The suburban is an important tool for our family.
The suburban is a workhorse. I consider my vehicle a tool, it does not matter to me how fancy it is and is not a status symbol of some sort for me - it gets me where I need to go, accommodates my family plus some and is a very comfortable ride. The suburban has been reliable and very comfortable, it pulled our airs stream effortlessly and we have taken it across the country. I feel safe in it because of its size. We have had some electrical problems with it which seems to be a Chevrolet thing - we've had three and have had electrical issues with all three. The suburban handles well, though having the 2500 means it is a heavy vehicle and it can be hard to control on a curvy road or going down hill usually requiring me to go under the speed limit to stay in control of the vehicle - not a complaint, just a fact. Highway traveling is a breeze. It is my favorite vehicle as far as power goes, I actually prefer a standard transmission in my vehicles because I can control how quickly I get going - that is not an issue at all in our suburban - when I hit the gas pedal she goes. It is held up well to our three children that now adult size teenagers. Also since we are a family of five finding a roomy, comfortable, affordable vehicle is really hard to come by. The suburban (bought used) checked all the boxes. We had a suburban prior to this one and got rid of it prematurely - even though I would like to have a smaller vehicle our lifestyle is not ready for such a change. So the suburban it is.