This is a public service announcement. Never, under any circumstances buy a 3/4 ton avalanche. I've had mine for about 8 months, it has 144k miles on it. In those 8 months I have replaced/repaired: -2 oil cooler lines -4 transmission cooler lines (yep, 4) -4 power steering lines (again, really 4) -power steering cooler -1 pair lower control arm bushings -all 4 ball joints -both outer the rod ends -power steering gear box -power steering pump -pitman and idler arm -maf sensor And now I'm being told the front diff needs to be rebuilt. It's leaking, and apparently the axle seals are so bad to get, you might as well rebuild it while in there. This is all the stuff I've had to fix over what I consider to be routine maintenance. I'm not including brakes, oil changes, tune up, u-joints (and driveshaft balancing). I've never had any luck with Chevys (this is my 5th). I like them, they just don't seem to like me! I'm starting to feel like this is something personal lol. Anyhow, just needed to vent for a bit and hopefully convince you folks not to buy one. Unless of course you want mine (dang near brand new at this point)!