2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3 from North America
Despite a great design concept, it's not reliable enough, and not refined enough
Oil pump failure.
Front axles leaking.
Air bag malfunction.
Rear window malfunction.
Front seat leather failure.
A great design concept, but the truck that consumers receive isn't reliable enough, or refined enough. It's heavier than the comparable Silverado 1500, gets worst MPG, and with the rear coil springs it doesn't haul or pull as well. The rear bed design is innovative, but isn't really that functional.
Compared to the Silverado, it seems underpowered despite having the same engine and transmission. It also has a notable history of transmission failures. I would trade it for a Silverado today or an F-150. Heck my 2001 Silverado 1500 was more reliable, more fun to drive, got better MPG, was more responsive, plus it worked much harder.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th August, 2017
9th Aug 2017, 14:03
I don't get it either. The Silverado has a normal bed. More accessible cargo carrying.
17th Nov 2017, 21:28
Update to my original post... the Avalanche continues to be a disappointment as the repair expenses continue, along with poor engine response and woeful gas mileage. I would sell it, but after all of the repair expenses I must keep it to try and get my moneys worth. For those considering an Avalanche, get a 1/2 ton truck instead.