2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L V-6 from North America
I'm happy with the Blazer and will probably get another one
Slight vibration at 55mph since new (it's not out-of-balance tires).
Driver's side seat tilt adjust broke off by itself while it wasn't being used. I just opened the driver's door one day and the metal handle was laying on the floor. Dealership fixed it under warranty with no cost to me.
Shut the tailgate by the portion of the interior that is raised up above the outer body panel and broke the interior panel. Dealership fixed under warranty with no cost to me.
6 speaker CD sound system. The door speakers are the bass producers. The sound quality deteriorated and the dealership refused to replace the speakers stating the "sound quality was what is to be expected from a GM Delco system".
The top of the front bumper is chrome. I started getting a little rust on it below the parking light housing.
Vibration you can feel in the seat got worse at 12,000 miles, but is most noticeable at 34mph now. Sometimes I feel it at 45mph and 55mph. It's been to the dealership twice and they can't figure it out. My Blazer is a 2-door, 2 wheel drive. The dealership has decided to replace the driveshaft and transmission rear tailshaft. They've already tried a new set of wheels and tires and the problem didn't go away. I will have to update this after my next service visit. This is being fixed under warranty at no cost to me.
The engine has great power.
I get 19-20 mpg in the city with the air conditioning on!
I got 24-25 mpg on the highway maintaining speeds between 60 and 70 mph.
The interior is very quiet with all the windows shut.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2001
5th Jul 2001, 21:10
I have a 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada that I am training in. Basically the same car. I like it well enough. If you are going to keep it, keep an eye out for suspension parts - ball joints, etc/. This generation of GM small trucks has a penchant for suspension failures - ball joints are a $500-800 repair. No vehicle should need new ball joints if not ever, then for only high use and old vehicles. GM's dirty little secret.
26th Nov 2001, 15:48
Hey, the rust on the chrome will come off with steel wool. Chrome doesn't rust, the particles that stick to it will. And remember, chrome is harder than steel and thus it will not get scratched by the wool. Later.
1st Sep 2004, 12:35
My front chrome bumper at 17,000 miles was covered in rust on the backside and outside was just thin chrome. Dealer wouldn't change it out so I just order a new one 150.00 and put it on myself. Easy job and it looks great now.