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I think I am one of the lucky ones by Bouree in Alabama on 05/27/2003. Trim: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 2WD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Cargo space, fairly decent reliability
Cons: Brakes, Transmission
Overall review: From what I am reading, I am one of the lucky ones. Just put a new $2,200 transmission in at 146,000 miles. I hear most go out at 100,000. Brakes have been redone a few times and I am looking new rotors next to the tune of $600. Engine seems rock solid, with no problems so far.
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97 Chevy Suburban by A CarPoint Consumer on 08/21/2002. Trim: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Great vehicle. Plenty of room for 8 plus cargo. Solid ride.
Cons: Heavy foot on pedal drinks gas like a 6 pack on an Edelbrock High Rise.
Overall review: Best vehicle purchased, ever. Routine maintenance can be done by shade tree mechanic, without a lot of specialized tools.
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THE BEST TRUCK I HAVE. by LUIS on 01/10/2007. Trim: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 2WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: THE SPACE IS GREAT.
Cons: GAS LIKE EVERY THING ELSE.
Overall review: GOOD.
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Reliability History Says It All by PDK on 02/23/2005. Trim: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Tank-like box frame. Beefy engine.
Cons: Falls apart. Expensive repairs. History is horrible. Gas mileage costs are more than the rig itself.
Overall review: Wow. Where to start. Since the purchase of this vehicle, we have paid over $10,000 in repairs (and it was never in a wreck). The engine blew at 70,000, the tranny went soon after, and nearly every component jumped on the band wagon along with them. It was good for average towing, and good for acceleration in general. But the reliability was so poor (I get a head ache thinking about it). All the way down to lose factory installed cables and wires that are impossible to reach inless your a elf with paper thin fingers. Even if you get it for cheap, your in trouble (and the people who sold it, regardless of what they say, are going to be grining from ear to ear that they are rid of the pile). People say many things. I say, "don't do it! It's just not worth the consequences!!!"
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The ultimate vehicle by Pat from Wichita Kansas on 07/24/2004. Trim: 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 2WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I just love the this Suburban
Overall review: Great
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