1982 Chevrolet Suburban Review from North America

1982 Chevrolet Suburban 6.2 liter

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6.2 liter Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carFord F600


Zero performance


We have put 2 trannys in it in 6 years. The one lasted only 32,000 miles and of course it was a couple months over warranty. The thing had no power. When we were driving through the mountains, we stuck it in 2nd gear and put it to the floor. When going on the freeway, it blew oil out the back whick covered toe rear in oil. I wasn't too happy with it.

General Comments:

I heard that the early 1980's Suburbans had a reputation for having no power with the 6.2 liter engine. Now don't get offended by that because maybe we just had a junker motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th February, 2004

25th Feb 2004, 10:06

I agree, those weren't good cars. I traded mine in for a Ford Crown Victoria. It's not a SUV, but it's a car that has power and is reliable.

Average review marks: 4.5 / 10, based on 1 review