Owned a 2004 for a month. Pleasure to drive. Excellent ride. As a custom home builder need to pick up supplies very often. Avalanche converts to "truck" within 15 seconds and can easily put 9' long pieces of wood in it which are protected from the weather. Smartest vehicle buy I have ever made!
It is obvious that I got a lemon
compared to the positive remarks I read
about the truck. I had nothing but
TROUBLE. It was first in shop over a
month for AC replacement. Then Tires,
Tires AGAIN. They never got the
tires/wheels balanced correctly. They
finally gave me a new set and I still
had to take the truck back several
times to try to keep the balance right!
Then a shortage in the Radio. Problems
with the CD player. Brakes were
terrible. I can't leave out the fact
that when I drove over 70MPH the
speedomoter whould flip over to
120MPH!, never corrected.This was the
worst vehicle I have owned and will
NEVER buy a GM product again!
Interior design and comfort. Covered
truck bed panels and built in step in
bumpers made access easy.
I never thought I'd like the smaller
bed but not once has it ever been an
issue. I love the locking rear
tailgate and hard cover. I go camping
in the truck and simply lay down the
back seat and put my pillow behind the
front seats and feet out in the bed.
It's secure and comfortable. I
recommend the Avalanche to anyone
looking for something different
without giving up their truck.
Believe it or not the locking boxes on
the side are pretty cool too. I go
boating and I also trailer motorcycles
to the trails and it's a good place to
store my straps and hitch. The lock
too so my stuff is safe. Plenty of
room for the family and plenty of
power to pull my 4,500 pound boat
through the hills.
I was doubtful when I first saw the Avalanche, but after I bought it, I realized it was the best vehicle I have ever bought. Believe me, I've owned a few. It has everything I could have wanted in a truck and then some.
XM radio, rear windows that go all the way down, sunroof, DVD, midgate, heated seats, and especially the hard bed cover.
I would have been impressed with GM if they would have offered a wood grain dash, and also a better window switch.
This vehicle is a joy to drive. Backing
up, especially at night, is a little
bit difficult due to restricted
visibility. The rear window is
vertically oriented, so lights from the
instrument panel tend to glare off of
it further reducing visibility. I have
found that I must depend heavily on the
side mirrors. I still would not give up
this vehicle for the world, it is an
absolute pleasure to own and drive.