Should I buy a Avalanche or Silverado?

I’m looking at the 2008 models with the z71 package(4×4). I won’t be do much hauling in bed and I live in a city so steering is a must (Avalanche’s steering is tighter by 8 feet). I currently have two cars(A Lexus IS350 and a Suburban Z71) so I want the best worlds. Any reviews and thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I have a boat and drive off road often so I need a truck or SUV. I’ll be spending less money on gas then filling up both cars. Thanks

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5 Responses to Should I buy a Avalanche or Silverado?

  1. LSC400 July 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Unless you need the extra towing capacity or one of the Silverado’s rare body configurations, the Avalanche makes more sense. It’s a lighter truck (thanks to different construction) so it performs better and gets a little more mileage. Plus it has that neat trademark "midgate" thing where you can knock down the wall between the cabin and bed, which gives you an 8-foot-long cargo box should you ever need it. Can’t do that in a Silverado.

    If you wanna compare the two, check this out: http://vlane.com/comparison_specifications/337

  2. butter_cream1981 July 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    keep the lex and sell the suburban lol. i don’t know much other than i don’t think an SUV or truck is worth the cost of gas if you aren’t really needing to have one. have you thought of a smaller SUV or truck? or is there a reason you need the larger model? i had a manager that had an avalanche he seemed to like it ok until the gas prices started rising. he traded it in for a brand new accord.

  3. Chad D July 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Since you already have the Suburban I’d go with the Avalanche. Go used though cause you can probably save a ton because of depreciation based on gas prices.

  4. jagsplaya6 July 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Silverado all the way! i love the 2008 model! i have a suburban and well get rid of it. the silverado would be the ideal choice if you think that some mud or well outdoor fun would be instore if not the avalanche would be a better street truck. personaly if you like the avalanche better i would go withe the cadilac that looks just like it..

  5. frenchy July 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Get a Ford Ranger