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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV

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Doomed from the factory
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By bf23
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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These Blazers have problems. Cooling problems, engine problems, 4wd problems. They are expensive to fix. Spent over 2000 dollars in 2 months on the cooling system. Almost all Blazers build up coolant sludge, and the cooling system immediatly starts to break down. Not worth it. Do yourself a favor and buy another car. The used sale price may be enticing, but the repairs are ridiculous. It's impossible to work on this car! Almost impossible to change the spark plug wires, and impossible to change the spark plugs. The drivers side has a steering rack running right by the plug, thus you can't get in there with a wrench.


Best Features

Exterior is a classic design, and still modern looking. It's a pretty SUV. It is very spacious. Seats are extremely comfortable.


Worst Features

Don't buy this car. The coolant system. The Dexcool. The 4WD, the interior belongs in a museum because it's a perfect example of 1990's GM.


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Cheap and Easy
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By Jeff
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this vehicle used with 169k and have had no problems to date. I wanted a cheap SUV that was still in good condition. The body is good with no rust, the engine runs great, and the interior is still in very good condition. For $2,700, I know I got a great deal.


Best Features

Great styling, lots of features for the money, plenty of horsepower for that vintage.


Worst Features

Ride is rough, handling could be tightened up a great deal. Lots of sway, especially when windy.


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Hope you're a mechanic!
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By anonabombga
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 2dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this car four years ago and have had nothing but trouble. The air conditioning system is completly broken and stopped working three months after I bought it. I have replaced the radiator and thermostat twice. The brakes have always been difficult, and the transmission is slipping. The passenger seat recliner no longer works, and the rear door gets jammed all the time. It eats up gas and is constantly running hot.


Best Features

It's a fun car to drive


Worst Features

I just wish it were reliable.


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Great overall vehichle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Frank
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I just bought this SUV, and replaced the 4X4 buttons, the A/C controls, and the fuel pump assembly ( after 155000 miles you can't expect it to be perfect). The sound system works great, the vehicle now runs and drives great, and it looks great. Paint is still shiny after 155,000 miles and 9 years of driving. Gas mileage isn't the best, but driving an SUV, you can't expect to get 25 miles to the gallon either. I would reccomend this vehicle to a friend.


Best Features

Push button 4X4, acceleration, durability, reliability


Worst Features

Gas mileage


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Good drive, great looks
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ashbellini
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 2dr SUV 4WD


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We bought this car after almost a month of hunting. With two small children it was not my first choice of vehicles, but I have grown to love the roomy interior and reliability. Plus we constantly get compliments on the how nice it looks. Now that we are hunting for another car we first check out the other Blazers on the lot.


Best Features

Ample leg room in back seat and plenty of cargo space.


Worst Features

The only real probelm we have had is that it tends to run a little hot on occassion, but mechanic could not find a probelm.


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