questionsdoes anyone here own a chevy suburban?

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I've driven them quite a few times, but they're not horribly inspiring rigs when filled with smelly miners.

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@matt1976: For me it could be an incredibly dirty grandson. :-)

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Had a chevy avalanche for 10 years now, still going strong and we love it. Some components are the same as a suburban of the same era, some aren't.

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@kamikazeken: What do you like/dislike about it?

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'07-festering pile of dung, wife won't drive it, I hate it, horrible resale value

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I’ve got a ’11 Silverado, close enough in parts and equipment. My mileages is not that bad, I get 18.5 with the 5.3 and 6 speed. You don’t buy a truck or big SUV and expect to get mileages. It’s like buying an EV and wondering why it can’t haul a boat.

Honestly on the big GM behemoths I would try to get one new with incentives. In October I got my ’11 Silverado with a 34k sticker price for 23k. October is the time to buy.

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I like the power, the security of knowing any collision with another vehicle will most likely result in far less damage to my vehicle & family, I like the security of the knowledge I can basically go anywhere I need to, I like the cargo space, and the number of passengers an SUV can carry. Gas mileage isn't great, but it's not bad either at around 17-19 hwy MPG.

It IS painful filling up an empty 30-gallon fuel tank though... $110.

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@icet1986: The 2011 Suburban comes with the 5.3 and 6 speed. If I get near 18 I'll be ecstatic.

The asking price for this SUV is about 1100.00 below book value. I know the dealer has had it for a least a month or two. I believe I can get it down further.

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@kamikazeken: I agree with everything you said. I was driving one for a couple of months last summer. I always tried to buy gasoline before the gauge was below the halfway mark.

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@jnissel: If you can get a deal on it get it. Check truecar.com and it can help give you an idea of prices. The 5.3 and six speed will treat you well. What rear end does it have it?

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@icet1986: I believe it's a 3.08 ratio but I'm not 100% sure. Since I'm more concerned about MPG rather than towing capacity or acceleration the 3.08 should serve me better.

I'll check the link you posted. Thanks.

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@jnissel: Ive got the 3.08 and it's solid. if you keep your foot out of it you should get around 18 depending on hills and town/highway driving.

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Chevy Suburbans are for people who are lacking in adequacy somewhere else.

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@icet1986: After I posted to you I went back and read the specs on it. It does have a 3.08 rear.

I'm happy to find out you have the same setup and that it is a good one.

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@iggz: Sounds like the voice of personal experience.

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We have a GMC Yukon which is essentially the same thing. It's comfortable to drive and certainly big enough for everything I need. It's a 2000,has over 200,000 miles on it and is still going strong.

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@wigi: Have you needed any major repairs to the engine, transmission or rear yet?

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@matt1976: Nope, I drive this because my blank is huge.

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@jnissel: No, nothing so far. I have my fingers crossed!

We did have an elusive problem with the battery though. As it turned out, the passenger side lumbar support was staying 'on' and it was draining the battery. Once we got that fixed, everything has been working fine.

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@wigi: Thank's for the information.