The mileage dropped to 4. As a side note, I have driven 84 miles on the beach. No Review Date: 19th October, 2010 Faults: Door handles don't work. The biggest sport ute should have the biggest engine. I bought this truck for the mpg and the power of the diesel. The stereo system has a clear and crisp sound, but lacks somewhat in bass and distorts at high volume.
With an overall length of over 18 feet, it can be rather intimidating in a small parking lot. We ended up putting on the old worn pads and I'll continue… I own one, and with gentle driving sticking to the speed limit i get about 16-17. The tailgate is available as a no cost option in place of the older style panel doors. Drives like a Kenworth, not a car. The Suburban appears as one giant picture window from the exterior, with enormous tinted glass panels behind the rear doors. Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 5. These Cleopatras, Queens and Kings! I own one, and the manual says 6,500lbs.
Safely went from Kansas to Ohio, pulling a 3,600+ pound 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible one way with ease. It is neither designed nor suited for tight twisty back woods trails. That is just poor design as they continue to not perform and every other diesel out there can in cold weather. Chevrolet also introduces the new Auto-Trac System. Off the beaten path, the rig is typical Suburban… too big for anything more than a dirt road with some mole hills.
We use this truck for our cabin and it gets cold up there. In 1996, I think the only engine available was the 5. The size and weight also hurt the Suburban on loose hill climbs letting the tires just dig in and bring forward movement to a halt. A live axle handles the rear suspension and has a bit more wheel travel than the front, but still falls short for a vehicle of this size. The suspension provided little compression and droop and hung tires consistently. It is possibly the best towing sport utility on the market. Once the speeds of the front and rear prop shafts are equalized traction is regained , the transfer case returns to its standby mode until another speed differential occurs.
Dome override switch heard clicking wildly when first entering vehicle. It is a four- wheel drive designed to get you down a dirt road to your favorite camping spot, or tow your boat up a slippery boat ramp. If you have never driven a Suburban it can be quite a shock. The leather wrapped captains chairs and steering wheel bathe you in comfort. I love being to go out in the -20 degree Iowa winter and being able to start it up on the first try. The dash is extremely well laid out and all controls are well within reach. While city driving can be nerve racking, the highway is where the 1999 Suburban really shines.
My 454 Suburban gets 10 mpg with leaky injectors and a bad fuel pressure regulator, and only 9 towing 9000 lbs. This thing does everything but drive itself. After being in my family for 9 years, the only money we have into it is the gas. Even when plugged in overnight, it is difficult to start while my friends' Cummings kicks right over without being plugged in. The most dependable vehicle you will find. Now working as a Toyota technician, I can easily say this is the best vehicle on the road. Gas mileage isn't great, but that is expected.
If i am in a hurry, it drops to around 11-12. To say this Suburban was plush would be an understatement. I have also had issues with the Auto-ride 4wd system. When extra traction is needed, an electronic control module activates an electronic motor to transfer the torque between the front and rear wheels — all within a time frame that can be measured in fractions of a second. Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 1999 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 7.
With such immense length and a minimal ground clearance of 9. I think a special tool is required but went to three parts stores and no one had the answer. Transmission The 4L80-E 4-Speed automatic transmission sports new seals and internal components that are designed to reduce friction and provide a longer life expectancy. The older Dodges used W150. General Comments: Mileage as expected. Upgrading to the big block from the standard 5.
General Comments: I love these trucks, in fact, I still have a 1994 Suburban with a 454 tbi and will run that truck into the ground as it has 203k right now. In fact the guy I was working with experienced car guy along with a guy who came into Advanced Automotive 8 yr. Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 6. Stainless brake lines helped a bit. The optional dual climate system was a welcome bonus in the Arizona summer heat. The mirror self-dims when headlight from behind, at nighttime shine on it.
Is this simply a relay failure short? Be sure to disconnect all the hoses on the tank before dropping it. Interior Interior fit and finish rated just shy of a perfect ten. Vortec 350s will last forever. Had the glow plugs and relays replaced so many times and nothing works. Switched out all front steering components recently. But minivans don't project a macho, outdoorsy, I'm-not-a-soccer-mom, we-bought-Yahoo. Some may say its getting a little long in the tooth, but no other manufacturer has stepped up and matched its size, towing ability and available interior space.