Tell us what you think...
The community thinks...
Oldie but a Goodie. Chevy!! by Jimmy Mac on 10/12/2009. Trim: 1993 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: 210,000 miles and still going strong on original motor and transmission! No major cost repairs.
Cons: Not so great gas millage with a 40 gallon gas tank can get a bit pricey. Although I do get between 13 and 17 mpg depending on the driving/ towing I'm doing. Turning radius isn't as good in these older Suburbans.
Overall review: Great reliable SUV. It's my everyday truck, my hunting truck, towing my boat truck and towing my camper truck.
Review ID: #542991 Is this review offensive?
Best SUV Ever - Period! by chevy385 from Boyertown on 02/10/2009. Trim: 1993 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: The TBI 350 runs great. Great for taking on long trips. Comfortable and TONS of room for anything. Goes anywhere in 4WD, great in snow and ice. No maintenance issues whatsoever since I owned it, just start it and go. Engine is original with 181,000 miles now trans was rebuilt once and improved with a TransGo Shift Kit installed by myself and a friend. Rear, ball joints, wheel bearings, front drive axles and all original. Well taken care of. Leather seats are nice for keeping clean. Fuel milage is great for something this heavy, gets about 13-14 city and 19+ on the highway.
Cons: Tough to manuever in tight places(most parking lots). Tough for older folks to climb into rear seats
Overall review: Great truck and would recommend it to anyone. I will drive this until gas does not exist anymore. Would gladly buy another. Maintenance free and shares mostly all parts with the more common C/K trucks. The 350 shares parts with most any smallblock ever made so there are no issues finding parts.
Review ID: #536842 Is this review offensive?
this suburban never dies by Tim from Santa Cruz on 01/10/2009. Trim: 1993 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 4WD, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: its a great car for hauling around people, and it has enough power and cargo room for utility work as well.
Cons: Gas Mileage, and the paint o it is coming off on the door panels
Overall review: Great truck, very reliable.
Review ID: #535768 Is this review offensive?
When a mini van won't do by Coach from Kamloops on 12/30/2003. Trim: 1993 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 4WD, Owned 7 years.
Pros: The suburban can be used to pull logs, trailers, and other stuck objects or vehicles. I put a Banks kit on the 454 Tonawanda to let it breathe and it really helped. Amazing power and acceleration. A beautiful safe all round useful travelmobile. When all else fails the suburban has gotten us there.
Cons: It is heavy duty and not all shops can do a good job on replacing the brakes. Radiator, alternator, fuel pump and starter will have to be replaced. Front grille will shed plastic chrome. Put in a good alpine sound system.
Overall review: I have 340,000 on the silver and blue suburban and had to replace the transmission at 320.000 kilometers. I maintain this truck with regular fluid changes (sythetics) and the engine runs very strong. It still looks, rides, and performs better than I had hoped possible. If you have need of this type of versatility, there is no substitute.
Review ID: #399723 Is this review offensive?
1993 K2500 Chevrolet Suburban (454/7.4) by Martin from Sierra Vista, AZ on 03/02/2001. Trim: 1993 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 4WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Passenger seating, cargo room and towing capability. Front and rear A/C, with rear passenger, rear fan speed control. Using cruise control and staying on major highways, the big 454 (7.4L) motor still gets in excess of 13 mpg; around town, it drops to a still respectable (for such a large vehicle) 9.5 to 12 mpg. Zero oil consupmtion and no other fluid leaks (over 110,000 miles)
Cons: Tilt-steering wheel mechanism loose. Vehicle pulls to the right when braking. Low beams seem weak and high beams don't seem to light up the road far enough. Passenger-side, front door arm rest (top cover) loose (actually, retaining snap is broken). Driver's power seat motor and adjuster need to be replaced ($700-$800). Off-pavement ride is harsh (even taking into account the suspension is designed for heavy loads). Paint (dark blue) on hood and roof has faded and worn to the point of showing the metal underneath. Factory radio has weak reception and factory cassette player looks, 'feels' and sounds cheap. Clear covering on rubber side moldings are fading, cracking and peeling off.
Overall review: If high passenger carrying capability and voluminous cargo carrying capacity coupled with high towing capacity is a concern for you or if you just like large, gas guzzling SUVs which can easily inspire confidence in the driver and passengers and fear in any nearby drivers and passengers of other, smaller vehicles, then this is the vehicle for you. After seven years and over 110,000 miles, this vehicle is still in very good shape!
Review ID: #87646 Is this review offensive?
Information or opinions expressed in these reviews are not endorsed by Microsoft Corporation nor MSN Autos. Have comments about MSN Autos' User Reviews? Send us an email.