2005 Chevrolet Suburban Consumer Review: Big Block could tow my house!

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Big Block could tow my house!
By shenandoah75 on


2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


I had nothing but problems with an 2003 LS C2500 with the 6.0 engine - mostly electrical. Sold it just prior to going out of warranty and went with this as it's replacement. GM can engineer a vehicle - they are awesome at at. But they still have quality problems no matter what they're marketing department puts out in commercials (esp in these vehicles out of Mexico). Air Bag connectors, EBMC (brake controleer), axle seals... We're tlaking basic components here. Quality asside, the 2500 is a niche vehicle meant not for soccer moms, but for families with serious towing/hauling needs. And that it does well, the 8.1 flies even with interior filled and pulling 6000 lbs behind it.

Best Features

8.1L Big Block, 4x4, seating for 9, 10K- 12K lbs towing capacity, DIC info center

Worst Features

Fix the quality issues: these problems are crazy on a 40K+ vehicle. Get rid of the cheap plastic that stains easy Offer the diesel - now that ford dropped the Excursion, GM should corner this market again, why so long to figure out how to fit the Duramax / Allison in here?
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