Up until recently vehicle has required only minimal mechanic work. Water pumps go out every few years and there has always been minor leaks all over the place, but that's about it. Seat reclining levers suck and break unless treated like a delicate flower tho and are ridiculously expensive. The 2WD is horrible in WI winters. The vehicle has always shifted like junk with a "kick". Driver's side door has never fit properly despite no accidents, and you can always hear the wind whistling through, also hinge pin wears out every few yrs. At 125,000 mi, tranny lost reverse and had bad intake manifold leak; 2 mo. later #1 piston went out. Engine has been reliable, but overall the truck lacks quality
1)Started up first time, everytime...up until transmission and engine went out. That 4.3 Vortec is good to go! 2)Dash remained in decent shape over the years without cracking. 3)Body has held up wonderfully with no rust except all around the trailer hitch hole on bumper.
Make a driver's side door that actually fits, and seat reclining levers that don't break ($100 to replace) the first time you pull it while you are still have back against seat. Shifting "kicked" almost from beginning. Rear window release button is crap in the winter. Water pumps last 3 years. ETC..
This truck rattles like a tin can. It is extremely slow to take off and once highway speeds are achieved, it has no strength to overtake other vehicles though you may give it all the gas you have. The front end is squeaking and popping like popcorn on the road even on smooth pavement. I've maintained the truck very well and I've had to change the fuel pump twice in the last three years. Both rear calipers locked up on it within two weeks of each other. Lots of minor mxs but I've never had a problem with the engine not working. It still starts right up w/o a problem but it has its domestic vehicle problems. Not built to last!
Engine still starts w/o issue and runs smooth.
change all that stupid interior plastic for something that will last and not squeak. Upgrade the calipers to better ones. Fix the fuel pump issues. Utilize better bushings and bearings on the front suspension.
Have owned my 2wd Blazer almost 5yrs. Will probably not own another. Love the performance and comfort. Gas mileage has slipped (22 17mpg). Had to have oil lines fixed, lost handle to pass.seat first wk I owned it. Hate the placement of the roof pillers. Driver's door hinge always loose. I take immaculate care of this car. Always drove GM cars. Will not buy this one again. GM can do better.
Layout of the dash, lumbar support, plenty of get up and go.