Have owned 4 other 'Burbs, this one is awesome. 4000 miles in first month. Should of bought it sooner. Excellent brakes, unlike prior models. 6.0 is a pleasant surprise. Doesn't ride like a 3/4 ton but tows like a 1 ton. Love the dash & A/C vent layout. Push button 4x4, way cool & AutoTrac already kept me on track once. Towing an ElDorado on a car trailer in terrain ranging from 1500' to 6000' I avg 10.5 mpg. With the 5 of us and luggage,(nothing towed) I saw 14.5 mpg on flat land. These are real numbers & I didn't spend time in the right lane. Besides, if you don't realize bigger is safer, and can't handle the gas bill, this isn't for you.
4 wheel disc brakes, side airbags, T/V, 4 captian chairs, spare outside, sound system, leather interior, build quality, ice cold A/C, easy & enjoyable to drive, factory tow package, 6.0 powerband different (higher RPM) than 7.4 but much, much more. In short, I like EVERYTHING about it.
NorthStar overrated & to much money. Where's the Duramax? Not all diesel fans can use a p/u. More rear cargo room needed. When you see a 73-91 burb, you KNOW it's a burb, GM needs to find that attitude again & apply it to the exterior. Trucks included.
I have 60,000 miles on this truck and the fuel pump failed. The service center said they see this a lot and that you have to keep 1/4 tank of gas to keep the pump cool. That is nonsense if you ask me. I am glad I wasn't driving this vehicle when the pump went out. That could have been bad. This was a potential death trap. The interior isn't as nice as my 1996. They really cheapened the seat. The rear radio contriol can't take abuse. I had to replace this when I bought it. I used to be a supplier to GM and can't believe the abuse they gave me regarding my parts. I guess the best I can do is head a warning to GM that this is my last GM car.
I purchased this Suburban in 2003 and
have been driving it for a year. This
has been the best car/truck/suv I have
ever owned. The engine is powerful
and responsive, the brakes are very
good and the AC/Heater is fantastic.
After test driving a Tahoe and sitting
in the back seat, the Suburban was
hands down the best Suv if you haul
more than 5 people. Have had no
problems in the year we have owned it.
Heated Leather Seats (LT Only), 4WD on
the Fly. Great for driving in Snow!