Based on 429 Ratings for the 1988 - 1999 models.Review this car
By Jabulani on Sunday, April 27, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 246,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great first car, acceleration, power, towing"
Cons: "Gas gas gas, very pricey to fill up (44gal tank)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Purchased in 2000, been in my family's possession for the past 14 years. Great family car, great for driving down the street or crossing state borders. Mileage is not amazing, low to mid teens, but for its size and its age it has performed exceptionally well. Acceleration is good as well, it may be an older vehicle but it still has the pep in its step to keep up with many newer vehicles in its class and in some cases outperform the vehicles released within a couple of years. No major repairs at all have been needed besides tire replacement. Minor repairs include broken window: stuck button (children playing with the button), door handle: internal gears broken (improper rotational force applied), seats: leather is worn and torn from years of wear, headlights: dead light bulb. Tows like a dream, handles U-haul trailers easily, the power output of the engine is fantastic. It's a great first car for your teen, because it's big it encourages safe driving, alertness/awareness of surrounding traffic. It takes a lot of gas to fill the tank because it has a 44 gallon tank (an enormous cost in today's gas economy) but it also means that you do not have to fill it up as often as same class vehicles with smaller tanks. Overall: great car, very few repairs, great first car."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By mick on Thursday, February 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "all around great machine solid veh"
Cons: "coolant leak @ 205k, guess is common"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"clean modern lines ,smooth ride ,lots of room, seats eight,does great in snow/ice , good fuel mileage , maneuvers great, fast acceleration when needed , a very confident feel when driving has never left me/us stranded. I bought this veh used w/60k on it , at 74k the trans went out merging onto the interstate , it sounded like a coffee grinder convention under me as i continued to drive it 15 miles to a store parking lot and called the dealership [ bought extra insurance thru them ] their tech had never seen this type of trans do this before and believe prev owner abused it[4l60e] , this has been the one and only major issue , fuel pump @ 195k [easy fix] , intake coolant leak @ 205k [ again easy fix] from 74k to present she's done nothing but tow / haul us over snowy mountain passes / across hot high desserts and inner city roads /spanked a few " big bad ford and dodge diesels " while accelerating onto the interstate [ man i loved doing that !!!!!] and just been a solid reliable performer , engine still runs like a sewing machine and no issues with rest of drivetrain ,best mileage was 19 @ 70 mph down i-5 loaded [ not towing] 16 around town and back roads , 14 towing, kids all grown now but having a hard time letting her go …..may never."
7 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By Rogerm52 on Friday, January 24, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 182,221overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Has never left us stranded, is a great vehicle!"
Cons: "Milage could be a little better, for its size, OK!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This 1999 K1500 Suburban has been on of the best vehicles I have owned. I do maintain it very well. I has over 182,000 miles and I have just had to do the suggested maintenance on it. I have towed several trailers with it and had NO problems here in CO.. Has plenty of power and torque for towing, well we could always use more h.p.. All in all it is a good vehicle and would recommend it to anyone. I am looking at upgrading to a newer Suburban, hope it is as good as this one!"
8 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By BDJ061053 on Monday, January 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Pros: "Big and spacious"
Cons: "Poor quality"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Have had nothing but transmission problems now carb problems. Will never buy another Chevy product ever!!!"
By Peterf on Saturday, December 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 392,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "wont die"
Cons: "wont die"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Live in NYC...this is a great vehicle. Purchased in 2001 with 26K Trans rebuilt at 330K Motor runs great, just replaced the Catalytic Converters Transfer Case works great New Michelins Barn Doors UsesOne quart of oil every 2000miles 3rd fuel pump 2nd altenator Many brake relinings, lol. had a minor accident in october, will be replacing front bumper after winter with new one with fog lights. got my money's worth out of my baby! NYC, the northeast, north carolina, if the motor dies im going with a 383. its paid for so why send it to the junkyard. i want to take her cross country one day. the bronx to santa monica and back!"
7 people out of 10 found this review helpful