1999 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 7 of 22

1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance77560 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

A great 4WD multi-purpose vehicle!

Faults:

This seems like a long list, but I have considered the issues with my Blazer to be typical maintenance stuff:

I changed the plugs and wires around 40K ($80).

I changed out the fuel pump & filter at 45K ($400). I have heard this is common on Blazers, and I was a little frustrated because the pump was fine. It was my gauge/sensor that was broke, but the sensor is built into the pump. After almost a year of a non-working gas gauge, I finally gave in and fixed it.

I put on new tires and brake pads around 50K ($550).

I had to have the ball joints replaced at 75K ($450).

And yesterday, (77.5K) the driver side seat recline lever broke off ($?).

Last week, a rock cracked the windshield ($150).

I also need to replace the hatch lift shocks ($50).

General Comments:

I love my Blazer. I know the overwhelming majority of reviews I have read claim it to be a piece of junk, but mine has been great. I drive mine frequently and hard, but not long distances (about 11K/year). I really wanted a manual transmission and the 4WD was the best decision I ever made. This truck is extremely reliable in the winter and in bad conditions. I get around town when half the city is stranded on the side of the road.

The down sides are fairly obvious. I only get around 17 mpg in town, maybe 20-21 highway if I'm lucky. I bought the 2-dr (with the rear tire) before I had kids, which I think looks sporty, but it's a bear to get in the back seat. It's a little small inside, but it fits me well. The ride is not the smoothest, but that's not why I bought it.

Personally, I think this is a great vehicle. I don't spend a lot of time keeping it clean, but it still looks new to me. It's going on 8 years, and I hope to get at least 3-4 more and up to 120K. I will probably buy another GM product when this one bites the dust, or I'm ready to move on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2007

13th Jan 2008, 08:42

Both of my recline lever handles have broken off as well!!!

1999 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

I know I will never buy another one again

General Comments:

This was my first car that I bought myself and I am very disappointed in it.

I went to adjust the tilt on the drivers seat and the tilt lever just snapped right off.

Now my car is making a weird ticking sound and I don't know what to do or what is wrong with it.

I used to be so proud of my car it was like my baby now I am very disappointed.

I also just found out that I need to change my routers and I just bought my car a few months ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th June, 2007

1999 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

I have been generally happy with it, but the minor problems add up after a while

Faults:

Brakes need to be replaced every few years. Luckily they make a scraping sound when they are on the last layer before they go. *If you get into an accident where you slam on your brakes have them checked immediately!!

Horn only works occasionally.

I recently rear ended a truck going at approximately 35 mph and the air bags did not deploy.

The gas gauge is not too reliable. I use the odometer to keep track of when I need to get gas.

General Comments:

MPG on this truck is disgusting. I get about 13 miles to the gallon on the highway! That is my biggest problem with the truck. I previously owned a 1994 Chevy Blazer and hoped the gas mileage would be better on a 1999.

It takes a long time to stop this truck. You have to leave a lot of room in front of you to stop.

There is a huge blind spot on the driver's side. I attached little round mirrors to the side mirrors and it helped tremendously.

The seats are really comfortable for people with low back problems. The lumbar support is great.

The air/heating system is pretty good. In the winter it warms up within 4 minutes.

So far I have not had the notorious Chevrolet rust problems with this truck.

This truck is pretty fast. Acceleration is very good, just be careful when trying to stop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2007

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