The tank is a 2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT with QuadraSteer. I bought the tank in March of 2008. When I bought it, it had almost 140,000 miles on it. The interior was clean and nice, and the exterior looks almost new. The previous owner took great care of this beast.
The coolest feature is the QuadraSteer. The turning radius of this beast is only about 37′, which is only twice that of my wife’s Honda Odyssey. Without QuadraSteer: almost 50 feet!
So far, the only downside to this vehicle that I have determined is the gas mileage: I get 10mpg, consistently.
In 2009, I had to perform some relatively major repairs on the tank, including a new transfer case (about $2,500 installed), and a new water pump.
In June, 2010 I was T-Boned at an intersection. The other driver hit the rear driver’s side door and rear quarter panel. The drivers side rear wheel was completely pointing in the wrong direction. Turns out the tie-rod was bent. That was it! They replaced it and everything’s fine now.
In 2011 I replaced the alternator. I was most impressed that the car was smart enough to identify the alternator as the problem. Also it was smart enough to turn off the QuadraSteer. Being that the QuadraSteer is electrically operated, it only makes sense!
In 2012 I only had some minor repairs: a wheel bearing on the front driver’s side, fluid flushes and the like. She’s at over 180,000 miles now!