CC Outtake: 2004 Chevrolet Suburban (MX-Spec) – Medical Tourism


Medical tourism is the term applied to persons who travel to another country to obtain medical treatment, whether for the lower cost or wider range of treatment available elsewhere. Mexico, for example, has become a popular medical tourism destination as many travel there to receive cosmetic surgery. It’s not just people—cars sometimes travel to Mexico, too, for facelifts, like this 2004 Chevrolet Suburban.


It’s interesting how for the past few generations of GM’s full-size SUVs and pickups, GM has made sure to separate the two lines visually. So, it feels rather bizarre to see a pickup front end on an SUV body. Using the “angry appliance” fascia of the pickups’ 2003 facelift was a logical way to make the Suburban look fresher but it’s debatable whether the angular front end is a match with the curvier body.

What are your thoughts?

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