Chevrolet Blazer Reviews from Norway

1995 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired207000 kilometres
Most recent distance217000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Like a rock!

Faults:

The heater core is the only problem so far. Cost 500 dollars to get fixed.

General Comments:

The car is perfect for my needs. Takes me on my mountain trips, and to work every day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2010

1995 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance119000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Nice looking SUV, but has old technology and plastic feel

Faults:

I had big problems with the vehicle stalling, brake power loss, rough idle and so on.

The problem was the EGR valve.

This is a well known problem on this engine. (4.3 liter)

A mechanic took it apart an cleaned it.

He also mounted a Tomco Kleen Screen Gasket. This is really just a regular gasket, but with a metal mesh that keeps the biggest carbon particles out of the EGR valve.

Has been running perfect since we did this.

General Comments:

Also remember to give your front ball joints some grease every 6000 km. There are about 12 grease nipples there. THIS IS IMPORTANT! If you do this, you will save a lot of money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th September, 2004

1995 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 w

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 4.3 w Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired53500 kilometres
Most recent distance96000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

God. nice and reliable

Faults:

1: Front brake disks replaced due to corrosion spots.

2: EGR valve replaced due to rough running and fault code.

3: Alternator replaced.

4: Small leak from oil cooler hose.

5: Exhaust aft muffler replaced

6: automatic leveling compressor worn out. The reason for this is probably a leak in the system which caused the compressor to work a lot more than necessarily.

General Comments:

This is my second S-10 Blazer Earlier I owned a 1984 model.

I mean my 1995 model Blazer is a nice, good and reliable car. It always starts when turning the ignition key to start.

One weakness is poor front lights. (low intensity) The rear seats are a little simple without neck rests. Not comfortable for adults. Rank it 8 of 10.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2004

1995 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 V6

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Faults:

The front suspension squeaks. Have tried to give it some grease, but now the sound is back again.

Once in a while, the engine goes crazy. It revs without me touching the pedal, and stalls when the rpm gets too low.

I've tried to give it a fuel treatment (standard gas station product, and then the problems disappears for maybe a couple of months. Could it be the ERG valve?

Other than these problems, the truck seems OK. No other known problems.

General Comments:

Nice mid-size SUV with good winter-driving manors and OK design (for a 95.)

We have almost 7 months of winter here in Norway, so it's almost a public need to have a 4x4 ;) The good thing with the Blazer, is that although it is really not a terrain vehicle. its ground clearance is actually very good. That is a good thing when the snow plows are a bit late here!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th February, 2004

15th May 2004, 21:18

A bottle of STP Complete fuel system cleaner every 4th or 5th tank and the rough idling will go away. Has worked for me and only have problems when I forget to use it, but will go away after about half the treated tank is burnt.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 4 reviews