2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
My Suburban was purchased used in 2001. The car had 18,000 miles when purchased. I use this car for work since the day I purchsed it. My average gas millage is a poor 16mpg but concidering the low maintenance cost to operate I feel Like I get 40mpg. The car has 428,000 miles and rides like a new car. Here is a list of my repairs. 160K first tune up done by myself. 210k & 400k a fuel pump gave out (850.00 ea. installed). At 250K the Air conditioner was replaced. At 340,000 I replace engine with a used 60K mile engine installed for 1,200.00. At 360K trans died (800.00 used and installed) Replaced back shocks and at 400,000 replaced rear rodors and pads, front rotor is original.
Reliability and low cost for repairs only one tune up. What a car. Incidently I still drive this car and it looks and drives great. When I ask people to guess how many miles I have on this car; they can't believe it. We will buy another Chevy, GMC or Escalade.