2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Z66 5.3 Liter V8 from North America
Best purchase I ever made!
The muffler needed a metal binding strap applied around it because apparently it was breaking open.
The gears in the rear axle needed replacement because they wore out at about 80,000 miles.
The water pump has been replaced twice.
The entire instrument cluster had to be replaced because the speedometer stopped working correctly.
Some control doors needed repair in the dash because the A/C was directing hot air instead of cold air.
Not bad for 11 years and 135,000 miles!
I LOVE this truck. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned, & I hope to keep it until at least 250,000 miles.
It is extremely versatile. Some people don't call it a truck. I do because I use it like one.
I bought the Z66 model because it has the trailer towing package. For those complaining about a lack of torque when pulling a trailer, YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT ONE EQUIPPED FOR IT. When I activate Tow Mode with a button on the gear shift lever, this truck has torque like a Ford Triton V-10 engine. I have towed large trailers like 35 foot camper trailers and smaller U-Haul trailers loaded with furniture with no problems. I have hauled dirt bikes and large street motorcycles in the truck bed. I moved a full size clothes washer and clothes dryer in the bed from Dallas to San Antonio one day, and the truck rode better, not worse! When I have something long to haul like sheets of plywood, I fold down the rear seats and the mid gate wall in 60 seconds and I'm ready to go. I even mounted 2 mountain bikes on the roof rack when moving my daughter & her boyfriend to college. I got my truck with the seating for 6, which comes in handy.
This truck's ride on the highway is terrific and I have driven through some terribly bad rain storms over the years when I was impressed by how well it handled the poor conditions. This is 2wd, so I use tire chains on ice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2015