Bought 2008 Hybrid :O 84,ooo miles

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  1. BG1988

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    needs a little work on the front fender and a few other minor things


    they were trying to get me to pay 14,900 out the door I told them no way and settled at 12,896total out the door..
    I found 4 dollars in the parking lot
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    Congrats on finding a low mileage unit. These are very nice vehicles that had a MSRP for well over 50k when new. Hybrid Battery/Engine AFM and Transmission seem to be the big cost items on these. Since you have such a low mileage unit I think you have a good chance at driving many miles without major issues if it had proper maintenance on it. My 2009 Tahoe with 202,000 miles still runs like a top I really like the old thing. I did just replace the Hybrid battery though, but that is really a "given" at its age and mileage and I only gave a bit over 6k for it knowing that was coming soon................. I would not sell it for any less than $12,896.00 Haha
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    Yes It's a good buy the oil is squeaky clean no Sludge or anything like that floating around
    normally if there is sludge the oil it's never clean even after changing it..
    silky smooth shifting from v4 to v8 to v4 etc.. i don't even notice it at all
    Silky smooth shifting transmission...

    the previous two owners took great care of it... the paint is still very shiny most tahoes around town I see are very worn out.

    the only thing i have to replace is the belt i think they may have gotten duped into getting a elcheapo expensive one.. looks like it's glazing


    it has HY2 trim package with heated seats option.

    first owner had it 3 yrs -8 mo. Beverly Hills,ca
    second owner had it 6 yrs-3 mo. Corona,ca

    So a movie star bought it first or some rich ass
    No loan on it according to the car fax report so they bought it right out


    according to the serial number L 5th digit on the battery it's from 2009 so they replaced it before delivery my best guess it went flat sitting on the lot for a year.. since it entered the dealership in 2/28/2008 so this is a early production model..

    I found out after doing quite a bit of research the electric motors have 184 ft./lb of torque


    the only issue i seem to have is with the bose head unit I have sound but no display it's totally random.. once it turns on it stays on though. and missing storage cover in the rear

    i pulled out the 3rd row and storing it in the house as i don't want it stolen..
     
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    I guess hybrids have a different lower front airdam to help with mileage. Looks good. Good luck with it. Oh, and congrats on the $4 :D. SCORE!
     
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    it lowered the coefficient drag from 0.36 to 0.34..
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    the city mileage is great 19.5MPG (winter fuel) which is great it should increase when it changes to summer fuel to about 21 mpg


    the tires on it are not by far cheap they paid 800-900$ for the set that is on it :O

    high profile tires might be the reason why it gets a bit less mpg
     
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    took a quick 180 miles trip



    hitting. 19.5 city and 25.7mpg Highway
     
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    Great numbers on your mpg. I have just about stopped looking at mine, it shows between 17 and 18 on the electronic readout for the last 6k or so miles. I checked the readout against some manual calcs and it is actually pretty close. The 3.5" lift / oversize wheels and knobby Nitto tires (these tires howl like a pack of wild dogs) hurts my mileage, plus my driving style is a bit aggresive...... Just got back from Discount Tire they rotated and rebalanced the set, at least the steering wheel does not shake out of your hand now when driving LOL. Just an old beater ride but I do like it. Makes me smile every time I jump in and fire it up. Makes a few dollars for extra gas "not a problem"
     
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    i took a local trip that normally cost me at lest 6-9$
    the fuel pump said i only punped 0.5 gallons accord to Google maps that is 24 miles. or about 48mpg and the fuel meter went back to 550miles where it normally is at. i drove 66miles its still at 540 miles range
     
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