1995 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 3 of 20

1995 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles

Summary:

Hope you are a problem solver!

Faults:

Where do I start? I got this car before I started college, so I have put a lot of miles on it. There have been so many crazy things that have gone wrong. In the grand scheme of things, it has been 60% reliable. Here's what's messed up:

1. Both side mirrors have fallen off for no reason.

2. The back hatch has blown open while going down the road, and I had to pull off the road to close it.

3. The cooling system has been worked on 3 times.

4. The antenna broke off twice in the car wash.

5. The ERG valve had to be replaced.

6. The "Service Engine Soon" light would never go off again after the ERG valve was replaced.

7. The heating system takes FOREVER to warm up.

8. The car won't start periodically.

9. The lights are very dim, even on bright.

10. The brakes have been worked on several times and it is a glitch in the car. Sometimes when I stop, it feels like there is stone under the brake and when you push it down, the car shakes until it finally slides to a stop.

11. The rear view mirror fell off and had to buy a kit to stick it back on.

General Comments:

On the bright side, when it is running well, it is OK on gas mileage (about 23 mpg) and the interior is roomy. It will be almost sad to see it go because there is always a new problem to solve.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 2008

1995 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

I love it when it works

Faults:

I own a 1995 Chevy Blazer. I recently had problems with the ERG valve every day almost.

After having the local auto shop replace it I had to take it back 4 more times to have carbon cleaned from the EGR valve. I found information about the Tomco 2-1357 gasket from here posted on July,29,2006. After ordering the part from Autozone and replacing the previous gasket, ($13.99 plus tax) I have had no problems with SES lights and rough idling just as the person I learned this from.

If it does occur, it will clear up within a day. As a result my Blazer is now running better than it ever has before.

I hope this helps you as it has me. Thank you so very much!!

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

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

1995 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

If you don't have a lot of money, don't buy one

Faults:

Fuel line replaced at 112k.

Washer motor went out, not sure when though.

1st to 2nd gear very weak.

CD player skips when cold or humid.

Brakes replaced at 113k.

Transmission needs replacing- slips at 40 MPH or higher. If I had noticed the transmission problem when I test drove it, I wouldn't have bought it. This vehicle hasn't left town since I bought it. I am the second owner, and I believe the first might have been towing with it wrong, it does have a trailer hitch on it.

Muffler replaced at 115k, after it fell off while driving, rusted out completely.

Back window in tailgate rattles uncontrollably.

And the worst thing of all- the STUPID "Service engine soon" light- it NEVER GOES OFF.

General Comments:

Well, let me see. Fuel line was replaced immediately after I bought it, it leaked so bad I had complaints from co-workers and customers.

Washer motor suddenly stopped working, not sure when that happened though. Wipers work, but no washer fluid.

No get up and go until it gets to 25 MPH... pretty annoying at stop lights.

Not so important, but I have to mention- CD player skips like mad when it's cold or humid.

Normal maintenance, front brakes replaced at 113k. My Blazer was used for my job, so this was expected.

Back window in liftgate hard to open when it's wet. Also it squeaks like crazy.

I have something leaking from underneath it, not sure what it is as of yet, this just started since parking in the garage in my new place.

OK, now for the most annoying thing of all. This Blazer I bought used in April of 2007. At that time, soon after I bought it, I noticed the "service engine soon" light would come on for a few hours at a time, and then shut off. When I did research about this, I was told it was normal for this vehicle, and the car was fine. So, when this happened again recently, I kept driving it figuring this was the case once again. Well, not so much... last night, on my way back from a very short trip across town, this same llight started blinking, and the car ran pretty roughly. Got it back to my garage, and now I'm afraid to drive it. Boyfriend drove it today to see if the light would blink again, and it did. So now, I have a 3 year note on a car I cannot drive.

There are some good things I love about this Blazer though. It has TONS of room. I think the sound system is great, considering it's factory. I love the way it handles, considering that it's a truck basically. It rides better than my S10. I have not had a chance to drive it in the snow yet, so I'm unsure about winter use. Leather has held up very well, considering it's 12 years old.

If ANYONE can tell me what might be wrong, please email me at brendadei@yahoo.com. I am at my wit's end, considering I am also an owner of a 1999 Chevy S10 ZR2 pickup that it also having problems. PLEASE HELP!!!

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

Review Date: 4th October, 2007

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 84 reviews