Good towing vehicle, bad daily driver
Starter continues to fail.
A/C fails every year (both units). This vehicle also uses R-12 A/C freon which is harder to get.
Power locks, windows all fail eventually.
Back power tailgate window is under-built, fails every couple of years.
Latches for rear tailgate are hard to release.
Alternator has failed at least twice.
It has overheated before.
There is a very annoying exhaust leak that seems to be irreparable.
Headliner had to be redone.
Seat belts are troublesome.
Cruise control "leaks."
We do take grand care of our cars. We love them and consider them to be part of the family because they serve us daily. We do not drive the Suburban daily and it sits in a sheltered area when not used, so it's not as if it's being abused.
This is a very misleading vehicle because one would think that it rides like a dream because of its size when in fact it rides like crap. It doesn't handle well at all, especially in wet weather, and even though it has the huge engine, it accelerates slowly and gets dismal fuel economy (8-14 MPG). The seats are also shaped badly and do not "sleep" well on long trips. However, it does tow extremely well and we don't seem to encounter as many problems when we tow things with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th August, 2004