Thinking of getting one of these for the following reasons:
>pick up shit for the house that's too large for the car
>take the dogs into the woods
>take mountain biking
>take camping twice a year
>hauling the motorcycles when needed
>just drive when I'm not in the mood to drive the bikes or cars
What should I know about these donkeys? The only thing I'm really familiar with is the shitty plastic goes bad. I hear they are pretty damn reliable and I can get them for cheap. Anyone here own/owned one? If no one is familiar I go browse the shitty Chevy forums.
you should buy a RAM
I like Avalanches specifically because they almost all belong to people who don't tear them up and there's not much demand for them so they sell for cheap. Just don't get too into the look and mistakenly buy a Ridgeline.
Sucks you can't get a manual one though.
I can get the z71 for like $4-$7k here. They are cheap as fuck. I figured it would be a good beater truck. trying to pick between it and the titan (already owned one) and a few other trucks.
are you talking about mx bikes or sport bikes?
we fitted an Enduro into this bitch here, a bike should fit in a Tahoe.
Both. I have a trail bike and a CBR 1000RR. trail bike wouldn't fit, it's too tall. And even if I could cram it the fuck in there all crazy, why would you do that instead of just getting a truck?
Generally the GMC will take more of a beating while the Nissan will last longer with babying. Ironically they LOOK like the opposite would be true. The way you're phrasing it makes me say Avalanche.
You should know that you would be a moron not to buy a Ridgeline instead because it does everything better than the Avalanche while being smaller and more economical.
>buy a ridgeline
don't buy a ridgeline
Nailed it /o/. But joking aside the ridgeline only has 2 available in my major city. And they both have over 200k miles and "need repairs."
A guy I hunt with has an 06 he bought new, it's a great truck for being not a truck, he tows a huge fucking trailer with his family of 5 comfortably. He has put a 3 inch lift on it, which gets us around the mountain we hunt on. One of his kids is a BMX racer or something so he drives it to all neighboring states with his trailer and the bikes in the bed. I love it he loves it, his family loves it. But these are just opinions of someone whose spent time with one
I don't know 2bh, I was just wondering that the Tahoe, even if it looks like a fuckhueg thing, can't even fit a bike in it.
But you're american after all, so you should get a truck.
Get a truck or van, you can fit a bike in either and not look like a dummy who couldn't decide between a Tahoe and a Silverado.
It's like you just choose to ignore the Colorado license plate. Mine's not even a cargo van, just a 15 passenger van that I pulled the back seats out of.
And even then if you really don't want a van there's still proper trucks that have a full bed.
The best part is the interior is more suburban less truck, which makes it pretty great for longer drives, but all the mechanical bit's are right from chevy trucks, so they're great overall plus the mid gate is a neat little gimmick
my dad's got one with around 200k miles in it. he's loaded like 3000lbs on it while on lpg (wich is like half the power) and it drove like nothing up a hill. it's also really comfy. tl;dr its bretty gud.
.....I didn't say the van was European you knob. No one wants a shitty van except eurocucks.
And I know there are other trucks, it's why I said I was comparing it to other trucks. I was asking advice on THIS particular truck since I don't know much about it. This isn't a which truck is good thread, it's an "tell me about this particular vehicle thread".
Forget that, save a couple thousand and get this great hillbilly limo that has extra space for hoes too.
Yeah, the Ridgeline is less capable and barely gets better mileage.
Most Avalanches have the tow package which ups the rating to 8,000 lbs, just stop posting.
The Avalanche is best for people who want a better ride than the Silverado (Avalanche has the SUV springs, which are more compliant), and a lower price, but need to be able to haul dirty loads that are lower weight than what the trucks can do.
And if you get one without the cladding, they don't even look bad.
If you do truck things often, then just get the Silverado.
Avalanches are pretty comfy, probably because its a mutated Escalade at heart. My buddy had one, and I think he didn't have the oil changed for a really long time or some shit, because when he floored it one time the dashboard lit up, said "LOW OIL PRESSURE" on the display and the engine needed to be replaced. Other then that, pretty good vehicle.
>The Avalanche is best for people who want a better ride than the Silverado
I would be surprised if this were true, I drove my buddy's '06 1500 and the ride was very smooth. That showed though when we towed with it it though, squatted too far for my taste.
I have a yukon XL that gets that sort of mileage, and the rear can hold a 4'x8'panel flat. I can tow 8,000lbs too.
Get an SUV, silly. they're cheap, and ride just like your 'truck'. You're bed is going to be too small to load a 100cc+trailer bike into anyways, so you're looking at a trailer.