Used Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Ratings

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    2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

    Ultimate tow vehicle

    Pros: Stability

    Cons: lack of integrated trailer brake control system

    GM's Chevy Suburban has got to be the ultimate in towing vehicles with the wheel base, stability, comfort and 4-season ability, you can haul 8 Boy Scouts and gear with ease in the summer and tow a fully loaded 4-place enclosed snowmobile trailer with riders and gear through and over snow/ice covered roads. It is a multi-purpose, multi-season, convertible vehicle that can never be replaced or downsized (tried it, hated it, and went back to the original!).

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

    Solid Vehical

    Pros: Separate Rear Audio for the kids.

    Cons: The Flex Fuel Option. Dont use it-not worth it in the long run.

    Second owner on it and have never had to put anything other than oil, fuel, tires, and a battery in it. I put at least 90 miles a day on it and it just runs. Never have to worry about it leaving me stranded. Has been the best vehical i have ever owned.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

    Best ever

    Pros: Capacity

    Cons: Nothing

    Great SUV. Very strong engine and fabulous in winter

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

    Love it

    Pros: Inner space

    Cons: Gas mileage

    Beautiful, very roomy, but if could eat less gas would be the perfect!!!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - LS 4x4

    Pros: The Space in the Vehcile itself/

    Cons: MPG is not too good.

    Advice: Buy it if you have a large family and love to drive.

    Have had 2 other Suburbans in the past- '02 and an '04. Both LS Models. My latest the '05 is an LT version w/ Autoride and pretty much maxed out on all the options save the Navigation System. If you are in the market for a used Suburban prior to the '07 body style change INVEST in the LT version w/ Autoride. It makes one heck of a difference- a noticeably huge difference on the dramatic pitch and yaw the 'burbs w/o autoride like to do in the curves and windy roads. Yes this is of course due to their huge profile, center of gravity and weight- BUT the Autoride Option negates a lot of that. This was the first thing I noticed when driving it. The self leveling rear end is also nice as well as the tow package included. I have had no problems towing my 29 foot travel trailer climbing up I-70 into the Rocky Mountains as leaving Denver. Dollar for square footage and all all the utility the Suburban is your best bet for folks with large families and those who like to tow boats and RV's. Negatives; Its a GM product- get the extended warranty if offered. My 2002 had a ton of problems with only 40000 miles on it. (It was probably built on a Friday) Gas mileage- NOT Good but then again not terrible either. My Toyota Tundra go worse mileage with a much smaller engine. Look on the bright side .. it does take E-85! Average MPG city for me=16 / HWY 18/ HWY flatland no wind - 20 MPG.

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    2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - LS 4x2

    Pros: comfy third seat and cargo room

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: buy it

    awesome a little bigger than my old '96 tahoe

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    2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - LS 4x4

    Pros: Smooth quiet ride for such a big vehicle

    Cons: Latch system design with 3rd row access

    Advice: research the safety features if you have small children

    If you have small children be aware of the latch system on the bench seat model. We assumed the latch options would extend across the entire second row as our two previous SUV/Trucks did. They do not.Only the right and middle positions. Who wants two kids sitting cramped side by side? Also I have to climb into the car to unstrap my child in the center position. Another downside is that you cannot access the third row seat if a carseat is latched in the right-side position. Chev. does not offer a kit to add a latch behind the driver. Poor judgement in my opinion. Let the owners decide where they want to latch their children! We have now had to compromise our childrens' safety for a peaceful existence and easy access to our children! I also wish Chev. offered side air bags as standard feature on all three rows,as other newer vehicles offer these days. Otherwise, I love the smooth,quiet ride, performance and stereo system of this vehicle. Plenty of cubbies, deep console and cubholders as well. But, I would not have bought the bench seat model had I realized the latch system was designed this way.