1992 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 4.3L V6 from North America


Fun to drive SUV


Transmission fluid leaks. Haven't found where it's coming from yet. I add fluid to it about every 2,000 miles or so.

Air conditioner's fan is broken.

Car is hard to crank, always does, but after some "gassing" the engine.

Driver's side window makes a grinding noise.

The upholstery on the door is not attached all the way around.

The front C.V. joint went out at 215,000 miles when I was playing in the mud (there was not much pressure on it, shouldn't have happened). Had it replaced.

Fuel injector was replaced at 150,000 miles.

General Comments:

It's a great 4-wheel drive vehicle. I have never been stuck. It has pulled all the trucks and SUV's that have been stuck when I'm around.

Has an awesome turn radius.

This car is quick off the line. Nice power in the 4.3L v6.

Very reliable.

I love being able to pull most anything I need to and still have the power that is fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

17th Feb 2008, 22:27

Yeah these s10 blazers and Jimmy's are great little trucks... both on road and off. My '92 4 door blazer has 222000 miles on it. I love the 4.3TBI motor, its so easy to work on, which is a good thing because I got it as a project from an old friend of mine. happy motoring :-)

1992 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 vortec from North America


Tough truck with heart


The automatic transmission works in 1st and 2nd gear only, downshifts to 1st when in Drive /OD.

Odd dashboard lights/gauge anomalies.

General Comments:

The Vortec engine is fast and powerful.

Handles great, even in the turns at high speed.

Will pull the v8s out of the sand, even up hill.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2004

1992 Chevrolet Blazer S10 4.3 V6 from United Arab Emirates


A good mid size SUV


The power steering oil hose burst on a regular basis, but that was down to poor quality local repairs. The water pump was replaced at 370K - not a bad innings really. Servicing was performed every 5k or 6 monthly as per my company policy. The door trims started to fall off towards the end of ownership, but then it had done 450000KM.

General Comments:

On the grounds of this cars longevity I bought a brand new 2000 model LT Blazer and find it a comfortable long distance cruiser. It is frequently used off road in the desert and mountain tracks without trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2003

1992 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 Tahoe 4x4 4.3 Vortec from North America


Like a marriage just take the good with the bad


When I purchased the blazer it had a lot of miles on it, but it looked like a car with only 5000 miles on it.

I replaced the shocks, front brake pads, the fan belt, and the tires at 100000 miles.

I also tuned up the engine at the same time.100000 miles.

I noticed a water leak at 100296 miles.

I had a local mechanic look at it I was informed the blazer had a intake manifold leak. Had it fixed and had the mechanic replace the water pump at the same time. Nothing was wrong with the water pump, but at 100000+ miles I figured it was due to go out soon. The mechanic broke my automatic transmission "kick down" cable so I had to had that replaced as well. After a few days I noticed a lot of auto trans fluid (that red stuff) leaking out of the transmission. Took the blazer back to the shop told the mechanic (if you can call him that) what it was doing, leaking huge puddles of trans fluid on my garage floor. The mechanic said it just an "O-ring" seal and supposedly repaired it. No such luck, more huge puddles off trans fluid on the garage floor. This time I made an appointment with a reputable transmission shop about 75 miles away.

Had my dad drive the blazer to the repair shop (I had to be at work that day). about 3 miles from home dad noticed the engine was losing power, so he pulled over and the engine died. Dad let the blazer cool off (the overflow bottle puked about a gallon of antifreeze out after he stopped). when he went to start the blazer a loud bang was heard and a very large cloud off smoke drifted across the road (it blew the oil filler cap off, and across the road). No, it would not start. Dad pulled it home. I had another mechanic from a neighboring town tow it away. The engine blew the #1 piston's top off ruining the block and cylinder head both. Had this mechanic replace the engine at 101341 miles. I also told the mechanic I needed the trans leak fixed.

That mechanic couldn't fix the leak either. more red puddles of trans fluid. At 101453 miles I drove to the trans shop to have the leak fixed that I was supposed to go to before the engine blew up. I noticed at 101000 miles the engine was had to start not when cold, but whrn the engine was warm after driving and when sitting for a few hours. The engine would crank, but not strat easily. I put up with for a while and then took it to the chevy dealer near here. They checked the engine replaced the fuel filter, the starter and fix the horn with was broke when I bought it. The blazer does run better after I got it back from the dealer, but it still cranks, but won't start sometimes.

General Comments:

Blazers are fun to drive when they run right. They have a good amount of power for a V-6 engine, the vortec fuel injection helps make more power (looks just like the fuel injection set-up on the 1992 Z/28's). There is fair amount of room inside enough for camping gear or my guitar and amp. There are a ton of rattles and squeaks inside most of it coming from the tailgate. I have a outside mounted tire and I think it wiggles back and forth creating a lot of noise (just crank up the radio and drown it out). The factory stereo is not too bad. Handling is good for a short wheel-based suv (mines the 2 door model). Decent gas mileage about 22 mpg on the highway with no problem driving at 65 mph or so. The four wheel drive is a handy feature and works fine. I like the car when it not causing me problems, I just wish it didn't have so many of them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2003

27th Jul 2004, 16:33

WoW! 22 MPG...I'm in the process of trading my 1984 300ZX straight across for a '92 Blazer, and the guy told me, he's only getting 12-13 MPG. I figure I can up that by placing better tires on the rig. Thanks on your commentory about the blazer. I'm all for getting this one!

15th Oct 2004, 19:44

S 10 Blazers can be good used trucks. I think mine was durable. The 4.3 engine I had in mine had plenty of power and the old engine with 100,000 miles on it returned 20 miles per gallon. After the new engine broke in I was getting around 25 miles per gallon if I remember correctly.

I was very impressed with the mileage. My 1993 Toyota 4 cylinder pickup only could get 22 miles per gallon at best. The pickup had a 5 speed transmission. It also didn't have a/c, power windows, power locks, or even power steering. The Blazer was full power and with a big V6 under the hood could best the Toyota in mileage and the Blazer had so much more power. Compared to the Blazer the Toyota ran like it was tied to a tree.