I Do Love Me Some Two Door Tahoe
I'm not a truck fan per se there's something about a two door Tahoe, the Z71 Sport like our blue beaut here that makes me weak in the knees. Look at her! Ain't she cool?? Rowr! There's something about a (two door) truck!
General Motors got out of the two door, full size SUV business in 2000 when they reintroduced the Tahoe and its identical cousin, the GMC Yukon. Back in the day all GM full size SUV's had only two doors. And men ate nothing but charred red meat! Then, in 1995 they introduced a four door full size SUV they christened "Tahoe". Side by side in dealerships they sold two and four door Tahoes with the bigger, more practical in every way four door outselling the two door models. By a wide margin. Easy to see why when the reintroduced the Tahoe in 2000 they passed on the two door model. Practicality be darned, however, I still love me some two door Tahoe!
The two door Tahoe was a modern take on the legendary K-5 Blazer of 1973 vintage. Big, noisy, jiggly and just all around horribly awesome, the K-5's most enduring asset was its lovely removable fiberglass roof! Weld some roll bars in and throw on some fog lights, son! Let go to Giant Eagle!
I can't imagine we'll ever see vehicles like this again. Not only are they difficult to get in and out of (talking the back seat here), they're gas suckers of biblical proportions. With gas right around 4 bucks a gallon, and seemingly STUCK there, there's all the more reason to believe these giant, impractical beasts will never, muck like T-Rex, see the insides of middle American garages again.
Alveterzane, my love.