2002 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 2 of 4

2002 Chevrolet Blazer 4dr LS 4WD 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired73129 miles
Most recent distance76504 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

It goes from highway to off-Road in 1 second, and handles like a dream on both

Faults:

No major defects.

Changed headlights (minor preventative maintenance)

General Comments:

It's an incredible ride!

Great in snow, rain, fog, ice.

Suspension feels like a truck should.

Averages about 16 mpg; not as good as my Cavalier at 24mpg, but it's a truck!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2007

2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Chevy dropped the ball, would never buy another.

Faults:

Under warranty: 4wd servo motor on transfer case

Out of warranty: Third brake light $130, brake pads (about $100), changed transmission fluid at 40k (saved it I guess), idler arm failed (about $75), 4wd refused to properly engaged (left it in 2wd mode), transfer case blew up at 65k along with the rear axle (replaced with salvage yard parts, $1000), replacement rear axle is grinding the brake pad holder, driver's door is sagging, and back door (tailgate style) has handle busted up.

General Comments:

Size and carrying capacity as expected.

Engine could have been matched better for better gas mileage (15 'round town, 17 highway)

Third seat like the Trailblazer would have helped too.

Would like to trade in for a Honda Pilot, just can't afford that right now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2007

11th Mar 2007, 15:26

I own a 2002 chey Blazer put in a new fuel pump cost $750.00 a new third light $250.00 And now while driving the truck down the road it just dies like as if you turned the key. I took it a chevy dealer the computer said it was the mass air flow sensor cost me $500.00 And the problem still exist I am currently stranded in Oklahoma with this issue. I am thinking that it might be a ignition switch or fuel pump relay problem. I will never buy another blazer again...

2002 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 V6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

Love my truck, just hope it stays in one piece :(

Faults:

Don't get me wrong, I love my truck! But I'm just waiting for the windshield wipers to fly off.. If you've ever owned a GMC or Chevy, you know what I'm talking about.

I've owned my truck for 3 months, and already something has broken in the rear end.. Every time I turn a corner, everything shakes and it feels like my truck's going to fall apart. I'll find out tomorrow if the dealership will do anything to fix it.. urgh.

General Comments:

It's got power and the four wheel drive is great.

I like the stance of the truck and the look of the fender flares. The seats are very comfy :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2006

2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from Iceland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired19800 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Very good overall 4WD vehicle - with a few flaws

Faults:

Nothing much has gone wrong with the car except that the alarm system seems to be very weak. It does not like frequent weather changes around freezing point. In such weather the alarm system has a mind of its own and has gone off several times with horn honking and lights blinking. Does anyone know how to deal with this, how to really fix this?

In 4WD it is very hard to make a U-turn. Seems like the car is breaking hard when making full or near full turn.

Brake discs are made of a material that easily rusts, so if you don't move the car for a month or so, at least in humid condition, you will get a very uneven braking.

General Comments:

The Blazer is a very comfortable vehicle for a SUV. It is smooth and quiet. However the mirrors tend to block the view too much. But they are good to reverse by.

The standard seats are among the best seats my back has ever experienced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2006

2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS ZR2 4.3 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Needs help

Faults:

Vibration when first starting off.

Trans slips when it down-shifts into turns. Slow shifting from R to D. Clunks in stop and go traffic.

Play in steering wheel and wanders from side to side on the highway, scaring other drivers.

Gas mileage is about 10mpg - 18mpg.

6 disc broke day I bought it (dealer fixed it).

Cruise control inoperable (dealer fixed it).

Rear springs sag without a load.

Rusty undercarriage for the year.

General Comments:

Overall the truck has comfy interior, looks good and the power is there. Everything else needs to be redesigned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th November, 2005

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 17 reviews