I use this truck for a work truck. I usually haul from 1500 to 2000 lbs. of tools in the back of this truck and also pull a 5x10 enclosed trailer fully loaded with tools. It now has 260,000 miles and has never given me any trouble other than I had the transmission rebuilt at 175,000 miles. I have worked this truck much harder than was intended for it and it has never let me down. These older ones are stronger and tougher trucks than the newer ones. My wife drives a 2006 Tahoe and it is just not the work horse that my older suburban is although hers IS a good truck. If you can find one of these Surburbans from 1995 to 1999 with the 5.7 engine with decent miles, buy it. You'll love it.
Bought at 80k 4 yrs old. Now 10 yrs at 180k...still running strong. One year with $2500 in repairs, but standard maintenance every other year. Replaced serpentine as much as tires, but not sure why. Other than that perfect vehicle. 42 gallon tank...goes the distance. Garage 4 years, in the elements for 6...paint in great condition after 10 years and seldom waxing.
Need reinforced leather on left side of drivers seat.
I've owned this 97 sub SLT for three years. In that time, I've spent $5000 in repairs and it now needs another $2000. This vehicle has really made me doubt General Motors desire to remain in business. Little things that should be easy to fix end up being expensive. What happened to "built like a rock?"
I purchase this vehicle for one purpose
and it was for my family. They have
enjoyed traveling around the US with
it. I have had alot of electrical
problems with this Suburban, but it has
performed wonderfully for me. It has
116,000 miles on it and it still
running good. I just travelled 7,000
miles this july. My family was very
comfortable riding in it.
The 3rd row is my girls Bed. They enoy
taking turns sleeping in the back row.
I also enjoy the rear a/c unit. I just
let them control and it's great.
No major problems at all. Regular
maintenance upkeep has kept us rolling
along. The whole family (7) & dog can
fit comfortably. On long trips, all the
luggage fits in the rear. Can
Expedition owners say the same? We love
the way the vehicle travels on the
highway. Will keep it until the cows
Good visibility. The Southern Coach
package made long distance travels a
breeze. Sound system not bad for
standard equipment. Like the compass in
Add a temp gauge in the rearview mirror.
Improved fuel economy would be most