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#297 of 2035 GM Truck Show - Part 5 - Notes & Pricing
May 21, 2001 (7:46 pm)
According to the GM people at the show, the Avalanche is not available w/o the molding. I also agree w/ prior post that under the fender molds the metal is either pulled back away from the door line or it is just some sub-structure under there.
The colors at the show were blue, silver, green - all molding was grey - seems to fit the silver the best. Dealer has black - heading there tonight.
GM Truck Show offered $1000 discount coupons for attending - fine print on back negates it's use on just about every 2002 model - including Avalanche. They said the dealer may take it anyway if asked - sure.
Av comes with one year of basic 0n-Star. On-Star offers phone minutes you can purchase now. Expensive for small blocks of time (30 minutes $1.00 per minute) - cheaper on bigger blocks.
Chevrolet 1500 Series Pricing 2WD 4WD
Standard (High Content) $30,965 $33,965
Standard + Convienc Pkg (ZM9) $31,618 $34,618
Standard + Premium On Road
+ Premium Off Road (Z66/Z71) $31,800 $34,800
Standard + ZM9 + Z66/Z71 $32,453 $35,453
North Face Edition (1500 / 4WD only) $37,465
Soft Cargo Cover $600 Credit
Roof Rack $195
Running Boards $395
Power Bucket Sport Cloth $615
Power Bucket Sport Leather $1115
Full Feature Seat $1415
Power Sunroof $1095
Locking Differential $252
4.10:1 Rear Axle Ratio $N/C
Engine Block Heater $33
May 21, 2001 (8:01 pm)
Were any of the Avs fitted with the BVE Assist Steps as an option? Are these running boards or tubular side steps?
#299 of 2035 Side Step Options are BVE
May 22, 2001 (2:00 pm)
None of the Avs at the test drive had side steps on them. Marketing pictures show the running boards as the flat board type steps. I assume those are the steps with the BVE item code. I think a nice pair of tubes would look better myself as the Avalanche offers more of a "Muscle Shirt" personality than a "Suit" personality.
Here are the options from the list given me at the show. This time I added the GM option code. An entry of (???) means no code was provided.
Soft Cargo Cover (???) $600 Credit
Roof Rack (V54) $195
Running Boards (BVE) $395
Power Bucket Sport Cloth (A95) $615
Power Bucket Sport Leather(???) $1115
Full Feature Seat (AH3) $1415
Power Sunroof (CF5) $1095
Locking Differential (G80) $252
4.10:1 Rear Axle Ratio (GT5) $N/C
Engine Block Heater (K55) $33
May 23, 2001 (8:42 am)
In the GM accessory catalog, they listed the tubes $705. They were chrome and didn't look good on the vehicle pictured. It appears as though the BVE option has to be the boards.
#302 of 2035 Water Management......
May 25, 2001 (11:10 am)
Must read material for the Avalanche - a full section on the updated website. Good scoop, Todd.
May 25, 2001 (11:26 am)
Have a Truck show disount coupon they would like to donate to me? No truck show in NY, therefore I can't get one on my own.
#304 of 2035 My New Avalanche
May 27, 2001 (10:28 pm)
I take ( or supposed to) delivery of my 2002 Avalanche tomorrow (memorial day) I opted for the Z66 option in Lt Pewter with the graphite leather interior and sunroof. I have only been waiting for them since November. They are trickling in to dealers here in Dallas/Ft Worth area. So far only four dealers actually have them in stock, others are 10 or so days behind.
I am giving up my loved 2000 Impala LS in trade ( I was pictured and quoted in the 2001 Impala brochure for my consumer comments and compliments)
I will keep you posted in here of my Jeers and Cheers on my Avalanche
#305 of 2035 Avs on eBay
May 29, 2001 (1:16 pm)
There are three Avs on eBay. Two of them have pictures.
#306 of 2035 Mileage and Axle Ratio
May 30, 2001 (6:50 am)
The Avalanche which I fits my other requirements has the 4.11 axle. My sense is that with a lower ratio and equivalent highway speed the mileage would be lower. Has anyone seen published figures (for the Av, Sub or Silverado) or could someone tell me how much effect this has or what their experience has been?
None of the local dealers have the accessory catalog. Anybody have any links to it?
Kris, the drive I took was in Lakeport, CA. Their pricing matched that which is found here at Edmunds new vehicle pricing report.