2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Consumer Review: Do not buy this to tow anythin

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - Consumer Review

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Fleet 4dr SUV (4.2L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Do not buy this to tow anything
By john davis on


2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Fleet 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


I purchased 2008 SUV 2 weeks ago. I read reviews. GM's claims were that this car would tow 5200 lbs and up depending on rear end. My boat and trailer weigh 3600. Now to tow on flat interstate highway it will not tow in fourth at all at speed limit without dropping to 3rd gear and 2nd gear on an incline. We contacted gm. They said there was nothing wrong and to tow in third gear 1300 miles to Florida down and 1300 back even though 2 states are mountain states and it would be in 2nd gear at least 1/2 of the time. This is very hard on whole drive train and would diminish the life of vehicle. Their 4.2 6 cyl. is rated at 291 hp at 6500 rpm but max rpm is 4500 how can you research like that just sick

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SUV seems ok but to not tow causes us a great financial burden

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GM and dealers should disclose vehicle performance honestly so a person could research in confidence and trust
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