1997 Chevrolet Blazer
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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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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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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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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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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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Very Nice Car

by from Indiana on January 27, 2007

I have actually never owned this vehicle, but my best friend lent it to me for 6 months while he was in Tialand. It fit my life still great for the most part. We have two medium dogs and with the se...
I have actually never owned this vehicle, but my best friend lent it to me for 6 months while he was in Tialand. It fit my life still great for the most part. We have two medium dogs and with the seats down they had all the room that they needed. It was also comfortable on decently long drives. It was however a gas gobbler. I now own a 83 Chevy Truck with a 305 and a 4bbl carb and they get the same gas mileage with a lot less power. This is definetly something that GM needs to look at with the gas prices as high as they are now.
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BEST TRUCK EVER

by from PA on August 15, 2006

I AM THE SECOND OWNER OF A 1997 BLAZER 4DR LS. I HAVE HAD THIS TRUCK FOR 5 YRS. AND IT NOW HAS 120k MILES ON IT. I TAKE THE TRUCK TO THE GARAGE EVERY 3000 MLS. FOR AN OIL CHANGE AND AN OVERALL CHECK. ...
I AM THE SECOND OWNER OF A 1997 BLAZER 4DR LS. I HAVE HAD THIS TRUCK FOR 5 YRS. AND IT NOW HAS 120k MILES ON IT. I TAKE THE TRUCK TO THE GARAGE EVERY 3000 MLS. FOR AN OIL CHANGE AND AN OVERALL CHECK. I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE BATTERY, ALTERNATOR, FUEL PUMP, AND TIRES. I ALSO ADD A FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER EVERY 3000 MLS. OTHER THAN THE BASIC REPLACEMENT OF WORN OUT PARTS, THIS TRUCK IS A JOY TO DRIVE. I DRIVE THIS TRUCK DAILY. THE EXHAUST SYSYTEM I HAVE NOT HAD TO FIX. NO LEAKS OF ANY KIND. I JUST THIS YEAR PUT A NEW SERPENTINE BELT ON. I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR VEHICLE WITH PROPER MAINTENANCE AND CHECK UPS, THE VEHICLE WILL LAST A LONG TIME. I PLAN ON KEEPING MY TRUCK UNTIL IT JUST WON'T GO ANYMORE.
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Another great Chevy!

by from Chicago, Il on July 30, 2008

The Blazer was GREAT! Aside from normal repaires, there were zero issues--it never let me down. When I traded--for a Trailblazer--it had 142,500 miles and was still running like a champ.
The Blazer was GREAT! Aside from normal repaires, there were zero issues--it never let me down. When I traded--for a Trailblazer--it had 142,500 miles and was still running like a champ.
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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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decent car

by from Connecticut on December 6, 2007

the blazer was purchased by my uncle in 2002. overall is has been a dependable vehicle. there has been some problems such as, water pump, a/c, cadalytic converter, and mass airflow. The one major prob...
the blazer was purchased by my uncle in 2002. overall is has been a dependable vehicle. there has been some problems such as, water pump, a/c, cadalytic converter, and mass airflow. The one major problem i have is the fuel pump. its been replaced twice since he owned the vehicle and now that i own it, it needs to be replaced again. i dont kno what is wrong but about every 8 months the car has trouble starting and i need to let the fuel pump cycle atleast twice before the car will start. other than that i truly love the vehicle. once its running its fun to drive and handles well in all conditions. its comfertable for long trips. i just wish i didnt have this problem with the fuel pump. =\
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