1990 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

1990 Chevrolet Blazer silverado 5.7 V8 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance99900 miles

Summary:

It is a beast, but a blast to drive

Faults:

The rear differential had to be replaced.

I also got into an accident with it. I snapped a pole, but walked away. The truck just needed a new nose.

Minor things like the heater core and normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

I love my truck.

It is little rough around the edges.

For a large 4800 pound vehicle it has good power.

The seats are very soft and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2004

10th Nov 2008, 14:58

Yeah, you pay more for gas, but the safety of walking away from 75% or more of accidents with anything else on the road is worth it. Plus they are so darn fun. I've never found a funner vehicle to drive, so I personally don't care about mileage much. If I don't want to pay for gas I drive less. You can't say a 4 cylinder is better on gas when you drive 5 times as much because it's so "good" on gas.

1990 Chevrolet Blazer Sport 4.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 miles
Most recent distance179000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

An absolute beast

Faults:

The previous owner; a mechanic, rebuilt the motor at 140,000 miles.

He also rebuilt the transmission at 130,000 miles.

New wiper motors at 170,000 miles.

Rotors and calipers at 160,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love my Blazer.

It rides rough, but I don't mind it.

It's very reliable; only died once due to a short in the ignition.

She doesn't get to 60 in a flash, but she'll take a house with her.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2004

1990 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 liter Throttle Body Inject from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3 liter Throttle Body Inject Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance395000 miles

Summary:

A dependable truck

Faults:

Replaced water pump, engine after 160000 miles, alternator, starter, radiator, heater core, u-joint, coolant temp sensor. The truck had numerous rust holes repaired and the roof rack screws came off after it falling off of a tow-truck with a canoe on it. Both bumpers bent and suspension re-welded from same incident. Vacuum leak after 390000 miles, replaced intake manifold gaskets. General lack of power, likes to overheat.

General Comments:

Believe it or not, this truck has only broken down on me once when the alternator went. It just won't give up and I plan to drive it right into the ground. It's got rock hard dependability and it won't let me down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2002

18th Nov 2002, 23:00

I agree with you completely! My 1990 Chevy Blazer has never let me down! She has 160,000 miles right now, and she's still going strong.

26th Sep 2004, 15:44

I have a 90' S10 blazer with 180,710 miles on it! All I have had to replace was the alternator. I have rust spots and a huge rust hole, but its still going strong.

5th Sep 2005, 23:47

I have a 1990 Chevy Blazer with 122,000 miles on her. I had to replace water pump, heater core, oil lines, brakes and exhaust system. There is a lot of rust, but never let me down no matter the weather. She is a rock!

1990 Chevrolet Blazer S10 Tahoe Pkg. 4.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Bought the car used in 1992.

Water pump in 1994.

Re-paint in 1995 (recall).

Heater core in 1997.

Blower motor in 1998.

Alternator in 1998.

Radiator in 1999.

General Comments:

Favorite things: 8 years of near-maintenance-free reliability, lasting style, unbeatable turning radius, and original A/C after 10 years of Texas heat! Perfect size and space for teenager/college student, even now as an older car.

Cons: loud engine, accelerator has always been jumpy, somewhat bouncy ride.

I've heard the new Blazers (1995+) are not as reliable and not as good value for money. Too bad -- I might have bought another one.

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

Review Date: 6th October, 1999

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews