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Expect the unexpected……… November 7, 2006

Posted by wilsonniblett in Enthusiastic Commentary.

This morning was a nice mild day although somewhat wet due to the on and off rain that had been falling since last night.  It is one of those days that is great for getting all those things done such as business visits, since the inclement weather will keep you and your client from wanting play hookey and go golfing.

I had lined up a few meetings for today and was very eager to get on the road.  Since my current vehicle was being shown to a prospective client, it was all clean and sitting by the showroom.  As per usual, I checked for something to drive and was told I should try the new 2007 Silverado Pick Up.

The truck was very easy to find on the lot.  Parked in front of our new building construction site, it was surrounded by many of the skilled tradesmen from the site.  This is the first 2007 4×4 model that we have received and it draws a lot of attention due to some great styling cues taken from the new Tahoe/ Suburban line.

Now, I have driven Suburban, Tahoe and Silverado models for years and currently have an Avalanche in the garage at home, so I figured this would be just another truck.  I was very pleasantly surprised!

Not since Chevrolet started using Hydroformed frame rails in their truck line, have I been this impressed with a redesigned Silverado.  While pickups have come along way over the last decade, this is another level all together.  Being an LTZ model this one sports all the nice accoutrements such as leather seating and, well…., power everything.  There is no mistaking that this is a luxury vehicle.   Being a Crew Cab, the interior is very much like a Suburban / Tahoe.

Truck and Agile are not words that usually get used in a sentence together, until now!   The Vortec 5.3 V8 creates a lot of low end torque and you just float along with the traffic pulling away from a light without the vehicle having to work at it.  The thing that amazed me is that there is no sway or wallowing when manouvering through traffic at any speed.  All this and a smooth ride too!

I am impressed.  And being somewhat jaded, that is really saying something.   Now the only problem is that I really want one.   Let me see, who do I know that  needs a low mileage Avalanche…………………..

The Chevy Enthusiast



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