Could swear that there is a way to go beyond the mere odometer.I’m looking at buying a used Suburban. One in particular is a 2012 LTZ, but it has 212,000 miles.
It seems well taken care of and there are service records (all routine maintenance things). The dealer is asking $9000.
Is 200k miles too much of a gamble to make this a sensible purchase?
I’ve read that the 5.3 can have some longevity if it’s taken care of, but what about the transmission?
Isn't there an 'engine hours-ometer' in these things? For sure there's one in the 2012 Caprice PPV.
Divide the odometer by the hours-ometer = average speed over the vehicle's lifetime.
If 212,000 miles is ALL highway miles ... then I'd be ready to replace the lifters IMMEDIATELY.
If V4 mode is disabled, that's a big plus.
If the V4 mode hardware has been deleted, that's an even bigger plus.
As for the transmission, if the service records indicate at least 4 services, good; 5 is even better.
Anything under 4 would make me nervous about needing to replace a 6L80E soon.