Ride and handling are excellent. Very happy with my 2003 Chevy Avalanche Z71. They basically disintegrate after a few years. Avalanche 1500 models are powered by a 5. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Across all models is a standard 5.
The bed cover is a 3 piece system and works well. I replaced mine with stainless steel just so I don't have to worry about them again. I have put lots of rotors and pads front and rear on this vehicle. The traction-control function allows controlled acceleration on slippery surfaces. Avalanche 1500 models ride as well as a fully loaded Suburban, maybe even better. Multi-zone manual climate control is now standard on all models. Safety improvements for 2003 include dual-level air bags with an automatic passenger-sensing system.
I believe Chevy even went back to rear drums in future models. The people who designed this thing are into fishing, hunting, and boating, and the execution shows, with flush-mounted cargo lights that illuminate the bed, foldaway tie-down hooks, and footholds and handholds for climbing onto the cargo cover, made of a highly rigid material can easily support your weight. The side storage and tall walls in the bed keep my large dogs comfortable when we take short trips to the veterinarian. Answering such a query has long been a favorite assignment of automakers. I live in a state that uses salt in the winter months so rust can be an issue there are some minor rust spots that I have kept up with but I keep it clean and maintained in a garage. However, the Avalanche is still distinguished from the Silverado by its more exaggerated fender flairs, and by its extensive body cladding.
A new instrument cluster promises better readability. The Driver Convenience Package also includes an eight-button, steering-wheel-mounted control system that the driver can program to access trip-computer functions, as well as OnStar and entertainment systems. I have been fortunate not to have any major components completely fail and I am somewhat capable of taking care of most issues myself. You will see everything from vintage, brand new, exotic, mainstream, old, etc. We have enjoyed ours so much that my niece purchased one as well. The standard alternator now produces 145 amps, and an automatic battery-protection system shuts off the lights 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition. So like the Suburban, the Avalanche is built on the same superb platform as the Silverado pickup.
Performance There is no shortage of performance options with the 2003 Chevy Avalanche. Only its price gives us pause, but it seems reasonable given the capability and versatility this truck offers and the amount of engineering that went into it. Map lights are available; in fact, Chevrolet has provided generous illumination throughout the cabin. The exterior color, Sage Green, is unique to the North Face Edition, with Sunset Orange, Onyx, Black, Pewter and Summit White available as well. Its cargo bed is indestructible and can take a load of gravel. The composite cladding, which is darker in color for 2003, does serve a purpose: It is as tough as iron and impervious to flying gravel.
Basically, this gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! Fold the Midgate down and you can fill the bed with drywall. The heavy-duty Avalanche 2500 offers big towing capability. Has 235k plus miles on original engine and trans. The bigger 2500s get an 8. Very comfortable ride with the coil springs in the rear instead of the leaf springs due to the platform it shares with the suburban. The new truck, on sale this summer, is offered in two- and four-wheel drive, and the Z71 off-road package will be available later in the model year. Is this a good thing? The bed is protected by a well-designed lockable cover rated to support 250 pounds.
You have an eight-foot bed capable of hauling 4×8-foot sheets of plywood. Two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models use the same suspensions and have the same ground clearance. I live close to work but on vacations and weekends it is pulling a 28 foot camper through the hills of West Virginia. For outdoor lovers, the North Face Edition offers an interior with Medium Gray trim, door trim panels, floor mats with The North Face logo and a white instrument cluster. The Avalanche feels smooth, quiet, and tight, with no squeaks or rattles. I am very proud of this channel and have built it up from amateur videos years ago to what you see today.
The four disc braking system has been my biggest headache with this vehicle. The new multiplexed electrical system can monitor and report on up to 34 vehicle functions, keeping the driver abreast of everything that is happening in the vehicle. Sage Green exterior paintwork is still exclusive to the North Face Edition, with Sunset Orange, Onyx, Black, Pewter and Summit White available as well. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Also included are two Summit Pod backpacks, as well as Water Duffalo storage bags. Attention to detail is impressive, both in design and engineering and in customer comfort and convenience. Includes dvd player with remote control, overhead display and two wireless infrared headphones.
Interior Features The crew crab 2003 Chevy Avalanche can seat six people. Then StabiliTrak adjusts engine torque or the brake pressure to individual wheels to help steer the truck back to the path the driver intended. The Avalanche is essentially a modified Chevrolet Suburban; the two vehicles share fully 85 percent of their parts. The brakes, already excellent, have been improved for 2003, with shorter stops, better pedal feel, and quieter operation. Every video is consistent in the way I present so viewers know what to expect in my presentations.
Flush-mounted cargo lights in the bed rate very high on our coolness scale and can make a big difference when loading cargo at night. Most of the interior features of a well-trimmed Suburban are found in the Avalanche. Your plywood or drywall stays dry inside the covered bed, out of the pouring rain. Handling is excellent for a big, heavy truck, even better than in the Suburban. Instead of carpet, however, the Midgate is backed with a tough composite material impervious to gravel or anything else you can throw at it. Towing capacity is boosted to 12,000 pounds, with two or four-wheel drive.