Bought my 4WD 2000 LS Blazer brand new, and didn't have any problems until about 25,000 miles. Now it seems like it's falling apart. Just got a quote for $2400 to fix the door hindges and pins, replace a leaking oil line, and fix the ball joint on all the tires. Apparently the tires were in danger of falling off!! This seems ridiculous for a 4 year old car with only 30,000 miles on it. Oh yeah forgot to mention that it needed a whole new computer system (whatever that is), and needs a new sending unit for the gas tank. That's right, we have no idea how much gas is left in it. I'm now thinking of trading it in.
The one touch button for four wheel drive is nice.
Purchased this 2000 Blazer in 12-2002 with 39800 miles. Have experience excessive chassis wear (idler arm replacement, lower ball joints replaced, and poor quality hardware (door hinges needed repair, passenger seat recliner release broke off. In addition, the turn signal, cruise, windshield wiper control on the steering column failed causing failure of the turn signals( a $250 repair). In addition, the brake rotors needed to be machine due to warping and the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. All of these repairs were made since I bought the vehicle. The current mileage is only 58000. This vehicle get absolutely no off-road, or commercial use.
Bought this car used in 2002 with 28,000 on it. We just hit 85,000 and so far we needed; transmission, fuel pump, climate control, upper and lower ball joints, rear wiper motor and defrost lines, and we had to have the 4x4 replaced. However, this was all under an extended warranty. That said, the cars been offroading once or twice and is sometimes driven hard. The 2000 trailblazer is the most comfortable, attractive SUV on the planet. White with the gold package and 2 tone leather, you feel like a celebrity. Excellent on road ride, and incredibly capable off road/in snow (Fantastic in snow!). And the interior is incredibly comfortable. Worth the hassle, I love this truck.
Good fuel economy for a mid-sized SUV.
V6 is a bit underpowered for it's 5000-
lb towing rating. Avoid premium or
standard suspension as handling is sub-
par. Recommend upgrading to touring
suspension and going with a vehicle
that has the OEM towing package as it
handles much better. Few
quality/reliability issues experienced
in 85K miles.
Comfortable interior and lots of room
for a mid-sized SUV.
If you plan to tow, consider another
vehicle that has a V8 as V8 option is
not available in the Blazer.
Took delivery 12-99. Most problems have
been on the quirky side. Door weather
strips, passenger seat handle, drivers
door bushings have been replaced. Only
major expense at 57,000 miles so far
has been the fuel pump. I love extended
warranty coverage. Backseat might be a
little tight for three growing kids.
Over all a good buy. Will keep until we
outgrow it. Even then it might hang
around as a second car. By that time my
86 S-10 with 170,000 miles might be
ready for retirement.
What can I say? It's a chevy.
Comfortable, reliable, plenty of
Better door strips and a shorter gear
shift. I always seem to be bumping the
gear shift when changing the radio.
Would have loved a built in dvd screen.