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  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    but at least it's civil.
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    GO back in the gid avalanche thread to say Dec 2001 and Jan 2002....interesting stuff.....

    Had fun back then....
    Heck back then you did not like avy txtank1...hehehehe

    txyank1 "Chevrolet Avalanche" Oct 4, 2001 9:04am

    I notice you like it now...great!
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    that was just a good-natured dig.....sorta. But once you drive one you're hooked. So it took nearly a yr and a half and a WBH to get me. But hey now I'd even own a Classic (cladded),
  • ygmnygmn Posts: 179
    All is good txyank.......

    Which do you like better? wbh or cladded?
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    better but overall......WBH. But ...I don't like getting shortchanged on the color-matched mirrors and door handles.
  • dispencer1dispencer1 Posts: 489
    I just bought the base model 2WD Avalanche with the chrome bumpers and just the wheel moldings and side molding. Sport red - neat color. It has a Z66 decal on the side but no Z66 suspension. Funny. Anyone know why?
  • dispencer1dispencer1 Posts: 489
    My 2004 Avalanche's instrument panel surround pops off easily. It is identical to the one used on the Escalade except for the wood trim. I'd prefer the Escalade one and it appears that you could just swap them after ordering one from the Cadillac dealer. It even looks like it is the same color (grey). Has anyone done this?
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    Many Owners have. Look for JPCustoms on line. They have seveal different styles to choose from. The Escalade Platinum being the latest and really nice. Looks similar to the '02 Escalade which won't work on '03 or newer.
    As for the Z66 label and np Z66 package. Sounds like a plain ol' scrrewup.
  • homer8homer8 Posts: 1
    I am posting this to help others and get this information on the internet. I own a 2005 Avalanche 1500 2/WD with 22000 miles. At about 19000 miles, while driving at night I heard a click the lights in the Instrument Panel went out. Dealer replaced the Instrument Panel, with in 3 days another click and the lights went out. Dealer replaced Instrument Panel and the next time I drive at night "Click" and the lights went out. Now my dealer has had my truck in his shop for 7 days and I don't know when I will get it back. For a vehicle to blow 4 Instrument Panels, which cost $600.00 a piece plus installation, makes me wonder if this might be a common problem and a recall should made so GM would be responsible for repairs. I will also send this to the NTSB. :lemon:
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    If I was you I would ask this question somewhere else as you can see the last post here was in 2004, so no one is home.
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    1st I've heard of that problem.
  • Does anyone know if GM is going to upgrade the analog systems in vehicles when it has to be switched in 2008. Or is the money that is being paid for onstar out the window in 2008. No onstar or phone service period. Wasted money put into vehicle when purchased
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
    A reporter from a local newspaper is hoping to talk with consumers who have just purchased a 2007 Chevy Silverado, Chevy Avalanche or GMC Sierra. Please reply to no later than Friday, December 1, 2006 with your daytime contact info.

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  • If you have a 2007 you're covered. GM won't pay for the upgrade for others. For vehicles that are upgradable (check OnStar web site) OnStar says it's "free", so long as you pay for a service commitment (maybe two years up front?). I originally called OnStar about this back when I had my 04 Silverado (upgrade available).
  • Im fixing to purchase a vehicle for my 18, very responsible son in the next week or 2. His heart is set on the Avalanche. Im scared because Ive been told that there are too many things that can and do go wrong with this truck. Is this a smart buy or not for this single Mom that knows zero??????? I will have to buy a preowned one at that 2004-2005 maybe? Help me if u can..
  • jhinscjhinsc Posts: 399
    Responsible or not, the Avalanche is not a great first car. Of course he has his heart set on it - he's not paying for it! Who pays for the gas (cheap now but could go back up) and insurance? Check out Consumer's Reports and other publications for good first car candidates.
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    But on the plus side, it IS one of the safest to be in if involved in an accident. ;)
  • jhinscjhinsc Posts: 399
    You have a point. But the safest vehicle on the road is the one with a safe driver in it. While the Avalanche is safe in an accident, what about the other vehicle involved in a 2-car smash up? Most likely the Avalanche will out-weigh it and cause more damage than it receives. I know; what about the other "unsafe" drivers out there? Odds are an 18 yr old driver will more likely than not be a cause of an accident, not the victim of it. Rack it up to hormones, inexperience, drinking/drugs or other "meds", not knowing safe limits, distractions with cell phone and texting, etc. We've all been 18 before - you know what I mean. Nothing against mom saying her son is very responsible, but every parent thinks their children are perfect angels or some version of it. I'm for the son have a vehicle and nothing against mom buying him one, but I'm also thinking about the safety of all the other drivers on the road as well.
  • ahightowerahightower TXPosts: 539
    Agreed. I want me in a Suburban, and everyone else's teenagers in bright orange Yaris with blinking lights on the roof. ;)
  • west8west8 Posts: 4
    like my truck but i think some idiot drove it in fourwheel in the city and didn't know it it only has 75000 and my transfercase is screwed i have only used the four wheel twice.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    A reporter would like to speak to someone who recently bought a used large truck or large SUV. If you have purchased a used large truck or SUV in the past 6 months, and you are willing to discuss your decision with a reporter, please email no later than 1 p.m. Pacific/ 4 p.m. Eastern Wednesday, April 18, 2012 with your daytime contact information.
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