Every now and then I get the urge to buy something smaller, more fuel efficient, and newer, but then I read all the horror stories about crappy engines, failed transmissions and nightmare dealer service and I thank God for my Suburban. I've had this truck since 03/2001, and it has been nothing but awesome. I have fixed a couple of leaks, the door hinges, replaced radiator, and replaced the water pump in nearly 6 years. Reliable, strong, and comfortable are trademarks of this truck. MPG isn't great, but who buys a Suburban for MPG. Drop your foot and hold on. You can't kill this truck. I love it.
The power, the room, and the quality
Side curtain airbags (couldn't think of anything else)
I purposely looked for a 2 wheel drive Suburban and was fortunate enough to find this one. The previous owner kept it in immaculate condition and repair....I purchased it for $6000 and was very happy to purchase at that price. I've used it to move my daughter, my mother, my nephews, and friends. I've trailered Harleys to several events and this truck just kepts getting better with time. I currently have 142,000 miles on it. On the road towing at 65-75 I get 13-15 mpg, without towing 15-17 mpg. Around town 13mpg is about norm. I've thought of purchasing a newer model, but everytime I take a ride, that thought quickly leaves. Once you own one, watch out, Very Habit forming!
This a great vehicle to own, especially
with a family of 5 and a dog. Road
trips.....no problem. Just had the
water pump and alternator replaced at
120000 miles, everthing else is working
wonderfully. Smooth ride, this thing
cruises stealthly at 75 on the freeway,
a full tank of gas will get you nearly
650 miles on the freeway. Scheduled
maitinence and no misuse or abuse will
make a long lifetime for this massive
4 wheel drive is great, handling is
incredible for such a big rig
gas mileage, but what can you do with a
5000+ pounds vehicle. (shrug)
I bought this Suburban from a private
party in 1996 with 34,000 miles on it.
I use it mostly driving solo, but do,
on occasion, haul a 29' trailer
behind. I don't think you can beat the
ride and comfort. Gas mileage has
averaged 13-14 with mostly city
driving, but have gotten about 18 on
expressway driving at 70-75 mph with
the cruise on. I've got just over
148,000 on this now and am considering
switching to a truck so that I can tow
a 5th wheel.
Comfort, ride, 43 gallon fuel tank
(although I hate to pay for a nearly
full fill-up), looks, ability to haul
just about anything inside the back.
Gas mileage - guess I should try that
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