1975 GMC Suburban Review

1975 GMC Suburban K25 Sierra Grande 5.7 from North America

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired238000 miles
Most recent distance241000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Mankind's best automobile

Faults:

Leaks from different spots.

Wobbles over 65mph.

Big in parking lots.

General Comments:

I got this truck because I wanted to tow my trailer and haul anything I needed to. It has turned out to be one of the best vehicles I have owned. I have owned dozens. The last was a 01 Blazer, and I could not wait to get rid of it.

The tank you are looking for is the 1973-1979 Suburban. This truck is the biggest, toughest truck you can drive. Reliable, and eye-catching despite the millions in existence. The 3/4 ton 4x4 version is heavy duty, and will outlast a lot of newer aluminum wannabes.

No computers, no power anything. A/C and heat, and a radio. It gets you there with conviction, and nobody cuts you off on the highway.

Dwarfs egg-shaped cars, and can haul most of my furniture. I could throw a mattress in the back and sleep in it.

Downside is gas mileage... but there are ways around that.

Get one. Fix it up. Keep them from being scrapped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2010

27th Oct 2012, 21:31

I own a 1975 Suburban. I inherited it from my father. He bought it brand new. It is 38 years old now. The interior is completely original. With somewhere over 400K miles, this truck is awesome. The original engine had over 250k miles on it and no compression leaks. This truck is the real deal. I love it.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review