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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?
    00 Chevy Tahoe LT, 5.3 4x4

  2. #12


    [QUOTE=thisiscrazy;496978. Then all I gotta do is learn to drive it! My current ride is 5-speed Maxima SE![/QUOTE]

    Hey, I went from a 5spd Jetta and 5spd Cavalier to a 3/4 ton suburban, And I'm a girl! I know you can do it.

  3. #13
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    Feb 2012
    Western Maryland/Wyoming


    Hi, Welcome. I had a 99 and an 02. I had no complaints about either one. I would pick the 99, if I had to. It seemed like the 99 had more room on the inside.
    I would go with whichever one had 4wd. Of course if you are going to live in Florida you might not need it. Still nice to have.

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