by starratlarry on Mar 11, 2014 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought new in October 1998. I have been
good with changing engine oil. When I floor it to get to hiway speed, no oil burning at all. That 5.7L engine just hums. In the time I have had this thing, I have replaced radiator, complete air conditioner system, various front end components as they wore out, catalytic converter, transfer case, battery twice, tires 4 times, 100K maintenance 3 times, an occasional electrical problem. still has original exhaust except for catalytic converter. 4 wheel drive LOW won't engage now. CD player has seen better days..radio and cassette
OK, power windows, lights and power seats no problems ever. I would get another one. this baby is about done. Luv it
by ginsnap on Oct 6, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD
I purchased my 99 'burb in 2002 with 36000 miles. it now has over 180000 miles. It has been reliable vehicle overall. I always kept up the maintenance, but as it got older more has to
be repaired. which is typical of any vehicle I believe. I've had it everywhere on vacations to hunting trips, I've pulled campers and various trailers with no problem at all.
I did have to replace the fuel pump four times. But I put some of that on my "mechanic".
Now it leaks oil, not profusely, but it does, and I need to repair the cooling system. Not too bad for 180000 miles though.
I loved it, took care of it, said I'd keep it until it dies. Sadly, she just about has.
by camperrc on Sep 14, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought this suburban with 123,000 Oct, 2007.
Dec 29th 2009 fuel pump died 130,500.
Jan 17th 2010134,000 head gasket rotted away. 137,752 cracked cyilinder.
I paid 14,000 for a suburban to get me just over 14000 miles.
Complete waste of money!
Truck is worth 300 to 500 as it sits right now.
The other autos (non GM) I have owned
never had any of these problems and I drive most of my autos to 200,000 miles.