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BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 09:45 AM
Looking for feedback on these vehicals or suggestions for anything like them. I am going to spend about 10kish on a used one as I don't want any payments. I want an Escalade but unfortunately that is just out of the quesion at this time. Unfortunately the Excersion is probably out of reach as well.

jspchief
01-30-2007, 09:49 AM
I have a '98 Suburban that has been very good to me and still runs strong at high mileage. My maintenance issues have been almost exclusively conventional wear and tear things.

I wouldn't hesistate to reccomend it to anyone.

BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 09:50 AM
I have a '98 Suburban that has been very good to me and still runs strong at high mileage. My maintenance issues have been almost exclusively conventional wear and tear things.

I wouldn't hesistate to reccomend it to anyone.

It's basically a Denali right? What year do you have and how many miles?

Nzoner
01-30-2007, 09:56 AM
I've got an '02 Yukon Denali,just hit 90,000 miles that I've been more than happy with.

Brock
01-30-2007, 09:59 AM
I put 110k on a 99 Tahoe. The typical intake manifold gasket replacement was done, and the transmission was shifting hard from first to second. But other than that it did all right for an American car.

jspchief
01-30-2007, 10:00 AM
It's basically a Denali right? What year do you have and how many miles?Yeah mine's a GMC. 1998 with close to 140k on it now. It runs like a top.

Scaga
01-30-2007, 10:00 AM
I've got a 2000 Yukon XL...
Just passed 100K.
Pull a 6K travel trailer with it.

No problems. Would recommend it to anyone.

FYI....2000 is when they went to a more rounded look. Much better in my (lowly) opinion.

Mr. Kotter
01-30-2007, 10:03 AM
Honda Pilot

Brock
01-30-2007, 10:07 AM
Honda Pilot

Expensive Go Cart

Mr. Kotter
01-30-2007, 10:13 AM
Expensive Go Cart

Meh....whatever.

Of the gas-guzzling status symbols available, it's more pragmatic and less ostentatious.

wutamess
01-30-2007, 10:16 AM
02 Yukon Denali XL.

Love the damn thing. Ride is GREAT! Would recommend to anyone as well. Burns gas like a sumamabitch though.

$3 gas prices takes about $90 to fill up and you get less than 15mpg out of the 31 gallon tank.

Brock
01-30-2007, 10:22 AM
Meh....whatever.

Of the gas-guzzling status symbols available, it's more pragmatic and less ostentatious.

Not to mention underpowered and incapable of pulling any kind of real load, and I wish anyone great luck in finding one for 10k.

Phobia
01-30-2007, 10:25 AM
I loved my Yukon. Somebody else liked it more.

BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 10:26 AM
Yeah mine's a GMC. 1998 with close to 140k on it now. It runs like a top.


Cool, thanks. We just got a big ass pickup that's a GMC at 140k and it runs like it's brand new. Hell it still looks like it's band new too.

BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 10:27 AM
I loved my Yukon. Somebody else liked it more.

LMAO, if it wasn't for bad luck Phil you wouldn't have any luck at all.

Mr. Kotter
01-30-2007, 10:28 AM
Not to mention underpowered and incapable of pulling any kind of real load, and I wish anyone great luck in finding one for 10k.

Good point.

I forgot that portability and towing capacity are important when the Trailer Park manager gets pissed-off. ;)

:p





fwiw, I over-looked the $10K price range...:banghead:

BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 10:29 AM
Meh....whatever.

Of the gas-guzzling status symbols available, it's more pragmatic and less ostentatious.

Cheaper, bigger, safer and can do more things. I am going to have a newborn before long. I'm not sticking it in a tiny little rig with all the Chinese we have out here. Big and safe, I'll go ahead and pay for the gas.

shakesthecat
01-30-2007, 10:37 AM
94 GMC Suburban with just over 100K

13 years old and it still looks and runs like new.
Never had to do anything other than routine maintenance.

Best vehicle I've ever owned.

Mr. Kotter
01-30-2007, 10:37 AM
Cheaper, bigger, safer and can do more things. I am going to have a newborn before long. I'm not sticking it in a tiny little rig with all the Chinese we have out here. Big and safe, I'll go ahead and pay for the gas.

Fair enough.

Groves
01-30-2007, 10:37 AM
Go with a diesel excursion, especially used. Those engines go 3-400,000 or more very often, so if it's already got 100,000, who cares?

Reerun_KC
01-30-2007, 10:41 AM
I have a 99 suburban with 186K on it.. Just normal maintenance here and there.

Nothing major yet.

Phobia
01-30-2007, 10:41 AM
Go with a diesel excursion, especially used. Those engines go 3-400,000 or more very often, so if it's already got 100,000, who cares?
I'd second that, but he's gonna dump $20k+ into a diesel version.

Chief Henry
01-30-2007, 10:42 AM
Big Daddy,

We purchased a 2002 Suburban in 2004. It had 66,476 miles on it. It runs like a top and holds Seven people comfortably with our luggage.
Right now it dam near has 100,000 miles on it.
We've only changed oil and a couple of belts
and tires. I would not hesitate at all to get another one.

Good luck with your purchase. Let us know what you end up with.

Calcountry
01-30-2007, 10:46 AM
Cheaper, bigger, safer and can do more things. I am going to have a newborn before long. I'm not sticking it in a tiny little rig with all the Chinese we have out here. Big and safe, I'll go ahead and pay for the gas.Congratulations on the child. You adopting a baby or is Little momma having YOUR child?

Just curious.

StcChief
01-30-2007, 10:47 AM
Anything that is easily convertible to Alt fuel (E-85 Bio etc.... for a vehicle that big.

Diesel will cost more but if you drive it into the ground 15-20 years it all comes out in the wash. Resale for Diesel may be a better option if after 5-10 years, something comes along.

BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 10:51 AM
Congratulations on the child. You adopting a baby or is Little momma having YOUR child?

Just curious.

10 weeks right now. I sure hope it's mine. LMAO

I'm pretty excited to tell you the truth. She is going to have a hard time getting in that pickup before long so I have to do something.

Simply Red
01-30-2007, 10:54 AM
Had an `04 Armada. Braking problems. Traded in for an `05 when braking flaw was resolved. Gas went above 3.00, traded in for `03 S500.

Awesome SUV. Truly miss the size...

Simply Red
01-30-2007, 10:58 AM
My wifes cousin's family has two Suburbans (Old) they have lasted forever. Solid vehichle.

Joe Seahawk
01-30-2007, 10:58 AM
I have an 01 Tahoe with 85k. I've had zero problems with it except for a slight knock for a few minutes on cold starts.. Great vehicle I'd reccomend to anyone..

Rain Man
01-30-2007, 11:00 AM
This is like a porn thread for rexcjake.

Calcountry
01-30-2007, 11:17 AM
10 weeks right now. I sure hope it's mine. LMAO

I'm pretty excited to tell you the truth. She is going to have a hard time getting in that pickup before long so I have to do something.:thumb: Congratulations, it is a real eye opener having a child depending on you for their existence and later, their subsistence.

Calcountry
01-30-2007, 11:18 AM
This is like a porn thread for rexcjake.GMC has been brainwashing me into buying "professional grade" even when I cannot afford it. lol.

BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 11:20 AM
:thumb: Congratulations, it is a real eye opener having a child depending on you for their existence and later, their subsistence.

It's gonna be cool. They have already set up an office at lil momma's work so she can raise it right there. Fortunately we won't lose an income or have to pay for child care in the first year.

wutamess
01-30-2007, 11:21 AM
This is like a porn thread for rexcjake.
ROFL

NY CHIEF
01-30-2007, 11:25 AM
Have had several tahoes with very little problems :rolleyes:

steelyeyed57
01-30-2007, 11:26 AM
I've got an '01 Yukon with 115K, runs great, haven't had any problems, and we really put the miles on it last year. I would recommend it to anyone. Plus, it comes in handy in the winter weather.

Lono
01-30-2007, 12:53 PM
We've been very happy with our 02 Chevy Trailblazer. We bought it for the same reason as you are wanting one.

recxjake
01-30-2007, 01:02 PM
I love hearing all of this PRO GM feedback!

recxjake
01-30-2007, 01:03 PM
This is like a porn thread for rexcjake.

Right on!

Groves
01-30-2007, 01:09 PM
They have already set up an office at lil momma's work so she can raise it right there.


We'd love to hear from you after the first year, and you can tell us how that's all working out. I hope it does, but all of my friends' experience is making me wonder.

DJJasonp
01-30-2007, 02:16 PM
The only thing this thread is missing.....

Is John Cougar Mellencamp.....

Radar Chief
01-30-2007, 02:56 PM
Cheaper, bigger, safer and can do more things. I am going to have a newborn before long. I'm not sticking it in a tiny little rig with all the Chinese we have out here. Big and safe, I'll go ahead and pay for the gas.


Congrats BD. :thumb:

BIG_DADDY
01-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Congrats BD. :thumb:


Thanks, pretty exciting time. :)