Chevy's Better Idea
By BlackAV on
Vehicle2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
ReviewGM/Chevrolet produced a nice "two in
one" vehicle with the Avalanche/Esclade
EXT (although the AV is probably the
better bang for the buck). Smooth ride
and drives smaller than it looks.
Steering is a bit loose, but doesn't
pitch badly on turns. Brake pedal is
spongy, but still stops well. People
who complain about the mileage should
buy a smaller 6 cylinder vehicle.
Toyota Tundra doesn't do much better
with less room. Acceleration is
decent, but not overpowering. I've
changed the exhaust to duals and it
helps. Easy to change. Fun to drive
and gets a lot of looks.
Best FeaturesIts ability to change from a comfortable SUV to full-size truck. Nice looking, although body hardware had to grow on me a bit. Nice sounding stereo and the heated seats are nice. Practical vehicle and seemingl well put together.
Worst FeaturesOffer the GM 6.0L engine for a bit more power without going to the 2500. More bass in the Bose sound system. Watertight rear cargo area vice water resistent, water management system. Leather seat (driver's side) is wearing badly on mine for a new vehicle.
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