A strong drivetrain, plenty of room inside and a long features list make this an attractive family vehicle, but some cheap interior materials and iffy handling keep it from gaining our full recommendation.
by tbguy1 on Jul 3, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
The only real problem in 150K miles I've had was the fuel gage.
If I compared this to all my other vehicles I've owned, mostly Japanese, it is better, and waaaaay better than my Toyota.
Reliability is my number one issue.
I hate paying for and doing repairs.
Chevrolet paid for half of the repair and I didn't even have to chase them down nor was the vehicle still under warranty at 75K miles.
This was parts and labor coverage.
But as for the vehicle I just love it.
It's everything I ever wanted in an SUV - my first SUV.
If you buy a vehicle brand new be sure to get what you want.
If it's a Chevy it will last you many, many, many years so get all the goodies!
by mint51 on Apr 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
General Motors=Generally sucks your money= "money pit"
I have never been so disappointed in a vehicle.
I am only stuck with this vehicle because it has sucked so much of my money.
But it is truly junk on the inside.
They truly sacrificed quality, and did a "slap-stick" job on the inside...and the cylinders might as well have been made with plastic.. my TB is an 2005 73k miles...highway miles..well maintained..and i am already having to shell out money for prices similar to buying a new engine for a "new car"because GM admittedly made the cylinders with poor quality metal material..but would gladly provide a new set for extra $$$...stay clear of this crummy investment of transportation
by Rest in Peace on Oct 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
I loved my 05' Trailblazer. For an LT model it had everything and drove like a charm. From Florida and drove this truck all the way to Watertown, NY through a blizzard and all and it held up like a gladiator! I had it for four years and had no major problems, expected to keep it forever until involved in a serious hit and run accident where our baby was totaled! At one point I thought we would flip but that truck stayed on all 4's and saved our lives! For the price this is the best of it's kind and is worth every penny!
The TrailBlazer gets a host of minor interior improvements this year. Seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements. Detail changes include revised chrome accents, trim enhancements and a new instrument panel appearance. Among the new options are an audio system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (which replace last year's front-seat side airbags).