2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
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great truck

by from colorado springs on October 20, 2011

our experience with the avalanche has been overall great. it is a very roomy and versitile truck. the removable bed covers are a great feature when hauling items that would otherwise be exposed to wea...
our experience with the avalanche has been overall great. it is a very roomy and versitile truck. the removable bed covers are a great feature when hauling items that would otherwise be exposed to weather or thieves. the interior is is very nice. I rated the interior a 4 because i believe GM could have used better materials (wood) for the trim on the Z71s and Z66s. The drivetrain of the avalanch is very reliable however the front axle seals have to be replaced about every 30,000 miles GM should revert back to the straight axle for the avalanches (and other truck) that have the off road package.
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CHEVROLET IS ON TOP!

by from 732 on November 30, 2008

absolutely love it., went from a Chevy to a Cadillac and traded back to a Chevy and i bout a 89 firebird for a project car, absolutely love my Avalanche Z71. excelent commuter, off road, hauling truck...
absolutely love it., went from a Chevy to a Cadillac and traded back to a Chevy and i bout a 89 firebird for a project car, absolutely love my Avalanche Z71. excelent commuter, off road, hauling truck. handles all conditions amazing with the optional auto 4WD, 4Lo, 4Hi, 2hi push button selection, snow mud rock climbing, back wood trails etc.. gas milage not so bad with an installation of a K&N Air system. wont trade it for anything else on the market. when it finally gives up the ghost ill buy another one. except maybe the Cadillac version, Escalade EXT. its the same thing just fancier. AMAZING TRUCKS!
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Best truck I've ever owned.

by from Northern CA on September 6, 2011

bought it new, just upgraded to newer model same color smae everything. Now I have 2 great Avalanche's and I will sell my first one to someone who can see the value in the vehicle.
bought it new, just upgraded to newer model same color smae everything. Now I have 2 great Avalanche's and I will sell my first one to someone who can see the value in the vehicle.
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Best all 'round vehicle on the market.

by from Rupert, ID on September 29, 2011

Bought a 2002 2500 Avalanche about 4 years ago when I discovered my Tahoe withthe 5.7L had a hard time pulling my Toy Hauler. The Tahoe would pull drop to 6mpg and would struggle to get to 50mph. The ...
Bought a 2002 2500 Avalanche about 4 years ago when I discovered my Tahoe withthe 5.7L had a hard time pulling my Toy Hauler. The Tahoe would pull drop to 6mpg and would struggle to get to 50mph. The Avalanche uls at 80mph and gets 10mpg all day. Very versitle and the best tow vehicle I've ever owned. I average 12 to 13mpg highway and 10 to 12 around town. I guess it's not bad considering I have 496 cubic inches under the hood. Plus the cool factor. Wish they still made it in a 3/4 ton with the 8.1L. Guess since they don't I'll have to take care of my '02.
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Most Reliable Truck I've Owned

by from on January 20, 2011

The avalanche 2500 is the most reliable vehicles I have ever driven persoanlly. Compared to an avalanche 1500, the difference is obvious once you are in the drivers seat. There is more than enough pow...
The avalanche 2500 is the most reliable vehicles I have ever driven persoanlly. Compared to an avalanche 1500, the difference is obvious once you are in the drivers seat. There is more than enough power for almost any task you need it to do. This truck is very jumpy on the gas and shows that there is a real powerhouse under the hood. The transmission is straight out of a tank and unlike most vehicles you can actually put it in reverse while still rolling forward with no problems or grinding at all.
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Good to me so far

by from Boston on October 20, 2006

E-Brake problem common on all chevy trucks including this one. Dealer handling it at the very end of warrantee period, so I am happy.
E-Brake problem common on all chevy trucks including this one. Dealer handling it at the very end of warrantee period, so I am happy.
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best vehicle ive owned

by from salem nj on October 26, 2013

best vehicle ive owned with 240,000 mile on it now i finally had to replace tranny(think i got my monies worth)
best vehicle ive owned with 240,000 mile on it now i finally had to replace tranny(think i got my monies worth)
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2004 avalanche 2500

by from wisconsin on December 22, 2014

by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. I agree with the person that said he had to take care of his 02. GM doesn't have any thing that will compare now. 245,000 miles going strong pulling 12-13000...
by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. I agree with the person that said he had to take care of his 02. GM doesn't have any thing that will compare now. 245,000 miles going strong pulling 12-13000 lbs.
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Finally went to Ford

by from Texas on December 10, 2012

Loved this truck when I purchased it new. Had several common problems while under warranty that GM had service bulletins on, steering, clatter on intial start, frequent burn out on daytime driving lam...
Loved this truck when I purchased it new. Had several common problems while under warranty that GM had service bulletins on, steering, clatter on intial start, frequent burn out on daytime driving lamps. Also had issues with a sensor causing a stall on acceleration and rear end noise that were not common problems. GM shut off my OnStar when they went from analog to digital phones, you would think they would have wanted to upgrade for free like the phone companies did, considering what I was paying them to maintain the service...I suppose business decisions like that are why my money had to be used to keep them in business! Went with a Ford Raptor after being a GM customer for years. Hey GM, good luck with that Volt!
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l love my avalanche

by from Marysville, Mi on April 6, 2011

best full size cross over money can buy. 5.3 vortec lots of power low end and at highway speeds for passing sunday drivers and stock 4x4 stance is very capable and comfortable to drive all year long.....
best full size cross over money can buy. 5.3 vortec lots of power low end and at highway speeds for passing sunday drivers and stock 4x4 stance is very capable and comfortable to drive all year long.. plastic side panels and bumpers are great for protection against runaway shopping carts and weak or lazy people that cant control there own car doors... If you get a chance to buy one do it you wont be disappointed even with high miles like 150,000+ great truck/suv lots of room even for passengers taller than 6 feet tall in the back seat...
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