1995 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 V6 from North America
I think it is a very sound vehicle without any unusual major flaws
I bought this in 99 with 48K on it and now have 178K on it.
Power steering pump 50K.
Water pump 78K.
Rear universal joint 100K.
Catalytic converter. 175K.
Cap and rotor 170K.
Front brake pads average around 50,000 miles before needing to be changed.
Rear brake shoes were changed at 120,000 and are still good.
Right front upper ball joint and left lower ball joint.
Serpentine belt 150K, didn't break just showed signs of wear.
All of the items listed above didn't need replaced at an unusually early time except for the power steering pump maybe.
I replaced the original stock air intake system with cone filter and
2 1/2" PVC pipe (increased pickup).
Replaced stock rocker arms with roller rockers with higher lift (like putting in a bigger camshaft) and less friction.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2005