Folks, Hello, newbie here. I'm a British expat living and working in Saudi Arabia. Currently have a 2007 Trailblazer, but looking to buy a GMC Suburban, around 95 / 96 kind of age. The main reason is just wanting something bigger and I really like the idea of having a big block engine as I'd never dream of being able to run something like that back in the UK. These trucks are very very popular here, the average Saudi family is quite large, so they hold their value really well as being a popular people carrier. Doing some basic research, a 1995 2500 model 454 block will fetch around $6000. There is of course a successful trade in importing the trucks directly from USA to here, where there is a ready market for them. Fuel is cheap here so , my TB has an 80-ish litre fuel tank which costs around $12 to fill up. So - onto questions, bearing in mind that I'm after a 2500 7.4L engine: Do they all come with 4x4 drive? If so, are they electronic switching or manual switching ( lever in floor pan ). 1994 and earlier seems to be manual switching? How big are the fuel tanks - capacity? Are the rear seats fully fold down flat or do I have to manually remove them? What are they generally like to service and maintain? Are the 'barn door' rear access better or the fold down doors? Practically speaking. Daft questions: Why does it have little lights on the roof? Daft but Curious: What are they like to drive - I've never driven one. Closest I came was a Yukon. Why should I avoid 1997 models ( as read on another thread ) Any other info gratefully received. I'm off down the local car market tomorrow to have a closer look, so far, just been searching online. I did post an identical thread on GMC Owners Forum, but after 250+ views, I had zero replies - hoping to get more joy here. Cheers.