I recently bought my 1998 Blazer LS less than a year ago with 111K as a 2nd car.
Soon I had the transmission rebuilt afterwards. After that the passenger side wheel front wheel bearing started to make noise. Fixed problem, and then a week later,driver's side wheel bearing went out.
Radiator started plugging up and replaced it and noticed a huge oil leak starting from the back of the motor.
I really don't understand this, I owned a 1970 Impala many years back in college. Drove it 5 years to nearly 300K with no problems at all! Drove it back in forth from college on the weekends 300 miles each way and managed 18 mpg with 100% reliability . After the Blazer,no more domestic cars for me