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1993 Chevrolet Blazer Tahoe S-10 4.3L V6 CPI from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 CPI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance146620 miles

Summary:

One powerful and good looking little SUV

Faults:

Fuel injection unit replaced around 100,000 miles.

Replaced EGR valve around 115,000 miles. $336 in repairs.

Passenger side window stopped working around 115,000 miles. Makes grinding noises. Still not repaired. New window motor costs around $50-$75.

Replace air conditioning system at 130,000 miles. Compressor and accumultor replacement cost $500.

Water pump went out around 125,000 miles. Cost for repairs $120.

Upper control arm bushings replaced at 120,000 miles. Cost $300.

Fuel pump replaced. Cost $300.

General Comments:

Overall it is an excellent vehicle. Tough and reliable truck. I drive it hard. I change the oil about every 7,500 to 8,000 miles. It doesn't need to be changed any earlier.

Powerful, power enhanced 4.3L V-6 cranking out 200 hp and 260 ft. lbs. of torque, will get you moving quickly for a SUV. Great acceleration and towing. Tow rating is about 5,000 lb. Not bad.

Does great off-road, even for a two wheel drive.

Descent handling and sharp turning radius.

Comfortable seats. Normal wear and tear on leather seats have caused cracks on the surface of the seat.

Highly recommemded if you want a powerful SUV that still gets 18 to 23 miles per gallon. Good value at good price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 Tahoe 4.3 V6 TBI from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 TBI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles
Previous carPontiac 1986 Grand Am

Summary:

The best vehicle I have ever driven for the price

Faults:

Fuel pump relay went bad at approx. 125,500.

Had to replace rear brake shoes, cylinders, and hardware at approx. 130,000.

A/C blower fan went bad at approx. 135,000.

General Comments:

I bought this truck at a steal for $1,500 back in October 2002.

Since purchasing this truck it has been nothing short of a joy to drive. The engine and body (White paint job, which in my opinion is the only color that looks good on the 1st Gen. Blazers) are in pristine condition. I've had to do a few cosmetic improvements of my own to get the body there. But these were limited to replacing the driver's side corner marker which was broken, installing a rear air spoiler, and some custom paint modifications to the lugnut covers and front grille. The previous owner lowered it about 3-4 inches and put glass packs on the exhaust. So it looks unique, sounds throaty, and never fails to turn heads when I drive by.

Aside from the gas mileage (Approx 17 mpg) I have had to sink a minimal amount of money into this vehicle since buying it. I do my own repairs and have spent less than $100 total on parts since purchase.

It gets me where I need to go and is extremely functional. On several occassions I've hauled heavy loads and towed rental trailers with little to no protest from the reliable 4.3 V6.

This truck is not without its problems as the Vortec 4.3 V6's are prone to fuel injector problems. But a regular schedule of adding a cleaning detergent additive to the gas will help to kepp this truck running with little to no problems at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carDatsun 620

Summary:

I like this vehicle, I wish it was built a little better

Faults:

I have read the other reviews and I'm glad that I am not the only one with these problems.

I also had a problem with the EGR valve-twice! I just took it off and cleaned the carbon chunks out of it.

My fuel pump went up around 70,000 miles. That cost me about $700 to fix.

I have had the heater core replaced twice.

The remote oil filter gasket on engine blew out.

The air conditioning had to be charged last year and will need it again this year. It must be leaking somewhere.

I'm starting to have braking problems now. I don't think the braking power is as good as it used to be. I need to get it into shop. I'm curious if anyone else has experienced the same problem?

The bottoms of the doors are starting to rust a little bit.

I replaced the driver's power window motor. The other power windows are very slow.

General Comments:

This truck has great power. I tow a small utility trailer with it and it does a great job. I just wish the rest of truck was as tough as the engine.

The truck is great in four wheel drive.

Truck handles good, easy to handle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2003

31st Jul 2003, 06:07

I feel the same way. I like the truck, but I have put way too much money into it. Eveey year its something new. Its kinda of funny all the problems you have I have have them fixed. Mine has a 160,000 miles so I have a rebuilt engine into it. I would have sold it if not for the engine. But it is decit, but some of the minor problems, like AC and window motors gets old.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 16 reviews