I was doubtful when I first saw the Avalanche, but after I bought it, I realized it was the best vehicle I have ever bought. Believe me, I've owned a few. It has everything I could have wanted in a truck and then some.
XM radio, rear windows that go all the way down, sunroof, DVD, midgate, heated seats, and especially the hard bed cover.
I would have been impressed with GM if they would have offered a wood grain dash, and also a better window switch.
This vehicle is a joy to drive. Backing
up, especially at night, is a little
bit difficult due to restricted
visibility. The rear window is
vertically oriented, so lights from the
instrument panel tend to glare off of
it further reducing visibility. I have
found that I must depend heavily on the
side mirrors. I still would not give up
this vehicle for the world, it is an
absolute pleasure to own and drive.
This is a great truck. It will do
anything you want it to. Take the kids
to church or the movies, haul supplies
from the Home Depot or Menards, take
your toys to the lake or out in the
wilderness, you name it. The ride is
super smooth and handling is
excellent. Go out and buy one and
Midgate and security of removable hard
covers over truck bed. Locking
tailgate gate standard.
Make sure you get nerf bars. It's a
little high to get into the vehicle.
Gets great mileage for a truck (about
20 mpg highway, but 18 in Atlanta
traffic). Lots of room. Put the midgate
down, and with a sleeping bag, the
three teenagers can sleep while dad
drives on long trips.