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4.63 out of 5 stars

Dependable Family Vehicle

FLEX, 03/25/2002
1997 GMC Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

This vehicle has proven itself; especially if you have a large size family. Whether in hot/cold climate, the surbuban always started and performed above standards. Very roomy, dependable, and stylish.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Third times a charm

Bunnys454, 07/24/2010
1998 GMC Suburban K2500 4dr SUV 4WD
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

This is my third suburban I've owned, and i have to say that the third is definitely a charm. I love hauling my kids, their friends, my friends and all the extra crap in the back of my truck. It pulls anything i ask it to and the 454 isn't that bad with mileage. Mine has been slightly neglected over the last year, but my baby always starts and runs for me! I'm proud to be seen in it and know that its a tank but who cares? I'm in Minnesota and I'm telling you, burbs are tanks! Two feet of snow, two wheel drive, and you still can fly past people. Ive been offered on it, but wont sell this one. Hes a keeper for sure!

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3.25 out of 5 stars

Sad Owner

disheartened, 11/24/2003
1998 GMC Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Purchased with 83,000 miles. Now 96,000 miles on the clock. Repairs so far: AC hoses & condensor, ($1,000), front breaks, (Repaired by the dealer), shocks, (%150), front end alignment, (twice so far, $200 combined), intake manifold gaskets, due to coolant leak, ($350). Next trip to the shop is scheduled for 12-2- 03 to diagnose another coolant leak. The dealer can't work on this truck for a week due, I suppose, to all of the other 1998 Suburbans in the shop. Do not buy one of these vehicles.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Knock on wood

Dennis, 11/08/2010
1997 GMC Suburban K2500 4dr SUV 4WD
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I have done nothing except for regular maintenance on this vehicle. 1 fuel pump. Two sets of front brakes. 1 water pump. The interstate ride is phenomenal if you can afford the gas. 11 miles to a gallon. 1 tune-up in 10 years. We are overdue. We load it up and go. No thoughts of breakdowns so far. Please Lord, don't let this little bit of bragging jinx me

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4 out of 5 stars

Solid SUV

I_like_burban, 01/05/2007
1998 GMC Suburban K1500 4dr SUV 4WD
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I purchased this vehicle with 114000 miles six months ago. I've needed to patch the A/C lines and replace two U joints. Other than that, the Suburban has been solid. Great on long trips, comfortable, MPG runs 13-14 city and 15-16 hwy. Usable cargo space is excellent with the third row seats out, and I can pack 8 people in when all the seats are installed. Good substitute for a full sized pickup if you don't want to sacrifice seating space. The Suburbans tend to run a couple of thousand dollars less than comparable pickups on the used market as well. If you're buying a Suburban with over 90,000 miles, look for one that has already had the transmission rebuilt.

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