Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ratings
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LT 4x2
Pros: Folding down seats & XM radio
Cons: Seat belts in rear seat to buckle a child's seat
Advice: Drive it & you will like it.Nice ride, excellent feature. Love XM radio. Poor gas mileage.
2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Pros: the I6 engine & all the bells & whistles that you can get on this vehicle
Cons: the sloppy handleing & and steering response
Advice: if you dont mind poor handling - its not bad overall - i will look at a Honda CRV againi went from a 02 honda crv (which passed away in a accident in 04) to the trailblazer which is not a bad vehicle but GM needs to pay more attention to the handling / fun to drive part of this vehicle - my honda handled great and was actually fun to drive - the trailblazer has alot of bells and whistles & the I6 motor is great - but handling is not good - feels unstable at highway speeds going into curves with some bumps - handling and steering feel is sloppy and the transmission seems to hold the motor back - or its just not as responsive as the motor is
2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x2
Pros: drives so smooth
Advice: go for it....have had my trailblazer for 1 1/2 months and love it....no complaints from me.
2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LT 4x4
Pros: It is very quite and solid no rattles.
Cons: Lack of power going up the mountains in Colorado without shifting down.
Advice: I found it to be the best deal overall.Overall I like the new Trailblazer. I traded in a 98 Blazer and liked it. I have had four Blazers and liked them all. I really never had a serious proble with any of them. If I could change the new 2004 Trailbalzer I would like a five speed auto, there is a big gap from third to four gear. The lumbard support is too low for me. The radio is worse than any of my older Blazers, too much bass. The gas milage is worse than my older Blazers.
2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Pros: It is such an attractive looking vehicle.
Cons: I haven't found one bad feature yet.
Advice: BUY THIS VEHICLEI LOVE this car. It is my first new car and I am so thrilled with it. It drives smoothly and has great pick up for an SUV. It converts quickly from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive and the heating/cooling system takes mere secinds to warm the car up, even on the coldest day. I test drove this vehicle on a freezing January evening after a blizzard. I was sold on this vehicle after the first 30 seconds on the road. I was so impressed, I didn't even test drive another car. I went back into the dealer and signed on the dotted line. I highly recommend this car. You will not be disappointed.
2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
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.
2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - LS 4x4
Pros: Seating space and seating comfort
Cons: Gas milage
Advice: Don't expect mid 20's mpg with the TrailBlazerI feel that I am qualified to comment on the 2005 TrailBlazer LS 4WD. I rented one with less than 3k miles so it has not been abused and have spent a total of 24 hours behind the wheel covering over 1500 miles on a family vacation. The TrailBlazer is a comfortable and roomy vehicle. With two small children and the luggage they packed for themselves (practically emptying out their bedrooms) and the support items needed for them there was plenty of room without packing the TrailBlazer to the hilt. Everyone had plenty of space even to minimize the 'He/she is touching me!' woes of traveling with children. The seats are supportive and comfortable on long trips. The ride is smooth and comfortable with very little body roll. It felt very secure at highway speeds at 70 mph (posted speed limit in NC). The TrailBlazer has adequate power to accelerate and maintain speed on rolling highway hills. Occasionally it had to shift down a gear that did not jar the vehicle. The transmission shifts smoothly. My only complaint was the gas mileage. The TrailBlazer is rated at 20 mpg on the highway and you will get 20 mpg's on the average. I did get 21 on one tank (I double-checked the tire pressure to make sure it was not the cause. Is it the gearing of the transmission that is the cause? You will run below 2k rpm's at normal highway speed (at 70 mph I was a hair below 2k rpm's). Not what I was expecting from a 2005 vehicle with a state of the art 6 cylinder engine. The rental shop offered me a 6-cylinder Astro van and I was concerned with getting bad gas mileage on the trip so I opted for the TrailBlazer. A small V8 in the TrailBlazer would probably give better gas mileage on the highway. The TrailBlazer's 6-cylinder engine didn't appear to be working too hard but the added torque of the V8 would be better. I now wonder how the Ford Explorer would drive on a similar trip.