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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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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Uses car for Just getting around

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2006 Trailerblazer review

by from NY on September 28, 2012

Bought a 1997 GMC Jimmy.... New.... It was time to get a new SUV... I bought a 2006 TB..... love the outside of the TB..The first impression of the inside, it looks nice. After having my 2006 TB LT fo...
Bought a 1997 GMC Jimmy.... New.... It was time to get a new SUV... I bought a 2006 TB..... love the outside of the TB..The first impression of the inside, it looks nice. After having my 2006 TB LT for several months, the interior could have be better. Leather seats are nice.... but way too many plastic parts thru out interior..I would think a LT would be better... The Vehicle rides nice..... As another post stated the brakes seem to be too small when stopping quickly...give your self enough space...spare tire is a full spare , mounted under the car... they could have placed a smaller spare tire iinside ... Not sure why they have so many radio commands on the steering wheel ..should have placed the speed control buttons there instead... Also not a lot of leg room in rear seats. so far, no snow...hopefully its good... Overall, I like it, but where are the nice touches for the the interior?
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Uses car for Commuting

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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 Family SUV!!!

by from Stormville, NY on October 18, 2008

We leased this vehicle brand new in 06' fully loaded, with leather heated seats, moon roof, Entertainment pkg, On-star, Navigation, everything electric. This SUV is the poor man's version of the cadil...
We leased this vehicle brand new in 06' fully loaded, with leather heated seats, moon roof, Entertainment pkg, On-star, Navigation, everything electric. This SUV is the poor man's version of the cadillac escalade. It has all of the luxury items you can ask for and incredible ride for about 1/2 the price of it's cadillac cousin. We have the extended version and it seats 7 very comfortably, even better and roomier than the 06 Honda Pilot. We have had up to eight with no problem and you still have room in the back for a weeks worth of groceries. All the back seats fold flat and you can fit 4x8 ply wood flat with the hatch closed! The ride is smooth, excellent in the heavy snow and very sure footed. It has 40K miles to date with no problems. Just had to change tires once. We love it so much we are buying it when the lease is up in 09'. Can't find an 09' today with all this for the price and as roomy. Yes, the gas mileage isn't great, but I found it competitive with today's 09 SUV's. I get 20 Hwy at 60-65mph and 16-18 city keeping RPM's below 2K. The vehicle tows our boat with ease. You don't even know you trailering. I would recommend an 09' version but GM isn't making them anymore in favor of newer styles.
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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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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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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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Uses car for Transporting family

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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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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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Really Comfortable Car!

by from Branchville, NJ on May 13, 2012

Tried lots of small SUVs but most of them were not very roomy. The Trailblazer is great for long trips, have had not problems.
Tried lots of small SUVs but most of them were not very roomy. The Trailblazer is great for long trips, have had not problems.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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