2000 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 4.3 Vortec (V6) from North America


It's a good vehicle


I had to replace the fuel pump at 3,000 miles of owning it.

General Comments:

My 2000 S10 Blazer is great; it's always ran good.

For a 4x4 it handles the curves great.

Not so great on gas mileage; I'm getting around 14 or 15 miles to the gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2008

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L from North America


This truck is fine with a little TLC


Front Passenger Wheel Hub/Bearings replaced twice.

Rear Differential Problems (not fixed yet)

Alternator/Battery issues after 100,000 miles, and have not stopped occurring.

Rear Hatch creaks loudly (started after 80,000 miles)

Both doors creak (since purchased used)

Visor mirror covers broken after first year of my possession (did not use them frequently)

Change (quarters/dime/nickel) holder broken last month.

Center Pieces for rims (with the Chevy symbol) had to all be replaced (and will need to be replaced again shortly, I can already see they are loose)

Rear window washing fluid started leaking (I disconnected it and have never used it since; not too important)

Gas Gauge stopped working at 70,000.

Dash board lights on the radio, 2w/4w/4w low buttons, and the some of the center console have stopped working.

Heat and Air Conditioning do not work right now (could be an easy fix, but I have heard it can be pretty expensive)

General Comments:

I have fallen in and out of love with my 200 Chevy Blazer.

I owned a 1986 s-10 Blazer and loved it. It lasted until 260,000 miles and still had plenty of life (although the engine was rebuilt once, the transmission kept on ticking)

My current blazer is awesome. I have had to put a great deal of effort into it, but it is worth it. My main concern right now is the rear differential. I was told the issues I have had with the Wheel hubs/bearings are caused from it. I will need to fix that before replacing parts again.

Currently, at 130,000 miles, I am starting to get a lot of hesitation when I apply to much effort to the gas (for example, when I am trying to pass someone, or leave a red light). I guess I'll just have to start treating it like an old truck.

All in all, I love my truck. I probably wouldn't buy another Chevy right away... unless I research and find a car without re-occurring issues.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2008

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS ZR2 V6 from North America




Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

This vehicle is perfect and my favorite of all the Blazers I have owned (1995 and 1987).

I am confused by all the negative comments I see here and figure they must have purchased unreliable used vehicles that were beat hard prior to purchase.

My Blazer has all the bells and whistles and literally everything looks and works perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2007

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4D 2WD 4.3L V6 from North America


If I wasn't able to fix my own cars, I would have dumped this lemon years ago


Well, just to pile on, I think we can all agree there are numerous design defects that GM refuses to acknowledge with this year Blazer. Bought my car used - no warranty - so didn't really expect that much help from GM. But you would think some parts they would reduce the price on or comp? The Saturn division is very responsive to owners, why not Chevy?

Driver's side door - on my third set of door pins. None of the other doors have ever been a problem, and they do get used since this Blazer is the kids' ride to school.

Noises - got a doozey under the dash near the drivers side. Have had the dash torn apart several times, door hinges pulled, hood hinge pulled, etc. Now I just live with it.

GM Stereo - first one speaker went, then a second, then the whole radio. Aftermarket radio took care of that.

Serpentine belt tensioner - went at 40k miles.

Gas gauge - ya, did the dance everyone experiences about 3 months ago. However, let that be a warning to people - when your gauge goes the fuel pump isn't far behind since they're all one unit. My dealer wanted $1500 to pull the tank and replace the unit - about a 1/3 of the current blue book value. Another DIY project.

Vibration - not knowing it was a design flaw at first, wasted money on new shocks, rebalancing tires, etc. Then learned it's on tons of Blazers so live with it.

Heater - quit working. Went to check it out, and found the whole cooling system a gummy mess at 70k miles. Never saw anything like it before. Took forever to flush everything out. I chalked it up to a prior owner dumping something in the fluid, until I learned others have the same issue. One weird antifreeze these must have originally come with.

Roof rack - ya, mine is peeled bare now.

General Comments:

All the negatives aside, this has been a comfortable multipurpose family vehicle.

The engine itself is very strong and responsive, and has given me very few problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2007

11th Oct 2007, 10:25

In regards to your heater not working, I'd say it was the coolant GM uses. They use Dexcool in their engines, which you can tell because the stuff is red. It seems that after a few years, it will clog small passages. I ran it in my non-GM truck for three years and boy was it a mess to clean up afte I changed to a plain conventional radiator fluid. I'd suggest flushing the heck out of your coolant system and replacing it with plain radiator fluid. That will solve the problem.