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Jun 14, 2002 (7:20 pm)
Hello Everyone! I just registered for this list. I have a 1991 S-10 Blazer with 190,000 miles on it. I have only 2 basic complaints about it -the paint was awful and lack of power (have to turn off the AC to pass anyone). It was garage kept for all but the last year. The paint started peeling off in sheets about 3 years ago. Until this year the only thing mechanical I had to replace was the alternator. I have had to have a lot of work done to it this year and so my decision to buy a new vehicle.
The last time it was in the shop I rented a TrailBlazer and it was just too big for me. It was comfy and peppy, etc. but I felt like I was driving a large truck.
I have been glued to my computer in the evenings for the past 4 weeks researching SUVs. I've come to realize just how much I do love my S-10 Blazer.
I live in the mountains and really need 4wheel lo gear. None of the new smaller car-based SUVs have that capability. I hate the idea that the auto companies are now building SUVs at the small size and large. I need a "medium" like my S-10 Blazer.
Tomorrow I am going to test drive a 2002 Blazer and a Ford Explorer Sport. I'll let you know how my test drives go. I have friends on both sides - some love Chevy and some love Ford. My dad was always a Chevy man. The first car that I remember him having was a 56 Blue and White 2-door Chevy. I loved that car.
Jun 14, 2002 (7:46 pm)
Welcome to Town Hall. You've probably already seen this link, but in case you missed it, it's our Comparison Test: 2002 Midsize SUVs.
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#142 of 535 was going to buy..but...
Jun 21, 2002 (11:39 am)
We are looking at a 1996 S10 Blazer and were considering purchase, but after reading the messages posted, I'm very disappointed. This particular vehicle is extremely clean bodied (I can't find a nick on it) and the interior is in almost as good condition but after an extended test drive this morning I decided I better come here for some feedback! It has the rusty dipstick and fill tube down several inches from the top and the SES light was on. Looked like new oil so the dealer took it in to see what the problem was with the light. It also (after being driven 35 miles and warming up good) had the dragging and revving sensation with very slow acceleration only when accelerating from a complete stop. Trans shifted out beautiful with no noise or even being able to feel it except when going from park to reverse and then to drive. Slight jerk to reverse and a little harder to drive only sometimes. Now I know this sounds like a lot but we are only in a position to buy a Cheaper used vehicle as a second but I really need reliability. After several major back surgeries I can't comfortably drive most sedans so that limits us as to what we can purchase. Trucks and SUVs are expensive here! So I'm wondering now if we should consider this vehicle even if the dealer will repair the problems. They want $7000 for it but thought that might not be bad considering condition....now I have to worry! Any ideas or thoughts out there....would sure like to know if these problems are usually gone after repairs or just keep reoccurring. Would appreciate a little feedback
#143 of 535 '97 Blazer - Hot tranny fluid
Jun 22, 2002 (8:10 am)
Have '97 Blazer with tranny problem. Original tranny was completely rebuilt after failing which included tranny fluid getting hot and spewing out the overflow tube. Put all new parts in including new pump and also had shop add external tranny cooler. Was working great until on short trip this morning when fluid started overflowing again and was hot. Fortunately, took extended maintenance on tranny rebuild but am getting very frusturated at this situation. Thoughts??
#145 of 535 does the 2003 blazer
Oct 23, 2002 (6:59 pm)
have a reclining rear seat likethe Honda CR-V?
#146 of 535 Blazer-Happy Owner
Nov 27, 2002 (11:06 am)
Bought a 99 Blazer LS in Canada & drove home to FL. all seems fine -- have about 35K mi. on it. After reading some of the "Sad tales" on here-am a little concerned. But all well now. I did find the PCV vac. hose plugged when I replaced the valve. Am unable to fig why some nerd would do that.
Nov 28, 2002 (5:29 pm)
I would never plug the PCV valve hose, because it draws out the vapors from the valvetrain area.
The breather hose from the valve cover to the air intake hose, on the other hand, is a source of oil vapor, which has been known to collect on the throttle body bore, and eventually cause a sticky accelerator pedal, as it causes a ridge to form where the bore and the butterfly meet. If you ever remove the throttle body, the intake manifold walls will be covered with oil vapor residue. I disconnected my hose, plugged the hole in the intake, and stuck a K&N breather on the valve cover. It traps the oil vapor, and only requires periodic cleaning (yearly).
#148 of 535 BUY A 2000 GMC JIMMY??
Nov 29, 2002 (8:10 am)
I'm considering purchasing a 2000 GMC Jimmy SLT.
It's from a dealer and has 29,855 miles and the asking price is $16,299. According to online sources, the private transaction average is $16,200 and dealer trade in is $13,000.
If I could get a decent price on this vehicle, what reasons if any should I not purchase it?
What are the pros/cons of this model and year?
Thanks in advance for your help.
#149 of 535 Blazer PCV valve
Nov 29, 2002 (2:43 pm)
poisendartfrog. Tks for the reply. Yes, I do wonder about the hose from the eng. to the intake-covered inside with oil. What is the K&N valve you mention ???? Tks again