What to look for in '98, '99 Burb
Want to get a 2500 Burb...What's important?
I know many of you have Suburbans and many of those are 2500's. I can't even find a 2500 to test here in Sav'h. Seems few are sold (maybe 1 in 15 is a 2500 - rest are 1500's).
I live in Savannah and would be willing to travel 300 miles to buy one.
I kinda feel it's like looking for an A/S. You see so few and they may be so far away and not advertised in the same 3 month period, that one is hard pressed to make an intelligent comparison!!
On the Burb, I'm thinking '96 to '99. Preferrably '99 2500.
I want the 4L80 HD transmission and probably the 7.4L engine based on everything I've read here (biggest engine, and tranny is weak point). Should I hold out for the 7.4L? Prices are around $20,000, would like to pay a little ($3-4M) less.
So my question to you owners is "How particular should I be?" when looking for one. My time frame is 6 mo to a year (got some bills to pay first), so I am not hurried.
I just think that I may not know what are the MOST important items to think about when looking for one. If someone used it for 60,000 miles pulling a trailer for many of those, should I back off?
Steve in Sav'h