1984 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

1984 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 2.8 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance213759 kilometres

Summary:

Sweet old ride that still attracts the ladies

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with it besides regular maintenance.

General Comments:

All original besides a Pioneer CD deck, red pin striping, Sony Xplod 6.5 inch speakers and chrome wheel well trim. It's black, same original paint. My dad bought it new in 84' and handed it down to me when I got my license a year ago. Never had a problem with it! It has over 214000kms. I take it everywhere, not afraid to take it on long distance trips. Still cheap to fill with gas and gets very good mileage. I hope to get at least 300 000kms before I have any problems. If anyone has questions about my ride or wants to find out more information about it, email me at ski_wig@hotmail.com. I'll be glad to answer your questions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2005

1984 Chevrolet Blazer S10 2.8 carbed from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 carbed Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance255000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Cheapest SUV 4x4 around

Faults:

The starter had to be replaced within 2 months of buying this car. It had a problem with getting hot and then not starting again. It left us stranded on a mountain at night.

The radiator leaks.

The motor pan leaked until I tightened the oil pan gasket bolts.

Tilt steering is loose and sloppy.

General Comments:

It is not a serious 4x4 truck. It is a 4x4 for the occasional snowfall, or fishing truck. The fuel mileage is not very good. 17MPG approximately. The 2.8 liter motor is designed bad in my opinion. Not much power, but same fuel mileage as a fuel injected full size blazer. It has been reliable to a point. Not good as a commuter vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th April, 2003

2nd Mar 2006, 09:34

I've had an 84 4WD blazer for 2 months, and it sucks gas like there's no tomorrow. It runs good, and has never left me stranded. I'd like to save this vehicle; aside from the gas thing, she's been good to me.

12th Aug 2007, 17:30

Let's see.. a 1984 Blazer, bought in 2002 with 200000km on it. I can't see how you wouldn't expect to have to fix a few things on it. As to being good only for hunting and fishing... I think that's what it was intended for! You wouldn't race a Ford Escort against a Mustang and expect to win, why expect a small SUV to do the job of a big one?

10th Nov 2008, 14:51

I agree, MPG is no better than what I get in my 87 fullsize. I get about the same MPG and its half as much fun to drive. I say stick to a fullsize with EFI and it can be great, just keep anything tuned up.

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews