Got at 119k, now at 185k. When it
runs, it runs well. But had many
things break at the wrong time.
Replaced starter many times. 4x4
encoder motor exspenive to fix ($400
just for the part) on push-button
version. Looks good, though, as
previous owner added running boards
which protected rocker area, thus not
as much rust as others I've seen.
Vortec 4.3, an actual tailgate (just
TRY to find that on an SUV today), rear
seat folds down w/one hand.
Improve gas mileage, use heat shields
to protect starters.
I've had my S10 Blazer Sport since 1998. I used to use it as my main vehicle. It was fine and never let me down! The push button 4WD has always worked flawlessly and got me through these rough RI winters! After I got an Accord as my main car, I put a plow on the truck and used it in the winter. It has a lot of power and mobility for perfect plowing. Now after 225,000 miles the engine is still purring perfectly but the body is just rusting out like you wouldn't believe! Although, bondo and new paint did come in handy. I'm thinking of swapping the engine into a newer chassis. The fuel economy is decent and the interior quality is OK, but after all these years, its getting a little ratty.
Push button 4WD. Great power from the V6. Small size for plowing in tight areas, and decent gas mileage.
None really, except the quality of the metals they use on the body and the long term interior quality.
Bought it with 92000 miles on it, and
not surprisingly had several fairly
expensive repairs (totaling over $1500)
over the next 40000 miles and three
years. Fuel pump, starter, coolant
pump, alternator, and oil filter
adapter leak were some of them.
Fun car to drive, great in the snow
and exploring old logging roads as
well as on the highway. Biggest
negative: If engine stalls while
slowing for a stop, brakes and
steering don't function; it took me
through intersections a couple of
Excellent body, at 10 years old with
130K miles in Upstate NY, some rust
but generally still very solid.
4-wheel drive, all the power features,
generally easy to work on..
I have enjoyed my 1992 S10 Blazer
for 5 years now. I bought it used from
a dealership and it had been kept in
superior condition by the former
owner. I can depend on my truck for
reliable cold starts and great
passing acceleration. I bought the
truck at 75,000 miles, with a new
starter, and had to replace the A/C
and engine at 118,000 miles. Since
then there have been no major
problems. I am now at 165,000
miles. As long as the car stays lubed
and tuned it runs great. I have driven
it very long distances without
stopping for anything but gasoline
many times and have yet to have a
problem. I don't foresee ever getting
rid of my truck. Good luck with yours.
The powered parts features is nice.
The foglights have come in handy
several times. And the leather seats
do make for a cleaner interior.
A better cruise control activation
system-- the turn signal/wiper/cruise
control arm has to be replaced too
often. The rear window release
mechanism stops working. Lacks
small compartments or
netted areas for storage of small
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