"My husband and I purchased our 2001 Blazer just over a year ago for $2,400 and I love it. We did have to replaced most of the front end, starter and AB wire (around $1,500 total) but it was so worth it. The body is still in great condition even with all the salt they use here. The truck has all the extras (including on star, 4 doors and 4x4, power everything etc.)
My only advice is to have the front end checked whenever you are looking to buy this truck since it seems to be the major thing with it. Other than that LOVE IT!"
"It's my first car and its held up great! She has 140,000 miles on it and has been driven all over the place with only minor problems. The 2 worst things with the car I have experienced was a broken heater and a transmission problem. For the wear and tear between the previous driver and myself, it has proven a durable car. The last owner had driven it on a few to many pot holes, and it rattles a lot now; but it doesn't take to much to fix most of that. I've used it for rather long distances and steady driving. It's a great first car with the best brakes my mechanic father has ever seen. I've customized it easily, and have clearly enjoyed the car. There are plenty of not so great reviews, but I see the car a different way. It's a '98 with high mileage. It's not a luxury car, sports car, and it's not something that will never break. If your looking for a first or second car that has room to haul things, but isn't to big then its a great car. It has some get go in it, and sounds great with a turbo muffler. It handles ok, but much better when lowered. It tends to be cheap to fix compared to imports, and there are lots of junk yard parts that will hold up. Overall its a good car for the money, and I am very pleased with it. Don't expect steak if you ordered a burger. Either way they both leave you full and satisfied!!"
"i owned an 1989 Blazer (190,000), dispite it being gutless i still loved it (i totalled it) then after that i bought a 1996 2 door Blazer (130,000) and i put 3,500 into it in under 1 year (3 fuel pumps, intake gasket, alternator, battery, etc) i ended up selling it (still feel sorry for who ever owns it now) i decided now to give chevy 1 more try i own a 2000 Blazer (101,000), ive had it for about 1 year now without 1 problem, and if it stays as solid as it has been ill be sticking with it untill it dies!"