by Bunnys454 on Jul 24, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 GMC Suburban
This is my third suburban I've owned, and i have to say that the third is definitely a charm. I love hauling my kids, their friends, my friends and all the extra crap in the back of my truck. It pulls anything i ask it to and the 454 isn't that bad with mileage. Mine has been slightly neglected over the last year, but my baby always starts and runs for me! I'm proud to be seen in it and know that its a tank but who cares? I'm in Minnesota and I'm telling you, burbs are tanks! Two feet of snow, two wheel drive, and you still can fly past people. Ive been offered on it, but wont sell this one. Hes a keeper for sure!
by Marshall on Nov 20, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 GMC Suburban
Bought vehicle in 11/97, and have driven over 297,000 miles. Original transmission lasted 207,000. Have replaced just about everything (except engine) several times. Worst experience involved the fuel pump... after replacing 3 times in 12 months, discovered the fuel harness underneath vehicle had a nick (from a rock?), and when it bumped metal it would burn the pump up. Needless to say, our family of 5 have loved the Suburban, and would definitely purchase another.
by Imateetoo on Jul 28, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 GMC Suburban
We bought this truck used at 60,000 miles and have had very little trouble with it. I wanted something that could pull my horse trailer over mountains with no problem and it more than delivers. The 2500 model / 454hp engine is outstanding! Having the rear A/C is essential with people in the third seat in the summer. We are and will remain a Suburban family! My last Suburban (a 1979) went to almost 300,000 miles on the original engine. GMC certainly does make a GREAT truck!
by BigRon65 on Feb 27, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 GMC Suburban
I wouldn't trade this vehicle for anything in the world. I've raised three kids in this beast and it still runs like a top after 140,00 miles. A steering issue and a water pump are all the problems I've had with this baby and that's it. A few weeks ago I got T-boned by three full grown deer running across a dimly lit two lane road in the middle of a cold night. They hit me in full stride. My GMC didn't budge! I checked the rear view and the deer were sprawled across the road. Got some damage to my doors and quarter panels but I've had them fixed and my baby still runs great. Get one and keep it forever.
by prdsubrbndrvr on Nov 15, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 GMC Suburban
My Suburban is my tank! I am in college and love to drive all my friends around and everyone is sooo safe and comfy! Its a beast! The MPG is actually ok for being an older Suburban. The 44 gallon tank is the best thing ever for going a long time without filling up! I would like to thank my parents for handing this down to me! Minimal mechanical problems due to its age, but its always running strong! Took is off roading, 4x4 is the bomb on my tank! I will keep this till its end!
by PrdSubrbnDrvr on Jun 13, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 GMC Suburban
I was handed down the Suburban from my parents 2 years ago when I turned 16, my parents bought the 2006 Denali XL. I love this truck! It is so fun to drive everywhere, I love taking my friends around. The gas mileage is good, the 44 gallon tank helps a lot, but not at the pump($160 everytime, but lasts forever!) This truck has been nothing but reliable and strong for us. Only fix was the fuel pump went out at 120,000. It has been through towing the 7000lb camper everywhere. I am still debating on if I ever want to replace it. I want to run it till it dies, it's at 125,000 now. I say to people I drive a tank, and it is. The Ford Excursion may be bigger, but not all metal like mine!
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