Don't get me wrong, I don't think they are a bad vehicle. They have some nice features, etc. But unless you have money to throw away, it doesn't make sense to purchase one.
I'm sure there are ones that have had problems, like what Muzzyinbambi mentioned about his '05, but that's going to be true of any vehicle you buy - there are going to be some that have trouble for whatever reason, but that doesn't mean all Avalanches are a POS. We've had five of them here at my place of business and they've been great trucks - the guys loved them. But when it came time to replace them and we found out what the resale value was
and then that they cost more
to buy a new one
- well... it just didn't make sense.
You get a different look, and a covered bed. Again, unless you are just stuck on how they look then the money you save in buying a four door four-wheel drive Silverado, you could buy a bed cover or camper shell AND have money left over.
You have to admit, the new '07 is a nice lookin ride:
If you must burn our flag, please wrap yourself in it first.