2000 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3 V8 from North America
This vehicle has a history... I bought it from a used car dealer. He got it at a junk yard. The overall vehicle was clean and in good shape.
It had a blown motor, so he had a 40,000 mile used engine installed, the driver's seat re-upholstered, new tires and new front brakes installed. The used engine had a new water pump and alternator.
I got the 'burb cheap and I knew at the time I would need to do some work on it. I had the differential rebuilt. I did the following repairs/upgrades:
I replaced the 6 inch door speakers and the 8 inch subwoofer.
I repaired the tow/haul feature.
I replaced some bulbs in the instrument cluster.
I fixed the parking brakes and replaced the rear rotors and pads.
I changed the transmission filter and fuel filter.
It looks like I will need to replace the catalytic converters soon. I'll buy the parts and do it myself. On RockAuto that's about three hundred bucks in parts.
I added Sumo Supersprings and a brake controller. We plan to tow a travel trailer with this vehicle.
I have also serviced the front differential.
Overall I love this old Suburban. It's a gas hog, but it's very comfortable and has all the whistles and bells I would ever want. The 4x4 works awesome. Yes, I have had to wrench on it some, but I enjoyed the process. I bought it in need of some work and knew that going in. We have taken it on a couple of day trips and enjoyed the big 'burb a whole lot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2017