2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT Consumer Review: Practical, But Unreliable

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT SUV - Consumer Review

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Practical, But Unreliable
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


This was the first new vehicle we ever purchased. Vehicle was in the shop app. 30 of first 50 days we owned it. 4 separate occasions for leaking differential housing, for bad serp. belt., and for steering out of tow, and once for a broken back window that shattered for no reason whatsoever. Dealer provided a Cavalier for a loaner (Thanks). Getting GM to step up to the plate was a battle. Eventually got two years of oil changes, but would have preferred a swap out of vehicle. Would have needed to go lemon law route to replace, but ended up to be too much trouble to make that happen. For the past 8 months or so, things seem to be OK. Horrible depreciation, so will need to hang on to it

Best Features

Design is nice for a family, handles and drives well. Short turning radius makes getting in and out of tight spaces easier. Radio has great reception quality on both AM and FM.

Worst Features

GM needs to realize that there is too much competition to not step up to the plate (above and beyond) in order to keep lifetime customers. If GM wants to keep up (or shall I say catch up) with Toyota and Honda don't force a customer to go to the lemon laws in order to get a vehicle replaced.
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