage (just under 100k) but I did have the 4wd/2wd transfer case solenoid/switch unit fail about 60k miles. I've had a few door lock solenoids go bad, the rear door hatch solenoid. The front ABS sensors under the frame (easy to do), a few batteries, a few sets of tires and brakes. I've had to replace the switches for the 4wd and lighting on the dash, simple repairs. The best thing about this vehicle is its easy to fix and you can find videos for a lot of the repairs online. Nothing really has been horrible as far as costs. The tahoe has no rust, looks great and still is a great running vehicle. It's probably the best vehicle I've had in 30 years of car ownership. My wife primarily drives it and she's happy with it. I thought long ago that she'd want to sell it and move to something else. Even though the fuel economy isn't great, the cost of ownership is money saved.

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I have a 2002 Tahoe 5.3L and love it. Just hit 411000, and I think I need to change my water pump for the first time. I changed my original brake pads at 175K and they are still on with about 50% of the pad left. I change the oil every 7500 miles and have used synthetic oil since the first oil change. Great vehicle...

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Any vehicles, any, with over 150k are going to cost you major $$ in maintenance, that's the name of the game. If you can get it for cheap, and do the maintenance yourself, do it. If not, don't. There's a reason, and a good one, that if you have over 150k on a vehicle that dealerships will only give you scrap price for it.

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I HAVE A 01 TAHOE LT 5.3 AND JUST ROLLED OVER 325,000. AND THE ONLY ISSUE IS THAT DAMN TICKING IVE HAD FOR THE PAST 100,000. AND I CANT GET RID OF IT. OTHER THAN THAT VERY HAPPY

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I am the second owner of my 97 Tahoe currently at 292,500 miles. Replaced injectors, and break booster and its on it's 3rd tranny,. Runs like a champ rides like a dream and I've beat the hell out of this truck. Still keeps going don't leak a drop don't burn an ounce

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I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe LTZ I have 213.000 Miles in it and still running I use synthetic oil mobil and engine stabilizer and K&n filter and I change it every the oil every 50%

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I HAVE A 99 TAHOE 5.7 JUST HIT 240K AND STILL RUNS LIKE IT DID IN 99 NEVER HAS HAD A OIL LEAK OR ANYTHING SERIOUS I CHANGE THE OIL EVERY 3K AND IKEA M RUNNiNG 10 40 DID THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET LAST MONTH DUE TO ME PUTTING A ENGINE FLUSH ADDITIVE LIKE A STUPID ASS AND IT CAUSED MANIFOLD TO LEAK

2002 tahoe with 260k and it runs like brand new. Had regular maintenance on it.

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I own a 2002 Tahoe with 413k miles on it. Most things are still original equipement. Change the oil every 7500 with synthetic oil since first change at 500 miles. Trans fluid flush every 100k. Changed my brake pads for he first time @ 175k, those pads are still on with 228k on them and about 50% pad left. Had to change out the brake lines because of rust. That was a pain in the rear. Little things like lights on radio are gone but not worth fixing. A pretty good knock from a lifter and the bolts on the manifold have rusted. Bad oil leak but again not worth dropping trans to replace gasket. Love my Tahoe as it has been a good reliable vehicle.

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