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This Avalache has it all!
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By Pete
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased this unit about three months ago and since then it has been used for almost everything. Its a very versatile unit, in that in most cases it is really a full size 4-door pick up. It's very comfortable as it rides better than most full size automobles, but you then have the ability to haul almost anything with it up to items which are eight feet in length, all at the flip of a couple of switches.


Best Features

The convenience of the fold down seat and window arrangement.


Worst Features

None


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Great all-around!
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By JGalla8384
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I went from a BMW 325i to a Chevrolet Avalanche, but I have truly enjoyed this vehicle. Fuel prices are up, but it's worth the extra fuel costs. Lots of features, drives beautifully, a pleasure to drive short or long distances. It's like having a luxury SUV,with all the room and comfort and features, but also a truck for power and performance and hauling stuff around. I recommend this vehicle whole- heartedly.


Best Features

Design, driving comfort due to improved suspension, lots of interior features I enjoy all within my command.


Worst Features

Improve fuel mileage.


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496 rocks
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By krazy
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (8.1L 8cyl 4A)


Review

The real thing. A Chevy big block with even more cubes than it's ancestors. Needed more than a standard cab truck for new family addition, and couldn't stand the idea of not having an 8' bed for occasional use. This fits the bill just right. A very versatile truck with all the comfort and power of an old full size vehicle. We found the midgate to be a breeze to operate. A real cool truck on a nice day with the midgate down, 4 windows and sunroof open. Will add a performance program, synthetic oil, and performance air filter to wake up the 8.1. 12 to 13 mpg on a variety of driving. The 7 month pregnant wife loves it too.


Best Features

Big Block, Mid gate, cargo covers, storage boxes. Extra steps on bumper. Bed mat & trim package. Bose speakers. Low key, no 8.1 liter badges. Bold style is cool.


Worst Features

The tire & wheel package looks a bit small on it. Wish all the locks were power including the tailgate and boxes.


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Greatest Truck I've Ever Owened
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By J Shutey
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have always loved the look of the Avalanche and now I love everything about it. The ride feels like you are not in a truck at all but a big luxury car. It has alot of power and is very fun to drive.


Best Features

My favorite feature is the midgate bed. No one else has anything like it!


Worst Features

Better gas mileage would be great, but when you purchase a truck you don't expect it to be the best for mileage.


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2005 Avalanche
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By rherauf
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Vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have 8000 miles on the unit and am getting 19.6mpg driving 40 miles/day to and from work. it's very comfortable on long trips.


Best Features

Fold down rear seat when I need to carry 8 ft pieces of lumber home.


Worst Features

Need to have a locking compartment in the cabin, either center console or glove box. It would also be nice to have the second sun visors back as a feature like my '02 had. Also the second cargo box light like the '02.


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