Huge, safe, luxury with room for everyone, even the dog
Well, There's something called "piston slap" and this rig has it in a big way. GM says it's "perfectly normal" and that it won't hurt a thing. When the engine is started from cold, it ticks so loud you'd think it was gonna blow! This ticking lasts for 20 - 30 seconds, then goes away...mostly. I took it to a Chevy dealer and ran it the next morning for them. They said it was normal, everything was OK. But I could barely hear him over the ticking noise in the engine. There is a website for this occurrence, and a few lawsuits. GM says they fixed the design problem for the 2004 models and up. If this is a problem for you, the only way to fix it is to go and get a 2004 or newer model! How nice.
Great looking rig. Spacious and well balanced. It's got most of the options, and is very comfortable. I love it when we tow the trailer with the family. It has lots of power. I feel very safe in it. The tow haul mode is great and I can keep an eye on the trans. temp. when under a load climing hills. It's the nicest Chevy I've ever owned. I can even pretend it has a diesel engine in the mornings too. Overall, if you have kids and they make friends, you'll be happy you have a suburban. Pretty tough on the pocketbook at fill-ups, I don't drive unless I need too because of that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th September, 2006