1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.7 Liter from North America
Performs well... at a price
Constant problems with the 4 wheel drive.
Lights in the dash cluster are possessed.
Rattling coming from spare tire assembly.
Plastic moldings in the "trunk" rattle.
Replaced the idler arm.
Replaced the oil lines.
Replaced the 4x4 switch.
Lights in the radio mysteriously died.
I bought my Blazer thinking that it would be a sensible purchase in order to efficiently deal with a typical Canadian winter. The truck is very comfortable. I love the interior. I love the way it handles and the way it performs in snow, slush and on ice. My only problem with the truck is that you pretty much have to budget for monthly or bi-monthly repairs. I have an 87' Mustang with a 5.0L that I drive in the summer and it costs less to maintain that, and it's old, than the Blazer. Aside from being an endless money pit the gas mileage is horrible, but I was expecting that from the start. In general, it's a good truck if you can budget yourself for the repairs that it will need intermittently.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th August, 2004