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A Beast
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Dale Swan
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the best vehicle i've ever owned it's done everything i needed to do i bought it used with 29,000 miles on it now has 291,000 on it besides routine maintenance no problems still runs great looks good for the miles on it


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Extra low miles.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Pete R.
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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One owner. Low miles. Always serviced at dealer.


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Energizer Bunny
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Anon
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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The lady I bought my Trailblazer from had kept up oil changes, but had never tuned it up or changed the transmission fluid. I had these taken care of, and at 156xxx miles, it still runs and shifts like a new one, and is still going and going. I like everything about the Trailblazer, and the 4.2 straight six has a surprising amount of power. I have a bass boat, and with the 6200 pound towing capacity of this SUV, it pulls the 19 ft boat like a dream. The only down side of this car, some of the interior panels aren't as sturdy as they should be. The plastic panel that covers the power seat controls has two snap in tabs. One of them broke. I just shot a screw through it, but it is rather flimsily made. The latch on the center console is sprung or something, so the lady I bought it from put velcro on it to keep it closed. My Trailblazer doesn't have 3rd row seating, but the rear headrests block a little of my vision looking through the rear view mirror. The headrests are coming out, no one rides back there anyway. If I know we will have extra passengers, I'll put them back in. Our mechanic speaks very highly of Trailblazers, says he very rarely sees any major problems with them. He also said he sees much fewer drive train issues than with any other domestic vehicles. Mine is a 2006, made before the bailout making GM "government motors"! Love this vehicle. I haven't had it off road yet, but I have been assured that it won't disappoint me there either.


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Amazing vehicle
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By J T
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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As a single female I love the security of the SUV. I purchased this 2006 Trailblazer in 2008 with 33,000mi and have never regretted my purchase. Repairs have been normal wear and tear mostly. The bearings went a couple times on me in the right front wheel but overall repairs have been minimal. The truck currently has 194,000 and is still going strong. Our family has always purchased Toyotas so I was apprehensive to own an American made Chevy but all my doubts were laid to rest with this particular vehicle. I will be looking for my next Chevy soon.


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Solid Engine, Good value vehicle
29 of 29 people found this review helpful
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By Brad M.
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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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My parents bought a 2006 4WD LS Trailblazer from a used car lot in 2007/2008 with about 20K-30K miles on it. We have since owned the vehicle since 2010. This SUV was the first one I've ever owned. It took a little getting used to the low gas mileage, but living in Pennsylvania with sometimes heavy snow and icy conditions, it was great having a vehicle with 4WD and good ground clearance. This vehicle will hit 200,000 miles within the next month and I hope to keep the vehicle for at least another 20K miles (unless some costly major repair is needed). The vehicle is on its 3rd or 4th set of tires, I replaced the engine belt at 187K miles, I've replaced the front struts, all 4 rotors recently, and the belt tensioner twice ($15 part). The O2 sensor has been replaced once and I am online now ordering a thermostat for the engine (and a rear tail-light, my wife backed into a car yesterday while out shopping). The Inline 6 engine is highly rated and I've never had any issue with it. The rear struts need to be replaced, but it still passes state inspection and each time the mechanics mention how great of condition this vehicle is in. My only complaints with this vehicle are that the interior is cheap looking on our LS model. The dash is cheap feeling hard plastic and the rear speakers have been out for over a year. Overall I love this vehicle and would consider buying another even though they are pretty old. There is a fantastic website forum called TrailVoy.com with tons of discussions for any problem you could have with this vehicle and helpful tips on DIY fixes, or advice on paying for repairs.


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