This beast rules the road! I have owned this vehicle for 3 years. It now has 127000+ miles on it and the only repair has been a new fuel pump. I have replaced the brakes and other regular maintenance stuff. The engine runs like the day I bought it and the A/C is arctic. The interior has held up nicely despite 4 kids. The exterior is still in excellent shape. No rust anywhere. I absolutely love this truck and have already bought another 1999 for my wife.
I bought my 4 wheel drive 3/4 ton Burb
used and was concerned about the
reliability. Fortunately my concerns
were unfounded. I frequently tow a
heavy Jeep on a full floor metal
trailer through the mountains and the
454 ci just growls along. I have not
had any mechanical problems whatsoever
although it uses alot of brakes and I
replaced the factory ones with
cryogenically treated slotted rotors
and use $120 kevlar/ceramic pads. They
don't last long but they stop this
behemoth quick and straight. Bottom
line is I wouldn't trade my truck for
any vehicle. It is a towing animal plus
I can haul 6 passengers and a ton of
Alright, so this truck is plain great. About a year back we had the head gaskets replaced (175000 miles, currently 185000) and its ready to go for 200000 more! The only problem we have with it is the ABS brakes act up and sometimes the brake pedal pushes back, but its no big deal... just keep the foot pushing back. We used this truck for hauling horse trailers for 8 years, and still use it for vacation. There is plenty of room in the back, and the back seats fold down for even more room. I am 6'6 and I still have about 2" of headroom left.
This has got to be one og the most
versatile vehicles for the dollar.
Excellent gas milage, huge towing
capacity and comfortable seating for 8
as well as a truly safe feeling no
matter what the driving condition.
My Dad bought my suburban new and put 170,000 miles on it. He replaced the fuel pump and the transfer case. I bought it from him and have put another 40,000 on it. I've replaced the starter and the transfer case(again).
At 210,000 it still runs great, drives down the highway like a dream and gets 18mpg on the highway. I'm not going to downgrade to a smaller truck/suv to increase the mpg's by 3! When I wax it, it almost looks new....almost. I plan to take it to 300,000, the best part, no car payment, I always remind myself of that when I'm filling up the 40 gallon tank.