1989 Chevrolet Blazer S10 4.3 from North America


Can't beat the longevity


Heater core gave out after 6 months (defective.

Air controls broke in less than a year (defective).

Head liner started to sag after 10 years.

Replaced the alternator after 7 years.

General Comments:

Best car I ever owned. It's still running (and my 2000 Ford isn't doing too well).

Interior is in good shape. Seats are still comfortable, and intact, only the headliner sags. No cracks in the dashboard.

Paint is worn, but will still shines even though the car was never in a garage.

Engine knocks terribly (needs to be rebuilt, but hard to find someone who will do it on such an old car), but the transmission is original, and works like the day it was purchased.

Tires last forever, as it stays in alignment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2004

1989 Chevrolet Blazer s10 tahoe 4.6 Liter 260 c.i. V6 from North America


Excellent looks and good interior


O.K... I need some help.. I have this 1989 S10 Tahoe with the 4.6 Liter V-6. It has been sitting at my house for about a year now. I talked to the guy that I bought it from and he said that it ran excellent, but all the sudden it just doesn't work. I'm not much of a Chevrolet person, but I really need some help. I just need to know some common problems with this kind of vehicle so that I can get it running.

General Comments:

It's throttle body injected which I don't like very much, but I guess it's a strong runner when it was running. It is gorgeous. I have the blue and silver 2 tone paint and it has air ride. With the bags fully deflated it has a 6 inch drop. I just need to make the darn thing run. Please help!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2004

13th Apr 2004, 18:09

The electronic control module (ignition system) or the pickup inside the distributor may be at fault, that is assuming you're getting fuel. Then it may be fuel pump related.

I have a 1989 blazer tahoe also and my no start problem was ignition, which seems to be common. Hopefully this will help a little.

1989 Chevrolet Blazer S10 Sport 4.3 Liter TBI from North America


Great all-around 4x4


My stater went out 3 weeks after buying the truck.

MAP sensor went out 4 weeks after buying the truck.

4x4 transfer case light stays on when in 2 hi.

General Comments:

This is a great all-around vehicle, decent M.P.G, but it could be better.

Great 4 wheel drive, goes through anything I put in in front of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2004

14th Oct 2004, 18:11

I have a 1990 s-10 Blazer and love it. About the 4x4 light staying on. The 4hi light was staying on in mine and it turned out that the front hubs were not fully disengaging after shifting to 2wd. The cause for this turned out to be a vacuum actuator located under the battery tray. Just something to check because it'll put a lot of wear and tear on your front end.


1989 Chevrolet Blazer s10 4.3 from North America


A good dependable means of transportation


The gas tank leaked at 80k. the handle broke off. The head liner started to come off. The seats started to rip. Rust is a problem in the door seams and by the wheel wells. The pumps on the back window had to be replaced.

General Comments:

The engine runs well.

It usually starts well.

The windshield is cheap to replace.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2003

1989 Chevrolet Blazer Tahoe 4x4 4.3 V6 from North America


This has been a great car for us.


CV boot covers have torn and been replaced 3 times. Water pump, alternator been replaced. Starter replaced twice. AC fan replaced twice, fan switch once. AC compressor replaced twice, for r134 conversion to succeed you need to replace the condensor for one with bigger tubes. All parts paid for 1 time, after that it's covered under Autozone lifetime warranty!

General Comments:

I love this Blazer. My wife has put it through short trip hell. In the last year, the engine, transmission and interior have really deteriorated so I got her a '99 Blazer and I will completely rebuild this one and drive it myself for another quarter million miles. Except for the CV boot covers I have been the only one to work on this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2003