Loving it more every day!
By snowbadger on
Vehicle2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
ReviewSafest truck you can drive! Gas mileage
is the only drawback (I get about 13-14
MPG), but utility more than makes up
for poor mileage. Tall vehicle.
Strongly recommend step up bar.
Conversion from SUV to truck is very
easy. Ride is smooth whether on the
road or rough terrain. 285HP engine has
plenty of get up & go. Surprisingly
good turning radius. Ingenious drainage
system ensures water doesn't leak into
the cockpit, even from the folding
midgate. Took a while to get accustomed
to the dimensions. A vehicle I liked
when I bought it, & love more every
time I get behind the wheel. Best
purchase I've ever made & most fun I've
ever had driving a vehicle.
Best Features4WD switch on the fly works great in snow. The tent/airbed accessory (ask dealer is fun, a real eye catcher, & fits right into the truck bed. Very clever! Drainage holes in side bins allow you to use a bin as an ice-chest for beverages, etc. Great for tailgate parties!
Worst FeaturesProximity sensor/warning from the rear would be very helpful as back end is too high to see cars behind you when backing out of a parking spot. Offroad package (Z71 package) makes this disadvantage more noticeable.
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