I bought the car for $5200 and put probably double that into it to keep it running. All the usual - ball joints, $600 tune up, cat converter, exhaust, power steering, on and on.
I think ABS was going.
Always hated the power steering feel and the brake power.
The gas pedal makes you pivot your ankle so your leg hurts. My wife could not drive the car long distances for that reason.
It was in the shop A LOT.
Should have read the reviews here before buying.
I think the only Chevy products worth the money are the G series vans, Caprices, and Suburbans.
THe back seats were too small, and the seat slants up like many small SUVs. The kids hated the back seats. The rear hatch and fold down seats were convenient. The car is a nice size and idea, but just poor construction.
I thought the 4.3 Vortec was going to be a winner. My opinion is that it is a good engine, but shrouded in a poor "rest of the car"
AC always worked, thankfully.
For the money I put into this car, I would have been better off buying a much better car to start with.
19th Sep 2013, 03:14
Ours has the leather as well, which is in superb condition.
We've experienced same problems with the EGR valve; they get clogged with carbon (my 98 & 99 Luminas with the 3.1 V6 had same issue, thanks GM).
Ours has 170k on it and is still going strong, and the 4.3 sounds SO good with a Flowmaster exhaust. I have a 351W V8 in my Lincoln, and the Blazer sounds and runs better than that now.