1996 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 from North America
Convinces me to never buy another GM
Fuel pump (have to drop the gas tank to replace)
Transmission (some value between the transfer case and the torque converter)
Water pump (Most fans are bolted to the water pump. Smart GM decides bolt it AND screw it on. So you have to have a "special" tool to remove it)
Leather seat cover (The seat hardware wears through the leather)
Brakes (learn to replace them your self. This car likes to eat them)
I'm sure there are plenty more.
I originally bought this car in hopes that it would last me for a very long time. Was I wrong. This car has become a money pit. Every year it has become more and more expensive to maintain. Love the car WHEN it works. It's not too big, but have a lot of room. What good is that when it's sitting DOA in my driveway. It has become a very unreliable vehicle. I use to have a '84 Nissan that was better engineered, more reliable and I was much harder on it. Plus had a lot more miles on it when it died. I'm really disappointed in this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd January, 2005
I totally agree. Our 1996 Chevy Blazer has given us nothing but problems! There have been so many problems with this vehicle and has cost us several thousand dollars for repairs. This vehicle is junk and I would NEVER buy another Chevy!!!
I purchased this vehicle from a G.M. dealer with less than 60,000 miles on the odometer, and opted for the extended warranty. Lucky I did!.Within the first month the water pump was leaking and the ABS light was on, as well as the intake manifold gasket had to be replaced. Shortly after the tailgate lock mechanism went south. Since the extended warranty expired I have replaced almost everything except the motor and transmission. i. e ball joints, front end parts, u joints, rear diff, serpentine belt pulleys, air conditioning, brakes, brake booster, alternator, etc., etc. Absolutely the worst vehicle I have ever had the misfortune to own. At the time I write this the air bag code comes on intermittently and the transmission is shifting hard. Good bye Blazer!