2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
There is a reason that the 04 Chevy Blazer is affordable and that is due to the reliability of it. The style remains unchanged as you are unable to tell an 04 from a 2000. I've had to put brakes numerous times, ball joints, engine sensor (2x), oil coil line, smell on anti freeze despite no leaks, leak on driver side floor. In addition the 4WD switch went out and apparently that is fairly common as well. I perform regular maintenance but after purchasing in 06 with 25K miles on it, I have estimated that I have put close to $3000 in repairs, parts, and labor. That is conservative. The trade in value is horrible and I will need to keep it until the last loan payment to get money in trade
High driving height, comfortable ride, push button 4WD (when it is working(
More power. The 4.3 has 199 horsepower which is a joke for an SUV. Better engineering and quality. The resale value is horrible in part to frequent repairs.