1991 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1991 Chevrolet Blazer Tahoe LT 4.3L Vortec from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3L Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles

Summary:

A strong 1/2 ton for less than $5,000

Faults:

Main bering blew at what the odometer reads as 152,000 miles.

We have information that the odometer has been rolled back 100,000 miles.

Front leather seats have cracked and torn.

General Comments:

The 4.3l V6 is a great engine, it provides 190 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. If purchasing a Blazer I think it wise to invest in the four wheel drive model.

My Blazer handles fabulously, the ride is a little bumpy, but the leather seats are very comfortable. Acceleration is pretty slow, but the towing capabilities are amazing for this 1/2 ton sport utility vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2002

1991 Chevrolet Blazer S10 Tahoe 4.3 FI from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.3 FI Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Reliant

Summary:

Not one you want to jump into blindly.

Faults:

It had numerous suspension problems, Pitman Arm, ball joint, trailing arm. If you ever think about buying one with a large amount of miles, Don't, at least not before you consult a qualified professional, or someone with experience diagnosing the shape of the front end components. I was advised by my mechanic that they typically have right front end problems periodically.

It was a rust bucket also. Before you even consider buying a generation 1 Blazer 84-94, check it around the wheel wells, under the doors, around the tailgate, and on the roof, because once they start rusting they can't seem to stop.

The one thing I liked was the seats. The were pretty comfy.

It it also a hauler, I was able to get all kinds of things in it.

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

Review Date: 14th May, 2002

1991 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3L V-6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance225000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

If taken care of, it should run forever

Faults:

Nothing major has happened since I have owned this vehicle.

Changed the u-joints at ~170,000miles.

Water pump @223,000mi.

The ball joints are the only major issue with this vehicle. They have been changed twice since I have owned it.

General Comments:

Overall, this is a good sturdy vehicle.

Takes off-roading well and seems to hold up.

Gas mileage is not good at all, highway or city.

The body is rusted out badly, but it is paid for and runs quite nicely still.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2002

1991 Chevrolet Blazer 4.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A waste of good beer money

Faults:

This car has been in my family since it rolled off the lot. Multiple drivers, light city, highway driving.

The brakes have been a consistent problem. The dealers have never explained it.

The paint disappeared after a year and the dealer refused to do anything about it (the recall didn't seem to affect the '91)

New ENGINE! Due to broken engine mounts, another little gem that Chevy never mentions about the 4.3L engine. It was the largest, but also the heaviest causing cracks and break on the mounts.

New transmission! The transmission up and died after faithful service.

Electrical issues: windows burned out, wipers have mind of their own, rear wiper gone after 2 years, A/C hasn't worked in years.

I can only attribute some of the problems that I have had to "normal wear and tear."

General Comments:

Why do I still have this vehicle? Because no matter what, it is paid for. That and I love reminding myself every morning to not buy over-priced junk, especially if it has GM or Chevy on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th January, 2002

1991 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance297368 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

It is a great work truck

Faults:

Since I had the car, nothing has gone wrong, but the alternator failed and I had to replace the thermostat. Besides that the general maintenance is all I had to do to it. It was practically new when I got it.

General Comments:

I am surprised how good it's running after all the miles I put on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2001

1991 Chevrolet Blazer S10 Sport 4.3 TBI from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.3 TBI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10 Blazer

Summary:

This car has been wonderful

Faults:

Before I bought it, it had had the hood and roof repainted under warranty and there was some pin in the transfer case. Other than that, nothing but regular service.

General Comments:

The engine is fantastic, never a problem, never leaked and still has its original power. I was very impressed with its reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd May, 2000

1991 Chevrolet Blazer S10 6 cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 6 cyl
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10

Faults:

The entire electrical system is shot. The horn malfunctioned and shorted out, the warning lights are stuck on, the front to the glove compartment fell off, rearview mirror fell off, roughly 25% of the exterior paint has peeled off, manual transmission sometimes skips 3rd gear, but it starts up every morning and gets me where I need to go.

General Comments:

I haven't had to make any major repairs yet, but the electrical stuff gets annoying and overall the car looks thrashed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

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