1972 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

1972 Chevrolet Blazer K5 5.7 liter 350 from North America

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 liter 350 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance247638 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Rusty, but trusty

Faults:

Engine failed at 100000 miles, replaced with re-manufactured engine.

Had a lot of carburetor problems for the first few years. Finally replaced with Holley performance carburetor.

Had the transfer case rebuilt at 227000.

It has a lot of play in the steering.

It has a lot of rust damage.

General Comments:

This blazer is very dependable.

There is a lot of room inside which makes it great for camping.

Its fun to drive with the top off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2005

1972 Chevrolet Blazer K5 350 from North America

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1972
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles

Summary:

A powerful four wheeling machine

Faults:

Basic matience, like water pump, oil pump, spark plugs, filters and battery all have been replaced.

The alternator has gone a few times, once because of a faulty battery.

Transmission has had a small leak for about a year and just recently got worse.

It threw a connecting rod through the oil pan about 2 weeks ago. I will fix it eventually.

Most gaskets have been replaced as well.

General Comments:

Fun to drive on or off the road.

Lots of power for four wheeling or leaving people from the light.

Easy to see cars coming in traffic over other cars.

With a little bit of exhaust work it can sound really mean.

The roof comes off for those hot sunny days.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2002

29th Sep 2004, 19:33

Blazers are lumbering beasts with slow, unresponsive steering (at least my 72 is he he) but they are an absolute blast to drive with the top off during the summer and great to go four wheeling in. Makes it even better when you've got an engine in it that makes it go from 0-60 in about 5.5 seconds. What a blast... I'll never trade mine for any other 4x4.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews