1997 Chevrolet Suburban User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 Chevrolet Suburban against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1997 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD Review
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    My Suburban — Keeping this truck for the long haul. Waiting for the snow up in the hills and rain in the valleys. Good all around truck and would recommend to others. But you have to be aware of its history. I was lucky with this truck.

    Pros: It does everything I expect it to do.

    Cons: Needs more power

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    1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 Review
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    Overall A Great Suv — Love the vehicle hate the transmission gm uses . It needs a soon to come upgrade so that the remaining time it's in the family everything works ok with it I really love my suburban and couldn't have picked a better vehicle

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything from power to looks is great

    Cons: Only major problems GM installed that crappy 4L60E instead of the better 4L70E or 4L80E for power and weight handling

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    1997 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD Review
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    Wonderful! — This vehicle is excellent for travel! I've made many trips to NC in it with my 3 kids and brought back furniture and tons of other things! It seats 8 comfortably and the seats are easier to maneuver than that of a mini van. I've driven it in the snow and it drove like a charm!

    Pros: Absolutely love this vehicle!!

    Cons: Not so gas friendly

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    300,000 Miles And Still Going. — Driven it on the beaches of Florida, Great Smoky Mountains (about 30 trips), pulled a camper many times, and slid down icy roads. It has withstood years of use and abuse. New engine at 225,000 because we just could not part with our Blue Burb. Now over 100k miles on the rebuilt engine and still rollin'.. Took around Altanta Motor Speedway a couple of years ago - my teenage son decided to see if she still could get up and go - he took it over 100 mph and it did fine - my wife about died. We have driven it off road, across sand dunes, around racetracks, and over mountains. We could not have had a better vehicle for raising our kids. Never have changed the struts or shocks so it now just bounces down the highway!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: We purchased it new in 1997 and have driven it over 330,000 miles during the last 12 years.  It has been a great SUV for our family of 5.  

    Cons: Terrible gas mileage.  The original transmission was defective and Chevrolet would not resolve problem.  I had finally had tranny rebuilt at 125,000 miles - still shifts great with over 200,000 on the rebuilt transmission.  Went through a number of fuel pumps - learned not to let it run out of gas - burned up fuel pump every time.

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    1997 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD Review
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    Will Have A Hard Time Selling Her... — Tough vehicle, lots of little problems, weak transmission(4L60E), easy to work on, but has left me on the side of the road more than one time...need some help with my electrical problems, 4x4 is a mess electrically speaking

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Passenger hold, snow drivingf

    Cons: poor gas milage, weak transmission

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    1997 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD Review
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    Does 0-60 Faster Than It'll Do 60-0, But I'd Trade It For Nothing Less Than A Cadillac Escalade Esv. — Pretty much the best vehicle of its time. It accelerates like a motherlover and the cruise is really smooth. It tows like a tractor, but it also steers like one. The brakes are the only performance related thing that really put me off about it, and they're REALLY bad. Only thing I've really had problems with maintenance wise so far is the battery. Guzzles gas like crazy, but the tank is so big you really don't need to worry about that very often. This is probably the best road trip vehicle in the world, and can with 700lbs of skiing supplies in the back, beat almost anything off the line.

    Pros: Powerful, roomy, nice to drive.

    Cons: BRAKES!!!!!!!!

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    1997 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 4WD Review
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    97 K 2500 Suburban, 454/4l80e — With the 454, this truck was way faster than it should have been. But 11mpg on the freeway when you are going easy on it hurts.

    Pros: Fast, towed amazing, 454 BIG BLOCK

    Cons: 454 mileage

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    2010 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

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    Overall I am very happy with this vehicle that I have owned from brand new. paint and wheels have held up well, interior has held up well with 5 girls. handles great in the bad weather(chicagoland). ... Read More

    2009 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

    A Great "lok At Me Suv" Even When You're Not Boosting It. By Michael

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