1999 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 from North America
Maintained appropriately is a good vehicle
I have had to replace on ball joint from failure to properly grease it. Reading all the other article have been disappointing. I have a 1999 Chevy Blazer bought it brand new. I have had no major problems to include all other previously listed ones. It sounds as if most of the people with these problems have failed to have their vehicle properly maintained and appropriate intervals. I have had everything from a ford to a Toyota. I have been satisfied with the performance and durability of the Blazer over all others. I would purchase another and would continue to maintain it at the factory specified intervals or otherwise contact dealer when unlisted problem occur such as door molding and 4 wheel drive sticking. For those who purchased vehicle used, you can't always tell how the previous owner handled the vehicle. Rough handling of the gas pedal will wear a transmission out quicker than anything else. GM designed the shifting for a person who would not give it more than 2 to 2,500 rpm (GM tech - 1995 2001).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2003
22nd Sep 2004, 19:47
While reading these articles I find myself thinking that not everyone is born with common sense. If you drive a blazer LIKE a blazer instead of a sports car, you'll be bound to make the transmission, brakes, tires, and a lot of other things last longer. If you want a fast car, go buy one, don't think you're "BAD" just because you got an SUV. I bought my blazer in 99, I live in Missouri where the winters are pretty bad and the summers are pretty hot. The blazer does fine in either type. However, I also take care of it and have had no major problems through the years after 167,000 miles it still runs like my baby! I've had this thing since I was 18. Treat your car right and it will treat you right!!