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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Wish I would have bought one sooner
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bobo
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Love the truck. Got new in 9/05 Not had a problem with mine. Rides great. No noise, no problems, plenty of power. 14-16 MPG in city 20- 24 Hwy. It's a heavy truck and I am happy with the MPG and the ride. Great truck. Want better MPG get a car but you won't have a truck. Want worse MPG buy a Ford.


Best Features

Side storage compartments. The Bermuda Blue paint.


Worst Features

The black plastic spoiler and the bed covers have faded in the sun, spots of white. I was going to take it back to dealer before the warrenty ran out and get new covers and back spoiler but procrastination beat me to it.


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Go Avalanche!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By steve
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Great car with a very good ride. Beats the ride of Tahoe by a wide margin. Very comfortable with many applications and adaptability. Leather seats should be leather. Way too much vinyl for the price. Bose sound system is a joke for the money. Infinity in Mitsubishi's SUV blow it away.


Best Features

Adaptability. I am in the real estaste business and I can carry my clients and my equipment at the same time. I also fold it down for extended hunting trips. Great!


Worst Features

Leather seats should mean leather. Bose sound system is way overrated.


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3 yrs and still in love
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Sunburst05
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I have had this truck for 3 yrs and still would not trade it for a new one. It has been one of the best investments I have ever made.


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Comfortable and a great ride with plenty of power.


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This is one great truck.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Reel Love
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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This is Avalanche #2 (and I am about to buy #3). There is no comparing this car to a Ford, Dodge etc. They are not as flexible, nor have the fuel economy that the Avalanche has. 19.9 MPG Hwy, 13.5 city; avg 16.5 MPG. The midgate is terrific. The vehicle is as comfortable as the Escalade yet costs $1,000's less and uses less gas. It is a truck, SUV, SUT, and luxury car all at once (I know, I also drive a BMW 528it). Never had anyone say anything negative about my Avalanche. No major problems, some minor ones, all covered by warranty. Dealer has been great. Mine is Z71 LT w/o cladding; pretty loaded. Z71 is not necessary. Side rails are a must. Don't hesitate to buy, you will love yours too


Best Features

Midgate: if you do not own one, you cannot comprehend the versatility of this vehicle. Bose stereo is awesome. Comfort behind the wheel, seating position, the seats are comfortable & steering wheel controls are terrific. Go for a drive, I dare you. This car swallows my kids stuff for college.


Worst Features

Standard back up sensors, better brakes, 100% vehicle locking at push of FOB, higher quality on fiberglass covers & optional colors (black only now). Diesel option would be terrific (increased towing capacity w/o sacrificing fuel mileage).


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Beware of Transmission Problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By KD
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Love the concept and versatility, but disappointed with reliability. I have had to replace the transmission at 32 months/49,000 miles (at considerable out-of-pocket expense) and continue to have problems with steering and front suspension noise.


Best Features

Fun to drive, even in city traffic.


Worst Features

Improve durability and dependability of drivetrain and suspension components. Interior is too plain.


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