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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.
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier - Z24 Coupe
Cons: Should have got the power drivers seat
Advice: You cant go wrong! I would suggest the manual transmissionI traded in a 1999 mustang for my Z24 and I have to say I dont miss the Stang for a second! Even with a smaller engine, my Z24, 5 sp. has no problem with power and doesnt give me the feeling that its 'struggling' like the Ford gave me. The interior is well put together, no rattles or squeaks and I think it gives a nice ride. I average about 32 mph with a mix of in town and highway driving.
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LT 4x2
Pros: The look of the vehicle
Cons: So far nothing
Advice: If you haven't driven a TrailBlazer I highly recomend it for SUV loversThe Chevy TrailBlazer is out of this WORLD. I've been driving vans,trucks and suv's all my life and never have I driven a vehicle like the TrailBlazer. This vehicle is in league of it's own. OK where can I start first. The performance of the engine is superb. The engine is so quiet when the car is running, sometimes I have to check to make sure it's running. Next the smooth ride, it provides as well as great steering and handling features. Also the comfort and leg room of the TrailBlazer. I could go on and on about this vehicle. Let's just say you have to test drive it to understand what I'm trying to say.
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LTZ 4x4
Pros: Driver memory features via DIC (Driver Information Center)
Cons: Inability to remotely open rear gate
Advice: Get options from factory; dealers can't get/find a lot of options. Also, longer wheelbase version coming!!!Very quiet at any speed. Excellent power at any engine speed. Well placed controls and lighting. Rear AC and stereo controls. Transfer case neutral for towing.
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Pros: RIDE AND HANDLING
Advice: CHECK IT OUTREAL NICE VEHICLE
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 - 4x2
Pros: Functionality - Hands down
Cons: Rather hard to park
Advice: Get the running boards...it sets rather high off the groundI first heard about the new Avalanche in the office where it was refered to as a 'what the Sport Trac wants to be'. That about sums it up. It drives like a luxury car (albeit a large one) but has the versitility and function of a truck. What could be better. I get stares and looks wherever I drive it. Really a well thought out and well developed vehicle.