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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT SUV

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Worst Investment Ever
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By missy89
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT SUV LT 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought the car used 3 years ago with 43,000 miles on it. Since then I've had to nothing but problems:
-Needed a new starter
-Driver's side window motor
-Heater wires melted and needed to be replaced ($300 fix)
-Gas sensor does not work ($700 fix)
- 2 wheelbearings
- New Battery
- Throttle body cleaning (felt like the car would die out when idling)
- back emblem fell off
- New Transmission at 100,000

Only positive- great in the snow


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By None
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought the 2006 Trailblazer EXT with 20,000 miles. A week after I bought it the emissions light came on. I have had it to the garage 6 times and every time I get it the light is off. After driving it about a week the emissions light comes back on. They have replaced sensors and fuel valves. The vehicle has been to a General Motors dealer but they have not fixed the problem. The fuel gauge drops to empty when there is a quarter tank of gas. When I start the engine the gas gauge goes to where it is suppose to be and then after driving a little distance it again drops to empty and the low full light gauge comes on. Any idea how to fix the problem.


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DVD,Great Stereo


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Why did you stop making them?
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By 4th Gen Chevy
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT SUV LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought my Trailblazer used from the dealer. Have been back and forth a good few times to the beach, and such and running errands. Biggest problems thus far were with tires (cheap foreign knock offs, one blew out on me and the belt wasn't even steel, it was fabric!) and a pulley bearing for the serpentine belt. I would say to Chevy Blazer/Trailblazer concept is sound, however get your parts somewhere else because it does not take an engineer to figure out that plastic will NOT last 100,000+ miles. Other than that, powertrain and drivetrain have been good overall. Has Bose radio and RSE system in back, AC is Ice cold. Snow driving has been fun, and has held the road even in drifts.


Best Features

Thus far SUV has been turn key, has only needed routine work done thus far minus the pulley bearing and the tires at time of inspection. Chevy should not be discouraged and continue to give Explorer a run for their money.


Worst Features

Quality of replacement or production parts, need to be made of metal instead of plastic, new tire vendor (steel belts instead of reinforced fabric) consider mimicking "Blazers" old drivetrain specs. Many 1990's blazers are still on the road in excess of 150,000 miles (how is that for reliability)


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Worst Vehicle Ever
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By disappointedcustomer
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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The first year of ownership was great...after that it went totally downhill! It has been in the shop more than all of my previous vehicles combined. Air bag problem, emblem fell off, rear wiper went bad, bumper warped and was replaced, steering problem that can't seem to be fixed, fuel tank replaced, three of the doors have had panels replaced (a couple more than twice) and I'm sure to suffer from more. Glad I bought an extended warranty since I have used it twice already. Can't get rid of it since the value isn't worth anything.


Best Features

Love the three rows of seating and flexibility of storage.


Worst Features

Fix all of the mechanical issues and it would be great!


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NO Wonder People don't buy American
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By Stingray197212
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT SUV LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased this Trailblazer with 40 miles on it. Let's see what went wrong so far. Air Bag sensor went bad at 100 miles. Back hatch broke off because of cold at 7000 miles. Radio stopped working at 16000 miles. Onstar went on the fritz. My Engine light, went on at 20,000 miles. My Fuel light stays on at 40,000 miles. Chevy Emblem fell off at 45,000 miles. Tranny slipped at 50,000 miles. 4 Wheel drive light sensor on all the time at 52,000 miles. What more can I say? DON'T buy Chevy...JUNK. I have owned Chevys all my life...NEVER again.


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