I never thought of it as really a truck either, but I think they looked pretty cool. Especially the early ones with the painted plastic trim on bottom.No offense to any Avalanche owners, but besides the Honda Ridgeline, the Avalanche was the worst looking pickup/truck on the planet. I had a hard time even qualifying it as a pickup.
I've never seen a reason to own either one so it doesn't hurt my feelings one bit to see it shut down.
LOL, well when they get older, they will require more maintenance I am sure.Lol, like a fine scotch whiskey, mine gets more expensive with age.
Rust was a big issue on my 3rd gen as well. And once one small part broke down, it seemed like it created a nasty domino effect. I like what they've done with he 4th Gen's, they've come a long way in a short amount of time when you compare them to the Ford and Chevy. Now if they could just fix my squeaky center console shifter area it would be perfect lolLOL, well when they get older, they will require more maintenance I am sure.
I fully expect to need front end work (ball joints, etc) before 200,000 miles.
Not sure how many miles your's has, but it is 10 years old, and they are machines. Also, I hate to say it but the build quality of the 4th gen's is far better than the 2nd and 3rd gen's. I would know, I have had both.:4-dontknow:
Mechanically, they weren't the best. The 2000, I could barely take on a road trip without worry, the 05 was just a constant money pit-$1200 rack and pinion, 2 front halfshafts, ball joints/control arms, rust over the wheel wells in the rear, rusty rear bumper, transmission, rear end, the list goes on.