1999 GMC Suburban Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1999 GMC Suburban SLT 5.7L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance48700 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Not a better family/towing vehicle out there

Faults:

Air Conditioning lost it's charge.

Water pump went out at 40,000 miles.

General Comments:

This was the last year of this style of Suburban, and we love it! The GMC model is far superior to the Chevrolet especially in the looks and comfort department.

All the nonsense about front brakes wearing out is just that. We have almost 50,000 on the originals and I tow a 2400 lb race car 250 miles nearly every weekend from May through September. There is not a better vehicle out there for towing!

My wife loved our 1991 Camry, but she LOVES this Suburban. I will never get her to part with it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2004

9th Aug 2005, 22:53

Our 1999 Suburban has 75,000 miles on it. The front brakes have been replaced twice. New rotors were installed on the second pad replacement. The pads aren't the problem. The rotors warp after only a few thousand miles and it is futile to machine them. They just aren't large enough for the vehicle.

Only other issue is the handling. It steers like an old truck with dry king pins (not as bad of course). The alignment has been checked and found to be in spec. The tires aren't wearing unusual so I think it is do to the variable assist power steering added after 1996 models.

It's still a great vehicle and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

24th Jun 2006, 17:46

My 1999 GMC Suburban has had many issues. Brakes, fuel pump, water pump, alternator, CD player... There is a list of things. It's a great vehicle for what it is, but it's not so great in the long lasting parts department.

1999 GMC Suburban SLE 4WD 5.7 liter 285 HP from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 5.7 liter 285 HP Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Grand Voyager

Summary:

An excellent value for a large family vehicle

Faults:

A couple of noises resulting in a dealer check and some money being spent.

General Comments:

Love this truck. The engine is powerful, the legroom in the back seats is excellent, even for a 6 foot 2 inch man.

The cargo space is bigger than any other SUV's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews