by jaspell on Apr 3, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
We are now at 290,000 on Old Bessie and she is still going strong.
We change the oil every 4000 miles and it's still going strong.
The only repairs we have had are the power steering pump, the belt tensioner, and an intake plenum.
I think we may have put it one starter but I'm not sure.
Basically this car is start and drive.
It's old, it's dented and it leaks oil a bit (leaks, not burns) but I would still drive this thing through hell.
Awesome comfortable car.
by Dave on May 18, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
We have used our Suburban for just about everything. We travel all over the city hauling the kids and their sports equipment every weekend and also use the vehicle to pull our seadoos. Have used the Suburban in the snow, sand, and mud with no problems driving the vehicle on/off road. Plenty of power for highway driving which is fun to drive!
by Sergio on May 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I bought this vehicle new and it has been great. It has 85,000 miles and only major repair has been a leaking water pump. It is great for long trips with plenty of room for the family, baggage and equipment.
by JB on Mar 29, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Purchased vehicle new for hauling the family and a utility trailer. After 217,000 miles of use that has expanded to include long road trips loaded to the max, towing an enclosed snowmobile trailer in Maine, many off road excursions in Maine and Colorado, and now towing a 23' travel trailer in the Rockies this truck has performed flawlessly. Besides general maintenance I have replaced a water pump, fuel pump, alternator, and rotors, once. The engine has never been opened except to replace an intake gasket. It is just now starting to burn some oil when pressed hard. Every single function on this vehicle still works. The transmission and brake issues have been resolved. This vehicle is awesome
by Family6 on Mar 4, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I absolutely love my Suburban. it is very roomy and comfortable. The only complaint is the MPG. We get 10- 14 mpg. The cost of gas ends up being so much a month it is almost like having a %500 monthly car bill. I will probably sell it and find a different vehicle just due to MPG.
by Bob on Feb 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Bought our Suburban new summer of 01. Overall, it has been a average vehicle. Its power and handling are subpar by todays standards but are certainly adequate. Braking is not very secure feeling. The controls are laid out well and are easy to use. However, the design doesn't look all that great, kind of cheap. The front seats are extremely comfortable. 2nd &3rd row seats complete opposite. Quality has been bad but not terrible. Lots of problems and has caused some real headaches. Luckily, all of the tons of problems it has had have been relatively inexpensive to resolve. However,my friend got a lemon with his 02 tahoe. Nothing but problems,thousands spent on repairs,left them stranded often
The self-proclaimed "king of the full-size sport-utility segment" was completely redesigned last year, yet 2001 still sees improvements to the powertrain. Chevy has upped the horsepower rating of the Vortec 6000 to 320, and 360 foot-pounds of torque is now made at 4,000 revs. A new 8.1-liter engine cranks out 340-horsepower at 4,200 rpm and 455 foot-pounds of torque at 3,200 rpm. You can maintain a relationship with your mechanic on a less intimate level, thanks to an increase in the recommended oil change interval from 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles.