2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America
Love the car, but the construction is shoddy
I have had my 2000 Blazer LS since 2000. The car runs well and didn't have any issues (other than the speakers rattling) until about 45,000 miles.
At ~40,000/45,000 miles:
-the luggage rack paint started to peel
-the front brake pads needed to be replaced.
At ~50,000 miles:
- the driver's side door started to sag and the rubber lining came loose
- the driver's side seat adjuster broke
- the covers for the mirrors on the sunshade both broke.
Now at ~76,000 miles:
- the fuel sensor needs to be replaced ($530)
- the brakes needs to all be replaced ($900)
- need a brake flush ($120)
- the power steering pump has a leak ($530)
- new hub bearings ($900)
Let me not forget the keyless entry alarm ($130 for ONE) or the power windows that may or may not be.
76,000 miles in 8 years is not very heavy driving and I kept the car on its maintenance schedule. So a lot of these things seem like just poor construction. I was hoping to keep the car for at least one more year, but now I don't know if it is worth do all the repairs.
Blazer runs well and gets pretty good highway gas mileage (in the city forget about it)
Car seems to start nickle and diming you after 50,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th April, 2008