I have owned 8 bmws 4 mercedes 1
porsche,and about 8 others in my 26
years of driving. My Avalanche is the
best multi-task car/truck I have owned.
Comfort looks and room are the highs,
power, gas and transmision are the low
points. My last car was a BMW 4.6; The
other ones I have now is 04 SL500,
Drivetrain, power, torque, air
condition makes funny sounds.
I've owned a Jeep Cherokee, Isuzu
Trooper, and Toyota 4Runner and the
Avalanche is by far the roomiest SUV
I've owned. It's also the most
powerful. While the model I bought
doesn't have all the amenities of past
vehicles, it does have everything I
want. It drives smoothly and quietly.
The Bose stereo with XM it decent and
I'm still experimenting with the
Midgate conversion options. The only
downside - filling up with gas...
There is no truck better than the
Avalanche. Nothing even comes close to
the Ride, Quality, and Value of the
Chevrolet Avalanche Z71. This truck
rides like a luxury car, has a better
turning ratio than smaller trucks I
have owned, and has the power to pull
whatever you want. It doesn't even
know my 20 foot boat is back there.
Then you have the well thought out
interior and all the wonderful options.
I have looked around and there is no
other truck/suv that can compare. Some
have size. Some have power. Some have
the options. None of them have the
whole package like the Chevrolet
Avalanche Z71 does!
There are so many good features to pick
one is very difficult. I would have
thought the configurable mid-gate. But
actually I would have to say the self
adjusting mirrors are a huge help when
backing a boat into the water or even
just trying to back into a parking
Curious if hybrid technology would be a
help to fuel mileage (which isn't bad
for a truck!) without taking away
towing power or performance.
Strong engine that gets thirsty with
the AC on...
Great for those who like Suburban type
vechicle and needs the occasional pick
up truck features...
Body hardware useful in parking lots,
plastic does well vs doors and carts
slamming into it.
All windows down with midgate up gives
an airy feel without getting blown
away on highway.
this vehicle leaks loads of dust into
the cab and bed, the torque is too low
for large loads, the storage boxes on
the outside of the bed are useless(leak
dust and water), back seat room is very
limited for an adult on an extended
road trip, dvd player doesn't rotate to
side views(you have to sit in the
middle of the rear seat), rear radio
controls are confusing to use, exterior
plastic trim is poorly attached to the
body and makes a lot of noise at road
speed because it buffets in the wind,
seats are hard and impossible to adjust
to a comfortable position, you cannot
load a 4-wheeler in the bed.
my spouse likes the quiet and smooth
extend the rear seating area at least
12 inches and call me next time.