When you search Autotrader for limos, you’re practically bombarded by all the usual stuff — the Lincolns and the Cadillacs that everyone converts into limos. So it’s always a bit of a treat when you see something totally different — like, for instance, this 2005 Chevrolet Suburban.
One thing I like about this Suburban is the fact that it’s not really stretched all that far — just enough to provide some serious rear seat luxury, but not so much that it’s unmanageable to drive around. So you could hire a chauffeur and ride around in the back of this thing, lying down in reclined comfort, but you wouldn’t look like a bachelorette party that’s hired a stretch limo to hit every club in South Beach.
I also like the front-end design. This particular front end was never put on the Chevy Suburban, but rather offered on Chevy pickup trucks — though it was available on the Suburban in Mexico. And yet, to make this Suburban look more modern, someone completing this limo added the "pickup face-lift" front end, which is a nice touch. Unnecessary, but nice, for those of us who notice.
This Suburban is unusually cheap, as it’s offered by Good Guy Cars in Tampa, Florida for just $12,000, with 70,000 miles. That’s not much more than a regular 2005 Suburban would command — probably because the market for a stretched one is relatively limited. But if you’re looking for something that’ll stand out from the crowd — or if you want a vehicle to transport a very, very large family, and you’re sick of full-size vans — this Suburban might be a good choice.