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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT - Consumer Reviews

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT

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Hate this TrailBlazer
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By DJ
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I hate this TrailBlazer that I bought in 2005. I bought it brand new for $32000, and a year later, I hated it. It is slow, with no acceleration, or passing gear, the interior is uncomfortable, and really plain and ugly. I started having problems with it 6 months after I got it, the pully inside the engine had to be replaced, because it sounded like an rc car. Again 2 years later, it is doing the same thing. The plastic along the front and back is getting sun damaged, and it makes it look horrible. I am going to trade it in asap, for one of those new 2009 Tahoes, when they go on sale. Save your money, don't buy the TrailBlazer!


Best Features

Easy for kids to learn how to drive (very slow and easy)


Worst Features

Everything, or just stop building them!


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Great SUV
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By Kingjeff
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall I loved this vehicle. The third row of seating even worked for adults for short trips. Both the 2nd and 3rd row seating folded flat enough to use the entire rear cargo area. Great set up for a family with more than 2 kids. The 4.2L had plenty of power and reliablility. My daughter ran this truck into a tree and crushed the front end up to the dash, totaling it. The air bag did not deploy however the passenger compartment maintained its integrity. She was extracated through the back seat door but sustained only bruising from the seat belt.


Best Features

Comfortable ride, versatile seating/cargo arrangement, front tow hooks, rear 2" hitch, roof rack, handled well.


Worst Features

Front fender to bumber fit. There's a large gap that looks like the two are coming apart. O2 sensors had to be replaced.


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Whole Family Loves This Truck
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By JIMS1024
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Absolutely love this truck. Our model has all the options, leather heated seats, power everything. XM radio / Bose system. We could not be happier with our TrailBlazer EXT. Bought it used with 36k on it. Unbelieveable how much room - even in third row.


Best Features

All the room and features. Love the heated seats.


Worst Features

None


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Trailblazer LT 4WD EXT 5.3 L V8
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By Charles
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This vehicle is mainly excellent! Never taken to the dealer for any warranty work...in fact have never taken to the dealer.(all service work done at other shops...all service work done) V8 is the best choice...glad I "forced" the dealer to find me a V8. I drive many highway miles, very comfortable and overall fuel mileage in 20 MPG. Waiting till they come out with a Hybrid!


Best Features

Power heated lumbar seats are great. Versatile rear extd. seats...like the vinyl for the dogs...lots of space when folded.


Worst Features

Hybrid!


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TrailBlazer Needs V8
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By Jordan
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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We purchased a used 2005 Trailblazer EXT to replace a Chevy Astro. Although the TrailBlazer has almost 70 more horsepower it has worse performance than the old Astro. It also gets worse gas mileage. Duh - we could have had a V8.


Best Features

Quiet ride. Smooth transmission. Roomy interior. Nice towing package.


Worst Features

More power, less weight. Not relevant since Chevy dropped the EXT version. Need to improve drivetrain design of extended models. What works for the standard size doesn't work for the extended.


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