Chevrolet Suburban Review from Mexico

1990 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 5.7 petrol

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Reliable, strong and classic beauty

Faults:

Normal issues for the age.

Crack in the frame due to the previous owner installing the wrong shocks.

New headliner.

Automatic trans overhaul.

Exhaust repair.

Cassette stereo serviced.

Carb refurbished and gas pump replaced.

General Comments:

All repairs were done very fast, excepting the cracks on the frame that took one week. Parts are incredible inexpensive and easy to find.

For a teenager with friends transportation, church activities and Baja tours, it's perfect. It is sturdy, easy to clean and fix.

This unit is not USA made, is Mexican assembled and is very simple; no many plastics, no electronics, of course, everything is in kilometers, liters, and Kps, but with the help of a friend, all math conversions are done.

After 20 years of service, it makes less noise than my 2008 Patriot Jeep.

All documentation, specs, repair manuals, and wiring schematics available and all sort of aftermarket options.

If you are not fashion oriented, this truck is perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2010

17th Sep 2010, 21:54

Hey Amigo, It does not surprise to me, I know Mexican subs were assembled with the "Mexico Package", means suspension reinforced for poor surfaces and less complex accessories.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review