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
reliability and comfort. 4x4 is awesome in the heavy sierras snow as well
plan on changing the fuel pump every 70k and do your oil changes.
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
4wd in winter heavy snow and pulling boat out of the water. Comfortable leather seats and good paint finish
It has a very wide turning radius, can be awkward in tight parking conditions
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.
Transmission went out at 43,000 miles.
The fluid and filter was changed at
30,000. The transmission shop said a
bearing in the "reverse plantary came
apart. He called it a fluke. I pulled
and installed the trans myself but it
cost $900.00 to rebuild - an expensive
The fuel pump went out at 51,000± miles.
The rear end started whinning slightly
at 45,000 miles. It was incorrectely
clearanced at the factory. The shim on
the left side was too thin resulting in
the whin and some bearing chatter
marks. I reclearanced the ring gear
with the original bearing and it is
still running quiet at 71,000 miles.
Has anybody had similar problems?
Large and roomy. A great "kidmobile".
Carrys the whole family, luggage and
our bass boat without straining.
Move the second seat back for more
Assemble thes vehicles in the USA with
the good old American quality control.
We needed this because mini vans don't
go into the woods deer hunting. This
is a man's truck, king of the road.
Even when my wife drives it, she is
Queen of the road. Stay out of the way
or get smashed. It once hit a parked
car & held not a mark...poor rear end
of the other car was BAD.
I recommend this to any one who has
boats, jets ski's, hauls hunting gear,
or just likes to cruise around. Very
roomy & string. You won't even know
that your're pulling that huge boat
Anything fits inside, a couch, 4x8
sheets, dressers, seats fold down and
3rd row seat comes right out. Nice
flat cargo area.
I'd like better MPG, with gas at $2.00
a gasllon, it's a hog. The 42 gallon
large tank is expensive to fill.