1985 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

1985 Chevrolet Blazer Taho 4x4 2.8L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8L V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre


A strong runner


Rear brakes needed work.

New tires.

Transmission burned out.

Needed a tune up.

General Comments:

A great first, second, or even third car. Except for the problem with the transmission, everything on this car was routine maintenance. I really love the handling, much better than my last car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2004

1985 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance99500 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic


Wouldn't get another American built car


I bought the Blazer because it had low kilometers, and it was in showroom condition. The previous owner babied it from day one.

I had it a month and it had to get a new transmission. $1400.00

The Stereo ate my tape and for all I know it may still have it.

The biggest snowfall of the year the 4 wheel drive stopped working.

The wind noise was bad.

There was a squeak in the rear glass that the dealer said was a "problem" with the blazer.

The parts were very expensive compared to my civic.

General Comments:

After I sold the Blazer 6 months after I bought it I talked to a few other owners of the same one I had, they felt that the repairs I made were par for the coarse for any car with that many kilometers, I would strongly suggest that you look Japanese made cars because they are just getting broken in at 100000kms. I haven't spent that much on repairs on the last 3 Honda's put together with almost twice the kilometers on each one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th June, 2003

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews