Chevrolet Blazer Review from Iceland

2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired19800 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carCitroen BX


Very good overall 4WD vehicle - with a few flaws


Nothing much has gone wrong with the car except that the alarm system seems to be very weak. It does not like frequent weather changes around freezing point. In such weather the alarm system has a mind of its own and has gone off several times with horn honking and lights blinking. Does anyone know how to deal with this, how to really fix this?

In 4WD it is very hard to make a U-turn. Seems like the car is breaking hard when making full or near full turn.

Brake discs are made of a material that easily rusts, so if you don't move the car for a month or so, at least in humid condition, you will get a very uneven braking.

General Comments:

The Blazer is a very comfortable vehicle for a SUV. It is smooth and quiet. However the mirrors tend to block the view too much. But they are good to reverse by.

The standard seats are among the best seats my back has ever experienced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2006

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review