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Pros: seat position on exit
Cons: MPGI really like the size of my trailblazer, not difficult to part.
Served it's purpose.
Cons: trim fell apart. Tail light problems from the start. Mileage.I like the power. Mileage should have been better. Fun to drive with good tires. Recomend with caution.
Pros: The exterior.
Cons: That it stays in the shop more than i drive it.
Advice: Avoid it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ive had nothing but problems with this vehicle! Starting one month after i purchased it. (Electrical problems, ac, ignition switch(twice), fan clutch, water pump) Month after month!!!
Pros: Refined straight 6 power.Lots of room.Awesome in snow.
Cons: High sticker price.Wish I could get the 5.3l in the standard TB like the EXT has.
Advice: Think about the EXT for only ~2K more I wish I would have got it so we could put 6 people in it.Awsome purchase.Dont be fooled by the sticker price 10 grand off can be easily had.Only had 2 minor problems with truck that have both been covered by warrenty.I have towed a small trailer with 2 atvs, could not even tell they were back there.Plenty of room.
Pros: very roomy
Cons: the quality of this vehicle
Advice: think again!My advise to those looking to purchase a new vehicle,don't even bother with the 2003 Trailblazer. It may look very nice on the outside and the interior, but something is always going wrong with. The taillight and the air conditioning constantly goes out, I keep having problems with the ABS light coming on. I've had the truck for a year now and it's been to the dealership more than any vehicle should have to in a year. Once the warrenty is up all of the things that keep going wrong with the Trailblazer is going to have to come out of my pocket to fix. So I'm getting rid of it because it was a very bad investment.
Pros: Smooth acceleration-quiet ride
Cons: Seats- fabric is okay, but more lumbar support
Advice: Purchase a low miles used vehicle. You will save considerable $$$$This is my first new/used car in 8 years! The affordability factor forced me to consider buying a compact SUV and I test drove 4 models. The ride was poor and noisy, plus I felt packed in the car. Very uncomfortable and the vehicles had zero power. The trailblazer I purchased had only 9,500 miles and it has lots of nice features. Plus, I could afford a nearly new model. The ride is very quiet and luxurious. I can accelerate down the freeway with ease. I am a mom with 4 nearly grown kids. We are all tall people, I am 5'10' and my sons are both over 6 feet tall and they are not finished growing. The TB has plenty of space and legroom even for our large sized family. My last vehicle was a 1997 Ford Aerostar van with a 4 cylinder engine. I know it's ugly but the price was right for a loaded vehicle. The van has over 95,ooo miles and is just now starting to have minor mechanical problems. The Chevy Trailblazer was a great purchase and I got it at a great price!
Pros: Handling is more precise than my previous Tahoe
Cons: Lack of storage space for small items up front.
Advice: It is an excellent buy if you live in an area where there are few foreign SUV dealers and its made to fit Americans and the American way of life.At approx. 14,000 miles I have experienced my first problem.When the vehicle is out in snow or rain and the temperature is at or near freezing, the plastic covering at the top of the rear hatch can freeze to the edge of the roof and when the hatch is then opened, the clips holding the plastic can be pulled out. If all clips come out and the condition is not noticed, only the wiring for the long thin stop light holds the plastic to the car.If the clips break a new part is needed. My dealer has had several cases of this problem as freezing weather arrived. Advice is to check the cover edge especially after going through a car wash in cold weather before opening the hatch.