Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ratings
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2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Cons: No under hood light.
Advice: BUY!The Trailblazer is far superior to the Honda Pilot, so I bought one. Did I choose the right color though? Silver? A fine SUV with no under hood light. Trailblazers are also better than 4-Runners and Explorers.
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LT 4x4
Cons: Everything else
Advice: Look at the Tahoe or SuburbanPurchased this vechile new and had it about three months before having major electrical problems. The 4WD did not work properly, tail lights stopped working, and the heater blower motor would stop functioning when it was very cold. Took the vechile to the dealer to have the computer reprogrammed four times and still had the same problems. What was even worse was the way GM handled my complaints. They were rude and uncaring. This vechile was a lemon. The body sway of the vechile was horrible, and handling suffered. The engine was decent for this size of a vechile, and the only good quality was braking. Overall this was the worst vechile I have ever owned.
2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x2
Pros: Confort, safety, handling, performance
Cons: Gas milage. Before installing a K&N Filter
Advice: Feel for yourself. Test drive the Trailblazer and the Explorer. You'll appreciate the confort and performance of the TrailblazerAlthough I've only had my traiblazer 2 weeks, I haven't been able to break it yet. I've read many of the review and in my best opinion you really can't go wrong with this SUV, aside from the gas milage. I purchased the vehicle with 19,200 miles so I still have 15,000 or so miles on the manufacturers' warranty. When I compared this to the 2005 Explorer and there was really no comparison. For the same price, I have a vehicle with better performance, safety and confort. The ride is quieter, smoother and has better feel on the road. The added bonus is that the in-line 6 has better horsey power and torque than the standard V-6 of the Explorer! Acceleration is good and strong enough to pass (up hills!) without straining and over-reving. For the same performance on the Explorer, I would have had to pay another 2 grand plus for the v-8 on and would still have to worry about the transmittion problems they are having. One last note... To overcome the gas milage (ave. 14 mpg city), I suggest installing a K&N filter. After I installed the filter, I average 15 in the city and 21-22 on the highway....! It's worth the 60 bucks...!
2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LT 4x2
Cons: rear window noise when rolled down
Advice: I will buy another.I have owed my Trailblazer for 11 months. Not one problem. It is the best vehicle I have owned. I have put 31000 miles on it driving in Houston traffic and get 18.6 miles per gallon. I drove it to New York last fall and got 24 mpg. Straight six seems like an electric motor it is so quiet and powerful. I real pleasure to drive.
2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Cons: Rear seats won't lie completely flat; plus you must move front seats forward.
Advice: Great mid-size SUV if fuel economy is not an issue.GM still can't get the complete package together. The Trailblazer has many strong points, however, there still seem to be a few shortcomings. Firstly, if I'm going to get the gas mileage of a V-8, I want the power of a V-8. The I-6 only gets 14 MPG in town. I had a 5.3 Chevy the got better than that. Trim, trim, trim. I've owned several Chevys, and all of them has had some pieces or pieces fall off. I don't get it? Then there's the shudder when you idle in cold weather, which can be a problem in Colorado. On the bright side, this handles the Rocky Mountains well. Very stable in snowy and icey conditions; a necessity here in Denver. Overall, this was a good purchase. Now, GM needs to iron out the little details.
2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LT 4x4
Pros: Memory seat positions
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Buy a gas stationGreat all the way around except the gas mileage is terrible. We can't get better than 13.3 mpg average and that is with the 4.2 liter six cylinder engine. Otherwise it rides quite, smooth, and very car like...the best SUV I've ever ridden in....no lie!
2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Pros: The comfort of the vehicle and handling
Cons: blind spots
Advice: You have to be a SUV person to appreciate this vehicle.The handling is great, Good placement of instrument controls, Good suspension, It does have a blind spot in the rearview mirror and side mirrors but for three dollars you can eliminate this with the 2” spot mirrors on the exterior mirrors. I have the 4.2 inline 6 cylinder which is enough power I need to pull my boat and utility trailer and on the highway gets about 17 miles per gallon which is great for a 4x4.