Picked up this ex-EPA vehicle on eBay
with 115k miles on it. Truck needed new
master cylinder (scary rust) and has
valve-train whump at low RPM. Blows
smoke upon cold start. Lift gate
refused to open as rear body mounts
rusted through at the tailpan and body
was drooping on the frame. Not many
body shops want to tackle such a repair
so check carefully for underbody rust
Vinyl floors and vinyl seats make it
easy to hose out after carrying trash
to the dump and recycling center.
If you intend to drive at night, be
aware that this year's headlamps (mini
92mm x 150mm) are junk, and what
is worse, they are *expensive* junk.
This wasn't GM's finest hour so far as
Suburbans are concerned. Be careful.