Chevrolet TrailBlazer Review from France

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4.2

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres
Previous carKia Sportage

Summary:

It is a good product

Faults:

Only defects, the painting of the buttons on the radio, and the commands on the steering wheel have deteriorated.

The suspension is soft.

General Comments:

Here, this model is adapted to the Liquefied Petrol Gas (LPG and Gasoline). It keeps the bi-carburation (dual mode), the performance is not decreased in LPG mode.

This conversion is made by a garage affiliated to the "Comité Francais du Butane et du Propane". (CFBP - http://www.cfbp.fr). The tax system in France produces great interest in the conversion of this mid-size truck to LPG.

It gives a consumption in LPG mode of 15 liters for 100Km.

In gasoline mode, the consumption is 13.5 liters for 100Km.

In France, in March 2008, the LPG costs 0.70€ / Litre. It remains financially reasonable.

The gasoline costs 1.45€ / Litre, it is much less interesting, but is useful when the LPG tank is empty.

40,000km later on the roads of France, no particular problem.

The vehicle is powerful and smooth, and runs very well in any event.

The passengers feel at ease, and the comfort is very correct.

The handling is remarkable, on twisty roads and on freeways.

At present, the parity Euro/dollar and the arrival on the European market of the American vehicles, allows one to benefit from advantageous prices.

In conclusion, it is a good product and I recommend it to those who value comfort, safety and power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2008

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review