2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America
Great little SUV :)
I bought my Blazer LS 2 door 4x4 in Feb 2010.
Since ownership, I've had to replace the universal (which was never done before) and a brake job.
I bought it especially for driving long distances in the winter, and the 4 wheel drive is excellent in my opinion.
I don't find parts for this vehicle expensive like other people are saying. I change my oil every 3000kms, & check other fluids when I'm doing my oil changes.
As a person who works in the automotive industry, I do hear horror stories about all types of cars; every make/model has its own set of problems from what I have seen.
I've only ever driven GM vehicles, and have had no major issues.
The gas consumption on the Blazer is moderate, but depending on where I drive, I sometimes get really good mileage, and other times not so great. But for a 4.3L, I expected much worse, so I'm happy with what I get out of it.
I'd have to say my only complaint about the Blazer is that in high winds, I might as well be driving a kite. The area I live is prone to high winds and wind storms, and if it gets really bad out, I try not to drive the Blazer, and take my car instead.
On a 1-10 scale for gas mileage, I'd give it a 7.5.
Great for road trips and camping.
Overall, one of the best vehicles I've owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2010