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1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4-DR 4WD 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired79500 miles
Most recent distance83500 miles

Summary:

It's a tough, reliable Chevy

Faults:

Driver's side seat lever was broken when purchased.

Wipers act weird occasionally.

General Comments:

After reading a lot of reviews, I have noticed that some people have problems with having to replace all kinds of things with their engines. These are the same people who probably drive the hell out of their cars and wonder "what happened?". I also have a 94' Crown Vic with the 4.6L V8. Plenty of power, so you have to figure the stress put on a motor that is almost just as big, but in a V6. Of course things are going to go wrong if you drive like a ticked-off teenager. Anyway, all that has been done to it so far has been an oil change and it still runs great. It was funny when the mechanic said my coolant would freeze and crack the block. Well, it's seven degrees out, not counting the wind chill, and I just got back from a little play time in the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2007

1998 Chevrolet Blazer lt 2.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

It is a piece of %&* (

Faults:

Replace muffler and battery before 36000 miles.

Replaced alternator at 79000 miles.

Replaced air conditioner compressor at 83000 miles.

Replaced radiator at 75000 miles.

Replaced water pump at 85000 miles.

Replaced intake manifold gasket at 88000 miles.

Have experienced numerous electrical problems including window controls intermittently failing and wiper motor problems both front and back.

Heater core is apparently going bad now. This is a job that requires the entire dash to come out to replace due to Chevy's poor design.

General Comments:

This car is junk. I have finally learned after driving Chevy's for 30 years that they build poor quality products compared too many other manufacturers. They are now trying to play catch up, but have a long way to go. Sorry Chevy, too late, I have found better manufacturers. I like your new commercials, but I still say you build inferior products.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2006

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carChevrolet 3104 Pickup

Summary:

This car is great, but can be very costly and complicated to repair

Faults:

My Blazer will not start. I have replaced: PCM, Camshaft position sensor, crank sensor, ignition module, distributor cap, rotor, plugs, plug wires, fuel pump, fuel filter, injectors, etc.

Car will still not start. Will run if fuel is poured directly into the intake for a moment. Fuel pressure is about 60psi. Injectors are getting power. Have hooked up to OBDII monitor; no codes. All sensors are receiving signal. ANY HELP very much appreciated!!

General Comments:

This has been an excellent vehicle and I have had only minor problems in the past, but this has stumped not only me, but every mechanic in town! I would buy another GM vehicle if I could fix this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2006

9th Jan 2008, 12:10

Check your fuel flow. You may have a static 60 psi charge.

Then no flow after that fuel in the fuel line has emptied out of the line.

1998 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Overall this has been a great truck considering the miles it has racked up

Faults:

Rear calipers locked up on both sides which ruined my rotors and brakes, but only cost me $530.00 to fix everything.

I've got a short somewhere in the electrical which causes the windshield wipers to stop working on occasion.

Sucks up gas like no tomorrow, but that is a given with and SUV.

General Comments:

I bought this truck with high miles on it, but overall it has been an awesome vehicle considering I was scared to death of buying another used vehicle.

My blazer has high miles on it, but still has the get up and go power it should have.

Mine is also a 4 wheel drive and it has gotten me outta some pretty snowy situations...I live in northern MN so its perfect for the winter.

No major repairs except when rear calipers locked up on me.

This is a great vehicle if its maintained properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2006

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Needs better engineers

Faults:

The day we purchased this car and got it home, the rear seat belt broke when belting a car seat in. Dealer fixed right away.

Rear windshield fluid doesn't work, never has.

Transmission totally replaced at 130,000 miles.

Water pump replaced at 133,000 miles.

Fuel injectors needed cleaning 126,000 miles.

I am now told that my cylinders need replacing.

Something with the intake manifold too.

General Comments:

The first 3 years of owning this car have been great! Didn't really have any of the problems as other owners have seem to had. Just major things that cost a lot of money to replace.

The rear seats are kind of crammed.

The seat mover on the drivers side is in an inconvenient spot.

Handles poorly over speed bumps.

Poor horsepower.

However, this vehicle is great for traveling and camping. The back is roomy and the roof rack is nice to have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th June, 2006

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