I only drive this vehicle on the weekends. Other than that it sits in a heated garage. Since it has been out of warranty I have had to install 3 back up sensors, a new drop down harness for the spare tire, a ehab sensor on the engine, a tire sensor, and a harness rubbed on the differential and needed to be repaired. The vehicle has already had three safety recalls. This was a 55000 dollar vehicle. The avalanche was my dream vehicle and I can see why the US is falling behind in car sales.
Love the look and the way it rides.
Take the time and make the vehicle more reliable. I shouldn't have to worry about getting the spare tire down when I need it. Even the manual you deliver with the car states that the tiring "hanging" could be an issue.