by ROBERT MICHAEL on Feb 5, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 4dr Crew Cab 2WD (8.1L 8cyl 4A)
Owned since new. Awesome power and it manhandle's my 7,500 pound travel trailer. Smooth riding for a 3/4 ton truck and sticks to the road like glue. Smooth shifting tranny, not the clunky type in some of the other GM products. This BLOWS away Fords and Doge Ram . Toyota or the rest of Toy trucks need not apply for the job. Easily swallows and carries 30 sheets of half inch drywall 4x8. Then switchs back to a family carrier. Most dependable set of wheels ever. I would buy another in a heartbeat but not with the wimp like 5.3 liter engine. Even with the 4:10 rear it won't tow well on the long hills.
by corngator on May 21, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 4dr Crew Cab 2WD (8.1L 8cyl 4A)
I have owned forty new vehicles in the
last thirty-seven years and this one
has the power, 8.1 (496) engine with
37.5 gas tank and 3.73 rear end to
give me about fifteen MPG. Since 1976
when they made cars smaller and I am a
large person, the Avalanche has the
right fit and ride.
The 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche is the newest addition to the Chevy truck lineup. Incorporating a unique convertible cab system, the Avalanche can transform itself from a five-passenger sport-utility with a 5-foot-3-inch bed into a standard cab pickup with a full 8-foot-1-inch utility bed. A 5300 Vortec V8 is standard along with a heavy-duty towing package.