Time to dust off the rose-colored spectacles as General Motors celebrates over seven decades of the Chevrolet Suburban nameplate. What began as the Suburban Carryall — replete with three rows of seating, a manual transmission, and a wooden roof — has morphed into a luxurious, full-size people carrier. Modernity notwithstanding, which generation was your favorite?
Although “generations” of Suburbans have been as short as two years and as long as 18 (that’s not a typo; 1973-1991 was, admittedly, a long generation), each one has occupied a different, and progressively larger spot in American automotive history. The first Suburbans, which accompanied the Carryall tag, were mostly utilitarian workhorses; later Suburbans grew from two, to three, and eventually four doors, and offered powerplants larger than the six-cylinder original.
Perhaps your family owned one when you were young, you grew up in one, or you’re a current owner — yes, Gen X and Y, we’re talking to you — we want to know what you think.
Today’s Snap Judgment:
Which generation of Chevrolet Suburban was your favorite?
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.