Chevy Truck Is the Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Bargain

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If you need a truck that’s dirt cheap, luxurious, reliable, and useful, look no further than the Chevy Avalanche.

With the prices of new trucks exploding up into the six-digit range these days, many people are simply looking for an affordable alternative. For the budget-minded consumer, the used truck market can save you thousands. But even then, many people just have a few grand in the bank and a need for something reliable that can haul both their family and bags of dirt from the local big box hardware store. And for them, the Chevy Avalanche represents the best bargain of the bunch.

Sure, the Avalanche is a polarizing vehicle with its giant plastic bumpers and moldings. But that’s also part of the reason why they’re so dirt cheap. And in this cool video from Truck Central, we get to hear popular YouTuber BigKleib34 talk about the many reasons why he believes the Chevy Avalanche is the best pickup truck bargain for the low, low price of just $5k.

Chevy Avalanche

For starters, Kleib tows his Corvette and race truck with the Avalanche, and reports that “it takes it like a champion.” With north of 235,000 miles, the only part he’s ever had to replace is the fuel pump. And it’s obviously quite plush, as Kleib notes that “the seats are some of the most comfortable I’ve ever sat in.” It’s even got an LS motor, which provides plenty of power and stone-dead reliability.

But where the Chevy Avalanche really shines is in the utility department. The rubber mat holds your stuff in place, and it even has integrated bumper steps like newer pickups. Integrated bed covers keep your stuff dry. There are loads of handy cargo tie-downs, tool boxes, and even bed lights built in. And if the truck’s 5.5-foot bed isn’t enough, simply remove the cab wall and you’ve got more space.

Chevrolet Avalanche

Many of those features are things that manufacturers tout on brand new trucks. And yet, this Avalanche had them 16 years ago. It’s an amazingly useful and ingenious pickup, one that simply isn’t appreciated as much as it should be. But on the bright side, that makes it quite the bargain today!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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