I have owned my Blazer over a year, when I bought it, it needed a starter, changed that myself, around 77,000 the water pump barley started to leak, had that changed, other than that only standard maintainece including oil changes, trans flush, cooling flush, sterring linkage lubrication, breaks and rotors,and performance parts. Flowmaster exhaust, K&N intake. its a great truck and I love driving it. I plan on driving it till it dies (a long way off yet, at 80000 mi ). I also do some off roading, including trail riding and mudding and its never got me stuck or let me down yet. The large v6 could put out a little more horse power though, however I wouldn't want to sacrifice fuel economy
4 wheel drive, power sun/moon roof, gage cluster, handling, exterior design, 4.3 Lt v6 (easy to work on for the most part).
The interior plastic does seem to make quit a bit of rattle noise, I find that I can fix about half the sounds. Could have slightly more stock hp, maybe 210hp.