2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my TrailBlazer new in Feb 2003. Overall, I have been very pleased with it. I looked at the Explorer, the Durango and Gr Cheerokee as well, but the TB's HP and styling won me over. Great for long trips, tons of storage, great in the snow (I have the locking rear). I too had problems with a leaking taillight and the trim around the license plate, but they were covered under warranty. Also had a rear window motor go last summer, but my dealer got GM to cover the part even thought the car was out of warranty. Wind noise was louder than I was used to. Mileage 15 city/22 highway. Just traded it on a new '07 Suburban - I was very sorry to get rid of it, but we simply outgrew it.
I6 270 HP engine, exterior styling, esp the rounded, stacked taillamps, locking rear diff (got me through some snow banks off road that stranded far larger trucks)
Wind noise. Interior fit and finish. Put shifter on steering column.