2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Consumer Review: A perfect Dad's weekend truck!

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche - Consumer Review

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1500 Crew Cab Pickup (5.3L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic 5.2 ft. Bed)

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A perfect Dad's weekend truck!
By Freightbob on


2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


90% of the time I don't need an 8'
bed. But those times that I do it's
great. The only problem I've had was
about every 20th start I would get
smoke out of the exhaust. Dealer found
a SB that addressed the problem,
replaced the PCV valve and BAAM, no
more problem. In spite of what some
reviews say about the "pain" of
changing from SUV to 8' bed, it really
is easy and doesn't take much time at

Best Features

The ride is not truck like. The rear bumber step to get up in the bed. The side compartments on the bed for massive gear storage. Plenty of room for a 13" TV in between the front seats to keep the kids entertained on those long trips.

Worst Features

If possible, make the mid-gate like the old station wagon rear with an electric rear window. Then it would be perfect.
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