1998 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 4 of 19

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 6 cylinder vortec from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder vortec Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carna na

Summary:

A low tech swindle

Faults:

Seat handles, fuel pump, ball joints, windshield wipers, door speakers, mirrors.

General Comments:

The problem, as I see, with this 1998 Chevy Blazer LS truck is not how you baby the truck, care for it, or drive it. The problem started earlier than that.

It is how it was designed, assembled, and the quality of the components that make up this truck.

If you start with crap you will probably watch crap unfold. If I were to drive it like I would drive a golf cart then likely, of course, it will have less stress on the cheap quality components and shoddy assemble-age.

I could then perceive the Blazer as reliable - which it is not. But, in summary, I did not purchase a truck to use it like a golf cart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th January, 2008

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired151000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Piece of CRAP! Do not buy!

Faults:

This is the worst vehicle ever made. The transmission had to be rebuilt. Also the shocks had to be replaced. The motor is very loud and rough running. The interior is just the worst I ever seen. Everything is cheap plastic and makes so much noise while driving. The door panels are falling off, along with the window control switches. The seats are very uncomfortable and the reclining handles break repeatedly. It is too expensive to fix and totally not worth the money, no matter how cheap it is.

General Comments:

Biggest piece of crap ever made!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th December, 2007

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Crappy car with crappy fuel consumption. Spend more on gas than my car note.

Faults:

I bought the car used with 120,000 miles so I knew it wouldn't be perfect, but I knew the previous owner and he always kept up the maintenance on his vehicles.

I had to replace the alternator when I first got it.

Replaced the fuel pump at 122,000 miles (previous owner said he had replaced it the previous year.

The drivers and passenger side doors leak water and the road noise is unbearable at highway speeds.

4X4 doesn't work.

Windshield wipers work when they want to (can't wait to test that out here in the winter in Chicago).

Handles to adjust the seats are all broken.

Back seats will not fold down.

Have replaced brakes twice already.

3 of the speakers are blown.

Fog lights and side mirrors shake uncontrollable while driving.

Currently front passenger axle needs to be replaced.

Both rear shocks need replacing.

Door locks and windows work sometimes and the drivers side lock won't unlock most of the time with the key.

My biggest gripe is the gas mileage. I have done tune ups, cleaned the injectors, replaced the fuel lines and I still average about 14 miles per gallon. That is insane especially now with gas prices.

General Comments:

I have one more payment on this truck and then it is gone. I have spent an average of 350 dollars a month in gas alone for this truck. Not willing to invest the money to fix all the little things wrong with the truck. Seems like they all have the same problems. Had a 98 Chevy Malibu also and was fairly unhappy with the repair costs of it. Bought it after a new engine was installed and spent over 2000 dollars in other repair costs the same year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th November, 2007

16th Mar 2009, 00:23

The brakes: I thought this was just a regular thing for every car (Blazer being my first car), but when I found out that is not normal to have to do brake work every two months, I was horrified. Does anyone else have this problem? Or could this be me being a stop and go driver.

1998 Chevrolet Blazer SE 4.3 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

An affordable SUV that is worth driving, but it can nickel and dime you at the worst times!

Faults:

Front wheel bearings and brakes.

General Comments:

First let me start by saying these vehicles do encounter a host of problems. I will admit though that with some TLC and proper maintaining the motor and transmission seem to hold up over the long haul. I have purchased a 1995 GMC Jimmy and this 1998 Blazer with high miles, but both have given me a 4x4 for the great North East Winters for an affordable price. These vehicles eat wheel bearings, and struts! Handles off the front recliners on my Blazer are both broke. Fuel pump or something is making a weird sound. When you shut off the vehicle it sounds as if an electric pump is still running to the rear of the vehicle? Not sure what that is? (possibly the fuel relay switch) I am now selling my vehicle because my model is two doors. I have children now and want a 4 door. I will look for a Blazer or a Jimmy in or around 50,000 miles, year 2000 or 01. I think they're pretty solid vehicles for the price. Find a parts changer and you'll be OK. Stay away from the dealers once your warranty is up! I often have garages give me an estimate for repairs, then take the truck to my backyard mechanic to have it fixed. I buy the parts on line or at my parts store and he'll change them out! You save a fortune this way. Do this around inspection time. Take your truck to a Midas or Sears, Firestone. Have them check the vehicle out. Then they'll give you a list of what the problems are, now you get your guy to change things out. Well good luck with your Blazer/Jimmy's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2007

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 69 reviews