1999 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 2 of 22

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
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres

Summary:

Worthless Junk..

Faults:

Seat adjustment levers broke easily.

Calipers.

Rotors.

Brakes.

Wheel bearings.

Alternator.

Starter.

Fuel pump.

Transmission.

4x4 got jammed so it had to be disabled

ETC...

General Comments:

Paid $20,000 when we purchased it. Had spent close to $10,000 in repair work, and when we were finally able to sell it, we got a mere $2500 bucks for it.

This is one of GM's "perfect" vehicles where it costs more to own and operate than what it's worth; no wonder they went bankrupt. Stay away from these vehicles, they are nothing but a nightmare waiting for some poor sucker like we were to come along and buy it.

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

Review Date: 26th August, 2009

9th Mar 2012, 02:20

You guys must've gotten the models built on Friday afternoon or Monday morning... I have a newer model with the same miles, and the only problem has been twice-a-year brake tear down (especially rears). Mechanic buddy says that's characteristic for these, especially fellas who spend a lot of time off road or in the gravel. That in mind, no other problems.

I bought mine nearly new for $18K, and haven't put more than a couple $K + usual maintenance & tires, into it since (I do my own brakes).

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 Vortec from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.3 Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Absolute filth, GM went bankrupt for a reason

Faults:

Might take a second to remember them all...

Intake gasket at 100,000 miles.

Waterpump at 105,000 miles.

Wheel bearings at 110,000 miles.

Brakes at 110,000 miles.

Rear windshield wiper quit at 113,000 miles.

Alternator at 115,000 miles.

Door out of alignment and latch broken from 120,000 to now.

Anti-lock brake sensor at 130,000, 138,000, and 150,000 miles.

Heater quit working at 161,000 miles.

Seatback lever never existed since I've owned it.

Rear brake caliper stuck at 165,000 miles, ruined rear end seals as well.

Fuel pump at 169,000 miles.

Service engine light at 171,000 just can't bring myself to spend anymore money on this heaping pile of crap.

General Comments:

Has been a serious problem since I've owned it.

Chevrolet should be ashamed and sued for letting this vehicle hit pavement anywhere. There are so many inherent problems that go wrong on ALL of them, recalls should have been activated long ago.

Anyone who thinks spending this kind of money on a vehicle is "normal wear and tear" should quit lying to themselves and everyone else, and face the cold hard truth... this is not normal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd August, 2009

3rd Aug 2009, 20:46

Any vehicle with 95000 miles is bound to have it's share of problems. Next time you should find a vehicle with lower mileage.

4th Aug 2009, 10:23

95,000 miles isn't that much. He should've been able to trust that. But then again, it is a Chevy...

8th Apr 2013, 14:51

A good share of the issues you had were likely caused by lack of maintenance. Very common for the type of coolant used in these engines. Coolant will become acidic over time if not tested/changed at regular intervals.

9th Apr 2013, 06:48

How dare they not include a lifetime warranty! ;)

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Junk

Faults:

Front bearings twice, ball joints, leaking engine, heat, rear washer motor twice.

General Comments:

I purchased my Blazer brand new in 1999. Since the day I purchased it, it has been in the shop a few times each year.

I have replaced the bearings two times on it, and the rear washer motor 2 times on it. I have also replaced ball joints and have heat issues.

The vehicle has leaked oil since basically day 1. Heat issues as well.

The same problems happen over and over with this vehicle. It appears that these are common problems with this vehicle if you read the other comments. I baby my cars and this was the last American vehicle that I will ever purchase. It costs me several thousand dollars each year to maintain this vehicle.

I highly suggest you put your money into a Honda or Toyota. It may be slightly higher on the front end in price, but you will save thousands in the long run. GM needs to make immediate improvements in its vehicle and reputation, or it will surely go bankrupt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th March, 2009

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