I owned a lot of vehicles over the years, mostly acquired new. The
Avalanche is an outstanding quality vehicle. It is by far the best
vehicle AT DELIVERY that I have ever owned. It took nearly two years
for my first warranty work-- moisture in fog lights. Also the rear
window was defective (it was also switched by someone as it was tinted
and none of my other windows were).
I have two break ins-- in one attempt, they tried to steal the vehicle
but were unable to start it as the system automatically disabled. In
the 2nd break in a few days ago, they drilled through the passenger
door and made off with a lot of stuff in the passenger compartments as
I was parked in San Antonio a couple of blocks from the Alamo at a
(Fortunately, they were too stupid to break into the bed where they
would have found 4 or 5 handguns and a rifle (inherited) I was
transporting from AZ to VA. Also, enough ammunition to keep one busy
for a while. I'm not really into weapons these days but couldn't
leave all that stuff with my mom.)
(They also missed a lot of jewelry from New Mexico and Mexico that
were recently purchased. I had placed that stuff in a side
So, it's a fine vehicle but has been a magnet for breakins. Side
paneling holding up fine in color and in toughness. Works for me!
Guess the answer there is to never leave anything in it that you want to
keep. Had that problem in Hawaii at the beach parking area. Learned to
leave my turck unlocked (obviously so) and nothing in it I wanted.
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