2001 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 13 of 13

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance42600 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Terrible design, terrible truck, don't waste your money

Faults:

I should preface these remarks with the fact that I did own a GM truck before, and had a few problems. (They definitely don't seem to be built like a rock). The durability of my previous truck was sub par. But, I come from a GM family, so I overlooked it, until now.

The first problem arose within a couple of weeks. The inside panel near the rear seat began to rattle. The dealer took care of that without a hitch. However, over the last few weeks, I have noticed a humming noise which has gotten increasingly louder. I took it to a family friend, and he told me that he has seen my vehicle's problem arise almost systematically. The wheel hub is deteriorating rapidly, and, of course the warranty has just recently expired. I have only had my vehicle 18 months, and the service department gave me the same answer it sounds like many of the other unfortunate customers of the Blazer got. "We haven't seen that problem more often than any other problem here in the shop." After reading these testimonials, and some from other sources, I am convinced that that GM has blatantly ignored the vulnerable position they have put their customers in. It is very disappointing.

General Comments:

In addition to the obvious engineering flaws, the tires on all new Chevy's fall apart too fast, and the huge metal bar in the blind spot is absolutely stupid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

2001 Chevrolet Blazer 4X4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5585 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carChrysler Concorde

Summary:

A very bad car

Faults:

Had to replace front and back brake rotors and pads due to rust at 33,000 at a cost of $1350.00.

Windshield wipers unscrew if turned on while snow or ice on windshield, and no longer work.

General Comments:

The workmanship and quality of this vehicle is very poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd May, 2003

15th Apr 2007, 22:28

I also own a 2001, and did the brakes for about 400. That is having a shop do it for me. 1350 for brakes is absurd.

4th Dec 2007, 19:52

How the hell did you pay close to 1200$ for a brake job?!? I don't know where you get your car serviced, but they're ripping you off.

18th May 2010, 22:15

As a mechanic, I have to say your shop took you for a fool and ran off with your money.

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired9261 miles
Most recent distance46877 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Solid as a BIG rock

Faults:

I have not had any problems at all with the vehicle itself.

I did have an issue with the factory installed tires. But, they were covered under warranty.

General Comments:

I am a volunteer firefighter, and as such am somewhat abusive on my vehicle. My Blazer has taken everything I have thrown at it in stride. Whether it be running code to a scene, or using it to reach a remote off road location.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2003

16th Aug 2003, 10:24

Had to replace front hub bearing kit at 20K. Had a faulty AC delco battery meltdown at 25K. Service engine soon light came on at 37K and needed a new air pump and that's where I'm at today. A 100K extended warranty is a must to purchase for this truck.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 37 reviews