2002 Chevrolet Avalanche User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4WD Review
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Great all around rig for adventurous types, maintenance free, great ride, versatile, solid.

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Sometimes a bit soft ride for curvy roads. Can modify to treat this problem. Gas mileage not th e best 17 but acceptable given the age and function of this auto.

brewman1947
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Fun, Versatile, Full On 4wd With Acceptable Mpg — Soft ride unless you modify suspension. Newer GM Avalanche get beter MPG. There are so many options on this model that you can carry adventure gear, haul construction materials, take your family to the movies, pull a 7000# travel trailer, or look good on the strip with all sorts of mods. Get one.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Drives and Rides like a car, with all the options of a pick-up truck. the cover bed is extremely nice on rainy days to keep cargo dry. The interior is great.

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Don't care to much for the plastic cladding.

khodges
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Great — Need more gear for pulling, or maybe I chose incorrectly. needs a little more leg room for us tall fellows. love all the options from the sunroof, removable back glass for those nice spring days. The back up alarm is great and a must for this vehilce

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Powerful, rugged, dependable

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Not to good on gas

ladon23
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Great Utility Mchine — It's a versatile proven workhorse of a truck, rides like an SUV and carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood. Seats five very comfortably with plenty of power around town, or highway speeds. I can't believe that Chevrolet stopped making them!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 4WD Review
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Power, Durability

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Fuel Mileage, Repair and Maintenance costs

pcrtr83
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Beast Of A Truck — The 8.1L Gas engine had a ton of power, but fuel mileage suffered greatly. I averaged around 10-12 miles per gallon. Fuel cost as much as my truck payments. However, this truck could get through anything and has been one of my favorite vehicles to date.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Low Maint Cost, Never had any break downs, Lots of cargo room, lots of room for people, rides great, no road noise

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stopped making them :( and bad gas mileage

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Love It! — Owned this truck and miss it a lot! It actually saved my life when i was hit from an oncoming 3/4 ton truck. Totally destroyed both vehicles... but Iived ! Truck road great, and hauled perfectly. You can have aftermarket wheels on it up to 24's however you MUST upgrade your disk breaks otherwise this truck will eat your breaks alive. The sound system that came with in it stock was nice, however invest a little money and add a Memphis system and you;ll never go wrong. The engine output is ALL RIGHT, however I wish they would have placed a 5.7L V8 in it instead of a 5.3L The extra compartments on the sides of the truck bed are great for odds and ends and the fold down cargo space allows for an (8)? foot bed. Great truck for its price and was literally a life saver. I own a security company and plan on buying a few of these late model Avalanche's for mobile Armories. :) Hope this review helps!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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more space than old truck

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0-60 time

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Black Truck — It is an okay truck better than my last truck which is a 94 Chevrolet. It has alot of space in the cab good for hauling friends around. It is a really fun car to drive around and to school and home.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Had it since 2004 and has been very reliable.

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Gas mileage

gregk
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Chevy Avalanche — The avalanche is a great truck that has been very reliable for me. I wish it would get better gas mileage. I would buy another if the mileage improved. The ride and handling are great! Great in the Colorado snow and ice.

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Great look. Plenty of room.  Power for towing huge items.  Very comfortable ride.

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Fuel could be better. And parts seem to be pricey.

kgdenardo123
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Amazing Avalanche — I love this car in every way. Great for family drives or off road sport adventures. A lot of fun for any persons needs. Truck has huge cargo space which gets even bigger when the half door is open. Also great that it comes with already installed cab cover.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Every thing

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Too expensive

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Avalanche — Love this Truck! It is great when i drive it to work. the acceleration is amazing and the braking and handling are impeccable. the truck is so much fun to drive, it has amazing pick up! LOVE This Truck so Much.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4WD Review
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functionality

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bed covers eventually leak

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2002 Avalanche 4wd — I love the functionality of this truck! Great off-road performer given its comfortable street ride. Tons of great features, like the built-in tool boxes in the bed, and the bed that can extend into the cab by pulling out the back glass and folding down the back seats. The standard 3 piece bed cover is great for hauling stuff you want to keep out of the elements. I added a 6in. suspension lift and 35" tires, and it changed the whole look of the truck!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2010 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

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Loved this vehicle. Reliable and roomy. Also drove great as in it felt like you were driving on pillows when on the road or even when you drive over bumps in the road. Gas mileage was my only compl... Read More

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