2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews - Page 13 of 13

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired661 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Unfortunately, a lemon. Has to go back

Faults:

Trailblazer has been in for service 15 times since purchase since March.

4WD. Service 4 Wheel drive light on.

A/C quit working.

Rear Wiper quit.

Terrible squeak/creak.

Shock Mount bolt sheared off.

General Comments:

This vehicle looks good and is comfortable, however, it has been in the dealership it was purchased from 15 times since March 6. and that does not count when in for maintenance items.

On last repair order, the advisor typed in "we are aware of problem with the 4wd, however, GM says that there is no fix. If light comes on, shut vehicle off and restart, the light should go off." That instills confidence in my vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 2003

20th Oct 2003, 12:28

Hello,

I too have a 2003 Trailblazer and have had MANY problems since the purchase in Feb of 2003. I'd like to know if you were told anything about your squeaking/creaking problem. I have the same problem & they tell me there can be nothing done to help.

Thank you in advance for any return comment.

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2 L6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.2 L6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired246 miles
Most recent distance1200 miles
Previous carMazda B4000

Summary:

A great bargain for the price

Faults:

Interior dome light failed at 52,000 miles.

Passenger door lock sticky.

Caliper on drivers side jammed causing rotor to wear unevenly at 52,000 miles.

General Comments:

Great gas mileage.

Handles very well for a small pick-up.

Lots of power for a 4.0 V6.

Nicely finished inside and out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2003

26th Jan 2005, 12:59

First of all, trail blazers have a 4.3 liter inline six. not a 4.0, and it's an suv, not a pickup, get it right. BTW the gas mileage isn't great either. it gets about 15 mpg. i do love trail blazers however

22nd Nov 2005, 14:26

Actually it is a 4.2 inline 6 (not 4.3)... they listed it right in the other part of their review. How are you getting 15mpg... we get in the mid 20's highway and around 19 in the city with ours. It cruises at 75 turning around 1800 rpm's...

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