My last Tahoe was a 2004 Z71. Tough SUV with GMC rims and all the bells and whistles. Got from a dealer for...$3700...yes, $3700. Had high mileage at 204k, but it ran like a caddie. HVAC problems galore, torn driver seat (which I sewed up pretty nicely) CD player didn't work, and it had an aftermarket hood with poor painting skills in plan view. But...it loved Florida beaches and easily rode past stuck Fords. Then, along came my nemesis...a woman speeding in a Prius hit the back of the Tahoe, lifting it and throwing it 180 degrees up and onto a media. I drove away, but she was totaled. The three tons saved me. But it wasn't worth fixing so it became a mudder in Georgia for a nice family. What to do next? I could not stand the Honda Pilot that replaced it. What a lukewarm car with absolutely nothing masculine about it. Blue and grey and boring. So, like any good husband, I passed it down to my wife after a year so I could get an '07 LT with all the options except sunroof. Purchased in Orlando for $8500 cash and 180k miles. New wheel bearing, transfer case, alignment, door control module, brake job, balance the rims out, fluid changes, and a few more things. The hardest thing I did was strip out the interior and replace all of the carpet and baffling. Cleaned out dead cockroaches, a joint, and the smell! Also, I don't like chrome 20" rims on a tough truck, so I blacked those out, removed the discolored molding, added a few decals and the USA flag and voila! A very nice ride indeed. I've noticed on the '07, with the ability to switch between V8 and V4 while cruising, and on cruise control, I am getting great mileage. The bucket seats and the third row make this Tahoe into a veritable limo. The 4x4 has been smooth and reliable as well. So far, so good.