Cons: "99's and older didnt get the stronger sunshell"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Ive had this car from 50k miles to 150k miles so far and have only had one major fix with the transmission the sunshell cracked leaving me without 2nd gear or reverse (not stranded). Other than that only tires and oil. Still no check engine light.
Its easy to drive and has a tight turn radius for an s.u.v.. but the ground clearance and 4x4 make it easy to go wherever i want along with the power from the vortex V6. Chevy did good on this model."
"I bought this Blazer new with nine (000,0009) miles on the odometer. I love this vehicle and would rather do some minor repairs than sell it or trade it. I've tried to take care of it, but I haven't been as diligent as I should have been.
That said, I've never, never had a major problem with it. The engine and transmission are in great shape after all these years. The few cosmetic problems are mainly my fault ( i.e. not enough attention to the leather-work, not washing it often enough).
The thought of selling or trading it breaks my heart, but it has been a great ride!"
"This vehicle comes equipped with a 4.3L man's V6 vortec motor made out of real midwestern tornadoes. This vehicle could drive up mount everest and then through the atlantic ocean and still keep moving. Its everything a person could want in a vehicle. Four wheel drive, looks cool, haul anything, Uncle Sam himself drives one. Buy a chevy blazer for your next car, unless you're a communism loving prius driver."
Cons: "Interior was typical GM;blah materials bad fitment"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I see everywhere where people bash the SBlazer. These must be domestic haters or something. My 1997 Blazer 4x4 is my third and the best yet. I owned a 1990, 1991 as well as 1986 KJimmy and a 1991 KJimmy and a 1998 Tahoe, all 4x4, all have gone past 200K in miles. In the 200K plus miles I owned the '97 (bought it used) I have remodeled 3 houses, moved 7 times myself and moved other people so many times I lost track. With a Powertrax in the rear end it is unstoppable in the Chicago or Cleveland snow. I ALWAYS get between 16-19 MPG around town and get 22-23 routinely on the highway-even just before I traded it in on my 2010 Tahoe. I traded it in for two reasons: firstly I need a bigger car with my third kid on the way and second:that Virginia has state inspections and it needed a new front end. Along the way it needed a new transmission at 138K, several alternators and a new engine due to a dealer mechanic screw-up (tried to change a leaky intake manifold gasket leak and parts of the gasket fell into the engine and blocked the oil flow to a rod-what a racket that made!) Luckily the dealer replaced it with a brand new virgin long block and I was good to go. Looking at newer vehicles like say a current Pilot or Explorer I can say the interior is really dated-looking but the exterior is still pretty contemporary and was ahead of its time when introduced back in 1995. I was careful about my maintenance but was never gentle with the truck, taking it off road, into mud, water and sand which is the reason the Midwest rust is more apparent than it should be. Still, this was an outstanding buy. Any whiners saying how good their Four-Runner is or their Amigo or whatever should look at a comparable year SBlaser and see which still looks nice and runs reliably and you will understand."
"this model has serviced our family very good the last 15 years. dependable, normal wear. handled very well. the replacement crv doesn't feel as safe, but all models are downsizing I guess. 172k miles and hate to give it up but the seat and ac unit need to be replaced and I have a back problem that need a better vehicle. and better mileage."