By GMJohn on
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4WD 2dr SUV (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
Bought this lease return (Carfax Info) vehicle used about 2 1/2 years ago. Has been good second vehicle until recently with failure of lower ball joints and discovery that the "noise" in the back I have heard for last 5-6 months is apparently the carrier bearings in the rear end which resulted in early failure of entire rear end (estimate of $1200 +/-). It may be time for a replacement vehicle especially since mileage has always been about 17mpg highway.
Agree that stereo system is very good especially for a smaller, lighter vehicle. Behaves well on road and is very quick for a small engine.
Mileage - Mileage - Mileage. American car manufacturers have to get out of big Oil's pocket! Stronger warranty.