Chevrolet Blazer Reviews from United Arab Emirates

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 V6 petrol

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance23900 kilometres

Summary:

A good package overall, but becoming a bit dated

Faults:

Rear window washer piping leaking from new, repaired by vendor under warranty after arguments in the service reception!

Driver side electric window failed at 10,000 KM. Dealer replaced window motor cost: $300.

Air conditioning failed at 14,000 KM. Dealer replaced the compressor cost: $520.

Lost one of the remote door lock keys, first the dealer claimed he couldn't get a replacement. 3 months later they decided they could get one from the USA. I took 22 days to arrive and then it took two days for the dealer to realize it was faulty and could not be programmed to work.

The windshield broke by a rock however it took the dealer 17 days to have a replacement shipped from the USA and 3 days to fit.

Car started overheating at 22,500 KM. Thermostat changed by dealer cost $150.

At 24000 KM service dealer claimed the car needed new brake pads all round. Hung onto the car for 12 days claiming the parts were not available in country. Took the car back and found the pads were still good. I checked with the GMC dealer who had the pads on the shelf at half the price of Chevrolet. (Same as GMC Jimmy)

Overall Chevrolet's service has been appaling and I now use the GMC dealer who proves to be much more helpful.

General Comments:

The Blazer drives pretty well on the highway, not too much noise and a comfortable partner on long trips.

The engine has plenty of power for the size of the car with good acceleration and ample top speed.

Off the road I have used my Blazer in the desert around the UAE without any trouble negotiating the high dunes. It's a bit lacking on ground clearance and approach angles. However it is amply protected underneath with long skid plates that act as "sand surfers" when cresting ridges.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2004

1992 Chevrolet Blazer S10 4.3 V6

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired350000 kilometres
Most recent distance420000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A good mid size SUV

Faults:

The power steering oil hose burst on a regular basis, but that was down to poor quality local repairs. The water pump was replaced at 370K - not a bad innings really. Servicing was performed every 5k or 6 monthly as per my company policy. The door trims started to fall off towards the end of ownership, but then it had done 450000KM.

General Comments:

On the grounds of this cars longevity I bought a brand new 2000 model LT Blazer and find it a comfortable long distance cruiser. It is frequently used off road in the desert and mountain tracks without trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2003

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews