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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Out of the Terrain, into the Tahoe

We've had a '14 and '17 Terrain, liked them both. Liked the 2014 so much that when the lease/warranty ran out we leased a near exact '17. Only minor dislike with them was road noise and the '17 had those hard seats. But if you've follow some of my posts you'll see the MPG and performance reports, pretty impressive for a 4000 brick with a V6 engine. Just not impressed with the 2018 version. Tried out several different vehicles and really liked the Tahoe, but my pocketbook isn't that deep. But one dealer called me up, shot me some numbers and we were in the showroom in 45 minutes. Just got back from a 1000+ mile trip to the beach in it, very much impressed with that machine. One big difference in it and the Terrain is the braking. The 5000lb Tahoe is quite a bit different getting whoa'd down from turnpike speeds, have to watch ahead and be ready. The Terrains would just flat stop on a dime. Real impressed with the Tahoe performance, has the 5.3 V8, 4x4, six speed auto. Those GM engineers did their job on this machine. Take a close look at the DIC in the gauge cluster, real numbers here, note the lower right hand corner readout. Wouldn't actually know what's going on if it didn't indicate it. Anyway, I'll sign off here. Good people and lots of good info. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 07:22 AM
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Congrats on the Tahoe would have loved to have gone that route but the sweet deal on the lightly used Terrain V-6 fits our budget far better .. Really love having those Gauges the Tahoe has far better than Searching through the Menu for them ..

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I want a Tahoe but I can't justify the cost...ENJOY & CONGRADS!

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Tom3, sorry to see you go but congrats. Wow it drops from 8 cylinders to 4 impressive. Can you feel any difference when it does? What trim level did you get? On the Acadia Denali you couldn’t see when it dropped from 6 to 4 cylinders.

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GM website says base LS 4x4 with 5.3 V8 starts around $51k, with LT trim adding another $5k!

Can you crack $40k on one of these things (maybe an LS) OTD?

If not, that’s probably a $10k jump from an Equinox/Terrain purchase.

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Colt, oh oh, another contender into your decision matrix.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 02:26 PM
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Colt, oh oh, another contender into your decision matrix.
Hahaha! Not a chance!

The Matrix *can* get complicated with all the possibilities to consider, but some things are clearly excluded right at the outset. While Tahoe might make sense for some, for me it gets disqualified on price alone. I’m not outlaying $40,000+ for a vehicle. No way. And while that MPG snapshot for a civilian-tank-on-wheels might look impressive at first glance, what’s that thing pulling in the city in stop & go traffic .... 15-17 mpg?

No thank you.

But good luck, “Tom3”. If it’s only a 2 or 3 year lease then I guess it can’t hurt you too much (LOL!)

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Well Done Tom, the fuel economy of the GM BOF trucks, even the Sierra and Silverado is quite eye opening. I average all the time around 9.0 to 10.1 going from Penetang to Montreal, QC all the time. It is of course higher in the Winter with the crappy gas and 4x4 engaged. Now that the new body style is due to be released I would suspect that some great deals will be found on the remaining units. Look at what Dodge did with their so called classic Ram when nobody would buy the new style. One thing I wish GM would do with the AFM is show it on the main screen and not on a secondary screen. All their models do that. You really cannot tell if its in AFM or not but you could think it is depending on how much throttle you have and are you going up a hill.
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