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Old 11-30-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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Avalanche or SS

I can't believe I've even come to this point. I test drove a 2008 Avalanche LT w/2LT package, and then took it home for a day, and I really liked it! The midgate transformation was nice, and quite useful, and the truck overall was very functional with a great ride. So I'm thinking, do I want functional (the Avalanche) or just plain fun (Camaro)? If anyone has any thoughts (or encouragement to go in the right direction), I'd be interested to hear. I don't know what to do!
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Fun all the way unless you absolutely NEED the truck. I went from a sports car to a f150 supercrew...and my truck is awesome....but I miss the FUN of driving. Once the new wears off the avalanche....thats it. With the camaro, as with most sports cars, it will be fun to drive.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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well do you really need the truck or is it something that is needed if you just like it and don't need it wait for the camaro, i went from a nice car to a truck so now i am getting a camaro and keeping the truck it all comes down to needs and wants just my two cents.

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Old 11-30-2008, 10:20 PM   #4
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I am sorry I have to pick one. THE SS not the RUBBERMAID TRUCK.

Should I get a round steak or a Filet Mignon? HMMM. I guess I will take the SS and the Filet Mignon.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:44 PM   #5
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I have a 07 Avy-LTZ. I was very hesitant about it at first but absolutely love it now. I bought it in July 2007, have about 9100 miles on it now. During the summer, I have 24" rims and then switch back to the factory 20" for the winter.

I got mine with the 6.0L....the 5.3L just didn't do it for me. I average 15/20mpg city/highway respectively.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:46 PM   #6
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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Dude! Get the Avalanche.....more camaros for the rest of us
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:51 PM   #8
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I too have an '07 Avalanche (Not LTZ...2LT). (See avatar)

I couldn't be more happy with it... The only reason I'm trading it in for the Camaro is that I no longer need the truck. All of the renovations in the house are done and if I need a truck, I can borrow one from work for the weekend.

I recommend the Av to anybody looking to buy a truck. The only problem I have run into is the bed supports (they cause a nasty blindspot)...also...taller objects didn't fit due to them. (When picking up our furniture...the height from the bed to the bottom of that support was too short).

The drive, comfort, and power are all great though (not too shabby on gas mileage either with the AFM).
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:36 PM   #9
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My father is a test driver for GM and he's always raved about the Avalanche. He wants one really bad... He also wants a Camaro too, how ironic?

Depends on what you need. If you're looking for a daily driver and need practicality over anything else, then the Avalanche is what you should be looking into.

If you really don't need anything too practical (although the Camaro does have a back seat and a decently sized trunk) so for someone like me the Camaro would be just enough. Definitely get the Camaro.

I wanted a Camaro SS or a Camaro 2LT w RS, or a 350Z or something that's a 2dr coupe, but heck I never thought I'd so something in my life like want a TrailBlazer SS due to needing something more practical seeing that it will be my only car... But still fun and capable of doing some burn outs... hehe...
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:56 PM   #10
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dude, you know this is a Camaro forums site right. What answers do you expect to get???
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:20 AM   #11
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Depends really. The Avalanche is a great truck, lots of interior space with decent cargo room and towing capabilities. Plus, the 5.3L Vortec 5300 V8 is FlexFuel capable. If you need stuff like that, then you should definitely get it.

I've always wanted an Avalanche myself...still waiting for GM to stick the 4.5L or 6.6L Duramax Diesel in it.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:52 AM   #12
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if you are going to buy right away get an avalanche, you will help GM in the short run, if your waiting anyways buy the camaro...
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:12 AM   #13
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I currently am driving a 06 Avalanche. Great truck. Will be getting a Camaro about mid year 09. Not geting rid of the Avalanche. Giving it to the wife and trading her korean turd in. She is almost as excited about getting the Avalanche as I am about the Camaro. I do have to add that many times at the home improvement stores when I am loaing up lumber or such I always get the looks from the workers, "thats not gonna fit" or " how are you going to put this in that" With the midgate down I have stuck 10 ft boards in comfortably and 16 ft boards hangin out. I have bought chester drawers and ft them under the cover without problems. My "friend" rags on it because its "not a truck", but I always say it works like one.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:25 AM   #14
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As an owner of a 2002 Avalanche since 2001, I must say the Avalanche is pretty much the most versatile vehicle you could ever own. You want to throw a bunch of people in the back comfortably? Plenty of room. You want to get a load of gravel? Take off the taneau covers and load it up. I went from a Silverado extended cab to the Avalanche because there just wasnt enough room for car seats in the Silverado. I'm going to run my Avalanche into the ground, and I would most definately buy another one when she dies.

That being said, I'll be getting my Camaro for the summer, and haul the Av out for our wonderful Wisconsin winters.

So to answer your question. Get an Avalanche for the winter, and a Camaro for the summer.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:39 AM   #15
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So to answer your question. Get an Avalanche for the winter, and a Camaro for the summer.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:48 AM   #16
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The avalanche would be great if you need a general purpose vehicle, it makes more sense for the average buyer than most trucks and SUV's out there. It can do pretty much anything except haul lumber and the family. If you can only have 1 vehicle for the family its a better buy than the Camaro. If you have a family hauler and/or something to go to home depot with, I recommend getting the Camaro.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:02 AM   #17
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maybe look into a LTZ Silverado...I just got mine and I am so glad I went with that decision.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:06 AM   #18
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Get both!

No seriously, if you need the functionality of the Avalanche, then buy a used one and drive it for a year, then consider trading it in on a Camaro SS.

Something like this - Link

Or any of these - Link

My sister had an '04 Avalanche and loved it until it started having all kinds of issues around 100k miles. She also complained that the plastic trim pieces had started to fade and it made the rest of the truck look like crap, even though the painted areas were still nice.

Unless you actually need the functionality of a truck everyday, get a used one to do the work when you need it and get a new Camaro for everyday driving. I'm retiring my '97 C1500 next summer, after driving it daily for 9 years, and relegating it weekend chores and helping friends move.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:10 PM   #19
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If you need a truck, buy a real truck, if you want a performance car, buy the Camaro. The Avalanche is not a real substitute for a pickup truck or a van, it IMHO has a much too small truck bed to do any truly useful hauling.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #20
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I know what it is like to be on the fence! On the one hand the Avalanche is way more practicle. It is Cheaper, it is a nice vehicle. You can tow things, put things in the back like lumber and fertilizer and tools and other guy stuff. Of course your insurance will be less. Your wife would probably rather see you get the Avalanche. You wont get tickets or kill yourself. Those are just a few of the reasons why you should go with what your mind is telling you. Now go with your heart and get your freak on in your brand new 2010 SS CAMARO!
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #21
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Choose the vehicle that fits your needs better.

If the Avalanche fits those needs at the moment, go for it. If you're choosing the Avalance soley based on how much you like it v. how much you need it, you may second guess yourself when the Camaro arrives.

Don't forget, the Avalanche will probably use more gas, and the "fun" quotent may not be equal to driving the Camaro.

Good luck in your decision. At least they're both GM vehicles you're considering.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:10 PM   #22
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If you don't need a truck anymore, and Camaro fits your lifestyle, I'd go Camaro. I like the idea of the Avalanche, but I have a feeling they won't be around too much longer.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #23
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You would rather drive the Camaro.......
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:31 PM   #24
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The avalanche is a beautiful truck, but if you don't need it completely, get the Camaro
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