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Pros: LEATHER SEATS
Cons: MILEAGEVERY GOOD CONDITION
Advice: buy it, buy it, buy itThis is not about a test drive--this is a BIG thank-you for high quality construction of my trailblazer--I was in a wreck May 14, 2005--if I had been in any other vehicle I could not have walked away with just broken ribs--THANK-YOU
Pros: 4x4 at a low price
Cons: 4.3 runs out of breath over 3k rpms
Advice: A solid, yet unspectacular workhorse that will get the job done, and can be had for a low price.My family has had '95, 97 and 99 Blazers in the past, and they were all solid cars. I bought mine because I need a winter car since I own a Trans Am as my other car and live in snowy NY. I purchased this car new in the late summer of '04. It was a leftover 2003 model that was a 5 speed, and the dealer couldn't move it. Car was fully loaded and stickered at $27k, I got it for a selling price of $16.6, about $17.2 out the door. Gas mileage is not bad for an SUV at an average of 19mpg. The 4.3 is a solid engine, has great grunt down low. I do have to say this truck is ancient now, on its 11th model year. It is light years behind the newer offerings out there. The good news is you can probably get this truck for $20k or less new from a dealer now. If you need a solid, affordable 4x4 SUV for winter driving or for moderate grunt work, this truck is a good choice. If you want some comfy SUV with impressive gadgets, 300hp, and a Lexus quality ride to haul your kids around, look elsewhere.
Pros: Dashboard layout
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: I would spend a little more money and get the TrailblazerI owned my 2004 Blazer for 1 year. After I bought it, I left the dealer lot and discovered when they assembled it at the factory they hadn't put the strap to the fuel tank on. It hung down. Bad start there. I thought the ride is a little rough. It could be wider for better handling. It can use more power. It was good in snow. The speed sensor went bad on the highway when it was 1 year old and left me stranded. The rear tire developed a bubble on it. All covered under warranty but left me wondering what would happen next.
Pros: The Appearance
Cons: The noisy left turn signal. GM says it is a characteristic of my vehicle.
Advice: When GM Assistance can not help you they send you a letter to file a claim with the Better Business Bureau and they wash their hands clean of your problems.I did not get to test drive my blazer because the dealer was closing and I originally went in to test the 2003 Tracker.
Pros: Limited-slip differential
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: Vehicle is great for one or two people.I own this vehicle for almost two months now, just past the 500 mile mark. So far no problems (well, the heat/cool blower fan would not start one cold morning. The gas mileage is not the best (maybe 16mpg). The steering wheel seem to be pulling to the left a little bit (might need an alignment). Otherwise the vehicle is great. Rear passenger entry is a pain, accessable easily by kids only. Since I live by the Canadian border four wheel drive is great.