I traded in a 2001 Victory Red Silverado ... It was a 1500 Z-71 Extra-Cab with the Sportside Bed ... It had all the trimmings:
Red TopDeck Fiberglass Lid, Tahoe Chrome Grille, 2002 GMC Denali wheels with Michelin Cross Terrains, a spare set of oem wheels with Michelin A/T's , Custom 3" Cat-back with polished aluminum Mecham tip, K&N Cold Air, HPP3, Tint all around, and US Flag Z-71 decals over the wheel wells ... Among other things ... Oh yeah, a Wilson 1000 roof mount and Sideband radio running over 500 watts ... hehe
Here's how it went:
Got crap from most at work for buying a stepside Silverado, got crap for putting a 62" whip on a pretty truck, got crap for not getting a SnugLid cover, and got a severe amount of crap for trading it on the AV!
After I got the AV, the girls at my wife's work dogged it, and I found out she drives a 2000 Tahoe Limited 2WD that she WON FOR FREE in a raffle ... whine, whine, whine ... She says her beautiful black FREE Tahoe Limited is a piece of crap, and they already did front brakes at 15,000 miles ... She says she's gonna trade it in for a new Toyota Highlander ... WAAAAAA!
I tell her that the guide pins on the calipers on the old body Chevys need to be greased and cleaned or they will eat the inside pad on frt brakes, and I also tell her that the stupid Highlander has a Uni-Body construction,and is not a real truck... I knocked her venerable Toyota thinking in the dirt... And when I told her that most Toyotas are now either 70% built here and / or parts produced in Mexico, she really got mad.... "Oh, you mean they're not Japanese anymore?" "Then I should probably get a Santa Fe.." ?Nice ... 11H realizes the argument is futile ... The other night at wife's X-Mas party, her overbearing husband after the party lines up with me in their Toyota RAV-4, and acts like he's gonna get in front of me in the AV ... Ha ... Ya right ... Light turns green, and he got my new Dynomax cat-back wrapped around his head as his little ricer labored for the crosswalk in fear ... We get to the next light after we do 0 to 50, and he's many many bus lengths back, and I roll down the window, and say, "Hey bro, if you had that 350 Tahoe tonight, you might have had a chance!" Simultaneously blowing his doors off on the freeway on-ramp... He's the kind of guy who smokes the little faggy brown cigarrettes, and braggs about his Harley... What an all american... Driving/Bragging about Toyotas, and driving Harleys ...
To end this pointless story, the hell with the people "who just don't know." And praise to those with an open mind who take the time to see just what it is that we love so dear about the AV ...
Sometimes, I just want to put a decal in the back window that says, " IF YOU ARE IGNORANT, PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR FUTILE EXISTENCE AWAY FROM THE PATH OF ME AND BROTHER AVALANCHE ... "
Oh, BTW, the Red Silverado I mention in the beginning of this thread was so ugly, it hit the Chevy lot on a Saturday on it's own little round Concrete pedestal, and sold by Sunday ... I guess it was an ugly peice of crap... And oh ya, they got full sticker of over $23,000 for it... That's when they were running $2500 rebates on the new 2002 trucks... I guess someone was interested in buying my used trade over a brand new truck...