The Truth About Cars » suburban http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 16:30:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: Dodging the Grand Wagoneer’s Destiny? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-dodging-grand-wagoneers-destiny/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-dodging-grand-wagoneers-destiny/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250081 Shandor writes: I used to have an ’84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. When it died, I replaced it with a new ’99 Dodge Durango. It seemed to be a fairly solid, updated replacement for the Wagoneer. My mechanic, who was a master Jeep mechanic, said that Chrysler came up with the Durango to fill the gap in […]

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Shandor writes: I used to have an ’84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. When it died, I replaced it with a new ’99 Dodge Durango. It seemed to be a fairly solid, updated replacement for the Wagoneer. My mechanic, who was a master Jeep mechanic, said that Chrysler came up with the Durango to fill the gap in […]

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Say What? Marchionne Says Ram Studying Expedition/Suburban-sized SUV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/say-marchionne-says-ram-studying-expeditionsuburban-sized-suv/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/say-marchionne-says-ram-studying-expeditionsuburban-sized-suv/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206993 During a call to discuss its third-quarter financial results, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne hinted that the automaker may launch a Ram-branded large SUV to compete with Ford’s Expedition and General Motors’ Suburban/Yukon XL. The battleship segment is “the near-exclusive use of some others. We have a reasonable chance of getting at least part […]

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During a call to discuss its third-quarter financial results, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne hinted that the automaker may launch a Ram-branded large SUV to compete with Ford’s Expedition and General Motors’ Suburban/Yukon XL. The battleship segment is “the near-exclusive use of some others. We have a reasonable chance of getting at least part […]

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Piston Slap: 6L80E…eeeeeek? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/piston-slap-6l80e-eeeeeek/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/piston-slap-6l80e-eeeeeek/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132041   Nathaniel writes: Sajeev, Long time listener, first-time caller. I’m responding to your plea for new Piston Slap questions. I purchased a gently-used 2008 GMC Yukon Denali AWD a couple of months ago. Other than its appetite for fuel, the only negative is that it has 141,000 miles. I believe the previous owner changed the […]

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  Nathaniel writes: Sajeev, Long time listener, first-time caller. I’m responding to your plea for new Piston Slap questions. I purchased a gently-used 2008 GMC Yukon Denali AWD a couple of months ago. Other than its appetite for fuel, the only negative is that it has 141,000 miles. I believe the previous owner changed the […]

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General Motors Investing $1.4B into Texas SUV Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/general-motors-investing-1-4b-texas-suv-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/general-motors-investing-1-4b-texas-suv-plant/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116713 General Motors announced Wednesday it would invest $1.4 billion into its Arlington Assembly Plant, which produces SUVs. The investment will create a new paint shop, body shop and “general assembly area upgrades” for the plant that produces Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac Escalades. Construction will take three years and plant […]

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General Motors announced Wednesday it would invest $1.4 billion into its Arlington Assembly Plant, which produces SUVs. The investment will create a new paint shop, body shop and “general assembly area upgrades” for the plant that produces Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac Escalades. Construction will take three years and plant […]

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GM Replacing Keys In 2014-15 Trucks, SUVs Due To Ignition Issues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/gm-replacing-keys-2014-15-trucks-suvs-due-ignition-issues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/gm-replacing-keys-2014-15-trucks-suvs-due-ignition-issues/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=956898 Own a new Chevrolet or GMC truck? You might be getting a new set of keys. Automotive News reports owners of 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, as well as 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs without keyless start will need to come in to have […]

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Own a new Chevrolet or GMC truck? You might be getting a new set of keys. Automotive News reports owners of 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, as well as 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs without keyless start will need to come in to have […]

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Piston Slap: Is The 2WD ‘Burb Ready for The Snow? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-is-the-2wd-burb-ready-for-the-snow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-is-the-2wd-burb-ready-for-the-snow/#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=675570 Jay writes: Professor Mehta, I have some friends that are moving to Colorado from native South Florida. They’ve never lived in a 4 season climate let alone driven in snow. They own outright a 2007 2WD Suburban (80k miles) L33/LS1 FTW. The other car is an Acura TL he drives for work. Since I’m the […]

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Jay writes: Professor Mehta, I have some friends that are moving to Colorado from native South Florida. They’ve never lived in a 4 season climate let alone driven in snow. They own outright a 2007 2WD Suburban (80k miles) L33/LS1 FTW. The other car is an Acura TL he drives for work. Since I’m the […]

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Piston Slap: Lifespan of the Suburban Tranny? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/piston-slap-lifespan-of-the-suburban-tranny/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/piston-slap-lifespan-of-the-suburban-tranny/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:55:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467876 Duncan writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a question about a 4L60-E transmission in a 2001 Chevy Suburban K1500. The truck has 159k miles. The previous owner purchased the truck 7 years ago with 90k miles and hasn’t changed any fluids in that time other than oil – I don’t know anything about the truck’s early history. The […]

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Duncan writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a question about a 4L60-E transmission in a 2001 Chevy Suburban K1500. The truck has 159k miles. The previous owner purchased the truck 7 years ago with 90k miles and hasn’t changed any fluids in that time other than oil – I don’t know anything about the truck’s early history. The […]

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Piston Slap: LSX-FTL??? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-lsx-ftl/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-lsx-ftl/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 11:34:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455536   Adam writes: I have been on your site for a couple years now and don’t remember ever seeing this topic. Our issue is we have a 2007 Suburban with a 5.3 AFM (Active fuel management) motor that was burning 1 quart of oil per 600 miles. We bought the truck with 65k miles on it, […]

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  Adam writes: I have been on your site for a couple years now and don’t remember ever seeing this topic. Our issue is we have a 2007 Suburban with a 5.3 AFM (Active fuel management) motor that was burning 1 quart of oil per 600 miles. We bought the truck with 65k miles on it, […]

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Sales Chart: Chevrolet Suburban Versus Chevrolet Tahoe 1995-2009 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/sales-chart-chevrolet-suburban-versus-chevrolet-tahoe-1995-2009/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/sales-chart-chevrolet-suburban-versus-chevrolet-tahoe-1995-2009/#comments Fri, 07 May 2010 20:55:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355729 We live to serve here at TTAC, so when our faithful commentators requested a comparative graph of Chevy Suburban and Tahoe Sales from the heart of the SUV boom, who were we to say no? And sure enough, there are some interest lessons to be learned from the exercise. In 1999, as the SUV boom […]

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We live to serve here at TTAC, so when our faithful commentators requested a comparative graph of Chevy Suburban and Tahoe Sales from the heart of the SUV boom, who were we to say no? And sure enough, there are some interest lessons to be learned from the exercise. In 1999, as the SUV boom […]

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The Rise And Fall Of The Suburban http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-suburban/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-suburban/#comments Fri, 07 May 2010 18:56:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355711 Considering the Suburban so essentially captures the tenuous line between myth and reality in American life, it’s a pity we don’t have 75 years of sales data to put some hard numbers behind the nameplate’s 75 years of history. Luckily, our data does go back to 1995, when America’s whirlwind romance with the SUV was […]

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Considering the Suburban so essentially captures the tenuous line between myth and reality in American life, it’s a pity we don’t have 75 years of sales data to put some hard numbers behind the nameplate’s 75 years of history. Luckily, our data does go back to 1995, when America’s whirlwind romance with the SUV was […]

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GM’s Suburbans: Celebrating Seventy Five Years Of Myth And Reality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/gms-suburbans-celebrating-seventy-five-years-of-myth-and-reality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/gms-suburbans-celebrating-seventy-five-years-of-myth-and-reality/#comments Fri, 07 May 2010 15:03:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355603 The Suburban long ago achieved iconic status. It may the most American vehicle ever; in what other country would so many folks drive a vehicle so much larger than necessary? Yes, that’s the uglier side of the Suburban, like my former neighbor who terrorized the neighborhood with her driving antics while babbling unceasingly on her […]

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The Suburban long ago achieved iconic status. It may the most American vehicle ever; in what other country would so many folks drive a vehicle so much larger than necessary? Yes, that’s the uglier side of the Suburban, like my former neighbor who terrorized the neighborhood with her driving antics while babbling unceasingly on her […]

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