Chevrolet Blazer Review from Australia and New Zealand

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4WD 4.3 V6

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired82323 kilometres
Most recent distance100321 kilometres
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Love hate relationship with my Blazer

Faults:

Left front wheel bearing

Right front wheel bearing

Water pump

A/C compressor

A/C low pressure switch

Fan belt tensioner

Fan belt idler

Alternator

Brake lamp bulb holders

Electric compass.

General Comments:

I bought my LT Blazer second hand with 82ooo km on it.

I love it as a vehicle to drive, but it hasn't been exactly what I would call a reliable vehicle, there are not many of them here in New Zealand and we don't have any GM Dealerships in this country so parts are a problem.

Poor fuel economy, but I guess you can't expect a lot better from a 2 1/2 ton truck with a 4.3 litre engine, plus I like to "drive" my Blazer.

Great comfort, great visibility, good looks, just wish it was a little more reliable.

I am a full time mechanic so repairs are not the problem, it's more availability of parts and diagnostic info that are the major concern with owning this vehicle.

Apart from that I love my Blazer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th March, 2007

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review