1996 Chevrolet Blazer S10 XLS 4.3 petrol

Summary:

Muy Malo

Faults:

Almost all systems.

Automatic transmission twice.

Oil pressure lost.

Fuel pump twice.

Radiator leaks at 40,000 km (25,000 miles).

Poor plastics.

Rear door lock.

General Comments:

After having a 1992 Blazer that ran perfectly, I decided upgrade it by buying a 1996. Bad, very bad decision. I had to keep it because it was registered in my company, and they paid for all the fixes.

Powerful and comfortable, but a lot of problems, especially with the automatic transmission that failed at 40,000 km, and at 75,000 again (poor dealer repair maybe). I sent it to an independent transmission shop, and no problem.

The oil pressure went too low. The oil pump was replaced at a cost of $1,000.

Fuel pump replaced at 45,000 km (too early, and took 3 weeks in the dealer shop to find the failure!) and at 130,000 (see the difference).

Radiator was replaced by an aftermarket all metal one, and no problem.

Nice car. I really like the design. I changed to a 2005 Mitsu Montero Sport now with 100,000 km, and no problem absolutely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd April, 2012