Suburban K1500 4X4
By BourbonK1500 on
1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 LS 4dr SUV 4WD
I have mixed reviews on the Suburban. The 4x4 was a must, and has worked well, though i have been stuck. The Suburban is fast for its size and accelerates well, however it gets 10 mpg, and needs the 44 gallon tank, which now gosts about $200 to fill. Since my purchase at the end of 05 I have put 50k on the vehicle but had to replace the fuel pump, alternator, water pump, and the entire rear end, and (get this) 2 new transmissions. First replacement at 80k and one at 110k. Currenlty vehicle has 120k. Nice power locks, windows, leather seats, comfortable to drive and take on trips.
Heavy, acceleration, 4x4, good overall speed, smoothest ride, better than any truck for taking bumps on the road. I would rather be in this than any other vehicle in a crash. It is almost like driving a tank.
How about a little more mpg? Chevy, can you build a damn transmission that doesn't go out at 80k? This is the 3rd Chevy vehicle I have had to replace the tranny at 80k.