"Have 3 Trackers, a 2001 4DR 4WD, a 2002 2DR 2WD, and a 2003 4DR 4WD. All are 2.0 liter 4 Cylinders. Previously owned a good 2000 6 cylinder 4DR 4WD, but was unhappy with the gas mileage. All my Trackers have had the 4 speed automatic.
Overall have been driving Trackers for 10 years. Backseat leg room is tight but both my 6 foot tall sons can ride there for a while before complaining. Ride can get a little rough on washboard surfaces, but hey, it is a body on frame truck. Can go places even Jeeps fear to tread(being narrower sometimes helps!) In sloppy winter weather you can't beat em.
Purchased the '01 in '03 with 11k miles, it now has 100k. Only items we have repaired/replaced are tires(twice), front brake pads(once), battery(once), Spark plugs(once) accessory belt(once), wiper blades(lots). Nothing else. Had an irritating clacking noise from valve train in engine when the outside temp was over 95. Finally, (no help from dealer in figuring it out), tried a GM factory oil filter, after that no more noise. Seems that the valvoline filters I had been getting allowed a drop in oil pressure when it was hot and the valvetrain made noise. Glad I used Mobil 1 oil, or it might have ruined the engine. use the GM filter ONLY, you'll be glad you did. Still drives like a new vehicle and gets 21MPG in town and 24-28 on the highway.In the seriously off road areas of Colorado(Black Bear Pass, anyone?) I have seen MPG in the mid teens.
Purchased the '02 in '05 with 20k miles. Currently has 48K. Only thing other than gas and oil was a oxygen sensor. Only $38 at Auto Zone, $438 at the dealer(and GM isn't making any money?) Gets 25MPG Avg with my 17 year old at the wheel, if he gets less i know he's driving too fast, and the 2WD keeps him from being too brave.
Purchased '03 in '05 with 3K miles. Hadn't ever even been wet. Was a garaged still new car. Currently has 35k and nothing done other than oil changes etc. All equipment is original. Gets the same mileage as my other 4Dr. It's my baby, I don't let anyone else drive it and it even STILL smells new. BUT, when the '01 gets retired, I'll have to give Poughkoopsie Gulch a try in it because whats 4WD without a challenge
I think that if you take reasonable care of a Tracker, it will last almost forever, and that's not a bad thing!
Wish my Toyotas were this reliable!"
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