As a young person who moves frequently and is heavily involved in several activities that require the use of a truck, I found my Avalanche to be THE best bang for my buck. Initially I was going for a standard pick-up truck and considered getting a bed cover, but once I saw the Avalanche, I knew it was the perfect vehicle for my needs. Me and my roommate just moved to a new apartment and didn't even have to use a rental truck (it wouldn't have been too expensive but every little cent counts now). The vehicle drives sooo much smoother than my last car and I am enjoying every aspect of it, from the spaciousness to the "secondary radio" in the back for those friends who don't enjoy "my type of music". I don't know what else to say except that I love love LOVE my Chevy Avalanche!!!
Overall the vehicle has been what I hoped for. Its black with chrome and black leather with Bose sound system, Nav and rear view camera. I'm really enjoying the key fob starting feature so I don't have to go into the cold to start it. When I get in the LTZ is already warm inside. It has a smooth ride, a great feel and my wife trys driving it more than her own car. Its a 5 passenger SUV with the bed of a truck for hauling or towing. The 5.3L engine doesn't give it a lot of horse power but then it would use more gas..... My overall rating is a 5, but it does have some draw backs. 1) Its an SUV and therefore pay more for insurance then a truck. 2) The engine switches from V4 to V8 for better gas miles, but barely manages to give me 14.9 mpg city and 18.9 mpg hwy. 3) The dash lights during the day are almost invisable. 4) With gas at $3 it cost me $78 to fill the tank, so if gas prices are your concern don't get it, as you won't be happy.
The engine light goes on and the oil gauge goes up over 80 pinning the needle as far as it will go. Truck was checked duringthe 30 days and nothing was found wrong. This is still happening and the repair office told me nothing is wrong, yet it still happens and I cannot get over there to the dealership all the time. I hope that you stand by your verbal word and take care of it under the 30 day warranty.