1999 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 14 of 22

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

This blazer started out as a great vehicle, but shortly started going down hill fast

Faults:

At first my 1999 blazer ran great.

Except the fact that it is a loud running vehicle.

The seal around the driver's door started coming unglued around 20,000. I had it repaired under warranty.

Shortly after that, around 23,000 it came unglued again.

My rear-view mirror constantly is falling off.

The back windshield washer started leaking at around 25,000.

It leaked all in the back hatch ceiling and ruined the liner.

The liner couldn't be replaced under warranty because it wasn't a malfunctioning piece.

The dealer stated they couldn't replace it because it was at my fault for not catching it sooner.

I had it repaired and it did it again around 28,000 and again at 38,000.

The black trim around the windows started falling off around 38,000.

The passenger seat handle broke off around 50,000.

When I make a sharp turn you can here a popping sound come from the front end.

The AC compressor started going out around 75,000 miles.

The radio buttons and tuner knobs started cracking and breaking off.

Now all the knobs are just silver with no plastic covers. It looks bad.

General Comments:

This blazer started out as a great vehicle, but shortly started going down hill.

The seats are uncomfortable for long drives.

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

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 262 C.I., 4.3 Litre from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 262 C.I., 4.3 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired99279 miles
Most recent distance100675 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Bravada

Summary:

Thoroughly Disgusted!

Faults:

First off I should mention that I sold my 1993 Oldsmobile Bravada because the truck had high mileage. I sold the Bravada with 168,000 miles. It was starting to have minor problems so I thought a newer vehicle would be a good decision. Now I think I have made a huge mistake. Keep in mind this vehicle was purchased from a dealer on January 21, 2005. Things that have gone wrong to date.

Both seat adjuster handles are broken.

Driver's and passenger's doors sag.

Driver's power seat is jammed and will not slide on the track.

Intake manifold gasket needs replaced.

Pinion seal was replaced yesterday. That was covered under the warranty.

Rear wiper motor went out two weeks after purchased. That was covered under the warranty.

Both upper and lower ball joints need replaced along with the idler and pitman arms. Was also advised to replace both front drive axles. This bill will not be covered under the warranty because they are pre-existing conditions.

General Comments:

As stated before I thought buying a newer vehicle would be a good choice, but I think I made a huge mistake. I have always stood by GM products and will probably purchase another GM vehicle in the future, but I have to admit that at this point I am thoroughly disgusted with this truck. The body is in excellent condition and it runs great. What good are the looks if you can't drive it though? Fortunately I have had no problems with the 4 wheel drive. I also seem to get pretty good gas mileage. My Bravada averaged about 8-10 MPG. The Blazer has averaged about 17-22 MPG.

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

Review Date: 1st March, 2005

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Lowest Quality imaginable

Faults:

Most notably the wheel bearings went after 85,000 miles on both sides costing upwards of a grand to fix when you factor in that the The ball joints went at almost the same time as well.

The usual broken seat handle and rear wiper that never works.

The brand new wheel bearing that I just replaced with a genuine GM product, decided to go again after about a year and 20,000 miles. (Must be that extra special batch)

General Comments:

It looks like everybody is catching on now because when I went to sell the vehicle I could not get any calls on it after advertising for 10 months. I let a 5 year old Blazer in great condition go for $4,000 because that's all anybody will pay for the rolling junk piles. They seem to be approaching the depreciation value of the Lincolns, you know the cars you pay 40k for, then 3 years later their worth $7k?. That's what GM's reduced this vehicle to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2005

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 80 reviews