Refurbish or Replace

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  1. 2591tdj

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    I faced the same dilemma recently. Keep the ‘05 Z71 or buy a 2019 like the wife wanted (for me)? I wanted to drive the ‘05 as long as it would run but she wanted a new one with all the safety features ‘cause we’re in our late 60s and might need them. She found a super deal on a 2019 Z71 ($10k discount) so we bought it. I kept the ‘05 for running around, hunting, carrying bags of mulch, etc. and use the new one for road trips. I drive them both daily. The new one is really nice and has a great ride, but the sheet metal is definitely much thinner.
    I ceramic coated the new one.
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    On your honda I would take it back and tell them. There is a lot of different things that go into lane departure assist. Cameras steering angle sensors modules for controlling it. May need to be reset or steering angle adjustment
     
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    Thanks, was already planning to do so
     
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    I'm definitely in the "keep it and fix it" camp! I plan on keeping my 2003 Yukon XL 2500 8100 until it becomes vintage. They don't make 'em like that anymore! I'm not much of a mechanic, but have done some things (and had some things done) to keep it cosmetically and technically fresh. I added a double-din/touch screen/car-play/back-up camera, replaced driver side leather seat cover, changed out all the head lights/tail lights with LED, new high end floor mats. I spend a fair amount on maintenance (just replaced some front end parts to tighten up the steering), but that's nothing compared to what a new comparable vehicle will cost you now.
     
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    Well, I'm working on a 96 Yukon SLT. Has 172K, no rust (has lived in So. Utah) and I had the same fit of insanity about $$....Gonna have paint cut and buffed. will replace the carpet, most everything else has been done sorta. It's taught be a lot and I just learned about the rattles and noise but didn't know how to chase it down...good tips....I'd like to share more....U can email me: [email protected]
     
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    I ran my 04 Tahoe to 265 thousand miles and the gave it to my niece 3 years ago (she's still driving it), I replaced it with a 03 Suburban with 200 thousand miles but like new; my wife wrecked that so I bought a cherry 2001 Yukon XL with 200 thousand miles.

    None rattled or used oil or have ever given me reason to believe they were close to being unreliable; I love these 2000-2005 gmt800 rigs and I can't envision a time when I would rather have a new one over keeping one of these in shape.

    Except for rust of course but that is not an issue in Kalifornia.
     
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    That 2019 is beautiful. I still love my '05. If i could eliminate the "old truck rattling", I'd be good to go.
     
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    Honestly I know it's not that new or special but I regret my 2010 Ford Escape that I bought "new mileage" in "good condition" from the Ford dealer and wish I'd just stuck to my cheap cash trucks... My Escape been totally reliable with no issues in the last 50K I've put on it (it's got a bit over 100K now) but it's just not nearly as enjoyable to drive as my Suburban and I hate having an (albeit very low) payment on it.

    The 01 Suburban I just bought is the 1st GMT800 I've ever owned... about 290K on the clock, yet I trust it to start every morning and if someone gave me an unlimited gas card I'd drive it across the country with no hesitations.

    I've owned many GMT400 trucks, some Suburbans, a Yukon, and a few pickups, but the GMT800 really is a step up in terms of handling and refinement. So while both generations are fantastic the newer ones are definitely better daily drivers.

    I think if you have a well taken care of, rust-free 01-06 GMT800, hold on to it! If properly maintained and not abused, 200K+ miles is irrelevant. I work in the automotive industry and the 07+ trucks are nice but nowhere near as reliable or affordable to keep on the road. The new tech is nice and the newer ones get better MPG, and in theory they are safer, but at the end of the day, nothing wrong with keeping your GMT800.

    With gas prices being the way they are in the SF Bay Area I know I should be driving my 2010 Escape not my 2001 Suburban but guess which one is parked behind work blocked in by a bunch of pallets and which one I get into every morning? :D
     

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