2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0 from North America
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