Having had the chance to view the new Tahoe I am a bit disappointed. The first thing that stood out to me was the serious resemblance to the Trailblazer. It looks like a super sized clone. Secondly, it has Ford Explorer overtones on the exterior profile. I think the platform has potential, perhaps as a Z71. but I found it very bland and uninteresting for the price. The biggest flaw I found was that the wheelwell treatment is non exsistant and when viwed from the side you can easily see the bowing in the splash guard between rivits. Unacceptable for a car in this price range. I love my 02 Z71 becuase it looks Tahoe tough. I guess they are going for a more classy feel on the new one. Just one guys opinion but for $50,000 I'll take an Escalade.