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Loved this truck...sad to have lost it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mchobbs
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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Reliability, Safety, no major repairs needed in 150K miles of driving it. Ability to easily fit two car seats in back seat...and squeeze someone in between when needed (though not a comfortable place for an adult for a long drive).


Worst Features

None


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One of The Best
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By Tom Jakubowski
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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Best vehicle I have ever owned. Get 15 mpg city and 21 mph highway since the day I bought it. Other than ordinary maintenance, I have spent only $210 on it in 6 years.


Worst Features

Center console awkward to open.


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And he walked away
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By TOTALED WALKED AWAY
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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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My son Ryan, age 24, was cut off while driving on I-95. He lost control and spun across 5 south-bound lanes and slammed into a concrete barrier. The 03 Trailblazer was a complete total. But the built-in safety features absorbed most of the energy while the airbags and seat belts did their job. Ryan walked away with a minor neck sprain. I have nothing but high praise for Chevrolet building such safe and crash-worthy vehicle.


Best Features

Obviously, the crumple zones and crush box construction. Airbags and seat belts rule! Wear your seat belts always!


Worst Features

Reinstate the line!


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By lorenzo menendez
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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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No problems with the motor, was made by Izusu for Chevrolet, towed boats and trailers without any problems. However have experienced numerous mechanical, structural and rear lights problems, all cover by warranty (bought extended to 6 years or 60,000 miles), the dealer had to supply rental cars while it was in repairs.


Best Features

275 horsepower, one of the most powerful engines for a midsize SUV. The OnStar system is great and provides emergency and safety mesuares that protects the passengers. Vehicle handles well when crossing areas that are flooded.


Worst Features

Improve quality control when assembling this vehicle.


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Solid performer
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By Scott
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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the wife's daily driver. It was a good combination of size, space and cost. Overall very reliable, the only issues we've had were known to GM : A/C sensor causing A/C to not function intermittently and reverse lamp not lighting intermittently. Both issues were addressed free of charge within warranty. In order to utilize fold-down seats, front seats must be pulled forward. This is a problem for me (6'1" tall), and basically makes that feature useless on long trips.


Best Features

Dual-climate controls. Reliable/powerful 4.2L inline 6. 16" styled factory wheels. Rear A/C controls.


Worst Features

Road noise is higher than I would like. Also, wind noise is a severe problem when driving in a stout cross-wind. The front doors are actually pulled away from the chassis in the area of the a-pillar (infrequency of the issue makes it liveable).


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