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Don't Wast Your Money
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By hixsonr
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this truck used three years
ago...first the trasmission went
($2000) then about a year later every
front suspension part broke one at a
time...once all the parts were repaced
the factory weld failed in two places
by the front left tire..the cooling
system...turns out chevey put out a
tech memo that they messed up the
cooling system, but didn't recall it
only fixed selected models...mine
wasn't one of them...slowely all of the
parts of the cooling system started to
go. first it was the intake gasket,
the heater core, the
thermastate.etc...thousands of dollars
in repare...don't wast your money oh
and the tires their never on sale


Best Features

4x4 works great


Worst Features

umm...lets see...everything...


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if you have money to spend
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By maggie1
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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first 1200 (1996)miles blew a
transmission seal, then air conditioner
wouldnt work while 105 in Nevada.
Costly tows (reimbursed) due to warranty
many times in the garage due to
transmission problems, replaced
transmission in 2002 and the extended
warrantly goes back to the original date
of purchase not the date we had implemented.

will not buy another GM blazer type
vehicle, especially this kind. I have
talked to many other owners and yes they
too have had tranny problems.


Best Features

color


Worst Features

transmission is a major problem, and improve on the seats


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Not a reliable car!
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By AJ kline
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this car thinking it would be
the greatest thing ever! This has given
me nothing but problems! It doesnt get
very good gas mileage, i needed to
replace the alternator, battery, head
cylinder, brakes and more. It has 130k
miles and many things are falling apart
on the inside. The rear left door gets
jammed shut, the drivers door hindge is
falling apart, backseat drivers side
power window button broke, and many
other things are falling down hill!
Everytime i get in the car i just hope
it will get me from one place to
another without dying. Do yourself a
favor and get a different car, unless
you plan on putting 5,000$+ into auto-
parts!


Best Features

Back windows go all the way down, Fold down rear seats, Overhead console...


Worst Features

Better gas mileage!


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It's a money pit!!!
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By loyd629
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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This vehicle has needed more repairs
than any other car I have ever owned.
I too have had problems with oil leaks
requiring high cost repairs. AC,
engine, transmission problems. Each
time I say I will sell it, another
costly repair is required and then I
keep it only to get back a little of
what I put into it. I am very good
about doing the routine maintenance so
it is not that I just let this car go.
I wil not buy one again, nor would I
ever recommend it. --I also get poor
gas mileage.


Best Features

Body is sound.


Worst Features

Mechanics have told us that some parts on the Blazer are more appropriate to a car vs an SUV (eg: Ball joints are too small for an off road vehicle)


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Chevy's For Life
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By Chevy Man
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my blazer used and it had
45,000 miles on it I have put on
103,000 since then. Within 6 months I
had a new tranny, Brake System, and Air
Conditioning system. But you can't
turn back time and redo what the person
before you did. Since then I have had
really no problems I have Had to
replace the thermostat several times
and a battery a couple of times and
that is about it. It is Great for a
Family.


Best Features

I love the get up and go, the room even though it is a small truck.


Worst Features

They could improve the gas mileage, and the cooling system. It does not want to stay cool when it is about 105 or more outside.


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