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    Default New person interested in a burb. What is the consensus for years and models?

    I would like to purchase a sub for a daily driver/trip vehicle. I will make some hauling trips 1-2 times a year with a 20' utility trailer with some farm implements etc. (Less than 5000 #) I would like heavy duty so componets don't wear out but I will mostly be driving unloaded and would prefer to keep my kidneys for later years. I have just found this site by wikepedia link and have been reading it--thank you who ever is working this site!!! Any info would be helpful in my search. I live in East Tenn and I will be willing to drive/fly to view and possibly purchase. Here are my desires (these aren't in concrete but preferable): rear air--that works, barn doors, 4X4, cruise, heated seats, and few if any repairs I would have to perform upon purchase. I dont want a wrench turner. I am leaning towards later year models like 99 and up but would consider older if I can verify condition and low mileage.

    Whew. sorry so long but trying to be complete.

    Thanks guys I appreciate any help or insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddwhumper View Post
    I would like to purchase a sub for a daily driver/trip vehicle. I will make some hauling trips 1-2 times a year with a 20' utility trailer with some farm implements etc. (Less than 5000 #) I would like heavy duty so componets don't wear out but I will mostly be driving unloaded and would prefer to keep my kidneys for later years. I have just found this site by wikepedia link and have been reading it--thank you who ever is working this site!!! Any info would be helpful in my search. I live in East Tenn and I will be willing to drive/fly to view and possibly purchase. Here are my desires (these aren't in concrete but preferable): rear air--that works, barn doors, 4X4, cruise, heated seats, and few if any repairs I would have to perform upon purchase. I dont want a wrench turner. I am leaning towards later year models like 99 and up but would consider older if I can verify condition and low mileage.

    Whew. sorry so long but trying to be complete.

    Thanks guys I appreciate any help or insight.
    I don't know if it's still available, but you might want to check out this link: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3842
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    personally, I like all the years of subs previous of say, 2006. When they started rounding the nose of the truck off, it really started to go downhill. I do like the OLD OLD body style of around the 90's era (which is why I bought one of that body style ). The mid 90s looked good and were true fuel-injection IIRC (which is always better to run with)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
    personally, I like all the years of subs previous of say, 2006. When they started rounding the nose of the truck off, it really started to go downhill. I do like the OLD OLD body style of around the 90's era (which is why I bought one of that body style ). The mid 90s looked good and were true fuel-injection IIRC (which is always better to run with)
    I've always like the suburban. I have to admit, I wasn't too crazy about the look of the '07 suburban. But the more I see them out there, the more it's growing on me. I think it has a very smooth look, but still retains the rugged suburban appearance quite nicely. Not too much of a departure from it's past self. Just looks like it's keeping up with the times.

    If I had to make a suggestion outside of the link I posted previously, I would say any year has great qualities. But I would opt for something '96 or newer. I believe there was a significant improvement in engine management, once they went to OBDII.
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    I currently own a 1999 GMC Yukon 1500 SLT 4X4 (which is virtually the same). I love my truck. It has a very comfortable ride but can also tow without a problem. My truck is rated right at 5000#'s but I can vouch that it will pull more although if I were pulling more than that regularly I would convert my rear brakes from drum to disc. You could also get a 2500 which would have a larger rear end and have a greater towing capacity and still get the tried and true 350 Vortec. Long story short (kind of) I have found that my daily driver Yukon is a very plush ride that I can easliy tow with. I usually tow my Jeep around on a 16' flatbed trailer. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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    I just thought I'd add my 2-cents. I own a 04. I love it! But the 07, Thats the cats meow. I love the look-sporty/fast but still rugged too.

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