I have a front bench seat and love the extra room of not being squished in a bucket seat. The back seats lays down completely flat, which has made it nice for camping or hauling stuff. The towing is sweet. The racks on the top hold a turtle shell. The 4 WD is an added treat. Trust me we can load this thing down and keeps up with us, wouldn't trade it in for nothing, unless I had too! 2 thumbs up, would give it more, but only have 2 thumbs!
Spare tire located in a different location besides inside or in the back blocking the window as I see in some models. and a back pull screen to block things being stored in back.
Bought the vehicle new and she has
never let me down. Original engine
and transmission. Only normal
maintenance items, water pump,
alternator, etc. Survived AAA
contractor putting diesel fuel in tank
after replacing fuel pump. Completely
restored and still capable of pulling
Reliablity, seating and hauling
capablities. Some Ride.
Moved up to 2002 Avalanche Z71 for
more functionality and comfort.
Bought used in '97 w/only 48,000 orig.
miles. Vehicle distress sale due to
break-in. Only problem found later was
glass bits under rear bench indicating
Currently at 97,000 miles runs perfect.
Factory build sheet includes over $5700
in add-ons including ext. trans & oil
coolers, Posi, etc. Installed dual
exhaust system, otherwise stone stock
and very quick for a 3700lb vehicle.
4.3 liter Chevy engine perhaps the best
ever in a small SUV. Runs cool in FL
weather, AC still perfect, Could not ask
for a more reliable and flashy vehicle.
Style, power, reliability, utility
Interior components are sketchy esp.
power windows/radio/cruise control
rear window sill rusts on all of this
vintage, replace w/aluninum one.
Bought used at 128,000 miles. Engine
blew around 4,000 miles later. The
heater core, water pump, and alternator
all were replaced in first year. OK for
2 more years then at 160,000 miles had
many odd problems: intermittent
stalling, stalling while turning, not
starting at temps below 35 degrees,
rear hatch latch broke, and radio went
dead. New coil and used distributor
fixed starting problem. Still mystified
by stalling. Only paid $2,500 but sank
over $6,000 in maintenance over 3
years. Still running at 168,500 but
ready for a more reliable ride.
4WD comes in very handy in winter,
ample seating and storage space in rear
Improve long term releability of
components like the heater core, which
go bad on all S-10 Blazer's, and don't
block transmission pan removal with the
#@#$% exhaust pipe.
I purchased her on June 16, 1990 as a
1991 model for Chevy's first year for 4
doors, but I chose the 2 door, spare
tire outside the tailgate, white with
all black trim. I have loved her since
day one. Only ONCE has she caused me a
problem. She failed to turn over but
the cost to fix it was less than $200.
195,150 miles later, she still looks as
good as new inside and out. It will
break my heart when it comes time to
let her go.
The digital instrumentation LOVED THAT
TURN SIGNAL CHANGING SIZES. The black
trim contrast on the white body. The
sassy charcoal gray with china red
horizontal stripes for the seating.
Just everything about her. She is one
of a kind.
Can't think of any. That is why I have
held on to her the last 13 1/2 years.
LIKE A ROCK!!!
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