by mchobbs on Nov 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
We had this truck for 11 years, bought it new, put over 150K miles on it.
It was our most comfortable vehicle for long road trips, though fuel economy did sometimes cause us to drive the Camry.
We lost this hard working truck to a head on collision with a drunk driver in a Dodge Ram and it kept my husband safe in that event (he walked away with bruises and a single broken bone in one hand).
In all the time we had it we never had to do any major repairs, it still had original brakes, transmission, etc.
From day one it vibrated when idling at 750rpm, never figured out why..but it was never a real problem.
by whitemandeluxe on Apr 26, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Bought brand new mainly to tow my bass boat and to tailgate @ Colts games, and in those two regards it has not disappointed. It's never left us stranded. Even had a head on collision with a Ford Explorer 2 years ago, I'm still driving, the Ford is in a boneyard somewhere. I have had some minor issues, fan clutch as I'm sure everyone that is familiar with Trailblazers know was a very common issue. Had a few fit and finish issues the first year but were taken care of. 9 yrs and 120,000k later and she still rides(w/newer ball joints, connecting links and shocks) pulls and looks like new with no sign of letting up anytime soon.
For 2003, a new trim package, named The North Face Edition, comes with items that Chevy hopes will attract people who like to venture off the beaten path. Starting with a TrailBlazer LTZ or TrailBlazer EXT with the Leather Plus Package, Chevy adds body-color cladding, unique seats, mesh map pockets, rain-sensing wipers, liftgate lighting, an underfloor storage cargo liner, heavy-duty cargo mats, an adjustable cargo shelf (EXT model only) and The North Face duffel bags and blanket. Not for you? Perhaps a V8 will suit your fancy. Chevy's 5.3-liter V8 is available on the TrailBlazer EXT only. Other changes for 2003 include a larger 22-gallon fuel tank (late fall availability) and additional child-seat anchors on EXT models. Chevy has also made some previously standard equipment optional, such as the side airbags, rear cargo shade, interior lighting and auto-dimming driver-side mirror.