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By Dee
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I traded my 2001 Jeep in for a trailblazer, loved the handling the first time I drove it. It had 31K when I purchased it and now it has 36K. I have had to replace both front wheel bearings (which thank god I purchased the extended warranty) and the air pump system needed to be replaced. Currently since my check engine light came on due to the air pump my cruise total will not stay engaged. So back to the garage. I am now starting to feel a slip in the transmission. There is also barely any room up front and the wind noise in the doors and windows are annoying. Wished I read these reviews first. I would of stayed with Jeep or Toyota.


Favorite Features

Style...moon roof and Bose stereo


Suggested Improvements

Better quality...fix wind noise


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Trailblazer 2005 LS 4WD
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By Chevyman
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Hold on to your horses on this one. Owned chevy products in the past and this one should be buried with the design. Reconsider this one folks, not bad under 36K but be prepared for costly repairs after warranty is out. Chevy with the 4.2 is noted for numerous electrical problems (Fuel sending units) bad connections and less than favorable gas mileage. Purchased new and currently average 11- 14mpg highway and have done all service inspections and it still has cost me over four thousand in repairs. Interior very cheaply assembled GM could have done a better job!! Think twice or even three times before you invest in this model and be prepared for repairs.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride and room in the rear seat.


Suggested Improvements

Interior quality poor which also explains the same level of workmanship on the exterior. The 4WD is horrible except in low gear 4WD.


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Please Reconsider This Vehicle
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By ballyclassic
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased new in 2005 and it has been a long road with repairs. I finally feel at 4,000 in out of pocket repairs I'm at the end for reliability. Several electrical problems (Not covered) fuel system problems, I don't have enough space to comment. Please reconsider this vehicle it is very poor on mpg 14-15 overall and horrible in the snow or wet roads. If you live in a perfect climate than this is for you. One rainy day, snow covered road or ice and you will be trading it in. I have been a GM owner for years but sorry to say I will not be a supporter in the future.


Favorite Features

I really can't find any.!!!!!


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Great SUV, Poor MPG
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By Brian
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I have had my Trailblazer for over 4 years now and finally paid it off. Its a great SUV that is comfortable, sturdy, and great offroad and on the highway. The extended version is nice and provides 8 feet by 4 feet of room (when front seats are pushed forward) for gear or even a sheet of plywood. the seats in the middle are comfortable but a little cramped for anyone over 6 feet tall. The seats in back are great for kids but not adults. Overall the SUV runs great (only had a speedometer issued covered under warranty) and never any other issues. Sometimes the wind noise coming over the mirrors is a little annoying though.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride off road and on the highway. Great Horsepower doesn't even feeling like your speeding....


Suggested Improvements

back seat able to be laid flat and locking locks for the mid seats when they are folded up so they don't slam down during a stop and go. Oil filter accessibility need to be slightly larger...Locking mechanism on rear trunk sometimes doesn't close properly if window if open along with bottom portion...


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For the Money, Best SUV on the Road
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By Mel Turner
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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We've put over 134,000 miles and this baby still sounds brand new. Engine so quiet, I can't hear it idle at red lights. I only use Mobile 1 synthetic oil. Only two problems since ownership, fuel gauge and ignition switch. Warranty covered them. This is the only vehicle my wife drives. We have two Volvo s80s that's collecting dust in the garage. I'll probably have to sell them. Suv only requires maintenance every 50,000 miles besides oil change. One more thing, this suv is great on the road. The only suv we'll ever own. We love our trailblazer. For longevity, only use synthetic oils and lubricants. With my Continental tires, I get 18 city and 22 highway.


Favorite Features

Low maintenance, strong 6 cyl engine, comfort, price, on the fly 4wheel drive. 4wheel performs exceptional in Colorado mountains and snow. Chevy, please do not stop manufacturing Trailblazers.


Suggested Improvements

Design SUV so that rear seats fold flat.


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