2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this SUV new in 2002 and 140K later, it's one of the best cars I've ever owned. Out of the gate, I had a lot of electrical issues but the warranty covered repairs. I've probably put in less than $2K in repairs and maintenance through the years and it's still running strong. I'll probably retire the beast in a few more years but I couldn't be happier with the value. It will be hard not to consider a Chevy when I move into my next truck.
I love the power I get off the line and the interior has held up very well (expect for the radio controls). I love to be able to switch from 2WD to AWD or 4WD with the flip of a switch. It will be hard to find another car that can do that these days. I love the 19 MPG I've been getting since '02.
The wind noise is a bit distracting at high speeds. The stereo is a bit weak but adequate. Why do GM products have so many electrical issues anyway?
2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
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.
Obviously, the crumple zones and crush box construction. Airbags and seat belts rule! Wear your seat belts always!