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Old 02-14-2007, 03:28 AM   #11
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suburbans are reliable..the 4x4 system is NOT though. at high miles you will be replacing u-joints, transfer case, and of course the crap transmissions they've had in last decade or two.

window regulators are crap. but so are the newer bonnies
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If you get two suburbans I am going to be jealous. I'm still looking for one...
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oh and if you have kids the back windows on the newer ones are like So-Cal gansta issue they go all the way down
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STAY AWAY!!!!


MY '97 WAS THE BIGGEST MONEY PIT EVER!!!!!

we put almost 15k dollars into that car
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STAY AWAY!!!!


MY '97 WAS THE BIGGEST MONEY PIT EVER!!!!!

we put almost 15k dollars into that car
thats what happens when you attach a 500 foot tow chain to a Cat backhoe and take off like a mad man lmao
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actually, that'* what happens when you carry 4 problem children for 150k miles
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We have a 98 Yukon SLT Vortec 5700 and push button 4wd.

We've had some fuelling issues, a part broke, causing it to almost flood itself everytime it sat for an entire day.

Brakes... well, suck. We go through them like a high school student goes through lunch money. Now we've got some hardened slotted rotors, but they're still slightly warped.

Thing is GREAT offroad though. We went wheeling in moab and it amazed me what it could do.
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The 4x4 is lever controled, not push button. Being that it is a Suburban with ~100K on her clock, I understand that things wear out. Look at how big they are and how much weight is being pushed around :P

If I buy the Burb, it will be the 4th 4x4 that I have owned, however, the only one that I have ever heard the chain drag along the bottom of the case Hopefully, I will get to see it today and I'll take a crapload of pics and some videos for y'all

It has the "barndoors" in the back. I prefer that over the tailgate
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Trust me, you'll love the barn doors. There'* a way to swing the doors 180*, and it makes it really great for storing stuff. I used to keep a ramp in the back to roll things in. Cheetah, IIRC, don't you have a Suburban?
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He sure does. It'* fun to drive like a lumber wagon.

Greg, If you don't end up buying it and the price is cheap, let me know. Maybe I'll fly out and drive back....
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