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By Good Vaule
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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The SUV is wan't a bad purchase if you're looking for a nice ride which has had no major issues. The recurring problem is if you don't turn the gas cap 2-3 Full turns after you fill the tank the engine light would come on which can be very annoying. It will shut off after about 7 start-ups. If not, you have to take it to the dealership so they can reset the darn thing. Overall, not a bad buy and with the peace of mind that their are Chevy dealers everywhere if you were to need service.


Worst Features

Fixing the gas cap so when you close it you don't have to remember to make 3 full turns to insure it's locked.


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1 year old
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By jerry
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Best riding SUV we tested- solid feel and handling - avg 17mpg Just took a road trip and got 21mpg on hwy. Tows heavy trailer with 2 yards of dirt with no strain. So far no mechanical issues.


Best Features

Rides and handles great


Worst Features

Blind spots can be a problem, seats could fold flat and mpg needs improvement


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Excellent mid-size choice
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By Bryan L.
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased a 2005 TrailBlazer LS 4WD three months ago with 7000 miles on the odometer. No problems; everything works as it should. Living and driving in Chicago, it's a perfect SUV (for me) for this terrain. Excellent visibility, super-tight turning radius, and it surpresses all of those rough roads and pot holes with ease. Great power from the 4.2L inline six cylinder (almost 300hp) and experienced 17.5 mpg around the city and 21.5 on the highway. No drifting has been experienced at highway speeds. The TrailBlazer has been around for awhile and has a proven design that works well for most.


Best Features

V8 power from the inline 6 cyl with better fuel mileage. Sub-compact car- like turning radius (handy for city parking!). Comfortable seating and ergonomics. Excellent brakes for an SUV! Comes with Class III towing hitch. Handy storage areas built in.


Worst Features

More truck than car in the ride. Spend $ on some good running boards ($300 for mine); otherwise, you'll smash the side of the seat getting in and out. Rear seats fold almost flat, but not totally flat.


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Solid Chevy
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By jerry
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This SUV handles great and will tow heavy loads with no problem. We have taken a long trip with 7 passengers comfortably. The seats fold flat easily and the ride is great. The gas mileage is its weak point 17mpg but we knew that before we bought it.


Best Features

OnStar / phone is great. Dual AC works perfect. Seats are comfortable


Worst Features

17 mpg could be improved


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Great 4x4
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By tmnavy
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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We got our '05 Trailblazer LS 4x4 in Dec '05 and we love it. So much room, and power. A week after we got it we went from OH to CT, 740 miles one way, and averaged 21 mpg the whole trip and it did great in the snow.


Best Features

4x4, XM radio, OnStar, all the room


Worst Features

Making the trip computer standard


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