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Pros: the roominess of interior
Cons: I haven't found anything yet
Advice: If you want room,power,and versatility this has itthe first time I drove my avalanche, I was hooked. Later thesame day I took the wife in for a drive and she too liked the ride, the power,and especially the room. We have taken it to the Florida keys and use it for all travel. I average 18 miles to the gallon on the highway,and would definetly purchase one again.
Pros: To main to list, the comforts of 4 Wheel drive, Onstar, Heated Leather Seats, and an awesome drive train, plus every other feature of this truck.
Cons: Gases prices, but think of it as insurance, if you ever were in an accident, you’re very safe in this vehicle. Now imagine a little car the gets 30 plus to a gallon, ouch, where are the savings now?
Advice: Get every option available; you deserve it, you made the right choice to buy an Avalanche!This is One Bad Ass Truck! Bought my Z71 with every option but DVD. It is so comfortable inside you can live in it. Lots of power from the 5.3L V8, 295hp equals zero to 60 in around 7 sec, not to bad for a vehicle weighing in at almost 6000 lbs. Drove my off road in a foot of snow with out a single problem. Load it with 40 sheets of 1/2 inch drywall, it felt and accelerated, like diving with an empty load, truly awesome. I can not wait for the 2007; I am going to be the first in line to get one.
Pros: Aggressive appearance
Cons: Door locks are a bit chincy
Advice: Buy the truck prepare to buy the gasI just purchased a 2006 Chevrolet Avalance 1500 Z71 and could not be happier. I highly recommend this truck.
Pros: truck look with great ride
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: go get one!Had a 97 suburban and a 2000 this rides as nice, and can do more, Love it, waiting for the hybrid version.
Advice: Save $$$ by buying a slightly experienced oneWhat an amazingly versatile vehicle! The Avalanche handles like a Caddy yet can be converted to haul drywall in a matter on minutes! Plenty of room for 5 adults inside, with enough cargo room in the bed for all of their gear... The performance is not lacking, although the brakes seem a bit undersized for the weight of the truck. can't say enough about it...have haulled a kayak on the roof, camping gear for 3 for a week in the back + the adults. Have driven 15 hours straight without even the hint of a sore back - just an amazing product
Cons: Gas Mileage
Advice: With the GM and dealer incentives I foundIf you need a truck once in a while, but want a luxury car feel, this is THE vehicle! Much better ride than my Buick Park Avenue yet has truck bed when needed. I bought a silver Z66 with leather, 6-CD player, moonroof, etc. (no body armor which I notice more and more are going to.) I LOVE IT! - I've had major positive feedback even from strangers in parking lots! Only drawback: Gas mileage. I'm averaging 14-15 - my Park Avenue was getting 23mpg. With a 31 gallon tank, prepare for $50 tank-ups! Go for it!
Pros: Electric Fold Away Mirrors
Cons: The Length
Advice: Check the overall length before bringing homeSexy Sexy Truck! If a car can be sexy, this is it. When I first sat in the drivers seat, I knew this was the one for me. I bought the Z66 model and I think that has made a difference in the overall 'truck' feel. That's what my passengers have told me anyway. This is my first American car purchase and first ever truck. Did not know it is bigger than a Suburban until I got her home and I had to do some major cleaning in the garage. Us Texans sure do love our BIG cars. Check that before you bring it home and make sure the back passenger doors open when unlocked. One of mine didn't and I had to take her back to get it fixed - reason I didn't rate quality so high. I have had her for three days now and I'm still smiling ear to ear - going to the store for one item at a time just so I can drive some where. Love it!!