1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America
Money pit since day one
53,000k front wheel bearing $400
60,000k encoder motor (controls transfer case) $900
75000k front wheel bearing
Seatback levers fell off
Rotors front/rear done 3 times
Replace pads at lest once a year (I buy in bulk)
Rear brakes are constant trouble
Ball joints replaced 3 times
Drivers door sags
Heater core / radiator flushed twice - still gurgles
U-joints replaced several times
I remove ABS fuse in the winter - unsafe on ice/snow
I am now doing brakes and need $500 front end work so I can finally sell this thing and cut my losses.
This is my 5th Blazer - was happy with the older ones.
They took a decent design and ruined it with "upgrades"
4.3 engine is an excellent, decent gas mileage for a 4x4.
You can't afford to keep it, and you can't afford to sell it - but it's time to move on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th May, 2008