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Pros: 3rd row seat
Cons: Uncomfortable front seats
Advice: Go for it!Car drives and operates very well; the only drawback is uncomfortable front seats.
Pros: Traction, power, fuel economy, seating and cargo room and equipped to tow.
Cons: Uses more oil than the ones equipped with the optional Vortec 5300 Series V8.
Advice: This SUV will comfortably get you where you need to go safely.We have had a rough northeast winter with a lot of snow. My girlfriend and I tried to drive on them with just a FWD minivan. But we needed more traction. So, we set out to find a V6 SUV with the same amount of seating room we were used to in the minivan with more cargo room and capable of towing and hauling more if we needed it. We were both impressed the most with the 2003 Trailblazer EXT LT. But we found to get the estimated gas mileage and better power, we had to change from regular unleaded to premium. It has a Vortec 4200 SEFI 24-valve DOHC 275-h.p. V6. It gets 20 M.P.G. on the highway if we do not have to use heat or A/C or 4WD. But even in auto 4WD and taking it easy on slick roads, it has handled very well. It has plenty of seating, cargo, hip, shoulder and leg room. It has plenty of horsepower. It has both cassette and CD. It has all we wanted and needed and nothing we did not. I highly recommend this for others like me.
Pros: Adult size 3rd row seat and great looks.
Cons: Gas mileage only averaging 12.5 to 13mpg in city.
Advice: Drive midsize and full size SUV alternatives then drive the Trailblazer EXT. You'll find it's the perfect combination.After 4,500 miles, I'm very pleased with the quality, driveability,and functionality of the Trailblazer EXT. It has many features only found in more expensive vehicles and true 7 passenger capacity. It drives like a midsize but has the capabilities of a full size SUV. The rear DVD is a must if you have kids and take long trips. It's relatively affordable. I paid less than $35K and have every feature that is offered except a sunroof and 4 wheel drive. By comparison, full size SUV's comparably equipped were in the $40k+ range and its cousin the GMC Envoy would have costs $2,500 more. GMC dealers would not deal! The Honda Pilot costs less but was cramped,BORING,and could not even be purchased with a power passenger seat yet alone many of the other features found on the Trailblazer EXT.
Pros: Two sets of driver controls and memory seating.
Cons: Front seat comfort
Advice: Give careful consideration to gas mileage.I have owned my Trailblazer for about4 months now and consider it a good buy. The mileage leaves something to be desired (16.3 overall) but the engine/drivetrain performs great. Have driven the vehicle in snow and on ice already and felt more comfortable and safe than in any other vehicle I have driven. The quality control at Chevrolet seems to be non-existent. There were numerous flaws in the paint upon delivery and the dealer had to strip and repaint five panels. The front seats need to be redesigned. They provide practically no lateral support and the seat cushions are like boards. I drive a Suburban at work and would give anything to be able to trade front seats.
Pros: Rain sence wipers
Advice: This is one of the mid size suv with 270hp and good milage tooThe engine is beautiful with lot of power like v8. It has lot of space for seven people which is not available in any other mid size SUV. Some nice features like rain sence wipers, curv view assist mirrors, driver info center and entertainment system etc. It drives like a car.
Pros: 7 passenger seating
Cons: drivers seat too hard
Advice: good overall choicebought a tb ext....went looking for a tahoe but once the kids saw the cd/dvd system....o well...it has proven to be a good vehicle on a long trip! only complaint the seats are way tooooo hard! guess that's what chevy means ' like a rock!' had a problem with the gas gauge sensor, ran out of gas showing 1/4 a tank full...onstar was a great service and have had good help from the dealerships...wish it had a v 8 in the mountains but around town it goes just fine....overall a good choice
Pros: The new vortex 4200 engine lots of horse power great gas milage
Cons: the interior seems to have too much plastic needs a little softer look
Advice: if you are looking for a S.U.V. that can pull a load and something to go get the groceries in then the GM S.U.V. 's is what you are looking for.I drove 3 different S.U.V. I really liked the GMC Envoy it was a little nicer inside than the Chevorlet Trailbazer EXT. however, the trailblazer EXT. comes with the same standard options as the GMC Envoy regular length for the same price. With the Trailblazer EXT. You get a lot of extra storage room and the rear doors are a lot bigger which allows easy acces to the rear seat. The exceleration was a little slower with the EXT. than the regular length but still was acceptable. Over all there was no handeling diference between the Envoy and the Trailblazer but the Trailblazer EXT. is a better value.