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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, 8.1 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 661 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Electical Problems, POOR Braking, POOR Mileage

By on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "The looks / useability was reason for purchase"

Cons: "Costliest vehicle I have ever owned for repairs!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This vehicle has been the most costly to own I have ever experienced in 30+ years of truck buying! Left front brake caliper froze up, 3 of the 4 power window motors failed, MANY vehicle sensors failed, exterior hardware on rear compartments have either seized up or inoperative, the fuel gage never reads full & other gages have all been replaced as they would peg out, terrible gas mileage, drivers seat stitching is starting to pull apart, spent over $300 on right rear door wiring harness / speaker / and misc. repair to stop static in radio which is STILL present, cold engine shake for about 3-4 minutes, misc. interior floor trim pieces popped up, and about 3 inches of dealer receipts showing thousands of dollars on misc. other repairs!"

Original Owner since 2004

By on Sunday, September 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Bulit for longevity and comfort"

Cons: "Bad on gas , and its not a real truck"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Its 9/2014 - I have owned this vehicle since new ($46,000)and 166k, my maintenance cost per year are around 1000 averaging. Gas is crazy bad for this since the ethanol came into play. I was getting right at 19 on the interstate and 15 in the city, now I get 15 no matter how I drive. Ethanol has ruined my gas mileage so yea I'm not a fan. If you have a large family this is an excellent truck and really it pretty cheap to maintain. The biggest issue I have had are the sensors under the manifold (i forget what they are called)and the fuel pump in the tank(bad design) these was unexpected and costly around 500. each I figure even if the motor went out I would keep it because a motor for this truck is only around 1k. I have no complaints and I'm pretty picky. I doubt I would buy this again because of the gas mileage (you never get it back) but if your a large family and its all local get one you wont look back. Also keep in mind this isnt really a truck (no leaf springs) so when I tow I really know its back there."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great truck.

By on Sunday, September 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Vesitle"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this vehicle brand new. I have had very few repairs outside of normal maintenance. Still looks almost new. I have used for many family trips, golf trips, pulling a almost 6000lb camper and it always does the job. This will be a sad truck to let go."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great Truck!!

By on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Gives you a Tahoe feel and the power of a Pickup"

Cons: "Gas Mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this truck for a month now. Second owner. It has 137,000 miles on it but you could never tell It runs like a champ. I purchased this car after flipping my Chevy Tahoe and I must say This is way better than the Tahoe. I have the convenience of a pick up and the feel of a Tahoe"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

EXCELLENT VALUE AND STILL SHOWS LIKE NEW

By on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great truck wouldn't trade or sell it"

Cons: "no cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"THIS IS A WONDER TRUCK I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT AND THINK IT'S BEEN MY MOST FAV ALL TIME VEHICLE SINCE MY FIRST PURCHASE BACK IN THE DAY (1965)"

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Comfortable, Handles well at any speed

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,350

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Versatile strong 4WHL"

Cons: "UV protection poor for clear lens"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Comfortable, handles well at any speed, tows well, convenient drop down features allow hauling full plywood sheets. Mine has full vinyl wrap which avoids most door dents etc., descent mileage for a vehicle over 5,000#. Only problems have been light lens UV clouding, heater blower replaced twice, alternator replaced, tail light connector."

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