1999 Chevrolet Suburban LS 1500 from North America


A high priced yard ornament


We have had problems from the very beginning. There is some sort of electrical problem. The dealer can't seem to find it and has yet to offer a replacement. The car has broken down so many times that we have lost count. If it wasn't for the mechanical breakdown we purchased from our insurance company, we would be flat broke from repairs. It has had the manifold replaced, the gasket to the manifold replaced, two security chips, keeps blowing different fuses randomly and at times all fuses at once, leaving a driver in complete darkness, with no headlamps or anything. The seats keep popping springs and I am far from being overweight. The towing package is completely inadequate: basically it's a nice looking hunk of junk. What a shame for a 36k dollar car. Brand new.The last few vacations we have taken we rent a car because it is so unreliable. I paid good money for a car that rarely leaves the driveway. It has officially made it to lemon status on Carfax.

General Comments:

It handles better than a horse and wagon, but not as reliable. When the horse fails you just shoot it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th July, 2002

1999 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.7 Liter V8 SFI from North America



General Comments:

What an awesome truck. This is the real "King of the Hill" Sport utility. Lots of room, a smooth and powerful 350 V8, and a commanding view of the road. I looked at the Expedition, Durando, and the Cherokee. I just laugh. When compared to the Suburban they are just wannabe SUV's. Even the Navigator and Lexus Jeep, what a waste of money. The Suburban is practical and well worth the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

27th Jan 2001, 00:30

You are right, the Suburban is the true king of the road. And I too laugh at the wannabe SUVs. I have a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban LT k1500 4x4 and I'm very proud of it. Never had a problem with it.

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