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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Acclaim

Summary:

Like a Rock is a load of crock

Faults:

Wheel bearings went at 80,000km's.

Lower Ball Joints went at 80,000km's.

Oil coolant hose went at 85,000km's.

Driver's door seals improperly right after I bought it.

General Comments:

This vehicle has some serious issues with bearings, ball joints, oil coolant hoses, and door bushings and hinges.

Also watch out for those heater cores which always seem to fail as well.

Remember, those bearings aren't cheap, I paid 700 dollars for one installed. It had the wheel speed sensor on it which messes up your Anti-lock brakes if you don't get it fixed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th March, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

I ordered a base model, few things to go wrong and extended warranty, I got what I paid for

Faults:

Small dent as new missed at the time of pick-up, oh well that was my fault.

Rear window defroster was omitted at build time, dealer installed failed at 5000 miles.

Front end noise investigated, a slight squeak, never fond, still have it at 51000 miles.

Fuel level indicator went hay-wire, corrected at no cost, 24000 miles.

Rear brake lights failed just before recall, no cost to me, at 33000 miles.

Right door speaker blew out, free replacement.

Driver's seat control broke off, free replacement at 33000 miles.

Both front wheel bearings replaced, 39000 miles, no cost. This made extended warranty worth every penny for me.

Replaced battery at 39000 miles, $160, seems strange not to be a warranty item.

Replaced brake Master cylinder at 39000 miles due to mushy pedal feel, still not happy with feel, but it does not effect stopping power.

Had to clean tape display garble, another freebie.

Rear door panel, seems loose at top middle section, will be in dealer at next oil change and inspection.

Right rear seatbelt does not retract and will be repaired at next visit.

General Comments:

Dealerships seem not to care a lot about customers and their complaints.

This truck was a bare bones build, not too many power options, none actually. besides color, front bench and trailer hitch. Less to go wrong and it has been fairly dependable.

Extended warranty has paid for itself and now I will be highly critical for the final year and 24000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Blazer Trailblazer 4.3 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Great looking, reliable SUV with some build quality problems

Faults:

Two lines had to be replaced on the rear defroster.

Climate control isn't working properly, it has two temperatures- hot and cold.

A piece of the lower front bumper cracked and broke off due to cheap plastic.

Nothing Major.

General Comments:

The truck we have is a 2000 blazer trailblazer edition. It comes with all the options, leather, sunroof, 6 disk, heated seats etc. It's very comfortable and handles well, although acceleration is mediocre at best.

We haven't had any major problems with this car, bought it with 26,000 miles and we now have 68,000 and it's beginning to make some strange noises.

A loud ticking that increases with acceleration that sounds like it is coming from under the passenger foot-well almost overpowers the interior. It also sometimes makes a loud roaring sound when accelerating and turning to the left.

We haven't had any of the wheel joint problems that everyone else has had, but the whole truck now feels looser when driven over bumps. Everything from the dash board to the panel in the rear rattles over every single bump.

That being said, I really love the truck, it looks great and the four wheel drive is unstoppable. I would definitely buy a newer model Chevy, it seems like the build quality and ride are greatly improved, and that's really the only thing that I've found wrong with this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Never again

Faults:

First, the rear brake calipers seized up, resulting in a complete replacement of the calipers and rotors.

Second, the engine oil cooler lines developed a leak that emptied the engine oil onto the highway. Fortunately, I caught it before the engine was destroyed. A friend has a 1995 model that had the same problem. Also, the service adviser at the dealer stated that "this happens quite often". So GM knows about the problem of rubber oil lines, and continues to produce them.

A week later, the fuel pump failed. This repair was nearly a thousand dollars. The part was $500.00, and the labor approximately $475.00 to put it in. I kept the part to mail to the CEO of GM to ask him why he treats his customers this way (I don't think it will make it through the mail room screening).

Currently, there are two more problems that I have to fix. There is a mysterious howling noise coming from the right front corner, that changes in pitch, depending on the steering force applied. It's not the tire. And, the instrument panel does not come on until about 10 seconds after the vehicle is started, and a relay under the dashboard audibly clicks. Sometimes another relay over by the glove compartment clicks loudly at the same time?

General Comments:

All of these problems are on a 2000 model Blazer with 58,000 miles.

I had a Blazer before this one. That was a 1989 model that I put 217,000 miles on without a significant problem. This one, however, is a complete piece of junk. It's obvious that GM's designs have been cheapened in build quality.

What I don't understand is the management decision to build a lower quality truck, and then blatantly gouge their customers on the repairs. Do they really believe that I will buy another GM after paying for all these repairs on a truck with under 60,000 miles? A grand for a fuel pump that looks like it came off a car from the 1950's? They got me this time, but they won't get me again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2004

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