1998 Chevrolet Suburban Consumer Review: Great truck-built with low qua

1998 Chevrolet Suburban - Consumer Review

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1500 4dr SUV (5.7L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Great truck-built with low quality components
By jbaggins on


1998 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD


Granted I did buy this in 2010 with 200,000 miles on it.
Interior door handles broke inside.
cheap plastic parts throughout break way too easily.
Great interior space.
Have 4 kids so we all fit comfortably.
Rear heat works great, tinted windows and lots of power.
It was starting to nickel and dime.
Rear end differential parts broke, transmission wouldn't stay in overdrive, lots of electric gremlins left interior lights on randomly due to shorts behind dash.
Intake manifold gasket went ($600 repair).
Horrible gas mileage.
Rusting in bad spots due to poor rust proofing.
Water leaks into blower, rusting it out insid.
I liked driving it but it was going to bankrupt me keeping it up.

Best Features

Huge amount of space. Great power and towing capacity. Perfect in snow with 4x4. Good looking truck. Lots of cupholders. Good interior storage and cubbys. Great road presence.

Worst Features

Getting in and out of rear seat difficult due to sliding middle seats which were hard to slide. High step really needs a running board as standard for ease of access. Serious quality issues due to GM cost cutting of engine gaskets, rust proofing, cheap electrical parts etc.
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