"This car has been absolutely wonderful. the Bridgestone tires consistently last 75k miles, new brake rotors are needed every 80-100k (replaced pads at 120k). Consistently gets 21MPG highway and is such a comfortable SUV to drive when compared to our 4Runner. The turning radius is also one of the tightest radii out there, car or SUV, great for parking. At 175k the maintenence that has been done outside of the normal fluid and tire changes is:
- Drivers side tie rod (90k - $80)
- Brake rotors (90k - $230)
- Spark plugs (100k - $45)
- Brake pads (120k - $120)
- Ambient temperature sensor (150k - $6)
- Water pump (166k - $70)
Overall it has been an extremely reliable car."
"It has run beautifully for many years, but now it is approaching 150,000 and is starting to show its age. Until last year, I've haven't done anything to it except regular maintenance. Now I'm looking for a replacement and there nothing that compares; either others get great mileage and are too small, or are too big and get lousy mileage. So I'm going to keep it another year. It still drives and runs great!"
"I Bought In 2004 had 59000 miles on this car and now have a little over 247000 miles on my 2003 trail blazer Ext Lt very good riding car, I have put money into it just normal wear and normal repairs, one thing I would like too see is the parts could be a lot cheaper thank you John from Ohio"