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!
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