Quit making it cheaper
By Wall on
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
GM keeps raising the price and
removing quality from the interior. I
have had a 2003, 2004 and now a 2005.
In 04 they took the nice carpeting and
replaced it with the flat cheap stuff
they use now. For 05 they took away
the nice chevy floor mats and put in
cheap $5 Walmart specials and took
away the double visors. For 05 they
also changed the rear end options you
can't get the 3.73 anymore you get
either a 4.10 or 3.42. They also took
away the nice dark charcoal seats
leaving you with tan or light gray.
Both will show the dirt. I pulled the
nice mats out of my 04, even dirty
they look better than the cheap 05's.
Someone should slap their
beancounters. It's a $40000 vehicle.
The ride is what keeps me buying them.
The hard cover, locking compartments
and tail gate are also handy.
Make a optional rear cap for it
similar to a Jeep wrangler and put
anchors in the box floor for a
removable van type seat. That would
increase the fun factor 10Xs and make
it the perfect top-off summer ride.
Put back the carpet, dark seats, and
floor mats and don't take anything
else off it in 06.