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Trouble in paradise.
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By Duane
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban SUV 2500 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Purchased a 2001 2500-LT Suburban "GM Certified Used Vehicle" in August, 04 with ~58K miles. In the first 9 months of ownership, we've had multiple major repairs, including: exhaust (which we came to find is a dealer only part. No aftermarket muffler for the 2500 series. Major dollars) Side mirror fell off. Window regulator failed. Rear cooling lines ruptured. Complete brake job with rotors. Fuel pump failed. Broken radio antenna. Brake booster replaced. Tail lights failed Transmission lines replaced. Front U roints replaced. Regreased the rear passenger door straps twice. Leaking fuel line. Fortunately, we purchased the used car warranty, as it's paid for itself twice over.


Best Features

Love the ride (after replacing U joints). Moonroof is nice. Very roomy for our family of 5.


Worst Features

Robust engineering and components would be nice. It's a great vehicle when it's running.


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Unsatisfied-2nd Suburban
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By jstetzer
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban SUV 1500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Multiple costly repairs between 37,000 and 42,000 miles on items I never expected to be problems -fuel sending unit ($800.00), a seatbelt ($200.00), 4WD switch ($200.00), window motor ($200.00). Yes I contacted GM, was patronized and then told they would not cover any of the repairs-the truck was out of warranty by mileage, but only 2.5 years old. It is my 2nd Suburban in 5 years. I guess the first one wasn't "just a lemon".


Best Features

Comfortable to drive. Safe and convenient for a large family.


Worst Features

For GM, follow your foreign comptetitors and put your profits into improving your vehicles, instead of padding the corporate layer of wallets - you'll be better off in 20 years.


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Perfect SUV
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By nah
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban SUV 1500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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This is a perfect SUV for any family. It holds a lot of stuff, and a lot of people too. I once packed the car to the limit with 9 passengers, a dog, three coolers, and a few picnic baskets, and we were all very comfortable. This car beats any other fullsize SUV, especially Ford and Toyota. I have two friends, one of whom owns the Ford, the other owns the Toyota. Once they both got into my Chevy, they were amazed. They were also very upset that they hadn't gotten the Suburban. They said it had a better build quality, more power (than the Toyota), better handling and more comfort!


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I love my Suburban
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By Terri Hoff
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban SUV 1500 2WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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After having paid my dues since my last two vehicles were green minivans, I decided to take the plunge and go for another SUV. I'd had a Ford Explorer before I had that third child! I've already told my husband that I am ruined. Until I get the kids raised, I'm a Suburban driver for life! It is reliable,and the "little touches", such as carpeting all the way up into the control panel, yummy leather, a control panel both for the stereo and the climate for the rear passengers, go above and beyond expectations. The cargo space has no peer. It's huge, carpeted, of course, and there are little "secret compartments" here and there. I could go on and on, but I'm out of space!


Best Features

My particular model has the rear cargo doors that open to the sides rather than the whole gate lifting. I love that. I like that powerful V8 as well. The seat warmers are a luxury I've gotten used to. Great stereo.


Worst Features

The console (compartment between front two seats) is too deep. I tend to lose stuff down in it, even though I appreciate the capacity.


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2001 Chevrolet Suburban
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By mschmehl
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban SUV 2500 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Great truck for hauling the family and
my 30ft travel trailer.
Love the standard and optional
equipment and the build quality.


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