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#1 of 220 Hello & Welcome!
by KarenS HOST
Jun 04, 2001 (12:02 pm)
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Trailblazer!
My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.
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Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Jun 04, 2001 (3:38 pm)
Hi....It's me again, your friendly protagonist in the defense of the TrailBlazer against all who would try and defame her. Unfortunately, everyone on the previous board is a Bravada or Envoy owner, so I might end up just talking to myself over here on this board. Oh well, that's never bothered me before, but usually it's just because no one listens to me.
#3 of 220 2002 TRAILBLAZER- LIST OF SERVICE SO FAR!!!
Jun 05, 2001 (10:37 am)
1. Check engine soon light on after owning 1 week.
Need new cam alignment sensor.
2. They did an oil change as a result of fixing cam sensor but oil life did not reset. Shows 79%
after new oil and filter. Should be 100%. Dealer wants it back so they can reset it.
3. Driver 2 passenger mirror hunts around and settles in the wrong position. The mirror hunts when I put the shifter from park to rev. Dealer has not looked at this yet.
#4 of 220 2002 TRAILBLAZER WANNA BE
Jun 05, 2001 (2:17 pm)
ORDERED 2002 ON JUNE 2, WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE AROUND 10 WEEKS BEFORE DELIVERY. HAVE READ ALL THE POSTS ON THE TRIPLETS AND FINALLY DECIDED ON THE TRAILBLAZER BECAUSE OF PRICE. I ORDERED AN LT WITH 1SD, LOCKING DIFF. 3.73 GEARS, RUNNING BOARDS AND DRIVER CONVIENCE PKG. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD LEATHER, BUT FOR $1275. I'LL TRY PREMIUM CLOTH THIS TIME. THE WIFE SEEMS TO THINK CLOTH WOULD BE BETTER IN THE LONG RUN, NO SEAT HEATERS FOR LEATHER! I ORDERED PEWTER WITH LIGHT OAK INTERIOR, ANY COMMENTS ON THIS COMBO? I DRIVE A 99 S-10 BLAZER LT AND A 2001 BUICK PARK AVENUE. GETTING RID OF THE 99 LT, ONLY HAS 27000 MILES ON IT. WE SURE DO HAVE SOME LOSERS THAT POST ON THESE BOARDS (MUST BE "PLANTS"). MY 2CENTS WORTH.
EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!
#5 of 220 perezl...boat10
Jun 05, 2001 (4:45 pm)
perezl...Sorry to hear about your problems. I've been pretty fortunate, as I've had mine since 3/26 with no reason (except the recall,of course)to go back to the dealer. Have a slightly annoying wind noise on driver side over 50 mph, which I think is related to the side mirror. I'll have it checked at oil change time. You can reset your engine oil life system through the DIC (if you have it), or with the key in the run position & engine off, just fully depress the accelerator three times within five seconds. The CHANGE ENGINE OIL light will flash for five seconds if you were successful (owner's manual 6-14).
Boat10....Wise choice from a pricing perspective. Except for the possibility of a rear air suspension, and more amenities bundled in the base price (therefore less choices), the triplets are the same vehicle. The TB is the best bang for the buck!
Are you sure you can get the 3.73 axle? All the literature still indicates it isn't available on the LT. It doesn't make any sense, but that is what it says.
I have an LT with 1SE (seems to be worth the $1860), Bose sound (not that special), locking differential, and traction assist. Mine is also Pewter, with medium & dark pewter interior. I haven't seen one with oak interior. Got mine off the showroom floor, but probably would have ordered the same colors.
Bottom line is it is light years ahead of my '95 Blazer I just dumped.
Jun 05, 2001 (8:17 pm)
I too am a fairly happy TB owner so far. Even with the recall and a couple minor problems (buzzing sound from left front dash speaker and right turn signal stopped working) I would recommend it to anyone. This is my first SUV so I am no expert. I went with the Majestic Red and love it. Everyone who has seen it has commented on how they like the color with a couple mentioning it being similar to a candy apple red. I am glad others like the different colors since I don't want everyone driving the same color as me. Ha ha.
After catching up on the last 75 messages in the general room, I am curious about the $100 check one Bravada owner received evidently from the recall. If GM is doing this selectively it will tick me off.
I will keep checking in here every couple days or so.
#7 of 220 2002 Trail Blazer LTZ
Jun 05, 2001 (9:59 pm)
Does GMS stand for General Motor Supplier? Read some where in edmunds in order to figure a GMS price you take the SUV invoice price minus 3% of MRSP and you end up with a GMS price you pay the dealer. Is this formula correct and could this formula be applied to 2002 LTZ trailblazer? Anyone get a good price on this SUV in California?
#8 of 220 2002 Trailblazer LT
Jun 06, 2001 (6:11 am)
Picked up my new TB LT on Sat. late afternoon. Had ordered it on 3/27, it was built on 5/22 and delivered to my dealer on 5/31. Got the pewter exterior color and dark pewter leather interior, and the other goodies with the 1SE package. So far after having it only 3 days I really do like it and have no major complaints yet. It is very quiet onthe road and I love the way it handles.
Although not a complaint, I think the oil dip stick is the wimpiest, most ridiculous thing on it. It consist of a tiny limber piece of wire with a tiny yellow indicator on the end. They could have done a lot better than this. Oh, well.
The day after I picked up my TB, I drove it to the grocery store and happened to park beside a 2002 TB LTZ model. It also had the pewter exterior like my LT. I think the LT with the black side mouldings and chrome piece in the grill look much, much better than the body color pieces on the LTZ. I also got the white letter tires which looks better than the blackwalls in my opinion.
I'm still trying to figure out how to operate all the gadgets on my TB, but I'm enjoying it.
#9 of 220 "Hunting" Outside Rearview Mirror - Post #3
Jun 06, 2001 (8:54 am)
It sounds like you haven't programmed your reverse tilt feature in the outside rear view mirrors, perezl. Select Driver 2, then while holding the brakes, put the transmission into reverse. The mirror will move around a bit, then stop after a couple of seconds. Simply position the mirror where you'd like to have it when backing. When you shift out of reverse, the "reverse" mirror position will be memorized, and will return to the position you programmed for forward. Now, every time you put the vehicle in reverse, it will move to the newly selected "reverse" position, then back once you shift out of reverse. You can also turn this feature off using the DC. I got this from page 2-55 of the Owner's Manual. Hope this helps!