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2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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2004 Z71
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By T.S.
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Vehicle

2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

The vehicle has performed great. My only issue is the lack of E85 fueling stations. I get 13 mpg around town and about 20 on the highway. Before I decided to get the Z71, we test drove the LS and LT. I have to say that the Z71 was a much better ride. They were all better than the Ford Expedition I had and alot more refined.


Best Features

XM and OnStar are the two main favorites.


Worst Features

I would improve the vehicle by making the sunroof standard equipment.


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Performance
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By vampares
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Vehicle

2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I drive this vehicle regularly. It is comfortable and handles well. I get 18.5 hw/15city (actual not by epa). The Bose speakers great. Same basic design as old Suburban (center console, seat fold down or come out). The body is solid, chrome bumpers, minimal use of plastic. The maintenance/service is cheap, cheap, cheap.


Best Features

Sits upright and more natural than a car since its an SUV truck. With the tires at 60psi it can handle very well, much better than the old Suburban and at highway speeds is very steady. Gets good mileage for a 7200 lb. whale. Not as hard to park as you would think.


Worst Features

I would like it if the driver seat would go back farther because I change clothes in it and sometimes bump my knee. The side step is a little soft at the edge and could be all metal, lose the plastic cover, it can be slippery.


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Mechanical Integrity /Reliability POOR
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By Dale
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Now I know why GM is about to go bankrupt. This is the second Z71 Suburban that I have owned since 2002 and have had nothing but problems with both. This will be last one that I will buy.


Best Features

Room and offroad capabilities


Worst Features

GM needs concentrate on building a quality product instead of putting in all the gadgets.


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Oil consumption problems, resolve early!
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By rich
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have a 2004 Suburban which suffered from an oil consumption problem. The dealer tossed it off as standard operation/consumption. The motor failed completely at 38,000 miles. Luckily I had it fully documented and they were forced to replace the entire engine due to cylinder wall scoring. My recommendation is to hold your ground on any problem, as they will try to hold you off until the warranty has expired. It is one of the most disappointing experiences I have had. It astounded me as to how brazen they could be.


Best Features

I really like the truck, but GM has some major problems and the motor issue will always sway me from future purchases.


Worst Features

Treat your customers with respect and they will be come back. Treat them like you treated me and you will forever make an ememy.


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Cannot wait for 2007 model
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By peteinpa
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Vehicle

2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Power, comfort and better control than my sedan. The wife and kids use it regularly and when they have to use Dad's car...well...nobody's happy? The kids love it, my wife and I love it! And you will not feel safer. We cannot wait to order our 2007! For big families...this is the vehicle!


Best Features

Well the looks of the z71 are sharp, but as far as inside, it has to be the room, ride and handling.


Worst Features

None that come to mind.


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