this may go against the expo grain a little bit, but i like my tahoe. MPG is not the best, but if i keep it at 65 in the interstate i can get 15. thats with 285's and 3.73. the gov-bomb aint the best but works decent off-road. plenty of room for kids, gear, dog. chevy-cheap to work on. chevy-simple to work on. 11" to front diff from the ground, 13" to the frame under the door, 8" to the rear diff. 5.3 has decent power. i bought it 2 years ago this summer with 107k for $6600. i had to put a fuel pump init at about 135k. other than that it has been very reliable
i don't beat on it offroad, i drive it like its a half ton, ifs equipped suv that has to get me to work on monday and have had great service. hope this helps. after bragging about itfor this whole post, it willprobably never start again. good luck
2004 toyota sequoia, to keep the wife happy
2000 chevy tahoe NBS, 5.3, keys & spacers, bilstein 5100's, 285 AT's
1989 4-runner; 3" BL, 255/85 bighorns on '09 taco steelies, 5.29's, rear spool, cobra 25, hella 500's w/more to come
1995 geo tracker, leveled, 31" GY MTR's, no top.