2002 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 2dr 2WD SUV (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this xTreme used and in need of some TLC. It is now in great condition, has been very reliable, and runs like a wild horse. Handling is far better than the LS Blazer I also own, and fuel economy is a rock solid 22MPG on the highway, and about 15MPG around town. This is definitely not the model for all SUV drivers, but more for those who want some spark to go with towing, handling, and looks. The A/C in this vehicle easily handles 100+ temps and the engine cooling system keeps things at 195d. Easy to work on when needed. Changed a bad alternator in less than 15 minutes with no special tools. Parts are cheap and readily available. Wish I could buy a new one.
Performance, handling, and ride
Better interior materials. Chevy never did a major upgrade of the interior on the S series truck/blazer line. Really needed a better interior designer on these trucks.