One of GM's Best
By Mike H on
1997 GMC Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
This truck's been in my family for 10 years now, and I just received it from my dad last year around this time. And, at 210,000 miles, it still runs like a dream. This truck's been through hell and back. My older sister destroyed two cars with it, every winter in Michigan, this truck's a toughie. Repairs have been minimal: replaced alternator at 125,000, replaced rear-end at 160,000, one battery, 3 sets of front brakes, distributor cap. The back brakes are the originals that came on the truck 12 years ago, and they still aren't worn through. Essentially, from my experience, it doesn't wanna give up. And, atop all that, I'm still beating the mileage ratings. That old 5.7 is a strong one.
Good longevity, looks great, awesome in the snow.
As with all large SUVs, mileage. That's about it. But, if ya treat it right, it'll get ya there with 14 city/18 highway like me.