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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Consumer Reviews

4.2
Average based on 27 reviews
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"Happy Customer"

by from Decatur, AL on September 10, 2008

I have thoroughly enjoyed my 2005 Trailblazer. The visibility in this SUV is very good. It is easy to park. It has a smooth comfortable ride. The only unusual thing that I have noticed about my Trailb...
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 2005 Trailblazer. The visibility in this SUV is very good. It is easy to park. It has a smooth comfortable ride. The only unusual thing that I have noticed about my Trailblazer is that when it is first started it sounds like you are driving a truck. It is louder than normal. After the car warms up, it quiets down. Overall, it has a wonderful smooth ride. We have enjoyed taking our Trailblazer on trips.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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johnathan

by from on November 2, 2009

very good car, lasts a long time, I have a 2005 TrailBlazer with 110,000 miles on it and it still runs perfect and haven't had any problems.
very good car, lasts a long time, I have a 2005 TrailBlazer with 110,000 miles on it and it still runs perfect and haven't had any problems.
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Does recommend this car

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First 4 wheel drive vehicle I've owned

by from Colorado Springs on July 13, 2009

In Colorado you really need a dependable car for the winter months. I have been in the worse of weather in Colorado with my Trailblazer and I always made it home save. I feel the performance of this l...
In Colorado you really need a dependable car for the winter months. I have been in the worse of weather in Colorado with my Trailblazer and I always made it home save. I feel the performance of this little SUV is just as good as it's big brother and sisters.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Good SUV

by from Chattanooga, TN on February 7, 2008

My wife and I bought these a little over 2 years ago and have loved it, except the gas mileage. But it is a great SUV, and it gets better gas mileage than other SUV, on a trip with family who were in ...
My wife and I bought these a little over 2 years ago and have loved it, except the gas mileage. But it is a great SUV, and it gets better gas mileage than other SUV, on a trip with family who were in a Pilot and Explorer the Trailblazer got the best mileage of the three. It is one of the most comfortable vehicles to drive or ride in.
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Power is like there is a TurboCharger!!!

by from Portland, OR on November 2, 2007

Love every point of it! I got the 4.2L EXT LT 4X4. I have owned it for about a year and have yet to find anything I dislike about it other then the gas now a days but who isn't screaming about that? I...
Love every point of it! I got the 4.2L EXT LT 4X4. I have owned it for about a year and have yet to find anything I dislike about it other then the gas now a days but who isn't screaming about that? It really isn't that bad. I drove 300 miles on the highway and only used half a tank of gas! I was shocked! dont buy this vehicle with any doubts! All around great SUV! I would buy it again except with the V-8; who doesn't like another 25 more HP off the show room floor?
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Best vehicle i have owned

by from Corning, N.Y. on October 26, 2011

It is the most reliable vehicle i have owned in a while. Drives and handles great, seats are comfy and is really nice on inside. I won't ever own a different SUV.
It is the most reliable vehicle i have owned in a while. Drives and handles great, seats are comfy and is really nice on inside. I won't ever own a different SUV.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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My Last Chevy

by from Kansas City, MO on October 20, 2011

I have turned 100,000 miles on my Trailblazer that I have owned for 5 years. I have maintained regular service during this period. I traded in my V-8 Avalanche for this Inline-6 (and smaller size) in...
I have turned 100,000 miles on my Trailblazer that I have owned for 5 years. I have maintained regular service during this period. I traded in my V-8 Avalanche for this Inline-6 (and smaller size) in order to improve fuel efficiency. After this extended testing phase, I can say that I get 2-4 more MPG on extended highway driving. City driving is not any improvement over the V-8. Overall, the vehicle has good cargo space and the rear seats can be configured to extend the cargo area. My only complaint in this design is that the driver's seat has to be pushed forward to take advantage of this feature. Pretty annoying if you are over 6 feet tall. Hugging the steering wheel doesn't provide optimum comfort. There is a "hidden" compartment in the floor of the cargo area that offers about 2 cubic feet of storage. This is perfect for jumper cables, a flashlight, and a few tools. However, the cover on this compartment is not hinged and if you use the cargo area at all, the carpet "prongs" used to keep the cover in place, quickly becomes damaged. One other note on storage...The center console lid is flimsy and the latch is prone to breakage. This happened in the first year of ownership. I installed a magnet to keep the lid shut rather than replacing it with the same poorly designed plastic latch. I have notice that the cheap materials used on the lid itself will leave an impression if you use the console as an armrest. Mechanically, I have replaced the ignition module. The key fob range seems weak (even with a new battery). The check engine light comes on from time to time, but the service tech only resets it claiming the code deals with emissions but a specific problem has yet to be diagnosed. It seems the breaks may be too small for the weight of this vehicle. Stopping abruptly is a chore, so you better give yourself plenty of room. I notice hard shifting and banging when driving in AWD mode. Half of the radio buttons have lost their illumination, but this is a 6 year old vehicle. I feel there is an electrical issue as sometimes the headlights will dim while driving at night. This problem has yet to be diagnosed. I noticed around 50k miles, a pinging has developed when the engine is cold. I assume this is common, but it is still annoying. New plugs and premium fuel have not corrected this. I feel relatively safe in this vehicle. Restraints are comfortable and airbags are functional (or so I believe). The 4WD and AWD modes are easy to engage and have saved me in low traction conditions a number of times. I have a MAJOR concern with the placement / design of the spare tire. I recently had a flat and found it extremely difficult to engage the winch to lower the spare. I had to activate a secondary release in order to access the spare tire. This tire is mounted up under the vehicle, yet the winching system is not protected from the elements. The serve tech claims this unit needs to be lubed every year, but it is not mentioned in the service manual. It is highly unlikely that you will discover this design flaw within the warranty period. Now I have to either carry my spare in the cargo area or allow it to dangle from underneath the body. It will not snug the tire up against the frame. This is a known issue, yet GM won't take responsibility for this safety issue. I just hope I'm not behind someone when their spare decides to drop on the highway. This is the main reason that this will be my last GM product. It seems somebody has crunched the numbers and they would rather give lip service than customer service. I can no longer support a company that puts out a mediocre product made with cheap components and then outsources their customer service to a third party company that has no authority to fix a problem.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Snow Tank

by from Colorado on January 9, 2011

The Trailblazer is the tank in the snow in Colorado. I always get home safely during the blizzards. I have a 2005 TrailBlazer with 75,000 miles on it and it still runs perfect and haven't had any prob...
The Trailblazer is the tank in the snow in Colorado. I always get home safely during the blizzards. I have a 2005 TrailBlazer with 75,000 miles on it and it still runs perfect and haven't had any problems.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Made for Colorado

by from on December 19, 2012

What can I say about my my Trailblazer.It's just fantastic.I bought used in August of 2009 just before I went to college and still have today.The 4WD system to me is just the greatest when there is ab...
What can I say about my my Trailblazer.It's just fantastic.I bought used in August of 2009 just before I went to college and still have today.The 4WD system to me is just the greatest when there is about a great deal of snow we get in Colorado.The ride is great.The power is awesome.The cargo capability is great.The gas mileage is great when it comes to road trips.All in all,the Chevrolet Trailblazer Is the greatest mid-size SUV on the road.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Pleased with our purchase

by from Missouri on November 21, 2011

we found the car we were looking for, even if it was 1,500 miles away. we flew to Ft. Lauderdale, picked it up and drove back. very nice vehicle. nice people to deal with. just what we were looking fo...
we found the car we were looking for, even if it was 1,500 miles away. we flew to Ft. Lauderdale, picked it up and drove back. very nice vehicle. nice people to deal with. just what we were looking for. have driven it at least 4,000 miles since, and it is doing great. also it was about $4,000, less than what we could fine closer to home.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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