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1998 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

Undecided

Faults:

Alternator, air compressor and accumalator for the A/C.

General Comments:

So far undecided on overall opinion. Upset about the cost of A/C repairs. Bad gas mileage. I give it a C+ so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th June, 2005

1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4 DR LT 4.3 V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Great value, great performance, great comfort!

Faults:

The windsheild wipers have a mind of their own, and need a new motor.

The waterpump went out at 85000 miles.

The passengers side seat handle broke sometime before I bought the truck.

Alternator went out at 90000 miles.

Replaces the cat and muffler at 104k miles.

General Comments:

This is probably the best vehicle I have ever owned with the exception of the few problems I've had with it. I love the way it drives, very comfortable, and the creature comforts are very nice. I especially love the automatic climate control.

I also love the push-button 4WD which has always worked very well.

The engine and trasmission on this truck have been totally solid, and the vehicle starts very easily every time.

As for fuel economy it's much better that may Tahoe was, I average about 23mpg on the highway @ 70mph and around 16 driving around the city.

The interior of the vehicle has held together quite well, and the leather seats look great with only minor wear for the mileage. I have noticed some rattles/loose molding that I need to address soon.

I also must say that I take very good care of this truck and I do all the maintaince myself at the required intervals.

Another great thing about the truck is the fact that parts are very easy to find at any of the local Pepboys, Advance Auto, etc. and are at a discounted price over the AC/Delco parts so doing work on the truck is very affordable if you're willing and able to do the work yourself.

The care I have given this vehicle in my opinion is one of the reasons it performs so well. It is clear that the prior owner of the truck also took very good care of it, as it was in excellent condition when I bought it at 80k miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2005

15th May 2006, 00:47

I had a windshield wiper problem too. They would work sometimes and sometimes they wouldn't. So I went and bought a new motor for $80, but before installing it, played with the wires on the old motor. Sure enough the wires had a short in them. It might not be the same problem for you, but you never know. Just turn the key forward, the wipers all the way on and play with the wires. May end up saving you about 80 bucks. Chris.

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LT V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

Do not buy a Chevy Blazer, it will put your bank account in the hole

Faults:

The 1st year that I had my truck, was great, I had no problems other than the service engine light coming on occasionally due to (what the dealership told me) was a faulty gas cap sensor. So I let it go. Exactly a year after I bought the truck the problems starting coming.

The passenger side seat lever broke off in my husbands hand when he went to adjust it. (not fixed yet)

The windshield wipers stop and start. I almost had a terrible wreck in the middle of a downpour because of this. I've put $100 into fixing this problem and it's still a problem.

The automatic locks lock and unlock while I'm driving. (not fixed yet)

The drivers side door dropped down so that it wouldn't seal when closed. The pins in the door were so weak, on a really windy day I went to open the door and it snapped the door back out of my hand and the opposite way against the front fender. The driver side door spring popped out, 1 pin fell off the other one cracked and the hinge broke in half. ($384)

The transmission completely went, and it cost me $1500 to have it rebuilt. A year later I'm having transmission problems again. It's due to go back into the shop this Monday.

In the past month I have had to replace the water pump and ball joints. ($824)

Now the struts have gone bad and every crook I hit in the road causes the truck to sway back and forth voilently, turning the wheel as I am driving.

There is also a horrible popping sound (near the front) when I turn curves and corners. Sometimes even when I'm just driving on a straight road.

If anyone knows of any recalls that can fix some of this for me, please let me know: That_Rowe_Girl@Hotmail.com.

General Comments:

So Monday, It's back the shop for transmission repair, Struts, and whatever that popping noise is. I love the truck, but I can't afford to keep it or get rid of it right now. I'm stuck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th March, 2005

22nd Apr 2005, 18:26

Dear That Rowe Girl, I've experienced most of the problems you mentioned! Both seat levers broke within a week (not fixed). The wiper issue is easily solved at AutoZone (you can do it yourself, just tell them the problem). The bushing on the door pin wears out and causes the door to sag. Not a super easy fix, but you can get the parts at AutoZone. The popping noise on my Blazer was easily solved by greasing the joints. Buy a cheap grease gun from Wally World and do it yourself. It takes only minutes.

2nd Feb 2007, 17:26

I have a 1998 chevy blazer. my transmission is going out, my door hinges are shot, my wipers did the same thing (and still are), seat latch broke on passenger side, brakes and rotors were bad, and now the water pump is out!!! sorry chevy, but I have to bail!!!

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