Good Value Especially When Used
By Stape on
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
This SUV is quiet and comfortable. The front bucket seats are soft and very comfortable. GM improved the engine design over the years and my 04 has port fuel injection which helps the throttle response and mileage. Power is adequate. The 4 speed auto tranny is well proven being developed in 1997. It has electronic control. I added a tranny oil cooler to extend life. The car has good visibility. I am impressed with the under carriage fiber glass covers, which will be useful for keeping snow off critical parts although they will not offer the protection of steel components. The Billstein shocks are outstanding! Front brakes with ceramic pads and dual piston nice with ABS! Average stereo. Buy!!
4 WD - Well proven power train - outward view is good. Seats are comfortable. Good buy on the used market. Full frame SUV - excellent jacking points. Billstein shocks and ABS are a nice touch. Nice trap door on the front skid to allow access to the oil filter. 2003 and newer are port fuel injected.
The steering column makes it difficult to change the plug on the middle cylinder on the drive side. Be sure to install a platinum long life plug. It took me over one hour to change one plug. Be aware that you need to use only Dexcool antifreezze as there have been issues with mixing antifreeze.