1999 GMC Suburban K2500 SLT 7.4 Liter from North America
No I will not sell it to you!!!
I have had to replace the front disc brakes 3 times since new. That is my ONLY complaint about this wonderful truck is that the pads are too darn small for a 4 plus ton truck. I'm glad that GM increased the front caliper and pad size for 2000 and beyond. Although it only takes a bit over an hour to replace them myself, it's still a pain in the butt (bleeding the lines is always fun.) I had a short in my headlight module due to a backfeed from faulty trailer wiring. A $700 repair.
This truck is phenomenally fun to drive. It has a MAJOR command of the road. The only negative I have is that it only gets 7 MPG the way I drive it. I had to buy a commuter car recently due to high gas prices here in Chicago. I will drive this truck (weekends mostly) until I die. My two large dogs LOVE the back of it with the middle seats folded down and 3rd seat removed. Also, I strongly suggest putting in the Superchip to get the 290 HP Plus 25 HP (315 HP total.) The real benefit is that the chip does away with the 100 MPH transmission kick out (speed controller) and the automatic horsepower reducer (hot thermostat reaction) when the engine is warm. The heavy duty oil cooler takes care of any potential for overheating. I even surprise the FAST & FURIOUS wannabe crowd with this fast truck
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2005
5th Apr 2005, 10:01
Why would replacing the brake pads necessitate bleeding the brakes? Are you not able to do it without disconnecting the brake hoses?
And no, I don't want your 7 mpg truck. Suspect nobody else would either.
31st Jan 2007, 23:42
I had alot of problems with my truck. Some wear and tear, some is GM's faulty manufacturing. Trans was defective, covered by warranty, but I still had to fight with the dealer to get the work outta them. Fuel pump went 3 times, not sure why. Water pump and a coolant seal went, various other small annoying repairs. I'm not happy with GM's dealers and their lack of quality in the long run. Excellent vehicle for the family and cargo, especially long trips, especially if you need a truck that can tow something and fit all your family.