2000 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 41 of 41

2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.3L V-6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired33 miles
Most recent distance12800 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

I'm happy with the Blazer and will probably get another one

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

Handles nice.

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.

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.6L V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.6L V-6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

Solid value

Faults:

Car makes a loud front end noise between 30-60 mph. When I turn right, it goes away - what gives?

General Comments:

Overall, the car has been very good and extremely fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2001

16th Jun 2003, 19:38

I have had the same problems with the front-end noise. Have you found the cause?

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