We bought the '95 Suburban used in 4/00,
it had 90k miles but in excellent shape.
Three years and 30k miles later, it has
had electrical (ignition and
instrumentation) problems, brake
problems, stereo quit twice (bought a GM
replacement and then finally a Pioneer)
and the interior plastics have cracked
and are falling apart (brake release,
hood release, and seat belt guides).
The gas mileage on the 5.7L is ~9-11 MPG
without exception. Both dealerships and
performance shops feel the mileage is
not out of the ordinary.
The size and comfort of this vehicle is
easily its main virtue but expensive to
own and anything but worry-free.
8 passenger, comfort, and towing
Better reliability, plastics and gas
mileage (~9-11 MPG).