I originally bought a 2wd '88 Suburban for house projects and hauling. I found that this vehicle is actually fun to drive. I looked for the last model year for the best features and settled on this 91 GMC Suburban. The former owner took very good care of it. I love this truck. With the second row folded down, there is almost nothing that I can't haul.
Being able to seat 8 people and still haul some gear. If you have a growing family I can't imagine not having this car now. It's been very reliable. The newer generation trucks don't seen to be as reliable as this generation.
The 4WD Burbans of this generation still have the solid front axle. It would be nice to have independant front suspension. The 2WD burban I owned had a much nicer ride.
I bought my '91 Suburban in fall of '90! It currently has 178000 miles on it and has performed flawlessly for 15 years. My only regret is that I did not buy two of these in '90. I plan to keep it as long as I can--perhaps even installing a new engine if necessary. The vehicle is still in showroom condition as I have kept it out of the Midwest salt for the last several winters. What an awesome purchase for 22K out the door w/ warranty. GM knew how to build them in '90!! Has anyone out there had a similar experience??
Fuel consumption---I use only for towing my fishing boat!!
I bought my 1991 GMC Suburban in 1992 with 115,000 miles on it and have since put on another 70,000 miles. This was the last year of this body style. The engine is the best feature. It has more towing power then I could ever need and the engine has been running flawlessly since I purchased the truck. It has tons of room on the inside with seating for nine passengers. I love this truck and I get a lot of looks and complements from other SUV owners. The only drawback for me is the tailgate. I wish I my truck had the "barn doors". The hinge on one side of my tailgate has rusted out. It is difficult to open and close. The tailgate option makes loading the rear compartment awkward and difficult.
The powerful engine, interior room and excellent towing capacity. this truck is a good buy compared to newer modles if you can find one with no or little rust.
Better rust protection. Parts of the truck are starting to rust out, mainly in the wheel wells and tailgate area. Also, this truck has outdated interior features, some may find more creature comforts in the newer body styles.