1991 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1991 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 Tahoe 4.3L TBI from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3L TBI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired174000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Chevy had some issues with their design, especially the front ends.

Faults:

Purchased this vehicle from a friend for $500, not running. It was a 4-door model, and I had a running 2-door that needed $1,100 worth of front end work to get it to drive in a straight line.

While I was keeping it at another friend's house to work on it, his cousin stole my bill of sale and title, put a bunch of stolen parts into it, and put it on the road to sell it. I dealt with lawyers and the nearest state police barracks to get it back. :-)

The S-10 was abused, plain and simple. The previous owner admitted to it before I bought it.

The front window motors are shot. The A/C, which I converted to 134a refrigerant, is shot due to a leak in the casing of the compressor. Cruise control worked TWICE. Shocks are toast, due to previous abuse. Transmission shifts a little harshly under light acceleration between 1st and 2nd. Front right ABS sensor wire snapped off at the sensor, and I drove it a while like that and the brakes are OK, a little soft after stopping for a while. The U-joint between the transfer case and the rear drive shaft blew, $35 at a junkyard for a used U-joint and driveshaft and it is good as new. Rear main seal went at 188,000. I can now watch as I leak a quart of oil in five minutes.

General Comments:

This is my third S-10 Blazer, I started with a 1985. My other 1991 that needs the front end work has a perfectly good tranny and motor at 202,000. If I could find someone who can help me swap the motors and trannies over, I'd have it on the road in no time flat!

Fuel economy isn't the greatest, but the truck can and will go over 90 mph with little complaint. Dashboard is a little ugly, kinda squarish around the gages, but the whole vehicle is a box! :-) When I get it fixed up I will drive it regularly, the 4WD is incredible and I used to bury my 1985 in snowbanks and with it's 2.8 carb engine it had no problem getting out of snow.

Even if I let these Blazers sit for a year, they always start right up afterwards and idle smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Blazer S10 4.3 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance390000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

Excellent bargain

Faults:

Cosmetic problems include paint peeling, rusting, tape deck broke, plastic seat belt covers came apart. The seats and console in immaculate condition after all these years still.

Mechanical problems were minimal and mostly just regular wear and tear service required.

NEVER take this truck to the dealer of any kind of repair!!! I was financially raped!

Now I only take the truck to independently owned garages.

General Comments:

I have driven this car over hell's half acre. I recently just drove from Ontario to South Carolina in it. It is comfortable, reasonable on gas, tons of cargo space and a total pleasure to drive, even if it is 13 years old!

This light truck still has independent steel bumpers and side impact beam, but no airbags. But I consider it to be one of the safest vehicles on the road today.

I love my truck and shudder to think I will have to get a new one someday.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 4.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Definite good purchase, especially if you need a 4 x 4

Faults:

Needed to have the alignment corrected when purchased.

Shocks had to be replaced when purchased.

I am having some electrical problems that I can't get permanently fixed--power locks, rear defroster, reverse lights.

General Comments:

Electrical issues have been a bother, but this car is very reliable. Starts everyday and doesn't fall apart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 4.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Pleasantly surprised by no major repairs

Faults:

Electric display panel blew out and computer had to be replaced.

Thermostat on display panel always read fairly high, but engine thermostat ran at normal temperature.

Leaked water onto floor of front area.

Drivers seat hardware could be felt through the seat.

General Comments:

This car was bought by skeptical parents, but proved to be the most reliable car in the family.

Brakes are more responsive in Drive rather than Overdrive.

Like a rock.

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

Review Date: 24th September, 2003

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 22 reviews