1999 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 5 of 22

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 vortec V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3 vortec V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles

Summary:

Definitely real Chevy performance

Faults:

I replaced the head gaskets at 100000 miles, and had a few engine sensors replaced, but that's about it.

General Comments:

True American truck. It sure uses gas, but the 4 wheel drive is excellent in snow. It's a rocket up to 40 and then it's slow, but it's a true real truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2008

1999 Chevrolet Blazer S series 2 dr V8 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

Garbage

Faults:

Where to begin... Okay the major problems. Idler and Pitman Arm replaced $767.74.

Replace Fuel pump $1149.84.

Replace alternator $415.73.

Remove and replace ball joint upper and lower and new parking shoes $657.80.

Tune Transmission (Dropped heavy into second gear when coming off the highway) $240.58.

Car would just decide not to start. Turned out to be a faulty distributor cap plus rewire and replace plugs $793.62.

Needed to completely replace the brakes $805.

Replaced the rear differential (housing and all) and a new battery $1491.60.

Grand total for 5 years, excluding the cost of towing and regular maintenance $6321.91.

General Comments:

Probably the worst vehicle ever made. My driver side door is falling off, the signal lights are constantly clicking, it still drops into second gear hard when coming off the highway, it sucks on gas, various pieces of the plastic molding have fallen off. Whatever. Don't ever buy a Blazer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th February, 2008

17th Jan 2013, 12:44

I have a 99 Blazer as well. I work on mine by myself. Mechanics are expensive. Might want to consider getting your hands dirty sometimes. I could have done all the same work for less than half of that.

Chevy is cheap... everyone knows this... but parts are generally cheap for Chevys... They're so easy to work on; a young kid could do it. I am 20, and I started working on Chevy trucks at age 14 with no help. Ford or Dodge are more expensive vehicles, and still have their own issues. Plain and simple, I tried Dodge and Ford, and I think I'm sticking to my Chevy; cheap to fix and easy to work on...

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 2 door 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance186000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

Loved it!

Faults:

Major problem was repeated failure of the Delco battery (several times while under warranty).

Alternator replaced at 120,000 miles.

Blocked heater core (at 150,000 miles).

No problems with engine, suspension, electrical system, A/C, transmission etc.

Tire wear was minimal! Replaced after 85,000 miles and still in pretty decent shape.

It was rather noisy inside at highway speeds.

General Comments:

I really like this Blazer -- it is the first vehicle I have ever owned that did NOT nickel and dime me to death.

Decent gas mileage (23-24 mpg).

Engine was powerful and peppy.

A/C was awesome.

Paint in excellent shape.

With a full sized tire in the back - it really cut down on the cargo room.

This car was stolen in February 2008 and I miss it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2008

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Dependable

Faults:

The truck has been very good to me except for the common problems 1999 Blazers have. The ball joints will go out, passenger rear caliper mount is offset, dimmer light died, door sags, and the seat plastic will break. But, for those of you complaining about the trans, axles, and engine, you all need to know the trucks past. There is no reason why those should fail if the truck is taken care of.

General Comments:

The truck has withstood many beatings like off roading and countless burnouts. Trans is starting to slip and a U-joint is getting loose, but that's my fault, not the truck's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2007

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 Vortec from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 Vortec Automatic
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

The 1999 Chevy Blazer is a gem, and I want another one!

Faults:

My alternator, (common problem with any car), went at 75,000 miles.

General Comments:

The Blazer has been a wonderful addition to our family, and has benefited many of my relatives and friends. It was in immaculate condition when I got it, and until tonight when a deer ran out in front of me, it was still as perfect. No major repairs other than what normally wears out on ANY vehicle. Low maintenance and American, which is important to me and to the economy of our country.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2007

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