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Old 01-30-2004, 05:00 PM
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I am getting ready to move into a new home and need a new truck. I am going to trade in my 2002 Tahoe on it. The only problem is that the wife drives the Tahoe and refuses to drive a truck. We went and looked at the Avalanche and she agreed that she would drive it because the interior is the same as the Tahoe. This would be my 5th Chevy truck in 6 years and I have never had a problem with any of them but I just wanted to make sure that there were no major flaws (besides all of the plastic stuff which I am deleting for a credit of $600) with the truck. I was told that it sits on a 'Burban chassis which is a good thing but I am a little nervous about the rear window/ front bedwall deal. It will be used for light duty residential type stuff like mulch, bushes, lumber, moving, etc. Chevy does not make a 1500 4 door crew cab so this is my only half ton option.

She will drive this but won't drive a 2500 4 door crew cab. Go figure.

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Old 01-30-2004, 05:14 PM
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I have a crew Cab 2500 now but had a Avalanche 2 years ago. It was a great truck/burban. Wife could drive it and it rode nice. You either like the looks or hate it. It towed my 29 Fountain great. The mid gate works good and you can leave the widow in or take it out by turning the handle on the mid gate in the opposite direction. All in all one of the best all around vehicles they make. I just wish they would offer the Duramax as an option. Thats why I bought the crew cab.
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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.

Get it with all wheel steering and your wife will be VERY happy driving it.
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I have a 2500 Avalanche, and LOVE mine. Do a search on a Avalanche here in the General Discussion for more information.
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I just wanted to make sure that there were no major flaws
Only flaw is how it looks! At least it's a GM.
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only seen their pictures, looks very nice
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Love mine!! Lifted 6" over stock , Pulls my Pantera like it's not there! Going to p/up a boat in Fla., No Problem,Don't hesitate in buying it!!!!!
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I Like em.
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Love mine!! Lifted 6" over stock , Pulls my Pantera like it's not there! Going to p/up a boat in Fla., No Problem,Don't hesitate in buying it!!!!!
Got any pics? I may look into doing that too.
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Brian, Will try to post some pic's by Sun. Dave
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