2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous carLexus ES300

Summary:

Buy a Toyota 4Runner!

Faults:

Upon driving it home for the first time, I noticed that the steering wheel makes a humming noise when turning. It is a very annoying kind up whimper, along with a "low on power steering fluid" noise/vibration.

Upon pressing the brakes for the first time, I heard a noise that was abnormal. It sounds loose, and makes a noise like metal upon metal. The pedal moves quite a distance before the brakes actually are applied.

Mind you, these happened on a brand new SUV. I am baffled as to why this SUV was actually released from the factory like this.

Upon opening the rear window glass for the first time, I noticed that it is uneven, and one piston reaches its climax before the other, resulting in the glass sitting at a crooked angle.

On top of this, the defogger coiled wires leading to the rear glass are too short, and almost come unplugged when the rear glass is fully opened. With only a slight bump when loading/unloading, they will be ripped off for sure.

The heat gauge is very erratic. When fully warmed up, it might read high, or low. I don't think it should be drastically changing like it does, while I am driving!

Well, I'm sure these are only the beginning of my adventures with this vehicle.

After reading other posts, I simply can't wait to find out that my brake lights don't work? Or maybe I'll get lucky and have to replace the transmission?

On a new SUV, it is abominable to think that my adventures will NOT be out in the great outdoors, but rather, the great indoors of the service waiting room!

Oh, compare crash test ratings before buying!!! The IIHS basically says this vehicle is dangerous.

General Comments:

Good points? I'm sure there are some, but they are currently overshadowed by problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2005

21st Nov 2005, 17:28

If Toyota is such a pile of junk, then why does your beloved GM simply put its name on Toyota vehicles? For example, Toyota Corolla, which is the best selling car in the world. Or how about Toyota Matrix? Not to even mention that I can think of a GM product that has a Honda engine.

The best GM, is really a rebadged Toyota!

The comment on this review calls the writer's description of problems, vague and lame, and refuses to believe that the problems exist.

However, he also claims that Toyota refuses to believe that his car problems exist either. Hmmmmmm, interesting.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 12 reviews