2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3
I bought this car real used. But in good shape with a new motor, brakes and tires. It had a few minor issues that I'm working through now.
Replaced a couple of dash lights, a 15 minute job.
Parking brake shoes need replacing, parts in hand.
In a year or so I'll update this review.
I have owned a few 4x4s. So far I really like the Suburban. We got 9 inches of snow right after I bought the 'burb and it cut through snow like it was dry pavement. Really great 4x4. It does ride like a truck. I suppose that's because it's built on a frame, the same frame as the Silverado. I bought this vehicle to do some towing and as a small project. So far I think that I like Chevrolet's design. I've worked on far more aggravating cars.
The undercarriage is pretty tough. It's beefier than my old 1977 F-150. I have read some criticism of the electric 4x4 controls. Mine work. All I can say is they are really nice. Push a button and go for it with real 4x4. I like it.
The 5.3 delivers more power than I expected. Being the smallest in it's class (vs. Ford 5.4, Dodge 5.7, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan/Armada, etc..), it seems to do a decent job within its design expectations. For pulling a reasonable sized travel trailer I think it will do fine. I plan to boost up the rear suspension and use anti sway equipment.
The rear air and heat is necessary since the 'burb is a half a block long. Great for hauling dogs.
So far I'm pretty happy with this truck. Figure in what I paid for it and I'm really happy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2017