1999 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 3 of 22

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Pontiac Grand Am GT

Summary:

It's a gas and money guzzler

Faults:

I am on my 3rd set of wheel bearings...2nd set of rear brakes, water pump, fuel pump, catalytic converter, front brakes, ball joints (upper and lower), tires $$$$$$, cd player doesn't work, drivers side window was not installed properly, drivers side seat does not recline back,

General Comments:

This car is seriously problem after problem... but I love driving a big truck. I am 4'11 and would not want a car ever again... love the Blazer. Every time I turn around I am putting money into it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th November, 2008

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4 door 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles
Previous carGMC Safari

Summary:

Very reliable vehicle

Faults:

Seat recliner levers, 2 drivers 1 passenger.

Rear brakes prematurely wore out, problem was frozen caliper sliders. Now when I rotate the tires I pop off the calipers and lube the sliders if necessary.

Replaced fuel pump and sender 90-100k, sender acted up first then the pump. Fuel level sensor is available separately from the dealer but not the pump.

Not happy with the drippy oil cooler lines, that is something GM should have figured out long ago.

Replaced both front wheel bearings before 100k, no problems since.

What I would consider general maintenance:

Spark plugs @100K.

Cap & Rotor @ 100K & 110K. Used aftermarket the first time then replaced with a/c delco and still going good.

Lower ball joints and idler arm, 100K.

Original tires went 85-88K miles, second set still going at 136K.

Replaced drivers door hinge pin/bushings @45K, need to be replaced again.

General Comments:

The sheet metal and paint on this vehicle have been fantastic! Even with 130K+ it still shines great! It may have been waxed twice since we owned it, it is black as well.

Minimal rust and it started life in Michigan and now resides in Wisconsin.

Only time it left us stranded was not the cars fault. Days after we bought it the fuel line popped off the filter--quick disconnect fitting. Dealer replaced the filter when we bought it. Crawled under and reconnected the fitting by hand and we were off (did smell of gas thou).

Still have the original exhaust on the vehicle. Only engine work has been a water pump and lower intake gasket. No transmission work, transfer case work or axle work.

Overall we have been very satisfied with the track record of the vehicle. Ours was bought as a lease return unit and we paid 1/2 of the sticker price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2008

29th Apr 2010, 13:02

Our 1999 Blazer is reliable and comfortable. What more could you ask for? I bought it in central AB 3 years ago in great condition. We do not hesitate to take it out of town at any time of the year. It's my husband's "office", he loves it and takes good care of it.

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Trooper

Summary:

Chevy Blazers are one of the best small SUVs on the market today

Faults:

The only problem I have had with my 1999 Blazer is I had to replace the radiator at 127k miles.

General Comments:

If properly maintained driven and cared for, will have very few problems. Too many people do not properly maintain their cars, and thus have all these mechanical problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2008

29th Nov 2013, 19:08

I have to say that from what I've seen here so far, I believe you have hit the nail on the head!

1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvair

Summary:

Generally OK, a few bad design issues

Faults:

Two alternators, 30K 80K. Lights starting to flicker.

L & R, U and L ball joints 105K.

Fuel pump 85K.

Water pump 80K.

F Right wheel hub/bearing 65K.

Door hinges driver's front door 80K.

Both front seat-back adjusters broke at shaft 35K 125K.

Heater core, 110K.

A/C condenser, 60K.

General Comments:

My beef is with the dealer. After finding zillions, (yes, zillions) of Blazer owners on the web with THREE CONSISTENT COMPLAINTS,

1) Door hinges

2) Seat-back adjusters breaking

3) Wheel bearing/hub assembly

The service writer at the dealership (car bought new) denied there were any reported problems in these areas.

Now, I know that stuff breaks, but don't LIE to me...

There is nothing wrong with admitting that 'we guessed wrong on that part...' when it fails, repeatedly, for many, many customers.

I am an engineer by training and know that occasionally, the design is not up to the task.

Pot metal used in places it shouldn't be, un-lubed hinge pins that should be lubed, sealed "maintenance-free" bearings that are under-designed. OK, these things happen. But own up to it, Chevy. Don't disavow the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th July, 2008

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