Ergonomically-challenged driver shopping for a replacement for
his 1998 'burb whose roof is rusting through.
I need for the center console (the part just under the radio, not
the bin further back) to be removable for leg room.
Also would like tb able to pull off the air dam before the first
sand dune rips it off.
Is there any hope there? Or should I limit myself to pre-2007
Thanks. That expands my list from pre-2006 to at least 2007.
I was trying to avoid another Suburban, but so few vehicles have
the head room I need.... and the Excursion, from what I'm told,
gets really poor (as in single digits) gas mileage.
Been flirting with Toyota's JP Cruiser - sacrificing cargo
capacity for fun-to-drive - but it's finally dawned on me that
the roof on the side comes down to right about temple level.
So maybe I'm back to a 'burb. In spite of my
miserable-bordering-on bizarre experience with my 1998 many
people seem happy with them - at least I don't seem them
littering the roadsides' breakdown lanes...
And they *do* have the head/knee room.
The front air dam is attached the same way up to the current 2010 model year
on SUV's. A Suburban has exactly the same head room as any of the full size
GMC SUV line....Denali, Yukon, Yukon XL, Avalanche, Silverado, Tahoe,
Escalade, Escalade ESV, etc. The Suburban is no more or less reliable than
any of the same family. The Excursion get gravel truck-like mileage and a
ride to match it. I go hunting every year several with a friend who's 6'
5".....he doesn't have any issues in my '04 Z71 Avalanche and it has a
sunroof to boot. Come to think of it, he drives an older Ford Explorer and
he doesn't complain about it either.
Depends on which options it had. The automatics have a one piece and the
sticks had a two piece part. They can be interchanged without much work.
The air dam as in the rubber section or the actual sheet molded piece
that also serves as part of the front fascia?
The rubber flap is easy. Two screws and a couple push pin rivets. The
other piece is a section of the front end. A saw can remove it.
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