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if you have money to spend
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By maggie1
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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first 1200 (1996)miles blew a transmission seal, then air conditioner wouldnt work while 105 in Nevada. Costly tows (reimbursed) due to warranty many times in the garage due to transmission problems, replaced transmission in 2002 and the extended warrantly goes back to the original date of purchase not the date we had implemented. will not buy another GM blazer type vehicle, especially this kind. I have talked to many other owners and yes they too have had tranny problems.


Best Features

color


Worst Features

transmission is a major problem, and improve on the seats


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Not a reliable car!
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By AJ kline
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this car thinking it would be the greatest thing ever! This has given me nothing but problems! It doesnt get very good gas mileage, i needed to replace the alternator, battery, head cylinder, brakes and more. It has 130k miles and many things are falling apart on the inside. The rear left door gets jammed shut, the drivers door hindge is falling apart, backseat drivers side power window button broke, and many other things are falling down hill! Everytime i get in the car i just hope it will get me from one place to another without dying. Do yourself a favor and get a different car, unless you plan on putting 5,000$+ into auto- parts!


Best Features

Back windows go all the way down, Fold down rear seats, Overhead console...


Worst Features

Better gas mileage!


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It's a money pit!!!
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By loyd629
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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This vehicle has needed more repairs than any other car I have ever owned. I too have had problems with oil leaks requiring high cost repairs. AC, engine, transmission problems. Each time I say I will sell it, another costly repair is required and then I keep it only to get back a little of what I put into it. I am very good about doing the routine maintenance so it is not that I just let this car go. I wil not buy one again, nor would I ever recommend it. --I also get poor gas mileage.


Best Features

Body is sound.


Worst Features

Mechanics have told us that some parts on the Blazer are more appropriate to a car vs an SUV (eg: Ball joints are too small for an off road vehicle)


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Chevy's For Life
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By Chevy Man
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my blazer used and it had 45,000 miles on it I have put on 103,000 since then. Within 6 months I had a new tranny, Brake System, and Air Conditioning system. But you can't turn back time and redo what the person before you did. Since then I have had really no problems I have Had to replace the thermostat several times and a battery a couple of times and that is about it. It is Great for a Family.


Best Features

I love the get up and go, the room even though it is a small truck.


Worst Features

They could improve the gas mileage, and the cooling system. It does not want to stay cool when it is about 105 or more outside.


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Blazer is better then exploder
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By dv
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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What an awsome and fun truck to drive. gas mileage needs to be improved a little


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