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 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.
by eholmes on May 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought this truck in '04 with 87K after my pregnant wife complained that her new caravan stunk in the snow. Well the Suburban has been with us ever since. This thing is a Sherman tank in the snow. The amount of room in this thing still amazes me. We fit a new washer and dryer in this thing behind the second row seats. Did the same thing with a Christmas tree. The reliability has been exceptional too. Replaced pads and rotors right after I bought it, then again last year with 122K. The only other repair I had to make was the intake gasket at about 100K which was about $500. Long live the "burban
by Ryan on Jan 6, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought the truck new in 1999 and still own it today. It is a nice rough truck with a lot of comfort and space on the interior. I have experienced a few problems. These problems include the door locks sticking or just not working, the door handles breaking, steering shaft, and other problems that are normal for a ten year old car. Because the car is so heavy you burn through breaks and tires but besides that I have no major complaints other than the design of the door locks and handles. It makes road trips a breeze and can haul a ton.
by David on Apr 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
Had a 78 and a 90 burb, loved them both. Very surprised to see the good reviews for this truck. Mechanically speaking this truck was junk. Constant problems, most very expensive to fix. Door lock acuaters, two fuel pumps, door handles, a/c, two flywheels, oxygen sensors, both batteries, abs braking system, wiper motor. When I finally got rid of it it still ran like crap, the transmission was slipping and the gm service center could not figure out why it ran so bad. I would love to have another burb but I will be very diligent about my research of model years before I buy another one. My father has a 99 with the same opinion of his. I just looked at a used 99 for sale, ran like crap, engine light on.
by jim on Mar 27, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought used 89,000 miles. Now have 205,000 have had no problems except brakes. Am on 4th set of brakes and 2nd set of front rotors. Interior not of great quality too much plastic. Have had to put Freon in a/c only once but discovered has a large capacity. Replaced battery once. Do not like screw terminals they vibrate loose. Has 44 gallon tank gets 18 mpg on hwy and 14 city. In terms of bang for the buck I feel I for once got the better deal. I will probably replace once I get to 250,000 and have really fallen in love with the Nissan armada. I think the suburban has been overpriced for the cheap interior but give it an "a" for the past 6 years
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