Chevrolet Blazer Reviews from Costa Rica

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Stable and comfortable, but repair costs and fuel consumption are really high

Faults:

Air conditioning.

Brake pads.

CD player.

Battery.

Alternator had to be fixed twice in 3 months.

Fuel pump twice.

It dripped engine and transmission oil all the time.

One of the fog lights never worked again, even after putting in new bulbs.

One of the power windows.

Sparkplug cables very often.

Distributor cap.

Electric seat stopped working.

Third stop light.

Electric mirrors.

Digital compass and thermometer inside.

General Comments:

As you can see I had this car for only 50000 km, even so I had to do a lot of maintenance and spend a lot of money on it. Also, you need your own gas station.

The car is comfortable and I really liked how it looks, also it's reliable and stable when driving at 70MPH or more. But even so, I spent too much money on the car and it never was 100% OK, always had something to fix. After 2 years I decided to sell it and now I am happy with my Honda Accord.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th July, 2009

2004 Chevrolet Blazer

Model year1999
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres

Summary:

Waste of money

Faults:

Front passenger seat recliner handle broke off.

Driver seat became unlevel.

Engine light ALWAYS on.

Transmission slipped.

New wheel bearings.

Impossible to align so failed gov't inspection over and over and over. Also caused me to go through tires quickly.

Oxygen sensors kept failing.

Power seat on drivers side failed.

Driver door always made strange noises.

Power mirrors failed.

Intermittent problem with drivers power window.

General Comments:

TERRIBLE AWFUL CAR. It should be illegal to manufacture a car this bad. I have nothing good to say about the 1999 Blazer other than I really like having the digital thermometer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2006

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews