1993 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews from North America

1993 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 HD 454 CID 7.5L TBI

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 454 CID 7.5L TBI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance146537 miles
Previous carGMC Sonoma

Summary:

Should have been my first

Faults:

Temperature gauge fails: 134,000.

Passenger side exhaust manifold leaks: 134,000 miles.

Leaf-spring/rear axle u-bolts snapped: 146,000 miles.

Headlight switch relay burnt out: 146,500 miles.

Heat fails to come out of the rear climate control vents.

Driver's side door lock broke.

Passenger side power window motor failed.

Rear hatch window lock broke.

Aftermarket radio pops fuses.

Fuel mileage: 8 city / 11 highway ($180 fill up).

General Comments:

The truck is a beast! Despite its age and the way it was maintained prior to my ownership, I can still count on the truck every morning to fire up, and get me from Point A to Point B.

The acceleration on the truck is still enough to put your back into the seat. There is a ton of low-end torque, which has allowed me to haul and tow anything I could ever throw at it.

The truck weighs in around 9700lb fully loaded. You'd never notice though, as her powerful 454 handles any amount of throttle response. I am shocked at how well she can still overtake other vehicles at her age.

The truck is definitely showing her age. Under body rust, scrapes, dents, and missing body trim. Interior comforts are still an A-rating, however. It's like riding in a Cadillac.

If you don't care about the looks of an old power horse, and you're looking for a heavy hauler that'll get the job done, this truck is for you!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2012

1993 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 5.7L

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 5.7L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Most recent distance260000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

It really is a legendary truck

Faults:

Rear sway bar bushings, sway bar links, front axle seal, rear drums, rear shoes.

General Comments:

This is a great full size truck. You treat her right, she'll treat you the same. I bought her used and knew it would need some TLC, so I can't complain. Parts I replaced, I can feel a difference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2012

1993 Chevrolet Suburban Silverado 5.7 gas

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 gas Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles

Summary:

Best truck Chevy ever made, and that's saying something

Faults:

Only minor things have failed mechanically.

Radiator failed around 100k and was replaced by a 4 core that has yet to fail.

Interior panels started to shake around 180k, but were easily fixed with new fastners.

Thermostat failed and overheated engine about 215k.

General Comments:

Love this truck, Chevy really did something right with this generation of trucks, and I am normally a Ford man, but would buy another one of these any day.

There was normal wear and tear on parts like the belts, tires, spark plugs and wires. But this is not a big deal because the 5.7 is so well laid out that it is very easy to work on, it has to be the easiest vehicle that I have ever preformed a tune up on.

I would recommend to run Castrol 20W-50 synthetic oil, it's thick, but keeps the car going.

The only reason I am not currently driving the truck is because of gas prices, I still own it because I just couldn't part with it. Damn fine truck, and it will get you from A to B more times than you can count.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2006

29th May 2008, 00:37

Castrol 20W-50 is definitely the way to go, I have been running that in mine since I bought it in 95 and it is still chugging along great at 225000 miles, and it actually still gets about 12-15 mpg with a light foot.

1993 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.7

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carToyota 4x4

Summary:

Great car if you don't mind the poor reliability

Faults:

Transmission went out at around 100000. Looking through the records it went out with the original owner earlier.

After a 3000.00 dollar rebuild, transmission still would not shift right. Dealer said that it was normal unless I wanted to updgrade some wiring harness which was very expensive.

Rear end started to go out around 105000. Again, looking through the records this was not the first time.

Alternator went out numerous times.

Radiator had to be replaced.

Window switches started to not work.

Front brake pads needed replacing every 6000 - 10000 miles.

General Comments:

I really wished the the car would have been better. The space was incredible, but it became to expensive to keep. Why can't Chevy and Ford make cars like Toyota. I learned my lesson. Sold the car to get another Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st April, 2004

10th Nov 2008, 15:32

I guess brakes and trannys are worse than engines, headgaskets, etc...

I think you got a bad one of the bunch.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews