2003 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 5.3L
Speedo needle sticking.
Power steering pump.
Speed sensor cleaning.
Encoder motor for 4WD.
Rear rotors, pads, lines.
I bought the vehicle at 105,xxx back in Dec '12 upon my return from deploying; a "gift" to myself as well as needing the room for the way my wife packs when we go places.
In addition to the low miles, the truck was really clean, with the exception of a few surface rust bubbles on the front bumper. I sanded/painted it, and now it's back to new. The interior looks as if it came off the showroom floor.
Commuting from Watertown, NY to Buffalo on the weekends is the reason why I racked up 30k plus miles in under a year, and she hasn't skipped a beat. Once I purchased her, I gave her a full tune up/tranny service, flushed all fluids and installed a Dynomax cat-back with drop in K&N filter. I think I actually squeeze 16 city/18 highway with the add ons, along with driving her with "respect". It pulls whatever I want it to with no issues either.
I'm not upset with the money I invested for the repairs, because it hadn't really been exercised the way it was made to be. I'm expecting my water/fuel pumps to go out next, after which I believe all "original" parts would have been replaced. Cruising at 70-75, she runs smooth as silk! I believe I had the repairs that I did, because of the lack of exercise over the years. I shove PLENTY of highway down her throat now, and all I hear is "ahhhhh"...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th October, 2013