2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
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So far...so good

by from Shawnee, Kansas on November 28, 2011

Purchased my 2006 Trailblazer about 3 months ago. The vehicle had about 65,000 and I have put about 8000 on the vehicle since purchase. I get about 16 mpg mixed city driving, and about 21 on the highw...
Purchased my 2006 Trailblazer about 3 months ago. The vehicle had about 65,000 and I have put about 8000 on the vehicle since purchase. I get about 16 mpg mixed city driving, and about 21 on the highway. Have not had the chance to try out in snow yet, but with 4wd, should not be an issue. Vehicle has an excellent ride, and have had no issues at all. I was a bit shocked to find out the engine holds 7 quarts of oil!!!!, but having so much oil, it should help the engine last a long time.
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Chevy Trailblazer LS '06 > good so far

by from DC Metro in MD on April 30, 2010

I had been driving a 94 Cherokee Sport for >11 yrs prior to this purchase, but was needing more legroom for longer rides and the TB was the only truck model SUV that had the legroom I was looking for....
I had been driving a 94 Cherokee Sport for >11 yrs prior to this purchase, but was needing more legroom for longer rides and the TB was the only truck model SUV that had the legroom I was looking for. Having been used to a 'no-frills' SUV for so many yrs, I'm still getting used to all the electronic controls that came std in this truck. {will report later on that whether it is my learning curve or if it really is a delay in the electronic vs mechanical controls} The one thing I was slightly worried about before the purchase was the handling compared to my (turn on a dime with a nickel change) Cherokee, but have done a few U-turns in pretty tight situations and have likewise had ample opportunity to back-in and parallel park without any horrible blind spot issues (the TB sits up a bit higher, so I sometimes have to adj the mirror down to see the lines, but I'll get over that) I drive to work on an Interstate for most of my commute, but the speeds traveled are seldom hwy speeds, so consider my MPG as a urban/hwy blend and am getting between 17-18mpg. The Cherokee was a bit faster off the blocks, but the TB reaches a higher top end, so smoothly, I have to be careful about exceeding the speed limit. *** I've only had this truck for six weeks, so may chime in later with an update, but am certainly pleased with my purchase thus far.
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great for camping and everyday use

by from Orange County, NY on April 26, 2011

This SUV is great for camping! It can fit lots of camping gear in the back (with or without the seats folded down). It can carry 2 kayaks on the top and 2 bikes on the back. It also has a hitch to pul...
This SUV is great for camping! It can fit lots of camping gear in the back (with or without the seats folded down). It can carry 2 kayaks on the top and 2 bikes on the back. It also has a hitch to pull a camper or boat! When you are not camping it is great for everyday use. It is easy to drive and park. It isn't as good on gas as a car but better than a larger truck. It is a SUV that can be a truck or car...whatever you want it to be! My final advice is to go for the model with the sunroof and power seats!
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2006 Trailblazer with High Miles

by from Pittsburgh,PA on February 9, 2015

Just got a 2006 Trailblazer with 176,000. This SUV is in great shape. I've had one before & liked it so I have been looking for a CLEAN one. Took a couple of months of looking but, I am happy with wha...
Just got a 2006 Trailblazer with 176,000. This SUV is in great shape. I've had one before & liked it so I have been looking for a CLEAN one. Took a couple of months of looking but, I am happy with what I got. Definitely well taken care of. Only problem is the fuel guage is not accurate. This is a problem with Blazers &Trailblazers. I keep my vehicles a long time. My last Blazer had 376,000 miles & it ran great...just rust & oil leaks.LOVE THE COMFORT...leather & heated seats.
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Trailblazer Review

by from Cincinnati, OH on April 3, 2012

I have owned quite a few SUV's over the years, and this one is my favorite! I LOVE my Trailblazer. The only reason I am considering trading it in is because we need a vehicle with a third row. We have...
I have owned quite a few SUV's over the years, and this one is my favorite! I LOVE my Trailblazer. The only reason I am considering trading it in is because we need a vehicle with a third row. We have a big dog that needs room in the back for lots of car rides, and we need the extra seating for trips with the kids and grandparents, or kids with friends. Love having 4 wheel drive when I need it. Has been very reliable and served us well. I will miss it!
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A Nice All Around SUV

by from Jayess, Ms. on February 9, 2008

Owned for 2 yrs, 35000 miles. Get 22 mpg with the a/c on or off. HWY. Has straight 6. Plenty of power when ask for. Tows well, Handles well. Looks Nice. Interior is good with the exception of rear sea...
Owned for 2 yrs, 35000 miles. Get 22 mpg with the a/c on or off. HWY. Has straight 6. Plenty of power when ask for. Tows well, Handles well. Looks Nice. Interior is good with the exception of rear seats, need to recline some what! Buy molded mud flaps or tires will pick up small rocks and it will chip the paint. Love the security of Onstar. You did good G.M.
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2007 chevy trailblazer

by from Erie PA. on February 8, 2011

I have owned my 2007 chevy traiblazer for about 4 months now. Iam very impressed with the stabilitrack feature which gives great handling in the ice and snow. The on-star technology with hands free ca...
I have owned my 2007 chevy traiblazer for about 4 months now. Iam very impressed with the stabilitrack feature which gives great handling in the ice and snow. The on-star technology with hands free calling is state of the art, and very convenent. The sound system is top quality as well. The most impressive thing about this vehicle, is how smooth and quiet it rides while doing 75 mph. on the open highway ! It is without question the best vehicle I have ever owned !!! Kudos to cars.com for all the great information provided.
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Nice suv

by from Hartford, Wi on August 13, 2009

I really love our 2006 trailblazer. We have owned it for a little over a year now. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that there is no room in the front for my purse or other small belongings....
I really love our 2006 trailblazer. We have owned it for a little over a year now. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that there is no room in the front for my purse or other small belongings. It would be nice if the shifter was on the steering wheel. That would make more space in front. I feel a little cramped with the new design. Otherwise it runs smooth, outside looks great, roomy in the back and trunk, and very reliable. Its a gas guzzler but all Suvs are!
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2006 Trailblazer SS AWD w/ LT Package

by from West Chester, Pennsylvania on April 27, 2011

PROS: Extremely powerful drivetrain (LS2/4L65); All Wheel Drive; Loaded with Luxury Options: Navigation, Heated Seats, Memory, Rain Sensing Wipers, Integrated Rear Entertainment, Leather/Suede; Highly...
PROS: Extremely powerful drivetrain (LS2/4L65); All Wheel Drive; Loaded with Luxury Options: Navigation, Heated Seats, Memory, Rain Sensing Wipers, Integrated Rear Entertainment, Leather/Suede; Highly comfortable & supportive front bucket seats. CONS: Gas Mileage--I get 14mpg around town with a light foot, and as high as 16mpg on highway trips; GM interior materials & quality; Chronic Fuel Gauge issues. 2006 Model doesn't have the 100k GM Warranty like 07+ Models.
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Decient, Reliable 4x4 vehicle

by from North Royalton, Ohio on March 22, 2015

I have an 06 trailblazer lt 4x4 with the 5.3 liter v8. purchased it in Feb of 2012 with 66000 miles. It now has 112000 miles. since I purchased it, I've replaced normal maintenance items such as tires...
I have an 06 trailblazer lt 4x4 with the 5.3 liter v8. purchased it in Feb of 2012 with 66000 miles. It now has 112000 miles. since I purchased it, I've replaced normal maintenance items such as tires, brakes, both front hub bearings. replaced the rear hatch latch, stopped latching. Overall this has been a great vehicle, with regular oil changes and generally taking care of it . the 5.3 liter v8 gets just as good fuel mileage as the 4.2 liter 6 cyl according to friends who have that motor in theirs. plus it sounds a lot cooler. it is well optioned with leather seats and a moonroof. it's a beast in the snow, never left me stuck, have a set of bridgestone blizzaks on it for the winter. drove through a winter with standard size tires on it and it did just as well. Overall take care of it and it will take care of you.
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