by j_galt1 on Jul 19, 2013 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
i own the suburban and the extra cab long bed version of this truck and couldn't be happier.
only quirk is change the fuel pump every 70k and radiator at 200k otherwise flawless and economical.
I baby my trucks as a rule and get 25 m,pg out of my truck and 23-24 out of the suburban. there are plabty of smaller truck I could load in the back of mine and drive around and i would get better mileage moving them that way than just driving them.
oh truck has 300k and suburban has 200 both are still strong and could drive across country with out worry
by Bill Milne on Feb 7, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Suburban C1500 4dr SUV
Purchased this vehicle coming off lease at 160,000km. Used to pull 24 ft 6000lb Bayliner boat for years and family to cottage and run deliveries for a business. Only problem is 3 replacements of fuel pump. Suggest use full synthetic oil for winter driving for quieter startups. Fuel milage: incredable for SUV this size, 21 MPG on highway and 18 in city. Great family and business vehicle
by Boze64 on May 1, 2007 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought my '96 Suburban from my brother who bought it new. Except for new transmission at 140K, a new head gasket, and typical old vehicle problems, this truck has been very good. 4WD is great in the snow.
Giant SUV gets daytime running lights to make it more visible to other drivers. New V8s, quieter tires and long-life spark plugs and coolant make the Suburban less costly to maintain. Rear passengers get warmer faster, thanks to new rear-seat heat ducting. Illuminated entry is newly standard, and electronic 4WD controls are a new option.