2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
There are 9 user reviews for the 1HY 4WD trim shown below
- Good fuel economy, Power when you need it, very comfortable
- Been in the shop four times with approx 6000 miles, HYBRID STICKERS EVERYWHERE
My wife and I purchased this vehicle about four months ago. We decided to trade in her Mitsubishi Outlander because we have a horse trailer and it didn't make sense to have another vehicle to pull it.
We have used the Tahoe to tow the trailer loaded with 2 1000 lbs horses, and had no problems. We didn't get the hybrid gas mileage, but we knew that going in. Most of the trip to our desitination was uphil, with the Tahoe walking up about 65 miles per hour. I was very impressed wit the towing capacity. Overall, I think I am pretty happy, but that could change soon.
After having the vehicle for three days, the check engine light came on. We had to take it to the dealer to readjust the regenerative brake system. We were trouble free for about three months when GM called to inform us of a recall and software upgrade.
I had noticed we weren't getting the best gas mileage anymore and took it in for the recall and upgrade. When we got it back, we were getting even worse gas mileage. We took it back the next week, and were informed an oxygen sensor in the exhaust pipe needed to be replaced. This was done and our gas mileage improved greatly.
Today, my wife informs me the driver's side door does not unlock when using the remote. The truck will be back in the shop to get it fixed.
Without the air conditioner, we can average 26 miles per gallon, but, since we live in Las Vegas, that isn't something we will see in the summer time. Our average gas mileage ranges between 21 and 22 mpg. When you step on the gas, the power is there, but you do have to learn to drive all over again.
The driver has to learn to use the pressure of a feather when taking off, otherwise, the motor jumps right to V8 and you lose all the gas mileage. This took us about a month to really get it down.
The hybrid stickers are EVERYWHERE. The first thing we did when we got it home was take them off the windshield and rear window. This left the two stickers on the side, that were removed after our first visit to the shop.
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