Used 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Consumer Reviews
LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
104 of 104 people found this review helpful
2003 Trailblazer ls 4wd is one of the best ones Chevrolet built. Heavy duty. Easy Service. A DIY will find it a pleasure to maintain. The divers seat is not as comfortable as it could have been. That is the only thing I found at a slight fault. Lots of power very cold AC Fantastic radio. Summer City mpg between 13-13.5 with 3.42 axle. Highway mpg is 18.4 to 19. Winter city lowered to 11 to 11.5 in just city cold winter driving. Why? Not a clue.****Found low mileage issue. One rear inner brake pad was stuck on rear rotor all the time because floating caliper bracket pin was frozen due to rust. Thus half the pad was always pushing on rotor. Replaced "trashed worn out rotor" and caliper bracket and new pins added high temp caliper grease on new pins. Mileage went right up to 14 + mpg. The caliper bracket and rotor are VERY difficult to replace for a DIY. There was no problem with caliper. Still the same one. I should have known there was an issue like that because the left rear was pulsating every time you put the brakes on. Normal driving without foot on brake, there was no pulsating. Used new oem ceramic pads. Had that new SUV feel again.
EXT LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
41 of 42 people found this review helpful
I fell in love with this car the moment I saw it. It has all the room our family needs, and plenty of safety features (such as front and side impact air bags and OnStar) to help us out if we need them. It has the DVD for the kids, and that could be considered to be a safety feature in itself! It has plenty of power for passing and getting on the highway, way more than you even need. The steering controls are also very nice. The standard stereo is enough for me, but it needs rear speakers for the kids. Love can sometimes be blind though. Fuel efficiency is not one of its best features, which is a growing concern.
LTZ Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
27 of 31 people found this review helpful
110 K mi. Absolutely no mech.issues to date. Good road ride, front seats are very comfortable , rear seats are not comfortable, tight entry/exit. Handles well on the highway, a little whale(ish) around town. The 4,2 L 275 hp engine is quiet and smooth with more than adequate power. Gas mileage is decent: 16-18 mpg city, 20-24 mpg hwy. With 55-60 mph cruise 25+ mpg. LTZ model but a basic Chevy w/bland, cheap plastic interior appointments. Excessive wind noise around windows. OA a decent American SUV for the money, not great, but a good value so far. I have not spent a penny beyond basic maintenance, which is a pleasant departure and surprise for a GM vehicle.
Super Chip, 02/12/2003
EXT LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
45 of 55 people found this review helpful
Nice, smooth ride. Hauls a full load on the highway effortlessly (V-6). Seats six large men comfortably. Restricted visibility with the DVD player down obviously but the rear views handle the blind spots. Love the way the radio volume gently increases with the increase with interior db level. Theater seating is great!
LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
15 of 18 people found this review helpful
This car is the best. i can pass anyone out in it. lots of power. very comfy seats, feels like my couch at home. radio is awesome really loud and lots of bass. ac works great. engine noise is really quite around 1,000-2,000 rpm but once you get past 3,500 rpm the beast comes out. Just a great car