Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Wife wants a Yukon!!!
My wife's '96 Suburban has had all sorts of problems. We had an extended warranty that covered the tranny ($2,200), alternator ($350), misc electrical problems ($500). The extended warranty ended at 80,000 miles and in the last 6 months (8,000 miles) we have replaced another alternator, fuel pump, fuel filter, intake manifold (see earlier post), heater valve, and thermostat. Overall I have been pretty disapointed. The car is great when everything is working correctly, but I've never owned a car that has had so many problems with so few miles.
Gas tank is 43+ gallons. Great distance, but fill-ups can take 15+ minutes.
I would really find out if he has been towing with it and make sure it has a tranny cooler as well. The tranny is one of the most common (and expensive) problems with them. If it hasn't been serviced regularly it is a red flag.