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Thread: The demise of the 2500 Suburban
08-29-2013, 06:51 PM #11
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08-29-2013, 07:08 PM #12
Agree! AND YOU HAVE A NICE TRUCK!
08-29-2013, 07:29 PM #13
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- Jun 2006
- River Ridge Louisiana-4 miles W of New Orleans-didn't flood-water stopped 800 yards away.
In 2007 didn't the suburban lose the fold flat seats capability?
Now I will probably buy a 2004-2006 to replace the 1998 someday(but the 98 runs soooo well)
I would probably avoid the 2007 because we sleep in the suburban-at rest stops-and my wife doesn't like the slight uptilted sleeping position of non fold flat seats(our Pilot's second row didn't fold quite flat)
Of course it is more a 4x8 building material thing
but yes GM does not see suburbans as "work hauling vehicles" they are people haulers and boat trailer haulers.Mainly bought to haul people an d "stuff" soccer teams
Guessing GM figures there crossover SUVs are close enough to minivans-minivan market isn't as big as it once was-The last minivan GM made-wasn't great-Toyota Honda even the Dodge were better.
Maybe they should offer a lowered smaller tired version of their big 204" crossover-Acadia???
De-macho it a bit-but make the step in lower-smaller tires etc1998 suburban-
08-29-2013, 08:07 PM #14
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08-29-2013, 09:56 PM #15
NOOOOO! A 2500 Suburban was going to be my next truck in a few years!!Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
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08-29-2013, 10:10 PM #16
08-29-2013, 10:37 PM #17
08-31-2013, 09:29 PM #18
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We work very closely with a few folks at GM (on the down low) on the changes that come down the line from year to year and like you, we hear these rumors every year, There will be a split year for 2014 much like what you saw in late 2006 with the Tahoe and in 2007 with the Silverado (OBS and NBS) selling new at the same time.
Traditionally GM retools the Mexico plant first then the US plant, for whatever unknown reason the powers to be decided to retool both plants to the GMT1000 platform at the same time, what that means for us is for the next year the only new 2500 SUV's will be the ones stockpiled in the Pig-Pens built until 6/13.
You will be waiting till late 2014 for the GMT1000 2500 SUV. sorry
The 2014 2500 SUV will carry the same front diff configuration as the new GMT1000 2500/3500 Silverado and it will be going to the 8x180 wheel pattern, the rear diff stays with the 10.5" ring gear, the 6.0 will get the GDI system as the 4.8 & 5.3 but still no DOD. We heard rumors of the 6.2 appearing with a cast iron block but that was debunked :-( To bad as it would have been cool.
Don't waste time asking dealers anything, the honest ones will tell you they are the last to know anything, you would think GM would feed them some kind of info but they dont, they just log in one day and "poof" new RPO codes.
11-09-2013, 08:35 PM #19
We have an '08 Outlook (the Acadia's cheaper sister). Great driver. Fast. Comfortable. Plenty of room... to a point.
We have three kids (Ages 5, 3 and 1) so we sold my beloved 98 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited and bought the Outlook.
What we have found is we can't bring anything bigger than a small collapsable stroller and if we are going anywhere for more than 2-3 days we simply run out of room.
And I won't put one of those dumb-ass looking car toppers on it.
No, not even the fancy, expensive Thule "torpedo" shaped ones.
Hence the hunt for a 2nd Gen / GMT400 Burb...
-cmc-Some stuff with wheels and motors...
11-09-2013, 10:57 PM #20