by jbaggins on Jul 22, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
Granted I did buy this in 2010 with 200,000 miles on it.
Interior door handles broke inside.
cheap plastic parts throughout break way too easily.
Great interior space.
Have 4 kids so we all fit comfortably.
Rear heat works great, tinted windows and lots of power.
It was starting to nickel and dime.
Rear end differential parts broke, transmission wouldn't stay in overdrive, lots of electric gremlins left interior lights on randomly due to shorts behind dash.
Intake manifold gasket went ($600 repair).
Horrible gas mileage.
Rusting in bad spots due to poor rust proofing.
Water leaks into blower, rusting it out insid.
I liked driving it but it was going to bankrupt me keeping it up.
by Best Ever Owned on Oct 3, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
Purchased with 42k miles and now at 178k miles and still going. I perform maintenance at local mechanic when needed and never replaced the transmission in 178k miles. Brakes should be larger as others have suggested. Great SUV for families and very safe for highway and local traveling. Awesome camping vehicle for tent camping and now towing large Pop up camper. Recommend to anyone looking for late model large SUV.
by Mark on May 21, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
I sold my previous Suburban (1994 and 300K miles) to purchase this one. It came with about 100K on it and was lacking in the routine maintenance department, after fixing and servicing the vehicle it has served us very well. Always starts even at -40 F, its easy to get in and out of (a must for my line of work). Pulls/hauls my 31' camper, the boat, or the car trailer with ease. I now have a little over 215K and still use it regularly with minimal maintenance issues. I would highly recommend this to others. As with any vehicle preventative maintenance and a competent mechanic can make all the difference. In my five years of ownership I have replaced 1 radiator, 2 door handles, and 1 brake line