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- Oct 30, 2009
- Bobcat CT235, Bad Boy z-turn, Suzuki Vinson 500 and F-150
I recently went through the same experience with my 07 Avalanche, similar frame to your Tahoe. I don't understand why GM stopped making them in 2013, it was such a comfortable and versatile vehicle, with the mid-gate down I could carry a full sheet of plywood with tailgate up. I traded it on a 2021 Silverado which I am still adjusting to the much higher hood and fender. RIP ole AvyEver get a little emotional after trading in a car?
Said my final farewells to perhaps the best overall vehicle I have ever owned. My 2008 Chevy Tahoe LTZ. What a fine automobile. A perfect fit for bigger people, bigger families, sports events and travel. She could cruise like a Cadillac on a long trip, then turn around and be tough and unstuck a piece of equipment from the mud.
She was reliable, spacious, comfortable, strong and quiet. Our kids rode in the Tahoe from elementary school to college. They brought home state championships in lacrosse and district titles in football, accepting offers from colleges, and their first dates. We lived some great years with the Tahoe. After 12 + years and about 200,000 miles, the repairs started to pile up. My wife got bitten with the BMW bug and we purchased an X5. Nice, but I secretly liked the Tahoe a lot more. It comforted my aging body like an easy chair.
We used it as a trade in on a 2020 Jeep Rubicon for my kids. Tight, small and bumpy, but fun.
I think I shed a tear for the Tahoe. She was part of the family. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Chevy Tahoe if you need a big, safe, American made SUV.
Only for a few short years The new ones are made by VM Motori-an Italian company-I think they make the EcoDiesel in the RAM Trucks to (not the Cummins for the RAM 2500 but the one for the 1500.)Yes you should, and let me know how it goes, lol.
After enjoying the hemi 6-7 years don't think I'd be satisfied with a V6 either. I drove a diesel JGC while looking in 2018 and was surprised at how quick it seemed. Would that have been a Fiat motor?
I was really hoping they would release a new Avalanche based on the new Suburban/Tahoe that came out this year. But I just put in an order for a Silverado so even if they surprise everyone with a 2022 Avalanche I won't be getting one for 5+ years.I recently went through the same experience with my 07 Avalanche, similar frame to your Tahoe. I don't understand why GM stopped making them in 2013, it was such a comfortable and versatile vehicle, with the mid-gate down I could carry a full sheet of plywood with tailgate up. I traded it on a 2021 Silverado which I am still adjusting to the much higher hood and fender. RIP ole Avy
Absolutely a beautiful car! I can only imagine your sorrow for letting it go. I have the same feelings for my 1969 Dodge Cornet RT. Family car for a few years, drag raced it for about 6 years and held track record for 3 of those in Pure Stock class.