1978 Chevrolet Suburban Review from North America

1978 Chevrolet Suburban 9 seater 454

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 454 Automatic
Distance when acquired206000 miles
Most recent distance208000 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

The finest of AMERICAN steel to be had!

Faults:

This Suburban I bought from the original owner. It was obviously loved AND used. Apparently it has pulled a 30' airstream trailer through every one of the 48 contiguous United States. The previous owner replaced the 454 at 150,000 miles "just because it was time" he said.

General Comments:

It is utterly amazing that this Suburban has NO rust. The Cardinal Red/Santa Fe Tan paint scheme still shines like new. This vehicle was built to last in 1978. It is still shifting smooth as silk with the original transmission at 208,000 miles. A very large presence on the road, but very easy to navigate. Steers like silk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2010

11th Dec 2010, 19:38

Sounds like a beauty... I would love to have one someday.