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    Default Buying used Suburban, need advice

    Hi, I am having to buy a Suburban. Moving 1500 miles - Texas to South Florida - with 3 big dogs (oh boy!). Have choice between 1999 LT. 125k miles. Leather, great condition. $2750. Or. 2002 LT with 104k miles. Leather. All is fine except clear coat is flaking, especially bad on hood. Price is $4900. I'm inclined to go with the 1999. Aside from the paint issue, the interior quality of the 99 seems much higher, e.g., it has woodgrain. Looks like Chevy scaled back on quality between 99 and 02. Would appreciate advice, thoughts, and your smart 2 cents' worth!

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    Me, myself would go with the 99. If in as good as shape you think it is, The 02 if he did not care enough about the body more than likely go’s for everything else as well. If you don’t care about what you see how can you care about what you don’t? That will be my 2 cents..


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    We are the Borg. Lift your vehicle and surrender your keys. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile. Erm, I mean ... welcome to GM Truck Club!

    If it were me I'd do the 99 and then spend some of the remainder fixing the paint issue.

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    Welcome to the club, it's good to have you aboard. 99 here too.


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    As far as comfort and convenience, I love my 00 way better than my 96 3/4 ton Suburban... But, i couldn't kill my 96 Burban. Much more reliable. You're comparing two totally different vehicles, so you'll need to see which is in better shape for the money.
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    Thanks for the welcome, y'all. And the feedback! Drove the '99 about an hour ago. Very nice. Guy claims only major work last 2 years/50k miles was fuel pump (replaced w/1-way valve something or other) and new alternator. Smooth tranny. Leather's well kept. Paint is perfect! No dings, only tiny scratches. Carpet needs shampooing...kids! I'll take that as the prime problem any day. Gonna have mechanic check 'er out. And if thumbs up, I'm gonna have myself a Burb-bus. Then all I gotta do is learn to drive it! My current ride is 5-speed Maxima SE!

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    Same question with a twist! Wasn't sure whether to start a new thread, or take this one down a trail, so erring on the side of economy.

    Also looking at 1999 & 2002 & 2004 Suburban!

    So here is the question - 1) Do you take a 1999 in fantastic shape and a few more miles for a few thousand less, or buy the 2002-2004 for the newer...whatever technology?

    One more question - 2) WHY in the world does a "2002 5.3 Z71 4wd" show EPA 12/15, but a "2004 5.3 Z71 4wd" show EPA 13/17 ?? I've looked in 3 different locations and the highway miles for a 2004 identically equiped as a 2002 shows "2" more MPG on highway. Is that possible? What changed?

    Thank you,

    MindEddy [new here]

    ** I once owned two 1987 Suburbans [GMC & Chevy], both the best trucks I ever had. NOW, I'm trying to find another one for travel/light towing for the family and am trying to decide between 1999 & 200X models. Also trying to decide if 4WD is a good sleeper option to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindEddy View Post
    Same question with a twist! Wasn't sure whether to start a new thread, or take this one down a trail, so erring on the side of economy.

    Also looking at 1999 & 2002 & 2004 Suburban!

    So here is the question - 1) Do you take a 1999 in fantastic shape and a few more miles for a few thousand less, or buy the 2002-2004 for the newer...whatever technology?

    One more question - 2) WHY in the world does a "2002 5.3 Z71 4wd" show EPA 12/15, but a "2004 5.3 Z71 4wd" show EPA 13/17 ?? I've looked in 3 different locations and the highway miles for a 2004 identically equiped as a 2002 shows "2" more MPG on highway. Is that possible? What changed?

    Thank you,

    MindEddy [new here]

    ** I once owned two 1987 Suburbans [GMC & Chevy], both the best trucks I ever had. NOW, I'm trying to find another one for travel/light towing for the family and am trying to decide between 1999 & 200X models. Also trying to decide if 4WD is a good sleeper option to have.

    welcome to the club! id say go with the less expensive 99, but ive never really been afraid of miles. is the 99 2 or 4wd? 4wd is always nice to have just because you never know when youll need it. question #2: who the hell knows lol they probably just had to match the lies of the other companies :p



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    Quote Originally Posted by MindEddy View Post
    Same question with a twist! Wasn't sure whether to start a new thread, or take this one down a trail, so erring on the side of economy.

    Also looking at 1999 & 2002 & 2004 Suburban!

    So here is the question - 1) Do you take a 1999 in fantastic shape and a few more miles for a few thousand less, or buy the 2002-2004 for the newer...whatever technology?

    One more question - 2) WHY in the world does a "2002 5.3 Z71 4wd" show EPA 12/15, but a "2004 5.3 Z71 4wd" show EPA 13/17 ?? I've looked in 3 different locations and the highway miles for a 2004 identically equiped as a 2002 shows "2" more MPG on highway. Is that possible? What changed?

    Thank you,

    MindEddy [new here]

    ** I once owned two 1987 Suburbans [GMC & Chevy], both the best trucks I ever had. NOW, I'm trying to find another one for travel/light towing for the family and am trying to decide between 1999 & 200X models. Also trying to decide if 4WD is a good sleeper option to have.

    They changed a few things after the 02.. 00-02 are the same, and 03-06 are the same... Not sure specifically what they changed to give it different mpg, but I know they did a few things.

    And as far as which one you should buy. Depends on the options, price, condition, and trim level of the vehicles... Can you give us anymore info on each one specifically?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thisiscrazy View Post
    Then all I gotta do is learn to drive it! My current ride is 5-speed Maxima SE!

    welcome to the good side :D



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