1998 Chevrolet Blazer Consumer Review: 98 Blazer a mixed bag

1998 Chevrolet Blazer - Consumer Review

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LT 4dr SUV (4.3L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
98 Blazer a mixed bag
By nitefaze on


1998 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4dr SUV


Basically, the Blazer is a good car.
For the most part reliable. One bad
alternator took out the battery and
self destructed at about 48K miles
over warrantee in time, I ate $800
repair while away from home.

At 68K the water pump went, in a heart
beat engine over heated and froze
before we could get the car off the
highway. Melt down to the tune of
$3400. When somethings goes, it goes
suddenly without warning and it is very
expensive. Repairs have been avg about
$600 yr. For a US car that might be
typical, but 6 1/2 years ownership I
think its bad after the warrantee ran
out. Economically not an experiece I
want to repeat.

Best Features

Seating is very good, the back seats lay down really flat for a big cargo deck. Sound system is good.

Worst Features

Build an engine to run for 100K mi w/o major break downs. The Japanese, Germans & Sweds do it, why not the US? At about 4 years ownership the plastic knobs on the radio and air vents began to crumber to dust really strange!
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