by judahbenhuer on Dec 17, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I bought an 89 Daytona Shelby when I was still on active duty; my intention to keep her forever. 8 years later and 2 children who outgrew the tiny seats had me searching the dealerships.
I bought an 08 Dodge Quad Cab Big Horn over the summer, and one trip later realized my critical mistake.
Using the mini-rear seats of the Daytona as a reference for something larger was a poor choice. One month later I was already scanning the dealership lots.
I saw an 05 Avalanche (never, NEVER a fan of Chevy!)with 49,000 original miles- 1 owner, and the truck was nearly mint. The salesman prompted me to keep it overnight...he knew the outcome.
She sure sits pretty in the driveway :)
by dakar1 on Oct 5, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I really love my Avalanche. I bought it new and has been a great vehicle.
I've had zero engine issues.
things I've done are had to replace speedometer that sprung one day when it was about 10 below 0 outside.
Had to have a airbag sensor replaced and replaced one of the oxygen sensors - which I found out is recommended after about 5 years anyway. Also a transmission solenoid was replaced, that was only $120 w/labor.
I run the E85 a lot in the summer and I tow a heavy camper with it. Its not the best towing vehicle for something heavy but it gets by.
I run Amsoil and engine still runs like new with 65k.
by avalanche05 on Jul 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Never will i buy a Avalanche again. bought because of features.it's a piece of junk there is a rattle in the front end my abs brake went the part is 600.00 to replace not including labor. now shocks in the front need replacing have had to replace o2 scensors
brake calipers and so on... oh did i mention it only has 56,000 miles on it.and i paid way too much for a piece of junk
Changes for 2005 include a new optional touchscreen navigation system and a chrome exterior accent package. Interior trim has been split up into LS and LT levels. Steering wheel radio controls and OnStar are now standard on all models.