The 1998 Blazer is one of the most reliable cars you will own. I own a 4 door LT 2WD. Mine now has over 160,000 miles and it still rides great! Its comfy(it has leather seats with electric adjustment), gets pretty good gas mileage (16-20), and is fun to drive! However, the best part about this car is its reliability. This thing hasn't broken down on me one time in 160,000 miles. It has lasted through many trips, and still works good. It's a great car.
Comfort, reliability, gas mileage, it has a good engine (can pull stuff good)
The turning radius is not that good, neither is the acceleration
Basically, the Blazer is a good car.
For the most part reliable. One bad
alternator took out the battery and
self destructed at about 48K miles
over warrantee in time, I ate $800
repair while away from home.
At 68K the water pump went, in a heart
beat engine over heated and froze
before we could get the car off the
highway. Melt down to the tune of
$3400. When somethings goes, it goes
suddenly without warning and it is very
expensive. Repairs have been avg about
$600 yr. For a US car that might be
typical, but 6 1/2 years ownership I
think its bad after the warrantee ran
out. Economically not an experiece I
want to repeat.
Seating is very good, the back seats
lay down really flat for a big cargo
deck. Sound system is good.
Build an engine to run for 100K mi w/o
major break downs. The Japanese,
Germans & Sweds do it, why not the US?
At about 4 years ownership the plastic
knobs on the radio and air vents began
to crumber to dust really strange!