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The Best in it's Class Fuel Economy
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By armsdealer
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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First off, Why are all of you marking this vehicle down for Fuel Economy? For what this thing tows and hauls, including people, you would need 2 Toyota camarys to haul 8 people. Some interior parts are cheap and come loose from time to time, but the space is better than any of the full size imports. This Vehicle is bullet proof Mechanically, and except for the steering shaft problem ($74 at Autozone) This is the toughest, most economical, Extra-Large SUV on the market, and gets the best fuel economy of all of them (non-Hybrid) We moved from a mini van to this and our fuel expenses only increased about $400 a year, that's only $33 per month. Go Drive one, you will be impressed.


Best Features

Space, comfort


Worst Features

Passenger controls for rear dome lights, third row controls for stereo, Don't include the front passenger window in the window lock feature.


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A good 1
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Sub Man
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Our Suburban has served us well, with little complaints.The gas mileage is great for an SUV of its size.Handles winter weather like a dream and is smooth as a BMW. Backing up is challenging and takes some getting used to.


Best Features

Fog lamps,running boards,rear A/C controls,rear audio and DVD,on-ramp pick-up


Worst Features

4 DVD headsets instead of 2,4WDhi and 2WD mode would be nice instead of auto 4WD, rear back-up camera should be standard


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Great SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By johnv100
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Just bought a used Suburban with only 45K miles to tow my boat and haul the kids. So far, my family and I love it. The gas mileage is not very good (avg 13.5 mpg), but no one's buying this truck to commute anyway. I love the exterior design. Leather seats are good, XM radio is great. The kids love the DVD player. Very roomy, and plenty of power to tow a boat and the whole family. Parking brakes are flaw designed; I found lots of complaints about them. Mine ain't working either. Interior plastics look cheap, but I don't mind. Replacing OEM rims with larger chrome rims and low profile tires makes the truck look awesome.


Best Features

Roomy, power, very comfy, feels like driving a big car and not a truck.


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2nd in a row with transmisson problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Quality issues
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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It is easy to drive with great performance and gas mileage that I accept, but the thing was slapped together design-wise and put together poorly with cheap materials. The coat hook is placed in the wrong place and most all of the plastic covers for the seat tracks and one rear door light cover fell off. The rear door lights never have worked. The transmission soon failed after the 35,000.00 mile warranty ended and cost over $1,800.00 to rebuild. The ignition switch failed; that cost was $600.00 plus the car rental. A power window motor failed. The leather seat has not torn and has not come loose at a seam, but it is of such thin, poor quality it has worn though.


Best Features

Roomy, comfortable, quiet, easy to drive, great power.


Worst Features

Design it better for function and us much better materials that do not fall off or apart.


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2004 Chevolet Suburban
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By ddzncle
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS Rwd 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I bought my 2004 Suburban to transport mygrand children. It has become the car pool vehicle for my friends going to events around town. We can get 8 people in it plus luggage. The third seat comfort is not the best but good for short trips.


Best Features

Love the ride and the space. It has the same features as the more expensive Escalade.


Worst Features

I had to replace the complete dash board console at 40,000 miles (covered under extended warranty). At 50 thousand miles had to replace a noisy steering shaft that was not covered under warrenty.


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