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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - 4x4
Pros: Conversion from a SUV to a truck in a flash!
Cons: Parking the vehicle.
Advice: Drive it and you will love it!It drives like a luxury car. The steering has a little play in it, but manageable. The get up and go of the vehicle is not that great. Pf course, I like speed! When driving the Avalanche, you do get alot of head turns! What is that??? This is the look you get on the road! Great SUV! I will not call it a truck!
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - SS
Pros: There are three things I like most about the 2002 Monte Carlo SS...it's appearance, handling, and the On-Star Security.
Cons: Two things I like least include the 'pull knob' for the headlights (which seems outdated) and turning on the fog lights each time you restart the engine is cumbersome.
Advice: With the access consumers have to internet information, I would simply suggest to fully research your vehicle(s) of choice before visiting a dealership. Being an informed consumer will help you, AND the dealership get you into the auto of your choice!!The Monte Carlo has a smooth ride and decent acceleration. Being a former Pontiac Grand Prix owner, I was skeptical about moving on to another vehicle. I wasn't sure I would be happy owning anything but another Grand Prix. I was pleasantly surprised with the handling and ride of the Monte Carlo. Driving on the highway is great...the Monte Carlo offers a smooth ride and is just fun to drive. The sleek look, exterior and interior is classic, yet sporty! The built in On-Star security system also offers peace of mind. On-Star assistance, combined with the On-Star calling features were a great selling point.
2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS
Pros: The sporty looks and plenty of power.
Cons: I haven't found anything that I don't like so far.
Advice: Compare features and price with others closely, then drive it.!!The Impala is a real Hoot to drive. Plenty of power and a great comfort level fot the modest price. It has made driving fun again as the ride and handling are truely performance oriented. I had two Blazers that I liked to drive, but the Impala has given me a new and exciting feeling of raw but refined automotive excellence. Congrats to the Chevy engineering team for a GREAT vehicle that is affordable to all. I just love it.!!!
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - 4x2
Pros: changes from a truck to a suv easily and quickly
Cons: slower acceration than some trucks I have owned
Advice: I think it is worth buyingI like it
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier - Base Coupe
Pros: Very comfortable seats, makes driving long distance easier.
Cons: Rear seat entry and exit is slightly difficult.
Advice: The only thing you have to worry about is choosing a color.Very sensitive, easy to handle. Power is available when needed, but not overwhelming. Small enough to be a real compact car, but doesn't saccrifice interior comfort and space.
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Cons: no room
Advice: Look before you leap!After test-driving this SUV I came back to the problems that I had when I owned a Blazer. If the back seat is folded down and I sit in the drivers seat, I am unable to move the driver’s seat back so I can sit with proper line of site of the road. I wish they would give six more inches between the rear seat folded down and the front. Also I noticed again that their is some type of equipment 'box' located above the passengers feet, should this SUV for the great outdoors not allow people with boats on to sit in the front without hitting the 'box'. I also found that the rear latch handle seems to be weak. We have decided to move on to a different SUV. Sorry, I thought the new design would catch these problem areas.
2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS
Pros: sporty appearance and On-Star
Cons: Some shifting slip in the overdrive between 50 & 60 mph when trying to hold at 55 mph
Advice: Encourage dealers to extend the 0% financing. Keep the industry manufacturing for at least 6 months to a year.Easy to handle, sporty feeling, excellent acceleration, comfortable seating for passengers in front and rear.