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Old 01-31-2004, 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by Dave1972
Chevy does make a 1500 crew cab pickup. I believe they stopped in 2003 (or maybe this year) and it's called the 1500HD. It's a great truck and I couldn't be happier.
The 1500 Crew cab will be out in "early '04" according to the CD-ROM that came with Chevy brochure.
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:26 PM
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Take the plastic off the truck and it would look 100% better!

Why not one of these? Less the boat of course.

These SS's are about the hight of a two wheel drive, but run AWD! I love mine!
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:01 PM
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FYI this truck is built south of the border if that matters to you or not. I know it does to a lot of people.
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:04 PM
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MY buddy has 1 and loves it
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:25 PM
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My uncle has had one for a year now and LOVES it.

Chevy makes a good truck.

If you like the styling, or can live with the styling, go for it.

I have never heard of any problems!
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Old 01-31-2004, 03:23 PM
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I just bought an '04 2500/8100 and love it, other than the gas mileage. I was looking for something I could use everyday, but still have a 12,000 lb towing capacity. The pickup truck/convertable mid-gate was a real plus for those occasional trips to Home Depot or the machine shop. I just brought home 2 BBC's in the bed, without removing the midgate. You can't do that in a conventional SUV. Plus, the Avalanche is available with most of GM's best options. Heated leather seats, rear seat entertainment/dvd, etc makes for a good, all-around family vehicle that can tow almost any 35' offshore boat.
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:00 PM
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the only problem I've seen is snow build up in the back window, but you live in Florida. we just drove it to Florida and it's a very comfortable truck.
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:29 PM
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I love mine, an 03 2500. Mileage with the 8.1L sux (currently 11.4), but it pulls 12K#, can carry doors or plywood from Home Depot, and it still fits in the garage. The heated leather seats and rear seat DVD options rock. I don't get any snow on the rear window, but it does kind of pile up a little with a heavy snowfall. As for the plastic, I kind of like it. I can park it next to anything and nothing will touch the paint. Everyone's tastes are different, but I like the front end on the cladded version better than the WBH or the Sierra pickups.

We went from a Tahoe to the Avalanche and the one thing didn't like was not having access to the cargo area on trips.
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Get the new SS i/2 ton and put a whipple on it. Now thats a truck!
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Old 02-01-2004, 02:45 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I placed my order today for a 2004 Avalanche w/o body hardware. Got the fender flares, body side moulding, stainless tubular side steps, power everything, XM radio, etc. I ended up with dark metallic gray with medium neutral interior. Should look cool.

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