1995 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 Vortec from North America
The Blazer works well for its intended purpose, but needs more TLC than other vehicles in its class.
The transmission had to be rebuilt at 127,000 miles.
The oil cooler lines blew out at 131,000 miles.
The alternator had to be replaced at 90,000 miles.
The fuel injection module had to be replaced at 100,000 miles.
The A/C compressor had to be replaced at 110,000 miles.
Both the radiator and water pump had to be replaced at 145,000 miles.
This vehicle has had five different recalls during its lifetime; None of the items replaced had given me problems.
With the exception of the transmission rebuild, I think the Blazer has held up very well considering almost daily use. I consider the components I replaced to be normal wear items.
The S10 Blazer isn't very comfortable for long trips, but works well off-road and is a good commuter due to its relatively small size.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2005