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Wears poorly with time.
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By mpsrent
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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AV is a good idea for those looking for room, ride and the benefits of a truck. Unfortunately, like most GM products, this truck doesn't age well. After two years and 36k, problems are starting to pop up on a regular basis.The truck is babied and serviced regularly, but exhaust baffles just went, steering coupler seized up, ABS sensor died etc. The good deals on new Avalanches mean huge depreciation for used units. Buyer beware, buy one to run to the grouond, not for just 3 or 4 years or epect to take a huge hit. Good for a few years or low mileage users, but I fear how long this truck will hold up.


Favorite Features

Tonneau cover is first class. Ride qulaity is good, though wind plays havoc with steering.


Suggested Improvements

Yes its a large SUV, but fuel economy could be much better. Best three improvements:Improve quality, quality, quality. If you want quality, look elsewhere.


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try again chevrolet!!!
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By winston
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 2WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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All though the 2002 Avalanche is an innovative design it is poorly designed from stem to stern. Specifically, head lamps that hold water/condensation,engine air vents that collect all sorts of debris,plastic side panels that will probably cause corrosion problems in thefuture, combo leather and cloth seats that are absolutely uncmfortable after 30to 45min of driving, a fold down bed extension system that leaks and a covered bed design that the chevy dealer says is water resistant, ie it leaks, yup you guessed it by luggage and golf clubs have gotten wet more than once. To sum it up Dont buy the avalanche, built like a rock and worth about as much!


Favorite Features

none


Suggested Improvements

start over!!


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Love the truck but always in the Shop
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By M Mark
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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It is always in the shop. Always!!!! 22 Items had to be fixed in two years. Lemon!!! but I still love the style. It's a pure love hate thing.


Suggested Improvements

Everything is always breaking. 22 things fixed in two years.


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It leaks when it rains!!
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By mad as hell
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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The water seems to leak in from the panels covering the bed and behind the mid-gate. At some point the water in the bed overflows into the cab under the mid-gate soaking the carpet in the rear of the truck. This happened on the sixth day I had the truck. I took it back to the dealership and they told me they would try to fix it under the warranty but it was pretty much my problem. I've called everybody I could think of to complain but with no results. I've taken the truck into two different service centers 3 times for a total of 19 days and it still leaks.


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there crazy, we ain't stupid.
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By N. B. Doyle
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 2WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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She might look good be it doesn't cut it. Its not a rock its a pebble. GM should take this toy and work it on the farm and on gravel roads before they talk. Its a sad day when you have to go and get a tractor to pull it. back end to light, poor electronics, poor design over all, they sould go back to the board on this one, water leaks, poor steering, poor warranty work, three weeks the repair shop was enough to leave it there period. GM ought to be paying you to advertize. that's the only change.


Favorite Features

sun roof. Getting out of it before it sunk.


Suggested Improvements

due to height put a auto down turning door mirror when reversing. Balance its weight. ordering parts from mexico wouldnt keep her on these roads.


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