"I recently bought a 96 suburban with the 5.7 liter it had a starter out when I bought it but put in a new one and drove it home, it has 291345 miles on the original engine and trans, I had to replace the alternator a week later but other than that I have put 300 miles on it with no trouble, it still has good oil pressure and all the electronics still work, am very impressed at how well these vehicles can last with proper mantiance"
"We love this vehicle. The odometer is close to turning over twice and still it runs well. Not only the engine, even the power windows and door locks function! (I've never known them to work after 12 mos. on other vehicles.) But what would you expect? It's a Suburban, NOTHING negative to report."
"pros; awesome runner, Great for hauling, Very comfy and roomy All around Great truck.
Cons; Gas milage is not the greatest but I still love the truck...
I would deff buy it again if I had the chance, Its just time for a new car.. Baby on the way."
"We bought our '98 Suburban new in Dec. '97. Best vehicle we've ever owned. Now, 10 years later, it has only 62,000 miles, and runs incredibly strong. Had to replace alternator (2X) and battery(s), but no other maintenance problems. (My husband religiously changes oil and fluids at severe condition intervals). With the stainless steel exhaust, we haven't even had to get any of that work done, whatsoever. Here in MN, where it can be -30 to 100 degrees, it is great having a versatile vehicle that can handle any situation, stifling heat (rear A/C works great) to 2' of fresh snow (look out- comin' through). Sits high, but still handles well. Let's face it- Suburban- King of the Road!"
"My suburban has been great. I have driven it for over 8 years and it still looks new. I can't find anything on the market today that can compare. All the new cars have plastic bumpers. I'll stay with the solid metal bumper thank you!"
"I love our Suburban...from hauling cheerleaders, baseball players, dogs, and cargo during family outings, nothing beats this SUV. It is so comfortable, roomy and safe for the newly licensed teenagers. We've had it for nearly seven years, bought it lightly used, and have loved every mile. Definately a must have if you're not too concerned about MPG and prices at the pump...our 454 V8 only gets 10 to 12 in the city. Still highly recommended, though!"