2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 Liter V6 Vortec from North America


The Blazer is a hit or miss; may have problems, may not, luck of the draw I guess


When I first got it, I had to have the heater core cleaned... seeing as it was almost 8 years old, not a big deal.

The driver side door pin had to be replaced. This is a known issue with the Blazer, Jimmy, and any other S-10 model.

Next was a check engine light; ended up not being anything as it went off randomly (twice this has happened).

Next was the service 4WD light. So far, still not fixed, but repairs are around 600 bucks or more. 4x4 switch and a decoder motor for the transmission... looks to be a bad wire/connection to the module... (wondering what that's going to cost).

Overall, this is a nice car. I haven't had any real problems with it. It seems that the plastic they use for the interior is cheap though, as I've had several things break off.

General Comments:

+the car runs great.

+it handles well and gives a decently smooth ride.

+ Great A/C.

- 4x4 lacks compared to my last blazer (96)

- Gas mileage is worse than my last blazer.

- Get up is not as good as my last blazer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2008

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS V6 Vortec from North America


Great value, and better than foreign equivalents


- Dancing gas gauge at 68k miles - Fixed at dealership for $35 - sensor had gone bad inside the gas tank. Common occurrence among Blazers.

- Front ball joints at 33k miles - Fixed at dealership under warranty

- Recline handles broke at 28k (driver) and 40k miles (passenger). Easy fix at wittydeals.com for $55.00 for both.

- Replaced in dash factory AM FM CD when burnt out at 50k. Caused electrical shorts in the car's system. After replacement, everything fine. Went with new Pioneer with XM radio.

- Back speakers went out 35k miles, but didn't bother replacing.

- Had to turn brakes once at 78k.

General Comments:

Bought this new fresh off the dealer truck, and these are the only problems in 8 years and 83k of mileage.

In the last 3 years, I have only driven 8k miles on vehicle. First 5 years put 78k on as a rep on the PGA Tour. Drove to all tournaments east of Mississippi. Been real reliable and comfortable for a 2 door LS model.

Smooth ride and steering with factory tires. Corners well for a 2 door Blazer without a tip factor... believe me, there were times I tried to tip the thing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2008

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L from North America


Don't fall for the sexy look, this car is a $ pit!


Turn signal clicker noise goes off constantly, and is almost a torture device. Imagine that along with squeaks, rattles and thuds all going in harmony... Hell on wheels!

I have put 13,000+ dollars into this car (including the 5500 I spent to purchase it) and it still doesn't run the way I would want it too. It has this weird jolt that happens every time I reach speeds over 60mph.

Oh and heres the kicker, this car will not sell at Blue Book! Who wants to buy a car that eats the crap out of gas, and is constantly making annoying noises? Nobody! Thanks a lot GM, shows how much you give a crap about Americans.

General Comments:

Never... EVER... Buy this vehicle! I am sticking to foreign cars, screw American crap!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd May, 2008

13th Nov 2012, 20:59

Very funny, but true. I have a 2000 Blazer LT, and it eats lots of gas too. Runs fine, but only gets up to 150 at full tank, and still does the same after a cat, MAF, distributor, air filter, and a full tuneup.

Just have to say what the f**k? Over $2000 in parts in less than 2 years.

2000 Chevrolet Blazer 2WD 4DR 4.3 V6 from North America


It has been dependable transportation


I had to replace ball joints, radiator, distributor cap, heat blower motor, front shocks, and misc but small other repairs like timing belt.

General Comments:

My Blazer has been a dependable car for me over 8.5 years. Purchased in 1999 with the mindset that I am good for next 6-7 years, and this car has exceeded my expectations on dependability.

Yes there have been few repairs on the car, namely ball joints had to be replaced around 60K, then heat blower motor around 75K.

I think the front of the car design is not very good. I had to replace front and rear shocks, which I was not expecting to be replaced.

Around 133K miles it appeared to me that all hell broke loose. First radiator leaked. I replaced it myself. Same week, car ran terrible, diagnostic indicated engine 2 misfire, etc. Took it to dealer and spend $350 in replacement of distributor caps, wires, tuneup, etc.

The driver door hinges were fixed because of factory recalls, so those were free.

Briefly, despite those repairs, there were no other unusual or surprise repairs and it had been a dependable vehicle, especially no engine/transmission trouble, no gasket leaks, etc. The oil pressure lines leak a little, but not that they be replaced immediately. They are just wet with black oil. I know this repair job is coming.

What I am saying is that all cars have repairs, some have big and some have small repairs. I never broke down while I was driving the car! Like you see people pulled over with their car hood open. I have driven this car to Canada, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Chicago, and just about everywhere in Michigan. My Blazer started every single time and got me where I wanted.

Bottom line, the unexpected repairs were shocks and ball joints, and all other repairs were normal wear and tear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2008

13th Oct 2013, 12:25

These Blazers have a timing CHAIN, not belt. The timing chain has a super low rate of failure, and lasts over 200k miles.