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#1 of 88 Hello & Welcome!
by KarenS HOST
Jul 10, 2001 (7:44 am)
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Avalanche!
My name is Karen and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.
Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on
4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET
5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET
6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET
7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)
Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
#2 of 88 Pewter Av Owner - fpmike
Jul 11, 2001 (8:35 am)
I've been following the Avalanche Pickup Townhall forum for a few months now and a lot of info is there. I got my Av three weeks ago and really like it. I had an Expedition before and this is more stable, comfortable, powerful and great to drive. I've yet to get it off the road but expect good things there too. I am looking for the roof rack and BVE running boards, the local dealer can't find them yet. Anybody have info on access to the parts information?
#3 of 88 Black Z66 Owner
Jul 11, 2001 (2:11 pm)
I bought my Av on 6/15, and am really enjoying the power and comfort. I recently took a 2000 mile trip throughout California, and it performed beautifully. I also received many looks and comments! I only wish they had offered a 6-CD changer, and a better trip computer.
Jul 11, 2001 (5:25 pm)
Have you talked with anyone with the Z71 pkg.? I have the Z71 and can't imagine how they could improve the ride. The only thing I have noticed is a little vibration of the steering wheel and a small amount of rear wheel hop during light off-road. Highway drive is smooth as silk. Love it.
P.S. Mike, mine is Pewter too. Nice match with the cladding. Does yours have the graphite interior?
#6 of 88 Black Z71 Owner
Jul 12, 2001 (5:51 am)
I purchased my Av on 6/27. It was loaded with everything except the BVE option. Just like fpmike, I too am awaiting the running boards and looking for any information. They would be mighty nice to have. My wife's grandmother is 4'10", and it is quite a site to see her try and climb in and out of the back seat.
Constant comments all around whenever I am driving. People asking me questions at stop lights, bank drive-thrus, etc. It is almost annoying, but exceedingly gratifying. The only negative thing that I have found is that if any small car pulls up behind me, they disappear because the rear end is so tall. Other than that, no problems. Water leakage around the mid-gate etc. is minimal to nothing. I have washed it twice through a car wash, drove through heavy rain, and washed once at home.
looking foward to hearing other comments.
#7 of 88 Indigo Blue Metallic Z66 AV owner
Jul 12, 2001 (6:28 am)
I purchased my Av on 6/6. It's loaded with all options. Going to add the running boards, molded hood protector, molded splash guards and ventvisors when they are available to order. So far I have had not problems with my Av. I wish I could get a dollar for every person that looks or ask me questions about my Av. I would be able to buy another one. I have been getting 16.7 mpg in the city and 18.14 mpg on highway. No water leak problems as of today. I have been washing it every week now. Blue really shows the dirt and dust. I am completely satisfied with my Avalanche.
#8 of 88 Ventvisors
Jul 12, 2001 (9:38 am)
I highly recommend the getting WeatherFlectors instead. No tape, Look much cleaner. Already have mine and their sweet. Although you have to put the clips in (at least on the rears), ours popped out and we had to order replacements. The rears on our Durango didn't require the clips and I was seeing if it was really necessary. It was. You can order them from www.macnielauto.com.
#9 of 88 High Rear Issues
Jul 12, 2001 (10:34 am)
I also notice that small cars disappear, especially at night, when they get too close to the Av's rear. This is especially a pain in Los Angeles, where lots of little car owners like to get right on my tail. (Oh well, Darwin will take care of them!)
The other problem with the high rear is during reversing; the backup lights seem to be very small and dim for the area they need to light up for me to see beyond the tailgate. I am considering purchasing extra bright reverse lights. Any one have ideas on this?
#10 of 88 WeatherFlectors allonon
Jul 12, 2001 (1:03 pm)
Did you say you have these WeatherFlectors for your Avalanche? Do they make them for the Av?