This truck rides like a dream! I have found no other brand of truck that rides as smooth and quiet. Everyone who has been a passenger in this vehicle is extremly surprised at the quality of the ride. People find it hard to believe it's a truck!
Plenty of power, great for towing. Power folding, heated, electrocromic mirrors(auto dimming). DVD player awesome onboard computer.
Bigger breaks would be nice. 07 has added rear camera which is a must.
The versatility of the truck is unmatched. I have been able to use two tiered hauling, filling the area under cargo panels and then stacking an equal amount of weight and stuff on top. I can haul 2 yards of mulch in the back, hose it off and go out to a nice dinner that night.
The midgate has come in handy, I have even had scouts sleep in it with the midgate down. The side storage areas are great as well.
I have put over 65,000 miles on my Avalanche in two and a half years. The only problem was that the tailgate latch broke. On the highway I get between 18 and 21 MPG even on the 75 MPH interstates. I have hauled 12 ft. 2x12's inside with the tailgate closed. The bed cover is secure yet easy to remove. In short it is a GREAT vehcle with multi-talents.
The lockable bed and the great gas milage for a vehicle of this size and power.
I must say I love this truck. It rides like a big American sedan not a truck. But it is all truck and will carry anything. Only problem I had was the front drivers window got stuck down from ice build up. GM replaced window regulator. Power steering box was replaced, not a common problem.
Midgate. The cladding is great protection on and off road and in parking lots
I've owned my Burnt Orange (okay Sunset Metalic) Z66 for a little over 1 1/2 years now and have about 15,000 miles on it. It rides and handles just fine. And for a big truck the mileage is good. 14-15 mpg city and 17- 18 mgg highway. The popping noise in the front end is a bit disconcerting. But will take it in to my dealer for a fix.
Sun roof, XM radio. Midgate and removable bed cover.
Interior design with more internal storage especially console. And a rear folding seat system that doesn't require me to move the drivers seat so far forward to use. One last thing ... make running boards (not tubes) standard equipment.