I have a 99 Suburban and I love my beast. I have the half ton 4wd version and get an average 20mpg out of her with almost 170000 miles on the clock. Mine has the third row seats as well. The only think I dislike about it is the lack of quality of the plastic parts on the inside, but I am able to overlook that because this truck is very reliable and I love that I can either haul the wife, mother in law, and my four kids in it or I can throw the old tool bag and a few sheets of plywood in the back. I am fond of the look of the new ones but the price tag is way out of reach for the average working man. 45-65k for a suv is just rediculous. I mean really I can buy a whole house for that price tag. I can't fathom justifying paying that much for a vehicle that is now designed to haul people and not much more. They don't hold their resale value too well either. I do believe the Suburban line of trucks will be around for a while but hopefully GM will get back to the roots of its design and purpose and lower the cost a bit was well to make it possible for the average guy/gal can afford to get one. Leave the creature comforts to the cadillacs. Cadillac is supposed to be the luxury line not the Chevy or GMC's. Anyways, I plan on driving my 99 until the wheels fall off. I had a 97 Expedition once and although it had a lot more power than my Suburban it lacked in the space I need and the gas mileage my Suburban has. I just hope that GM doesn't get rid of this rig.