This is a testament to the fact that Chevy CAN put together a great vehicle. I've owned my Blazer for over ten years and dropped nearly 200k on the engine, and other than a squeaky suspension from driving through flood waters more than once and replacing a couple of alternators and a water and fuel pump over a decade, my Chevy kept me safe, comfortable and free from car payments after I paid it off in 2004. It stayed good looking long after the model was replaced by the TrailBlazer, which says a lot about decent design. The engine was always strong and helped me out of traffic scrapes with it's workhorse V6. I drove that truck to it's limits, finally trading it in this year for a sedan.
Decent cargo room, solid build, comfortable front seats, good space up front.
Yeah, the flimsy seat adjustment levers broke off after about 6 years, but a screwdriver kept in the glove box did the trick. Other than that, you couldn't ask for more in a dependable vehicle. I'll miss you, my old friend. Happy retirement!
Bought this after I had a not at fault accident at a dealer down the road. Had no major problems yet...knock on wood. Replaced thermostat twice, did a flush cooling system. A little funky but can be fixed by putting in a new radiator or just JB Weld. Recommend to all who need a car for son or daughter to get to and from. Great body condition for age and mileage about 163,000. Runs great, just cooling system work
The Chevy Blazer really, really stinks. It is suppost to be a strong built, heavy duty SUV. I am here to tell you that it is NO such thing! In the year & a half that I have owned my Chevy Blazer the front end has virtually fallen apart. This is not a well built SUV in my opinion. I will not recommend the Purchase of any Chevy Product to anyone. As they would be upset shortly after purchase.
The comfort of the Blazer is Very Good. The fact that it comes with CD & Cassette is very nice. I Loved the Heated Seats. It was a very comfortable SUV at a good price.
They need to work on the Basic structure of the Blazer. Fuel Economy.
I purchased the Blazer new in 1999; it
now has 79,000 miles on it. The plastic
seat handle on the driver seat broke
off in the first 5000 miles. I use the
vehicle to drive to and from work and
normal city driving, it has not been
used for towing or any off road. In the
last 10,000 miles the transmission has
been replaced ($3300), the air
conditioning compressor was replaced
($700) and the Heater coil was replaced
($700). The heater coil is located in
the dash board, which required the
removal of the dash board to replace
it. The only saving grace is that I
purchased an extended warranty on the
vehicle at the time of purchase.
It is easy to get into and out of. Good
power to get on freeways.
Better Engineering. Improve the over
all quality of the entire product.