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Old 12-11-2018, 05:13 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Had an 08 Tahoe and now have a 13 Tahoe, both with 5.3 Flex Fuel. City driving is 13-16, long highway at 65 mph is 22 mpg, at 80 mph its 17 mpg overall (based on multiple trips from CA to ID and CA to WI with 4 people and 2 weeks of luggage and lots of shooting gear and includes the mountains and hills and traffic)

My average "all around" driving mpg is 14.1 right now with a leveling kit and 285/55/20's but I drive a little hard at times. That is uncorrected for tires, so add a few % to that number. I can improve it if I drove easier and didn't speed on the highway

I know the Sub is heavier than the Hoe but there are some real world numbers for you to start with
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:19 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I can say whatever I wind up with (expo or burb) will both be better on gas than my 10’ sequoia. It’s downright aweful. It doesn’t help that the tank is small.
Family road trips with our sequoia, a same year Tahoe and a 15’ expo we had to stop for gas a good 100 miles before anyone else did.
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The 07+ GMs are garbage. Get the lowest mile 05 or 06 suburban you can find.
This. 07 was a split year so you might be able to find a 2007 with the old body style.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:46 PM   #79 (permalink)
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I can say whatever I wind up with (expo or burb) will both be better on gas than my 10í sequoia. Itís downright aweful. It doesnít help that the tank is small.
Family road trips with our sequoia, a same year Tahoe and a 15í expo we had to stop for gas a good 100 miles before anyone else did.
That's my biggest complaint with our 96 4runner. It does pretty good on fuel (pretty consistently 17 with 285x70r17s and a 1" lift) but the tank is so small it is usually pretty low at 250 miles.
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I really wish there was an equivalent Japanese vehicle.
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Or I could just nut up and go big.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:35 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I use a crew cab truck to tow, I used a 2001 5.3 1500 burb for daily driving and road trips, family of 6, loved it, at 210k, and needing enough little things, I replaced it with a 2003 sequoia and a chevy express, like the one posted, that I'm converting to 4wd.

The sequoia loses a chunk of behind the seat space, but seems like more leg room in 2nd and 3rd rows, and the 3rd seat is a split seat, so unless you need 15 cubic feet and 8 passengers, maybe consider one.

I haven't taken any trips with it yet, but loving the 17mpg vs 14.

The van will be for traveling when done, 6.0, 4l80e, 285s, ifs 4wd, dual ac, shit tons of space
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:48 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Duramax suburban if you have the $ and can find one swapped.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:04 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Baby was born at 4:32
4 pages into this thing trying to help him pick a new family rig, and apparently all of you mothfuckles missed this little tidbit

Congrats dad! Here's hoping baby and momma are doing well! Especially after everything you all have been through lately.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:10 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I really wish there was an equivalent Japanese vehicle.
Don't think it can tow much and you cant get them in the US - but when I went overseas we rode in a badass 4wd diesel Toyota Hiace cab-over van that had seatbelts for 14 or 15 passengers
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:14 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Picked up an 02 Excursion 4x4 with v10 in Sept. We had a 17 dodge 3500 that they bought back under the lemon law.

Just got back from vacation with pregnant wife and 2 little ones and all their stuff. Gotta say, we all love it. It's the limited so it has leather and whatever else. The v10 is plenty strong and 13-14mpg on the trip isn't horrible when you factor the DEF and added fuel cost per gallon on the diesel we had. Sure, it's no modern rig but it's plenty nice. Went with the v10 over the diesel because the price difference is astounding and the wife is doing a lot more shorter trips because of work.

We looked at Suburbans but didn't find any that we liked. I'm sure we'd of been happy with one of those too.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:31 PM   #87 (permalink)
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We have had a 2004 Burb since new. Maybe 130K miles on it. Has been unstoppable from stop-and-go commuting to cross-country trips. Has pulled a lot of trailers. It has the three bench seats (seats 9) which is terrific. A couple of months ago a rear brake line rusted out. Plus: 1 alternator, 1 battery, 2 sets front and 1 set rear pads, one coil pack, resoldered SMDs on the instrument panel to solve erratic gauge readings. That's about it.
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4 pages into this thing trying to help him pick a new family rig, and apparently all of you mothfuckles missed this little tidbit

Congrats dad! Here's hoping baby and momma are doing well! Especially after everything you all have been through lately.
Thank you!

They are doing great, labor was quick and momma seems like nothing happened
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I just got out of a meeting at New Autos Inc. Told him what I wanted, he clicked a couple clicks and found 150 different options in the west coast. Price seems to be the same as you’ll find online. They get a finders fee made between the lot it comes from and them. Delivered to Chico.
They do all the homework and have a database with ANY AND ALL defects that Craigslist tweakers will try to hide from you.
I’ve known several people who bought cars through them, all happy (including $1,000,000 + dollar cars)!
Worth stopping by.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:12 PM   #90 (permalink)
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I just got out of a meeting at New Autos Inc. Told him what I wanted, he clicked a couple clicks and found 150 different options in the west coast. Price seems to be the same as you’ll find online. They get a finders fee made between the lot it comes from and them. Delivered to Chico.
They do all the homework and have a database with ANY AND ALL defects that Craigslist tweakers will try to hide from you.
I’ve known several people who bought cars through them, all happy (including $1,000,000 + dollar cars)!
Worth stopping by.
Interesting. I've never bought anything newer before, so far its treated us pretty well (never had a car payment or a major highway breakdowns)

Something like that might be hard for me. I don't think I could commit to something without putting my hands on it and driving it.

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So what’d you wind up with?
I’m still on the hunt. Will either be expedition el or navigator l for the wife.
I am, however, mulling over replacing my JKUR with an excursion for the second play vehicle . Looming twins are killing me.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:48 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I know it's not one of your choices, but 94 to 99 K2500 suburbans are pretty stout, inexpensive and have a ton of room behind the 3rd row. I have a 96 K2500 with a 454 and 4L80e and it just keeps going. Just turned 200,000 miles and has been very reliable. Mileage is a steady 12 to 14 mpg. Not sure I'd pay a boatload of money for newer suburban, just seems too expensive and too much electronic crap to go wrong. I just picked up a 1990 V1500 suburban and have been using it as my daily driver. Everything can be fixed in my garage not the dealership.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:18 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Ended up with a '15 F150

After walking around carmax with an infant carrier and sticking it in back seats, it was an easy decision. I don't understand how a massive expedition EL or suburban has no room between the 1st and 2nd row. The 5th gen 4runner had more room(although next to no room between 2nd and 3rd and literally nothing behind the 3rd. We walked over to the F150, stuck the seat in and there was a good 10" of space still where the suburban and expedition were touching.

I'm sure we could have made the expedition work, we just didn't really like it that much. You can find 08s for $3500 on Craigslist that look identical to the 2017s we were looking at for $30k+ Also, the EL looks like a Hurst with the massive back window. The only interior packages were xlt and limited. Where the F150 has many packages. We ended up with an upper end xlt (heated seats, nav screen, fancy console) that we really like since the lariats were way more and we aren't big on leather. We also like the idea that the dogs will be separated, and fitting our bikes in the back should be easier.

We love it so far, the baby eco boost is laying down around 18.5 mpg.
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That's my biggest complaint with our 96 4runner. It does pretty good on fuel (pretty consistently 17 with 285x70r17s and a 1" lift) but the tank is so small it is usually pretty low at 250 miles.
Yeah a 15 gallon tank was a terrible design error on these. I too get 15-17 on my limited with 265's and 2" lift. You will forget how tiny the interior is after driving a modern vehicle for a while.

The back seat in an F150 is ridiculously huge! Congrats on the new rig and family addition
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I know the op has already bought a F150 but I did want to say that one fo the post 07 GM products that doesn’t seem to suck is the 09+ suburban 2500. It has the 6.0 without afm, heavier duty suspension and axles and the 6 speed auto. I would drive one of them.
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Looking for a new dd and came across this...looks decent


https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/...784572402.html
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Looking for a new dd and came across this...looks decent


https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/...784572402.html
Except for the part where it says 6.0!!!!
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