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I like it alot

by from Peru, IN on September 7, 2009

the 1997 blazer I Just got gives a somewhat responsive v6 engine the power you need to get around. I get about 18 mpg combind and i think thats pretty good. Its the most comfertable car ill tell you, ...
the 1997 blazer I Just got gives a somewhat responsive v6 engine the power you need to get around. I get about 18 mpg combind and i think thats pretty good. Its the most comfertable car ill tell you, its like a couch on wheels. My mother-in-law's cadillac isnt even compairible. We purchused the car three months ago and no problems so far! We have tons of legroom when we sit in the back seat, and my six foot friend can fit in the back perfectly. I think this car is perfect for anyone and in 3 years it will be my sons.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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what a mistake

by from guam on August 22, 2009

i got this car in what i thought was in good condition. it was okay for about 7 months... then the fuel pump went out, a couple of weeks after, the trans went out! not to long after those repairs were...
i got this car in what i thought was in good condition. it was okay for about 7 months... then the fuel pump went out, a couple of weeks after, the trans went out! not to long after those repairs were made to it, the windshield wiper motor went out.. front & back... we've spent thousands of dollars in repair, & it still needs more repairs, as more things are wrong with it.. we've just changed the water pump.. wonder whats next...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Take out a second mortgage

by from bay city, MI on March 4, 2007

I purchaed my 97 in 05' It had 90,000 miles on it at the time. it seemed to drive and handle great. About 3 days after I signed the papers, the transmission started shifting hard. Took it to a rep...
I purchaed my 97 in 05' It had 90,000 miles on it at the time. it seemed to drive and handle great. About 3 days after I signed the papers, the transmission started shifting hard. Took it to a repair facility that I know and trust. After digging past the transmission I had a 2 page work order to make the vehicle "reliable". EVERYTHING was wrong with this vehicle except for the reliable 4.3L Vortec. Engine is great. I spent almost 6,000 dollars to make this thing right again. I paid 4,900 for it. Oh well live and learn. Now the heater blower, windows and wipers work about 50% of the time. If your an adult, you better hope not to get stuck in the back seat. Very shallow floor and no leg room. Stay away from this vehicle unless you dont mind taking out a second mortgage like I foolishly did to repair it.
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Does not recommend this car

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Solid Comfortable Fuel Efficient Ride

by from Wisconsin on July 18, 2012

I know many think of this car as unreliable - however what they complain about is more maintenance stuff than mechanical failure. This car has been the most reliable car in my car history as with anyo...
I know many think of this car as unreliable - however what they complain about is more maintenance stuff than mechanical failure. This car has been the most reliable car in my car history as with anyone in my family -including bmw, lexus, mazda and others. First my car is 16 years old and is pristine - it looks like new and drives as new too. engine purrs like the day i bought it as does it ride too. all interior and exterior trim intact and fully functional - unlike my sister's lexus and brothers 70k bmw. There were some issues with this car - but if you werent con'd out of your money by a cheat. if would be hundreds in decades not thousands. i did replace a wiper motor 55$ at about 48 mos of ownership - nicely reimbursed by chevy outside warranty. the dexcool thing was the biggest mess - but cost me 111$ for a new radiator and 44 for a waterpump but after doing the work turns out pump was ok. I did have an ignition switch fail at about 8 years 400$ careful you can be sold a whole new tranny on this one if you didnt know better. about 9 years out i had to replace the fuel pump 700 - yes its expensive being in the tank i always thought this was a dumb design but my 85 subaru was same and i had to replace that 4 years out. so i have been driving now for 16 years and this car has cost me just few hundreds in repairs. amazing - in comparison to others -in my family - sister 750$ for radiator for lexus. 400 for new oil filter in volvo - . etc.. my blazer is cheaper than there cars to maintain. this car is remarkable reliable - its never failed to start its been various harsh climates outdoors always and has no corrosion and all electrical and systems still function 100% amazing oh - the 2wh hi - back light dosn't work - that is the only failed thing in 16 years - i wont even go into my brothers bmw and sisters lexus on interior failures - because its too many to list. they are both amazed at the durability of my vehicle. i guess even jealous. gas milage is great - loaded a/c on against wind up hill 90mph still gets 21.5mph .. comb city gets 18-19 where my wifes nissan rated at 35 gets just 22.. combined. So you can see its less than 1400 in repairs in 16 years less than 100/yr - amazing find me another car the same pls i will buy it. i did recently replace ball joints and brake sensors. - which were about 700 but after 15 years this is just maintenance. still not bad. oh also its the easiest car i have ever owned on rubber - still only my second set and got plenty left. i dont know what they did to get this thing to keep alignment the way it does and be gentle as a baby on tires. but amazing i burn tires off my other rides..
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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1997 Chevy Blazer

by from Fort Collins on October 28, 2011

Clean car with interior showing very little wear, starts easy, smooth driver, nice options like compass and temperature on heads up display, 4X4 great for winter driving. Good buy for the money asked ...
Clean car with interior showing very little wear, starts easy, smooth driver, nice options like compass and temperature on heads up display, 4X4 great for winter driving. Good buy for the money asked for a 4X4.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Always had problems!

by from sacramento california on April 22, 2008

I heard rumors about this car right after I bought it in 2005. Every one of the rumors came true. I had electrical issues, the motor for the windsheild wipers went on the fritz and the fuse for the lo...
I heard rumors about this car right after I bought it in 2005. Every one of the rumors came true. I had electrical issues, the motor for the windsheild wipers went on the fritz and the fuse for the locks on the doors burnt the panel inside the fuse box. I had alot of brake issues and the booster went out two times in one year. I would not recommend this car.
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hate it

by from SD on January 29, 2008

i bought this suv not even a year ago and ive had nothing but problems with it. After spending over a thousand dollars already im still not done fixing things on it. Its a complete lemon.
i bought this suv not even a year ago and ive had nothing but problems with it. After spending over a thousand dollars already im still not done fixing things on it. Its a complete lemon.
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Biggest mistake of our life!

by from on January 1, 2009

We purchased the '97 Blazer in 2001. The biggest mistake we have ever made. We have easily put $6000+ into repairs of this vehicle including transmission, fuel pump - 2xs, water pump, starter - 2xs,re...
We purchased the '97 Blazer in 2001. The biggest mistake we have ever made. We have easily put $6000+ into repairs of this vehicle including transmission, fuel pump - 2xs, water pump, starter - 2xs,rear main seal replaced, fan belt numerous times, wheel bearings now going out, a/c quit working and the rear windshield wiper doesn't work. We have 130,000 miles. The biggest mistake we have made besides purchasing this vehicle is keeping it this long.
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Good Dependable Vehicle

by from Texas on February 9, 2009

97 Blazer purchased used in 2003. Drove for 1 year of high school and 4 years of college no problems with the motor, no problems with the transmission, does have some rattles here and there but nothin...
97 Blazer purchased used in 2003. Drove for 1 year of high school and 4 years of college no problems with the motor, no problems with the transmission, does have some rattles here and there but nothing major, had 178,000 miles on it when I decided to by a Ford Truck F250 Diesel. Blazer was a good car to be 11 years old.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Neat SUV

by from Ohio on July 17, 2010

Drove one of these for 13 years basically problem free. One new set of tires and regular oil changes. Great Ride!
Drove one of these for 13 years basically problem free. One new set of tires and regular oil changes. Great Ride!
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Uses car for Transporting family

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