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Pros: It does drive well on the highway
Cons: Has alot of wind noise when driving
Advice: If you buy one have the dealership run the VIN number to check for factory recalls.I purchased a 'new' trail blazer LTZ from GM and have had many problems with it. A recall on the engine that I was not notified of. The recall: as told to me by a GM Rep. was that the car 'may not lock in park' and we at GM feel this is not a problem? In the last three months of owning it it has been at a chevy dealership for 16 of those days for many problems..The drivers door was not set into the frame, drivers window would not roll up when driving, the front bumper on all of the trailblazers is loose, the side door leaks and all the seals in the car are falling off. I feel GM has not produced a vehicle that I as a customer am happy with.
Pros: 4x4 on the fly!
Cons: Lack of remote hatch release
Advice: Strongly consider LS loaded over the LT. Same engine and ride but lower price tag.After owning a 99 blazer, I feel as if I took a giant leap up in the Trailblazer. I considered the LTZ, but after reviewing the options and comps., I found the loaded LS is the best buy for the money. Suspension and engine are standard on all models so the upgrades are really just personal preference options. I found that what you get in the LT and LTZ as options are over-priced in comparison to other SUV's. (Personal opinion) It has a great feel and ride and plenty of room inside. I have the loaded LS and added running boards. I am completely satisfied. The ride is incomparable to other SUV’s I have driven. It even rides better then some cars I’ve been in. A great SUV!!
Pros: Engine. 270 hp
Cons: Rear lift gate hard to close.
Advice: Pay for what you want because you earned the money.Look at the options wanted then the ones needed and this model seems well equiped. I have option group 3 which added keyless entry and cruise control. Chevrolet could come off a couple dollars and make these standard but I bought one anyways. Nice feel for a 4600 lb vehicle. Good acceleration. Traded in a sport sedan (Grand Prix GTP). Needed the room for the baby on the way. You do have to get used to the seatbelts that come from the seat. Look: 4 airbags for safety, 2 front and 2 front side w/ 4 wheel discs and ABS.
Pros: engine power
Advice: engine power like v 8 engineEXCELLENT DRIVING AND HANDLING CONTROL. LOTS OF ENGINE POWER
Pros: The memory settings
Cons: not having a cassett recorder as standard with a CD.
Advice: LTZ has a lot of nice features that are standard, but this makes the LTZ more expensiveOwning another Blazer (2000) allows me to make comparsions daily. I must say there is no comparsion. The 2002 Trailblazer has more car like features and handling and really does not feel like you are driving a truck. The only negative I could come up with was the pricing is higher then I first expected. Since this was a replacement for the Blazer the increase should have been lower. I would suggest GM review the pricing on the Trailblazer and reduce the MSRP for and LTZ to about $32,000. Then as you add some of the features like moon roof and Limited slip you would have a MSRP of about $34,000 and not the $36,000 Plus these come in at.
Pros: Memory Seating
Cons: The plastic flimsy bumbers
Advice: Test drive it.........Very smooth driving. Is sluggish off the line but pulls through once the RPM's are up. Very good handling.
Pros: Driver's Information Digital readout on instrument panel
Cons: The steering is a little loose right in the center position but it's not a problem once you get used to it. This is my first SUV/truck which is probaly why I noticed this.has a little null area at the center
Advice: Buy the side running boards. I highly recommend you give this SUV a test drive and see for yourself how great a SUV this is.I have a little over 3,000 miles driving on both city streets and highways. The ride is very comfortable on both city streets and highways. I was impressed how nice it takes bumps and irregular pavement on city streets. It drives like a premium car. It's hard to believe it is a SUV. For a mid-size SUV it is very easy to wash. I recommend you get side running boards which make it easier to get in and to reach the topside of the vehicle. It has fantastic engine acceleration and power. My gas mileage does average out to be 14 MPG in stop-and-go city driving; it gets 20-24 MPG on the highway. The worst gas mileage I've had while highway driving is about 20 MPG due to driving through hilly and semi-mountainous areas. I highly recommend you go and test drive the vehicle to find out for yourself how great a SUV this is. I am very happy with my Trail Blazer LTZ purchase. I get many compliments on it's good looks.