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#171 of 220 buy a trailblazer??
Jun 11, 2005 (3:11 pm)
I have come across a 2002 Trailblazer LT.. Leather seats, Fully Loaded etc with only 18000 original miles on it. An old lady is selling it as it used to be her deceased husbands car. Its been garaged for over 2 years and has only been used a few times... Its absolutely like brand new... Problem is im not sure what to offer for it... We were thinking of 15000... It might even have some warranty left on it...Does this sound like a good deal??
Jun 13, 2005 (5:59 pm)
Hello ... I'm not here to complain about my TB. I bought an 02 over 18 months ago and have been pretty happy with it. Early runs in but par for the course. I do have a question for those of you out there. I'm considering getting a small 21 ft travel trailer. GVW standards indicate I should be able to tow this thing with no problem. I am curious what others have seen/experienced when towing. Such as, whats the effects on the gas? How are the hills? I'm worried about engine/tranny strain ... any problems there? I've got a friend who was towing a trailer similar with an Exploerer ... he was left on the side of the road with a defunct tranny! Shoot me a line, I'm curious to hear about your experiences.
#173 of 220 Pround owner
Jun 13, 2005 (9:55 pm)
Hi all, I'm a proud owner of a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer LT (ya with the nav system) and it's been a damn reliable vehicle. Well I guess it will be for now, I had a 03 Chevy astro van and out of 8 times I got home from the airport, it broke down 4 times (once it wouldn't start, another time it crapped out on the freeway, etc, etc) I love my Trailblazer. onetom3, the effects on gas when towing with the Trailblazer aren't HUGE. How much does that trailer weigh? I haven't had any huge problems while towing with my Trailblazer, it's fine. I haven't had any problems with it, however hauling is of course not the same as if you weren't towing, you take off better when not towing and can get up to speed quicker (one of the cons of towing heavy stuff) "I've got a friend who was towing a trailer similar with an Exploerer ... he was left on the side of the road with a defunct tranny!" Of course he was... think about it, he was driving a Ford, I've had nothing but trouble with Fords, that's why I dislike them with a passion.
#174 of 220 Door Problem
Jun 14, 2005 (7:50 pm)
I recently bought a 2002 LT and am very happy with it. Today the passenger door just stopped opening from the inside. We locked and unlocked several times, but can still only open from outside the vehicle, has anyone run across this?
#175 of 220 Hi all, Glad to find this forum
Jun 14, 2005 (9:01 pm)
Howdy from Middle Tennessee. I just bought a 2003 TB EXT LT in Majestic Red Metallic. It is a used model with 44000 miles. I have had it for 2 weeks so far, and I am absolutely thrilled!!!!! I am glad to be here, and hope to learn lots from you other owners.
#176 of 220 Some tranny problems
Jun 20, 2005 (1:22 pm)
Hi everyone. I am the owner of a 02 LT with 94,000 miles. I have had it for a year and a week now. I have loved everything about it. Although recently I have had a few problems. About a month ago my tranny started slipping. I took it in and they flushed it told me I would need to replace the tranny. I took it to a specialized shop that said I was screwed by the first shop.
After driving it to the second shop the tranny stopped slipping. The original filter (if it was even mine) was stuffed with shavings. The second shop had cut it open, ran it the truck a little bit then cut the second filter open to see if there were any more. They told me there was no need to replace the tranny right now and to bring it back in a month or before any long trip to see if the filter was still clean. About a week later I started hearing a knocking in first/second gear. Nothing major thought it was a ujoint. Had my mechanic check it out when it was in for an oil change, he didn't hear anything. He ran numerous tests on it and double checked everything. Everything checked out. Two weeks ago I pulled out and it felt like the whole car was shaking and it sounded like an axle broke. First diagnosis was engine mounts since it was only happening in first/second gear and we watched the engine bouncing and heard it knocking when we first started the car up. Took it back to my mechanic, engine mounts checked out perfect and he thinks it is now the transfer case. He doesn't work on tranny's so I took it back to the speciliazed shop. It has been there for over a week. No diagnosis as of yet. My question like everyone else's is any similar experience?
I have no check lights on. Any ideas? I truly love this truck besides this issue.
#177 of 220 Re: Some tranny problems [nfld]
Jul 03, 2005 (10:41 am)
Have you recently drove through a mud puddle or went on the beach?
My '02 trailblazer was vibrating pretty bad and I took it in to the dealership.
After a week they found out that a GM had a warning about debre getting caught
between where the transmition and exhaust are mounted?? Not sure if thats
right. I know NOTHNG about cars. Anyway, they cleaned it out and the vibrating
stopped. Its about 5 months later now and a few days ago I noticed transmission fluid on the ground. Just found out that I have a seal leek.
Since I bought my Trailblazer I have had to have the 4 wheel drive modual replaced
and the rear air/heat modual preplaced. Also a weird squeek from the front
suspention that happens when I come to a stop. I sure wish I had any year
Trailblazer other than an '02.
#178 of 220 2004 TrailBlazer LS
Jul 20, 2005 (1:52 pm)
I just got my TB and I love it!!! Haven't had a single problem. I've got the pewter with the grey interior. I've been told its better never to buy a vehicle the first year it comes out because of more potential problems. I'm glad that I waited. I got mine used with 21,000 miles on it. It might as well be new it runs so great! I haven't had any problems with it except keeping it clean...hehe. That would be my fault though. Gotta love those backroads. I'm happy to see that there are others out there that are just as tickled with their TB. Can anyone suggest any customizing ideas that aren't too expensive? I'd love to make mine stand out since my friends keep telling me they're waving at someone with TB like mine. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks a bundle!!!!
#179 of 220 Car List Event Code R9C
Aug 25, 2005 (10:36 pm)
Am looking to buy a new TB 05 one of the Codes is R9C Processing Option is this just another dealer charge to get money??? Thanks for anyones help with this.
#180 of 220 New 2005 Trailblazer owner in St. Louis area...
Sep 16, 2005 (10:58 pm)
My name is Mike and I've just recently purchased a very nice maroon metallic Trailblazer LS for my family.
I also wanted to tell everyone how very satisfied I am with it after just a short week with it, and also wanted to bring to the attention of the membership the fact that Consumer Reports' website is all but trashing this vehicle for what I think are baseless issues.
Super happy and looking forward to engaging in some very enthusiastic banter...
St. Louis, MO