Chevrolet Blazer Review from Mexico

1996 Chevrolet Blazer S10 XLS 4.3 petrol

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

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

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review