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got a new suburban last week, 08 4x4 lt. although i love driving that thing, i do believe my old 94k1500 has more room inside. the old seats are softer and more comfy. the new one are just a bit to hard. but the ride is so much better now. the cargo area feels small too. on the outside they both look just as big and i think it takes just as much room as the old one did in my garage.
as far as milage, i think its a little better but not by much. it does pick up and go alot better.
overall i'm glad i listened to the wife and traded the old one for a new one.

btw i like the driving directions from onstar. i think that alone is worth keeping the service after the year trial is up.

ohh and the one thing i will surelly miss is that the new burb can no longer carry 4x8 plywood (not that i buy alot of wood, but i do put alot of stuff in there), since the seats folds up and the floors are no longer flat. but i doubt my wife will let me carry anything in that nature. i'm sure she will just say hitch up the trailer and use that.
 

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got a new suburban last week, 08 4x4 lt. although i love driving that thing, i do believe my old 94k1500 has more room inside. the old seats are softer and more comfy. the new one are just a bit to hard. but the ride is so much better now. the cargo area feels small too. on the outside they both look just as big and i think it takes just as much room as the old one did in my garage.
as far as milage, i think its a little better but not by much. it does puck up and go alot better.
overall i'm glad i listened to the wife and traded the old one for a new one.

btw i like the driving directions from onstar. i think that alone is worth keeping the service after the year trial is up.

ohh and the one thing i will surelly miss is that the new burb can no longer carry 4x8 plywood (not that i buy alot of wood, but i do put alot of stuff in there), since the seats folds up and the floors are no longer flat. but i doubt my wife will let me carry anything in that nature. i'm sure she will just say hitch up the trailer and use that.
I kept our old one when we replaced it as the wife's daily driver. Just can't beat them as a people and "stuff" hauler. Not to mention their towing capability. I like the looks of the new one, which is one of the few chevy or GMC trucks that I personally think they have not Fugly'd up so badly that I wouldn't buy one. We kept on-star, it works well. The wife was run off the road by a agressive driver and blew a tire. On-star had the police and rescue on site in less than 5 minutes. That peace of mind for me is well worth the cost of the service. Congrats on the new burb.:thumbsup:
 

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i would love to have been able to keep my old one. but part of the reason for getting a new one was that my wife didn't like the idea of how i always need to do something to it. and she wanted to downsize our stable. so we sold the ol mercedes and the suburban. and got this.
one of the only times i'm glad i listened to her.
 

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When I went to 'Burban from a PU, it was a great excuse to buy a car trailer ;)
 

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I wanted to keep our 96 Tahoe when I bought the wife a new 01.........she made me sell it...........it ran great (at 175K) and didn't owe me anything. She said something had to go, and the 96 would have been the newest of my toys, and wasn't eligible for my classic insurance policy.........so I sold it.
 

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What about the gas????
Use this as a comparison. My ex-wife got the 2005 Envoy XL in the divorce. It's about as long as the Burb but smaller engine (4.2 I6) and a little lighter. She says she spends $600 a month in gas just getting back and forth to work (15 miles each way). Sucks to be her.
 

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Use this as a comparison. My ex-wife got the 2005 Envoy XL in the divorce. It's about as long as the Burb but smaller engine (4.2 I6) and a little lighter. She says she spends $600 a month in gas just getting back and forth to work (15 miles each way). Sucks to be her.
Not to be rude or anything, but there's no way she's spending $600/mo to drive 30 miles a day round trip to work. My fiance drives my '05 GMC Sierra 1500 2wd with 5.3L and it averages 16.5 mpg (50 miles to/from her work each day). Add a few errands in and my fiance spends $350/mo in gas. It's simple math. I think your ex-wife is being a little dramatic or is hinting that she needs more money :) .

Those suburban's are nice. Congrats. I get scared by the leading 5 in the price and run like a little girl off the lot :D
 

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Not to be rude or anything, but there's no way she's spending $600/mo to drive 30 miles a day round trip to work. My fiance drives my '05 GMC Sierra 1500 2wd with 5.3L and it averages 16.5 mpg (50 miles to/from her work each day). Add a few errands in and my fiance spends $350/mo in gas. It's simple math. I think your ex-wife is being a little dramatic or is hinting that she needs more money :) .

Those suburban's are nice. Congrats. I get scared by the leading 5 in the price and run like a little girl off the lot :D
Maybe she's just looking for sympathy 'cause she doesn't get a dime from me.
 

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Not to be rude or anything, but there's no way she's spending $600/mo to drive 30 miles a day round trip to work. My fiance drives my '05 GMC Sierra 1500 2wd with 5.3L and it averages 16.5 mpg (50 miles to/from her work each day). Add a few errands in and my fiance spends $350/mo in gas. It's simple math. I think your ex-wife is being a little dramatic or is hinting that she needs more money :) .

Those suburban's are nice. Congrats. I get scared by the leading 5 in the price and run like a little girl off the lot :D
LEt's see, $600, that's 170 gallons, give or take. 30 miles/day, that's 150 miles/week, or roughly 600 miles/month. That's 3.5 mpg.

She must have one heck of a heavy foot.
 

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Are you positive it won't carry 4x8's? My folks' '01 can; just have to remove the 3rd row, and flip the fronts down.

-Todd
with the middle row folded out of the way, its roughly 87 inches or just pass 7ft. i guess i could have more room if i leave the middle folded down and not flip it up towards the front. i just love how the old seats folds out of the way and you end up with a lonbed type pick up size room.

as far as me carrying wood, i could always hitch up the trailer, actually my wife said i better use the trailer for stuff like that.

on a different note, does any one ever tried to program a key fob with auto start feature??
i see people selling the remote online and they say all i have to do is program the remote. any one did that??
 
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