2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews - Page 12 of 13

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4.2 I6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.2 I6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired86 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carChevrolet TrailBlazer

Summary:

A solid, durable, and powerful vehicle for the money

Faults:

Battery was changed early on, free of charge.

General Comments:

This is an extremely reliable vehicle.

The engine is so quiet it's easy to forget you've started the vehicle once inside.

The four-wheel-drive works great in the winter, but the automatic setting is not very effective.

The rear door openings are a bit small, making entering and exiting the vehicle more difficult for some.

Interior quality is good, but the materials used could be better, although the knobs and buttons have a good solid and durable feel.

The transmission occasionally doesn't want to shift, but this is only at higher speeds.

Having 275 horsepower, and 275lb-ft of torque, the engine effortlessly hauls this vehicle around.

In terms of handling, this is no Corvette, but handling is much better than most Sport-Utility Vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2004

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired400 kilometres
Most recent distance13000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Sierra

Summary:

A great SUV all around!!

Faults:

Nothing major.

At about 6000 kms, part of the right side rear door seal came loose. The dealership will fix it the next time I can leave it there to be siliconed.

At 10,000 kms the rear wiper came loose.

The dealership fixed this right away.

The mileage isn't great, but it is a 4x4.

I did notice that the rubber around the rear license plate holder is a little off, but its very minor and most people wouldn't notice.

General Comments:

My wife and I just love our Trailblazer, its our second new vehicle. The other was a 1998 Chev extended cab pick-up.

We drove that truck for 3 years (60,000 kms) with nothing, but a tiny rip in the seat to fix. It was the reason we went back to Chev when it was time to lease another new vehicle.

We think that our Trailblazer handles very good and has some decent power.

The only complaint I have is, its not really comfortable to drive long distances (3 hours or so).

We like the dash layout, everything is within good reach.

I hope that we have better luck with our motor than some of the comments I read.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2004

20th Jun 2005, 13:07

We just traded our 2003 due to some safety issues that occurred with the suspension. I disagree on two of your complaints. I see a lot of people claiming bad mileage with the TB, but we are getting mid 20's on ours with mostly highway driving with close to 20 around town. We put a lot less gas in it than our last SUV which was only a 215 HP V-6. Also, the ride is among the best I have ever driven. I can cruise all day long in it with no fatigue.

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2 I6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.2 I6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired52 miles
Most recent distance20142 miles
Previous carMazda B4000

Summary:

Great vehicle for the intended market its sold to

Faults:

A/c Kept cutting out. Dealer warranty was XL-NT!!! (I was on the road when it failed) Fixed a faulty relay and has worked perfectly ever since.

Rubber weather stripping part on rear license plate frame keeps separating from sub assembly. Will be replaced under warranty. So no worries!!

Otherwise its had no problems so far.

General Comments:

About the only think I can say is, the 4.2L straight 6 engine isn't going to pin you back in your seat if you punch the gas pedal. They should offer a V8 engine for the LS version. for more pep off the line! However It's a proven, reliable bullet proof engine so really no complaints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2004

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2 Liter I6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.2 Liter I6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance19058 miles
Previous carGMC Sonoma

Summary:

This vehicle has been an excellent choice for me

Faults:

The Air conditioning cuts in and out sometimes.

The rear window wiper has also worked off and on at times.

General Comments:

My Trail Blazer is very comfortable to ride in.

The vehicle accelerates well even with the in-line 6 motor.

It handles the road well in turns and doesn't feel top heavy.

The Trail Blazer has a tight turning radius that makes it quite easy to maneuver and park.

The sound system is of good quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2004

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 48 reviews