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Pros: The TRUNK!
Cons: No curtain airbags or headrests and 3 point seatbelts at all seating areas.
Advice: Gas tank is 31 gallons on the 5.3l but the gas doesn't last long, so buy only the engine/tranny size that you will really require.We bought the 2002 Suburban 1500 4WD two weeks ago and couldn't be happier with the truck. It rides smoothly, and quietly. The interior is well finished off and the controls are easy to use and stereo is powerful. It hugs the road when cornering or braking. I highly recommend the auto ride feature. She towed a 3,500 lb. boat and trailer last week and we couldn't tell it was towing at all! The 3rd row seat is easier to get to than in previous models because the passenger side middle seat slides forward. I am 5'3' and the running boards are a must for ease of entry. The rear is very spacious. A friend of mine owns an Expedition and with the 3rd row seat in place, it can't fit two beach chairs, baseball & track & riding equipment bags (typical 3 children gear) in it. Time will tell whether it holds together like a Toyota or Honda, but we are hopeful!
Pros: Love to drive it.
Advice: Get itI have owned the expedition and the older tahoes. They don't compare. Handles great turns easy plenty of power out of the 5.3 I opted to get the Z71 package. We needed a little more room. Overall it is really a nice vehicle. i think the z71 is the best deal over the LS and LT. Doesn't look as long either.