High maintenance luxury SUV
Oil cooler lines needed replaced.
Coolant contaminated causing engine damage.
Vehicle was totaled after unknown engine problem caught the engine compartment on fire.
I like the blazer, but the 95-97 model years are probably the worst year to buy one. I have talked to numerous other owners and have heard nothing but bad remarks.
While driving the vehicle to work one day I began smelling smoke. Thinking my engine had overheated, I checked the gauges and it read fine. I still pulled over promptly and discovered that my engine compartment was on fire. Within minutes, my car was destroyed. I believe it happened due to some kind of defect from the design.
I would still recommend a blazer to people looking for an suv, but I would go with a '98 or newer, they seem to have gotten the bugs worked out in them. I bought a 2000 Bravada (same thing as the blazer) and it has been nothing but perfect so far.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2003