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Cons: The storage bag for the tournoue cover
Advice: Shop around for the model and try to find someone who has one to talk about it with.Bought this 2002 Avalanche in August 2002 and have 43300 miles on it now. I have used it for about everything it could be used for. I have pulled a trailer hauling a car with a combined weight of 19400 pounds and could keep up with traffic on a 6% grade and got 11 mpg on the trip of over 800 miles. Put 15 sheets of 3/4' plywood in and 25 2x4's and had no problems at all closing the tailgate and driving over 200 miles to my cabin. Had a friend build a stainless steel ladder rack for it and can haul 20 foot 2x6's. After all that is done I can fold the seats back up and haul 6 full size people very comfortably. Went for 3000 mile trip into Canada for 5 weeks pulling a 26 ft travel trailer and enjoyed every mile of it. If it was destroyed today, I would have another tomorrow.
Pros: The way it looks. It is a very sexy looking truck
Cons: Ha, haven't found anything to dislike
Advice: DO NOT HESITATE. BUY ONEMy husband and bought a 2005 2500 Avalanche last week on a whim. I was looking and talking about a suburban for 2 years. The dealer had a black 1500 in the showroom, I took one look at it and changed my mind. I love it. If a truck can be called sexy, this is it. I too, am still grinning from ear to ear and singing 'mama's gotta truck!' Our kids (15, 18 and 21 could not believe this was my choice. They thought it was dad's. Haha! It handles great, it rides great. Am excited to pull my trailer with it on our next camping trip! My husband likes so much that he is thinking about getting one for himself! Oh yeah, all the kids want one too!