I have had my K-5 for 10 years and am
finally thinking of trying to find a
replacement (has not been easy). I
have had some problems along the way -
replaced the rear end in '98, new
torque converter in '99, alternator
caught fire in '97 - but in all it has
been a great vehicle. They just don't
build them like they used to. The dash
actually has metal and vinyl, and is
not all plastic like trucks of today.
GM really needs to re-think their
interior design for new models. If I
had the money, I'd think seriously
about restoration, but here
in salt country (Central New York) it
is impossible to keep the body going
I still drive this vehicle daily and
have for 5 years. I bought the vehicle
with 88K on it and the problems
didn't hit until 135k. Then they
The oil cooler began leaking like a
sive, the headliner fell down on my
head, #6 cylinder developed blowby
that I couldn't keep spark plugs from
In five years I drove her to North
Carolina and back twice, South
Carolina and back twice and Missouri
and back twice and Gettysburg and back
without a problem! It rides and
handles like a dream.
I bought it for $5,500 in 97 and it
doesn't owe me a thin dime. I still
love this vehicle.
This Blazer has served us well. We bought it with only 33,000 miles on it, and still love it. It's been extremely reliable, and build quality has held up well on the dirt roads that we live on. The 5.7 L 350 V8 is amazingly quiet, smooth, and powerful. For under 10,000, the Blazer is a relative value even in today's market. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. I wish that Chevrolet could bring these Blazers back.
I purchased my Blazer with 160k on it in march of 2007. I am still in love with this truck. Very reliable. I let my pregnant wife drive it 2,400 miles by her self and didn't have a worry. gas mileage is about 17 on highway and 12 in town. not bad for a truck that old. now i have 190k on it and still find every excuse i can to drive it. still runs strong and lays rubber. if you buy one u wont be disappointed!