by johnnyt3 on Jun 12, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4dr SUV 4WD
My father got this car when it was about a year old.
It's the LS model, so it's got pretty much all the options.
Dad was a careful driver, so after more than a decade when he gave it to me, it had about 137K miles, but had been maintained meticulously.
In the two years that I have have it, the only issues I have had were typical Blazer issues of the wiper circuit board, the recline handles breaking off, and the bushings on the door hinges wearing out.
The only other "serious" issue was the alternator dying at about 140K miles.
The replacement was easy, as I did it myself at a cost of $90 and less than an hour of labor.
by ncergnul on May 8, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4dr SUV
This car is a beast! I got this from my father 5 years ago. It has 170,000 miles and I have only had minor problems with it. They are known to leak oil but it wasn't too expensive of a fix. About 4 years ago I rolled my Blazer and had a lot of cosmetic damage as well as a few minor engine problems that we my own fault. It has ran perfectly since though. Great first car!
by cobrabas1983 on Sep 8, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4dr SUV 4WD
My dad and i have owned a 1998 Chevy Blazer since 2003, bought it with just over 60,000 miles on it.
It has been the best truck we have ever owned, other than wear and tear items we have not had to replace anything major.
It currently has 142000 + miles and it is running like a champ with many years to go.
If people would take care of their cars they wouldnt have much to bitch about, i just had to change the ORIGIONAL ball joints and some other bushings at 140000!
Brakes, tires and other wear items are not the cars fault its the way people drive!
I have towed cars, boats, and my landscape trailer with my blazer with out fail for 9 years.
Blazer gets a front-end restyle and an interior redesign. New standard equipment includes a theft-deterrent system, automatic headlight control, four-wheel disc brakes and dual airbags incorporating second-generation technology to reduce the bags' inflation force. New radios, colors and a column-mounted automatic shift selector round out the major changes.