1976 Chevrolet Blazer K5 350 from North America
Unstopable, unbeatable, unequaled, and unbelievable, a true testament to American automotive genius
The body had serious rust problems. The floor, rocker panels, driver door, hood, and both quarter panels were all repaired or replaced.
The window crank for the tailgate glass wore out by about 140,000 miles (the lock actually fell out one day).
This machine was a tank. It plowed snow, pulled trailers and campers, and yanked stumps from the yard.
It was possibly the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Even when it was near 190,000 miles, I always felt confident that it would get me to my destination. 5 hour, 265 mile trips to the mountains of north central Pennsylvania were common, and I can only remember a weak fuel pump delaying one trip.
No, it wasn't great on gas (15 mpg on the road), but it could do so much.
The back seat sat higher than the front seats. Great for my kids to see everything.
The transmission was exceptionally smooth.
When I traded it in in 2002, I wondered if I was making a mistake. It had no squeaks or rattles, and the drive train performed like new (quiet and smooth).
The best vehicle I have ever owned in 40 years of driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2010