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The Bopping Bomb
Pros: Entire vehicle is smooth
Cons: Cost of maintenanceExcellent value, excellent vehicle wonderful ride and looks great!! Many compliments!!
Pros: comfortjust like brand new truck, has 07 factory engine, with 10yr 100000 mile warantee new tires new brakes perfect in every way
Substandard window regulators.
Cons: Paying for broken window regulators.I have bought ford's for 40yrs. & unless you bought the low end mod. with hand crank windows , you were forced to get power window ,great when they work but very coastly when they break. The regulator that opens & closes the windows is substandard in all fords they seemed to last just long enough untill the warrenty runs out then they foil leaving you with your window glass down inside the door. Try going through 2 hurricane's like that I'm and old guy & it hard for me to handel a tarp in high winds to keep the rain out of my veh. Then you have the repair coast,,350.00 to 400.00 to replace the regulator. Bad design for the owner .Great for FORD & the dealer.
Pros: Optional cloth captains seats
Cons: Poor quality front brakesI own the Limited Extra Cab.I've fixed it up to suit me.Stainless steel steps,ARE hard bed cover,spray in bed liner,wind deflector front of hood.I added a K&N air filter,and installed a Borla exhaust system in my driveway,easy installation.Sweet sound,not too loud. My only complaint,the front brakes.Obviously too small,or poor quality rotors.When it's time for brakes,I'll put on better rotors and calipers. I guess Toyota took care of that problem on the larger 2007 model,but too late for the prior years.I hate it when I'm told about warping due to hot rotor and driving in the rain.If I wasn't planning to drive in the rain I would have bought another motorcycle.I'm easy on brakes,82,000 miles on my 2002 Acura TL-S original front brakes.
Need to Travel, Haul or Tow in Comfort?
Pros: comfort and ease to drive
Cons: wish mine had the side door moldings to protect the doors from parking lot dings.This Avalanche is so much easier to drive and comfortable to travel in than I ever expected. Has excellent cargo space and towing capacity. I've got 85k miles and am getting 19 mpg on the highway and 17 in my daily commute. A Great Vehicle which I would buy again.
Pros: THE LOOKS & IT'S NOW A GOOD SLEEPER
Cons: THE PRICE FOR WHAT I RESIVEDFRONT OF VEHICLE WAS TO LOW. TO DRIVE IT OFF THE RD. IN THE 4X4 MODE. FRONT SUSPENSION WAS VERY POOR DESIGHN.. INSIDE HAD NO COLOR OPTIONS. SKID PROTECTION WAS NOT NEEDED AS IT COULD NOT BE TAKEN OFF RD. AS DELIVERED FROM FACTORY HAD TO WAIT UNTILL AFTER MARKET SOCKS WERE MADE FOR IT ALONG WITH A LIFT SYSTEM THAT WOULD BRING THE FRONT END UP TP REAR END. WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE GEARS IF I WANTED TO DO ANY SERIOUS 4 WHEEL OFF ROADING. BY LIFTING FRONT END & STRONGER SHOCKS THE TRUCK ROAD MUCH SAFER. STOCK SHOCKS WERE TO LIGHT & NOT SAFE. THEY WOULD NOT WORK ON TN. BUMPY ROADS. WHILE DRIVING AT OR BELOW SPEED LIMIT THE TRUCK WOULD NOT HOLD THE ROAD. AFTER ALOT OF WORK, I NOW GET REAL HONEST GAS MILEAGE OF 20-26 MPG DEPENDING HOW I DRIVE IT & 400HP! I'M A 65 YR. OLD RETIRED DEPUTY SHERIFF & AKID AT HEART!