I've never spent more than $18k for a new car so this was a real splurge for me, but I am totally in love this my 2012 Avalanche!
We raise and show rabbits and I got it to take our rabbits and equipment to the shows.
It has not disappointed me.
It's easy to drop the back seat and midgate and I have LOTS of room to put rabbit cages, grooming table, etc..., and the best part is that I can keep the rabbits cool or warm, as needed, because the bed cover keeps the elements out.
The ride is very nice, not at all like a truck.
The only thing I'm on the fence about is the AFM (active fuel management) system.
If I have to press on the gas there tends to be a slight lag before it accelerates.
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