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2002 Toyota Tacoma - (M5) 4x4 Regular Cab
Pros: 4WD and a manual 5 speed
Cons: Engine Noise at high speeds 75 - 100mph
Advice: Get the extended cab so you'll have some room to throw your stuff, so it doesn't go flying all over when you go off roadGreat Truck. I was pleasantly surprise with the power of this 4 banger
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - 4x2
Pros: Mid Gate
Advice: Order a Z66 & Get the seat warmer options. Great for the cold mornings.Fell in love with The Avalanche from day one. Rides better and quieter than any vehicle I have owned. Handles great - fits in the same area of the garage that the old Silverado did. Chevy did its homework on this one. Great vehicle!
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x2 Quad Cab Short Box
Advice: get one of each colorLove at first sight....(drive)
2002 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x2 SD Crew Cab Short Box
Pros: size of the interior and the 6 way power seats
Cons: My truck is perfect and sound
Advice: Go with the 4 door crew cab it's worth the small price for the extra roomI test drove this truck up and down the highway with good take off speed for a truck of its size and weight. This truck is solid and quiet. The captain seats are must on the crew cab. They are firm but comfortable. There is alot of storage space inside the cab with a good size space behind the rear seat. Ford did a great job combining the look and feel of a big truck while still making it a comfortable ride on long trips.
2002 Ford F-150 SuperCrew - XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside Styleside
Pros: the look of the vehicle
Cons: The seats
Advice: get true bucket seatsThis vehicle is uncomfortable to sit in. The seats, unless they are truly bucket seats are uncomfortable.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x2 Regular Cab Short Box
Advice: Get oneBought one the same day. The 4.7 Magnum V8 is plenty in the Regular Cab.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - ST 4x4 Quad Cab Short Box
Pros: Electronic Shift On the Fly
Cons: Difficult to wash the windshield if you are height challenged. Vehicle is taller than most pick-ups in its class.
Advice: Take a test drive and order one to your needs.I received my ordered 2002 just before Christmas and what a dream come true this vehicle is! The 1500 SLT Plus rides and handles like a car. I ordered the towing package, chrome step rails, solid tunnel cover, chrome exhaust tip, wind deflectors for the windows and hood along with mud flaps. This vehicle looks just as sharp as it handles. My FIRST PICKUP and I am not sorry in the least. One minor feature I wish was available and that is the ability to control the direction of the heat for both driver and passenger. At the moment, you can control only the heat, but not the direction of the flow.