2000 Chevrolet Blazer 2DR ZR2 4.3L from North America
Dollar Store Quality in all regards, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!!
Every front end suspension component e. g ball joints, idler arm, tie rods ends...
Oil cooler lines every 2 yrs.
Two wheel bearing assemblies which come as a complete unit worth $260 canadian each.
Power window, Both power side mirrors, Radio, Horn, fuel gage.
ON AND ON / NON STOP PROBLEMS.
In my life I have never bought anything which has caused me so much grief and disappointment as this Awesome looking lemon. If you fall for it's good looks like I did you will WITHOUT QUESTION be entering into a vicious downward spiral of major expense and disappointment. I babied this truck like no other. I followed the maintenance intervals to a tee, including changing the transmission fluid and filter. I never took my Blazer off road because everything is SOOOO cheap and rattles that it would quickly fall apart. The value of this truck depreciated $11 000 in the 3 years that I have had it and this doesn't include the roughly $10 000 I have had to put into it. I am disgusted with the lack of quality in this truck and will NEVER buy a Chev again. DON'T DO IT TO YOUSELF, TRUST ME!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd August, 2006
I love the looks of the ZR2 so much that I will probably get one in a year or two. I know what I'm getting into, and there are great fan sites available that can help out with low cost solutions to the many problems that come with owning one of these things. Check out www.zr2usa.com.
Cars these days are just getting uglier and uglier. Every car company is just copying the looks of the other car companies, and the ZR2 is truly a unique looking vehicle that will probably be a classic one day. To be fair to your vehicle, you bought it with high miles and you don't know how it was treated. Did the previous owner beat the snot out it off road? Did he drive it through deep water? Was it in a flood?
I own a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder now, and I can tell you that it has had its share of problems. Ball joints, power locks, exhaust manifolds, chronic alignment problems, weather stripping failing, rear main seal of engine leaking, dismal power, bad gas mileage, etc., etc. So, the Blazers are not alone with having problems, and I think you have one of the nicest looking vehicles on the road.