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#1 jwh463

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

did not know that till I saw this page

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

It's a nice, but limited, niche vehicle, so it doesn't surprise me that it's going away. I thought about one 'till I got to underhood options. Say what!? No 6.2!? A 5.3 in a 5900# vehicle just won't get it for me.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

Wow, an Avalanche with a badge that says black diamond, sounds real special...

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

Calendar Year Total American sales 2001[3] 52,955 2002[3] 89,372 2003[4] 93,482 2004[4] 80,566 2005[5] 63,186 2006[5] 57,076 2007[6] 55,550 2008[6] 35,003 2009[7] 16,432 2010[8] 20,515
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Calendar Year Total American sales
2001[3] 52,955
2002[3] 89,372
2003[4] 93,482
2004[4] 80,566
2005[5] 63,186
2006[5] 57,076
2007[6] 55,550
2008[6] 35,003
2009[7] 16,432
2010[8] 20,515


Dont just roll over and take this, this is another bench seat, we will never again have something that is a pickup/suv mix with rear coil springs from an american company. First the ford explorer pickup thing and now the avalanche.

What do they expect us to do? Buy honda ridgelines?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

It's a nice, but limited, niche vehicle, so it doesn't surprise me that it's going away. I thought about one 'till I got to underhood options. Say what!? No 6.2!? A 5.3 in a 5900# vehicle just won't get it for me.


I agree totally,the 5.3 is just "not enough" for as heavy as the Avalanche is,they use to offer the "L76" VortecMAX 6-lter for the '07-'08 model-years,but it was not a very popular option.
I think you can get the 6.2 in Canada,and I also think its not offered down here in the states because of CAFE standards.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:35 PM


Calendar Year Total American sales
2001[3] 52,955
2002[3] 89,372
2003[4] 93,482
2004[4] 80,566
2005[5] 63,186
2006[5] 57,076
2007[6] 55,550
2008[6] 35,003
2009[7] 16,432
2010[8] 20,515


Dont just roll over and take this, this is another bench seat, we will never again have something that is a pickup/suv mix with rear coil springs from an american company. First the ford explorer pickup thing and now the avalanche.

What do they expect us to do? Buy honda ridgelines?



I don't think they offer a bench seat and column shift in the Avalanche anymore.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:13 PM



Calendar Year Total American sales
2001[3] 52,955
2002[3] 89,372
2003[4] 93,482
2004[4] 80,566
2005[5] 63,186
2006[5] 57,076
2007[6] 55,550
2008[6] 35,003
2009[7] 16,432
2010[8] 20,515


Dont just roll over and take this, this is another bench seat, we will never again have something that is a pickup/suv mix with rear coil springs from an american company. First the ford explorer pickup thing and now the avalanche.

What do they expect us to do? Buy honda ridgelines?



I don't think they offer a bench seat and column shift in the Avalanche anymore.

Not sure about the US but I just saw an Avalanche on the lot here the other day with a bench seat and column shifter.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

my 09 avalanche was ordered with a center front seat....at the time I think there was a $700-900 credit for the console delete......when the truck came in, i picked up a basically new console for $400, installed it in no time, and sold my center seat to offset the cost. In the end it saved me money to put towards the 22's

Cool thing about the avalanche in canada is that it came with the 6.2
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

my 09 avalanche was ordered with a center front seat....at the time I think there was a $700-900 credit for the console delete......when the truck came in, i picked up a basically new console for $400, installed it in no time, and sold my center seat to offset the cost. In the end it saved me money to put towards the 22's

Cool thing about the avalanche in canada is that it came with the 6.2


Not anymore. I think it has been gone for a couple of years now.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

I know the 8.1 was available in the 2500 Avalanche, can't remember what year it was.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Looked at a few . Looked like a truck with a crew cab and a short box basically,
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

I know the 8.1 was available in the 2500 Avalanche, can't remember what year it was.


It not only was available,it was the only engine in the 2500 Avalanche's,it was from '02-'06 during the GMT800 based Avalanche's.

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#14 MS3DALE

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:49 PM


Dont just roll over and take this, this is another bench seat, we will never again have something that is a pickup/suv mix with rear coil springs from an american company. First the ford explorer pickup thing and now the avalanche.

What do they expect us to do? Buy honda ridgelines?



I don't think they offer a bench seat and column shift in the Avalanche anymore.

my 09 avalanche was ordered with a center front seat....at the time I think there was a $700-900 credit for the console delete......when the truck came in, i picked up a basically new console for $400, installed it in no time, and sold my center seat to offset the cost. In the end it saved me money to put towards the 22's

Cool thing about the avalanche in canada is that it came with the 6.2


my 09 avalanche was ordered with a center front seat....at the time I think there was a $700-900 credit for the console delete......when the truck came in, i picked up a basically new console for $400, installed it in no time, and sold my center seat to offset the cost. In the end it saved me money to put towards the 22's

Cool thing about the avalanche in canada is that it came with the 6.2


Not anymore. I think it has been gone for a couple of years now.


You can still get a split bench seat on the LS trim level (LT & LTZ are only available with buckets) and column shift is the only shifter,there never was a console shift.

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Custom tune by Justin at Black Bear,CORSA "Sport" exhaust system,EXTANG "Full-Tilt" snapless tonneau cover,Rough Country 1.5" front leveling kit,Fabtech 1" rear lift blocks,EZ-Down tailgate damper.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

Looked at a few . Looked like a truck with a crew cab and a short box basically,


It is,but with the mid-gate down and open it turns into a 8'1" long-box!

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Custom tune by Justin at Black Bear,CORSA "Sport" exhaust system,EXTANG "Full-Tilt" snapless tonneau cover,Rough Country 1.5" front leveling kit,Fabtech 1" rear lift blocks,EZ-Down tailgate damper.
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