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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 V6 petrol from United Arab Emirates

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance23900 kilometres

Summary:

A good package overall, but becoming a bit dated

Faults:

Rear window washer piping leaking from new, repaired by vendor under warranty after arguments in the service reception!

Driver side electric window failed at 10,000 KM. Dealer replaced window motor cost: $300.

Air conditioning failed at 14,000 KM. Dealer replaced the compressor cost: $520.

Lost one of the remote door lock keys, first the dealer claimed he couldn't get a replacement. 3 months later they decided they could get one from the USA. I took 22 days to arrive and then it took two days for the dealer to realize it was faulty and could not be programmed to work.

The windshield broke by a rock however it took the dealer 17 days to have a replacement shipped from the USA and 3 days to fit.

Car started overheating at 22,500 KM. Thermostat changed by dealer cost $150.

At 24000 KM service dealer claimed the car needed new brake pads all round. Hung onto the car for 12 days claiming the parts were not available in country. Took the car back and found the pads were still good. I checked with the GMC dealer who had the pads on the shelf at half the price of Chevrolet. (Same as GMC Jimmy)

Overall Chevrolet's service has been appaling and I now use the GMC dealer who proves to be much more helpful.

General Comments:

The Blazer drives pretty well on the highway, not too much noise and a comfortable partner on long trips.

The engine has plenty of power for the size of the car with good acceleration and ample top speed.

Off the road I have used my Blazer in the desert around the UAE without any trouble negotiating the high dunes. It's a bit lacking on ground clearance and approach angles. However it is amply protected underneath with long skid plates that act as "sand surfers" when cresting ridges.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 kilometres
Most recent distance128000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Faults:

Front brakes locking, turned out to be a passenger side wheel bearing needed to be replaced.

No heat, water pump went and a vacuum connector under the dash.

Back brakes replaced when I bought the Blazer in August 2003, they were replaced again plus the calipers the following August because they were seizing.

The fuel gauge did not work when I got the blazer I called the dealer where I bought it from and he told me to just keep it full. thanks.

The door bushing on the driver side has dropped through.

The drive pulley had to be replaced.

The power steering pump had to be replaced.

The driver side wheel bearing decided to go two months ago.

The u-joint needed to be replaced.

The differential seal needed to be replaced.

The driver side handle on the seat came off in my hand.

And now the clunking in the front is the lower ball joints.

General Comments:

This vehicle has cost me a fortune, I was looking for a reliable vehicle and ended up with this nightmare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd November, 2004

14th Nov 2005, 08:35

I agree, this Blazer is a nightmare, It has cost me a lot for repairs.

13th May 2010, 11:31

To be honest I think part of the problem is your expectations were set so high due to the fact that you were cuddled by your last car (a Honda Civic). You went from quite possibly the most reliable car on the road to a Chevrolet SUV. That is quite a large drop in quality and keep in mind you do have a fair bit of mileage on the Blazer. While I don't disagree with you for being upset with the issues you have had to deal with, I would just suggest that you keep things in perspective here.

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired40 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Isuzu Rodeo

Summary:

It was good while it lasted

Faults:

My truck will cut off while you are driving, but it will allow you to restart. The sad part is that it has been hooked up to various diagnostic machines and no one can figure out what is wrong with it.

General Comments:

It drives very well when it is not cutting off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th November, 2004

11th Feb 2005, 12:02

I've heard this problem before with some of the older Blazers.

9th Sep 2005, 23:03

My 2000 blazer was acting funny. turned out to be a broken wire in wire horness. the shop told me this is common with 94-02 blazers.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 146 reviews