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#19 of 30 My answer is definitely NO!!!
Aug 30, 2011 (11:16 am)
I've owned two vehicles from Detroit (or Mexico, Canada, wherever it is that they build cars now). One was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee that was a great vehicle. A person rearended me and totalled the car. I bought a 2005 Trailblazer LS used with 55k miles on it in 2008. I felt like we got a good deal on it at the time, and I bought it against advisement from some friends on whether or not to buy a Trailblazer. 81k miles and I've had to replace the brakes (twice), radiator fan clutch, fan clutch bearings, battery cables, thermostat, water pump (twice), fuel pump and fuel lines, gas gauge, and now apparently I have a "busted cylinder" that's going to cost 2-3 THOUSAND dollars to replace. And let's not mention the cruise control that works about 10% of the time. I've put over $4,000 in repair costs into this vehicle. My wife drives a Hyundai Sonata that we've put ZERO into and have had it longer and put many more miles on. If I fix this cylinder issue, I'm going to have put around $7,000 into this car. If I would have bought a foreign made vehicle that was a few thousand dollars more, I wouldn't have had to interrupt my family's cash flow every few months with hundreds more in repairs. I will never buy a GM car again, even new, and I'll be making sure to recommend to ANYONE that I know who is shopping for a new or used car to absolutely bypass any GM vehicles. Chevrolet will not recall the problems that so many owners are complaining about all over the internet with Trailblazers (i.e.- misfirings, compression issues that result in needing a new engine/block, transmission failure, radiator fan clutch, electrical/computer issues, on and on, just google Chevy Trailblazer problems). Unless you enjoy giving your mechanic or a Chevy dealership's service department most of your paychecks don't buy one. I'll give you a hint, if you can talk to a mechanic or a service place that isn't affiliated with a specific car company, and they will tell you about the tons of problems with these cars, and you can call a Chevy dealership that says "hardly any of their customers have had issues", something is afoul and I would run to Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, or now even Kia. 81k miles and $7k in repairs don't lie. Worst made vehicle I've ever heard of and ever been affiliated with.
Sep 26, 2011 (2:22 pm)
I decided to buy my 2005 Trailblazer used in 2008 to replace my 1995 Jeep that had over 250K miles on it. Now I wish I had opted for another Jeep. Nothing but trouble and expense, most all of the problems listed on these forums. I have been driving it since 2009 with no working speedometer, tachometer, and in the past 6 months no oil pressure gauge. I have the electrical issues with the headlights, the random failures of power when driving, have replaced a transmission case that a part had eaten through from the inside...
In short, it is a lemon. The fact that Chevrolet refuses to recall or repair their defective products is infuriating. So I am yet another voice letting people know - do not buy a GM vehicle.
My husband drives my 1995 Jeep that now has 270K miles on it. When I can finally get this Chevy POS paid off I am selling it and buying another Jeep!
#21 of 30 I hate this car!!!!
Nov 01, 2011 (7:56 pm)
If this were the last car on earth, I'd walk everywhere!!! Bought the car in late 2004 and had nothing but problems every since. Before it even hit 35k miles the fuel gauge when crazy and had to be replaced. The power seat on the drivers side works when it wants to at one point we were told the seat would cost more than $1200 to fix and then it started working on it's own, thank god the adjustable pedals didn't stop working. Anyway, at 66k miles the fuel gauge when crazy again. We just never replaced it bc it was gonna be 800 to fix. Then in 2009 the transmission went that was 2600 to fix. Things seemed to be going okay til the thermostat sensor stopped working ant 700 dollars later that was now fixed, then the speedometer stopped working, we got the gas sensor fixed again and just recently, yes you guessed it, 33000 miles later it broke again. Then the cake topper. On the way to take my son trick or treating for halloween the damn transmission went again. I HATE THIS CAR!!! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHEVY ANYTHING AGAIN!!! There is always something wrong with it. As soon as you fix it something else pops up. We had some kind of bearing fixed on it just a few months ago because the tire was making a noise. It's awful. I would have been better off keeping my 99 Maxima. Chevy needs to do something about this!!! I thought it was only me having all these problems till i googled and all this stuff came up. This car is the most unreliable car ever. I don't even want to drive it anymore, for all I know it will combust or something while I'm in it. Would not wish this car on my worst enemy!!!
#22 of 30 Re: I hate this car!!!! [klpatrice]
Nov 02, 2011 (7:44 am)
Iím truly sorry to hear that you have had such a negative experience with your vehicle. If Customer Assistance can be of any help to you, please donít hesitate to email Christina through the email address on the forum.
GM Customer Service
#23 of 30 I Probably Would
Nov 03, 2011 (10:02 am)
I've owned an 02 since new and haven't had any major problems with it. To be truthful though I still like my 2000 Durango better. It uses more fuel, but then has a V8 engine and even though the TB has more HP the Durango has more "grunt" if you know what I mean. The seats in the Durango are much better, even after nearly 12 years. Neither of them has been completely trouble free, but your hearing from a person in the real world here that doesn't expect that.
#24 of 30 Would i buy it again
Nov 07, 2011 (8:17 am)
Yes I would, I have an '03 with 261,000 km (163,125 miles) on it. It has every option known to man and nothing has ever gone wrong. Granted I have only owned it for 2 years, but have put around 20,000 miles on it and it runs like a top. Oh and did I mention 22-24 MPG and ability to haul 7 people and still a suitcase or two.
#26 of 30 Re: Would you buy it again? [disneymom3]
Dec 05, 2011 (10:26 am)
I have a 2006 TB and I can tell you 100% I would never, EVER, purchase another one of these vehicles. I have had numerous problems with this car, all very costly; power windows, gas gauge, heating system, engine cooling system have all needed in depth repair or replacement. Maybe my car is just a lemon but I will never purchase another Chevy in my lifetime. Good luck.
#27 of 30 Nothing but problems
Jul 30, 2012 (1:49 pm)
I bought my 03 Trailblazer in 2006 with 70000 miles on it. I have not cracked 100000 miles on it and have had nothing but problems. The drive axle dropped on me after 2 years. That was over $4000 to repair. The transmission sounds like it's ready to go. The truck sounds like its in low gear when I take off. My front suspension is bad now also. It rattles as I drive down the road. I just had new tires put on. I need to get this checked out in the next couple weeks. Don't know how much that will cost to fix. I had a no start last month and took it to the dealer. I was told the battery was bad. I told them it was a bad battery. They told me to take it and replaced it on warranty. After coming home early from work out of town to replace the battery. The battery was tested at purchase location and tested to be ok. I took the battery to dealer and told them battery was ok. They called me the next day and said I had an after market alarm on the truck and removed it. This cost me $400 for them to remove an after market alarm. I found out they only had to unplug the alarm. I was ripped off. I had just purchased my daughter a 2012 Chevy at this dealer one month prior to this. That is sad. I will never purchase another Chevy in my lifetime.
#28 of 30 2004 TB EXT Good Report
Sep 05, 2012 (9:10 pm)
Bought new has 140k now. Just did brakes and a new steering "rack", was leaking PS fluid-
First major money I have spent on this in awhile, I am expecting 200k and wish they still built these if this blows up I'm liable to look for a used one. Tows my boat well, we use on weekends so not that much mileage gets put on now. I've had good luck with mine.