2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.3L V6 from North America


Mechanically reliable for 15 years


A few electrical issues, such as the instrument panel stopped working.

Various cosmetic issues with knobs and controls (due to wear and tear over 15 years).

General Comments:

The truck has been used as a daily driver for 15 years. It has had many minor electrical and cosmetic issues, for example the speedometer stopped working about 50k miles ago, and some of the plastic has peeled off of various knobs, however in 15 years the vehicle has never had a major mechanical issue or broken down.

I've not repaired anything which has broken, as nothing has been major enough to be worth fixing and nothing has disabled the vehicle. It's had several sets of new tires and several new batteries over the years, but other than that and regular oil/filter changes, it has cost literally zero for repairs. It has been by far the most reliable vehicle I have owned. At 15 years old I'm reluctant to trade it in on a new vehicle due to the potential loss of reliability.

While the cockpit is a mess of broken dials and worn out buttons, none of that stuff really matters if the vehicle drives like a tank and never breaks down. Previously I had a new Jeep Wrangler which broke down after less than 30 miles on the odometer and spent more time in the shop than on the road, leaving me stranded 3-4 times in the 2 months I owned it before returning it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2019

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2 liter from North America


I have no complaints



Brake light.

General Comments:

Originally I was buying a Yukon, but the lot sold it the day before I got there, so they let me buy this for the same price as the 97 Yukon. It looks brand new and the performance really surprised me. It takes off like a rocket and the four wheel disc brakes stop on a dime. It handles like a car, but has the ground clearance I need. Gas mileage is good, and the headlights are excellent. Cargo space is decent for its size and the A/C is strong.

I am very pleased with my TrailBlazer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2017

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LT 5.3L V8 from North America


Great all around vehicle


I had the Automatic Transmission removed and replaced with a Borg-Warner 6 speed manual.

I've replaced the clutch once at 153K miles, the tires at regular intervals, and the battery also at regular intervals.

Replaced the timing chain with a direct drive unit, replaced the standard air intake with a K&N unit, the stock single exhaust with catback duals, replaced the engine driven cooling fan with dual electric units.

Other than that... nada!

General Comments:

I have towed a 32 foot Franklin park model trailer weighing in at 8,200 lbs empty with this vehicle since it was new. The trailer exceeds the recommended towing capacity by well over 1,000 lbs. Never had an issue with anything major. V8 has more than enough power and a GREAT torque curve.

Documented fuel economy is 23 highway when empty, and 11 highway with 8,000 lbs plus in tow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2011

14th Apr 2019, 02:57

I'm impressed!!!

Who did the conversion to a manual transmission?

What issues did they run into?

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT V6 from North America


I would not trade it for anything. I love my SUV


The manifold was cracked.

Sway bar end links went bad on all four wheels at about 80000 miles.

Exhaust fell off at 120000 miles.

The blower only works on 4.

Back window shattered, and was very expensive to replace.

General Comments:

I love my car.

It has serious pulling power. I have pulled lots my mudding family out a lot.

Very roomy for travel, and not too bad on gas when traveling for its size.

When towing, you don't even feel the load behind you. We pull boats, full toy trailers, horse trailers and jet-skis, and feel no difference.

I can squeeze a full sheet of plywood or sheetrock in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2010

14th Dec 2010, 12:27

"The blower only works on 4."

Yeah, that is a common problem. Fix it now before you have no heat as it will fail eventually. It is the fan blower switch or relay or something like that... Been a while since I had that fixed on mine.

14th Dec 2010, 23:39

2004 TB EXT TNF V8 4WD 3.73 purchased new in June 2004. Now has 110k miles. Super versatile vehicle with limousine-like (129" WB) ride. Replaced water pump and radiator. Great tow (6000#) vehicle. Can't think of a suitable replacement...