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#1925 of 2035 2wd/1500/base/avalanche
Dec 17, 2002 (6:23 am)
Yes, the ad in the paper listed it as a 2003 model. As long as it has A/T, AC, and a cd player; I don't need much else. My Trooper is running too good right now so I may wait. But with GM points and the $750 certificate I rec'd in that class action suit a year ago I could get it down below 22K and that may be too good to pass up. I don't use 4wd much so a 2wd would be OK. There is also a dealer up in Maine that sells Chevy trucks very cheaply. My boss got one up there and it was worth the drive.
#1926 of 2035 With the amount of
Dec 17, 2002 (11:15 am)
equipment that is standard the only option I want is power seats. (BOTH). I have it now in my Sierra and don't want to take a step back. Problem is now most have only the Driver side power. Same with the pickups. Personally I think this is a mistake. That was one of the advantages GM had over Ford and Dodge. You got power seats, both sides were power!
#1927 of 2035 scherfdotcom
Dec 17, 2002 (7:04 pm)
The only thing that bothered me a bit was that the Onstar communications system speaker in the headliner above the driver seat
That little speaker cover is a fan - almost like a CPU fan on a computer. It is part of the auto climate control system. I just had mine replaced, it was making a noise when cold. Since this is the first trip back to the dealer for any reason in the first 20 months (15K miles) I am not complaining. 2001 Tahoe 5.3L
#1928 of 2035 To: z71bill / Speaker Cover/Fan noise / Thanks for the info!
Dec 18, 2002 (7:08 am)
thanks for the info--I really appreciate it. And in my case too, this is the only little thing that bothered/bothers me, because otherwise my Avalanche is just a perfect vehicle.
Dec 18, 2002 (1:43 pm)
I'm interested in buying a 2003 AV, but was told by someone that they have a problem with water leaking into the cab from the bed when parked downhill. They complained to Dealer about this and Dealer replied "Don't park that way". I read some of the messages and don't find this to be true. Is it?
#1930 of 2035 It is not true!
Dec 18, 2002 (11:16 pm)
You do not have to be parked downhill.
Dec 19, 2002 (7:27 am)
Water leaks are rare and not suppose to happen.....
Dec 19, 2002 (12:30 pm)
Water leaks into the cab are not normal. If the seal are bad (mine was pinch in manufacturing), the dealer will replace it under warrantee. First, though, verify the horizontal crossbar between window and mid gate is firmly latched. Many of the leaks noticed are due to this bar not being fully closed and seated.
Leaks into the bed are another story. The only guarantee is that the rubber mat will not get wet. If it does, they will fix it. Otherwise, the "water management system" will take care of directing the water away from the payload.
Dec 20, 2002 (1:26 pm)
I'm still concerned. I thought I would see more denials. I can't stand water leaks!
#1934 of 2035 Avalanche Brakes
Dec 21, 2002 (10:01 am)
I have made my peace with the Avalanche brakes. They are actually quite good at stopping the truck. The only problem I have now is driving my new Accord. The first application of brakes when I switch vehicles about puts me thru the window in my Accord.
Both sets of brakes work fine, just worlds apart on pedal feel.