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    Question Suburban Daily Driver?

    Im looking at suburbans and found this 94 suburban k2500,(sorry if link doesn't work), and it would be my daily driver. Im aware that gas wont be that great but i want it for utility and camping. Any opinions on whether i should get it?

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    $8K for a 1994 is kinda steep.. Low milage, the 350TBI is bullet proof. 3/4ton means it will handle anything that you throw at it. They really are a great truck. But i would see how low they will go. And milage would be 12-14ish, mabey a bit more.


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    Alright thanks for the advice

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    I paid 6k before the gas prices spiked and the economy crashed. I see them all over for 3k now. Mine is a '99 2wd with a K&N on the 350 and 3.73 gears with 235/75R15 tires. I get 14-15 if I flog her on the freeways (85 to 35 to 60 to 0 to 80 get the idea!) and can run a bit over 20 if I'm uber-careful on the open highway (60-65 mph and draft semi's as available!), 18-20 if I drive normally on the highway (70-75 on cruise). In town, we get around 10-15 depending on traffic and where we drive. Smooth on the throttle and think about your driving and you can eak better number out of one. Just drive normal to hard like most folks and yes, 15-ish mpg.

    Easy to live with, takes a little ingenuity to park sometimes and some patience with the length in a lot made for Hondas. But on the open road...yeah, let her run and enjoy the ride!
    1999 Suburban C1500 LS 5.7 K&N filter, VentVisors, debadged aka "LAAT/i...Larty"
    1994 C2500 454. Ex-Forest Service beastie. aka "Redneck"
    2006 Saturn Ion...the Wife's car.
    Empty spot that needs a Jeep...

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    Now i would also want this for some mild offroading but is the long wheelbase going to be too much of a problem?

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    I paid $8000 in Dec for my 98 in the picture.....1 owner, 65,000 ORIGINAL miles...all I've done is Change the nerf bars,new tires, Hid's, regear it, recover the front seats and upgrade the stereo....but it came with everything you see plus a NICE dual amp, built in dual sub box and alarm. Good deals ARE out there. And it's pretty respectable off roading. And the ride offroad is light years ahead of the F250 I had prior.....I love the independent front suspension on this thing....just wish I could put in a limited slip in front.
    Last edited by TurboChris; 06-29-2010 at 11:19 AM.

    1998 Suburban K2500 4x4
    9" of Lift - 4.56's - Limited Slip
    37" Tires - Lot's of Mods

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