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1996 Chevrolet Blazer

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.5

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The 5 Star SUV

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May 6, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sweet Car, Fast, Powerful, Tough
Cons: None

First I would like to say why I bought this vehicle, It is a great looking SUV. Second it is very fast for a SUV. Third the Blazer is a long lasting car. Somethings I love about this vehicle are It's fast and its a great first car. One thing I hate ... read more

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1996 4-Door LS Blazer 4x4 (Updated)

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Apr 16, 2000 - Updated May 22, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Ride, power and overall reliability
Cons: Gas Mileage, ball joints going bad too quickly.
The Bottom Line: A good, dependable truck.

In late '95 I was ready for my first new car purchase. I liked the versatility of SUV's, so I looked at several different models. I ended up with the Chevy Blazer because of several reasons: Ride quality, Engine quality, and price. Knowing that SUV's ... read more

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Terrible SUV

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Apr 15, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Nice colors
Cons: Mechanically bad

In 1996, I purchased a brand new 1996 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4-Door, 4WD and it has been mechanically terrible. This was to be my traveling SUV. I've treated this car like gold, servicing it properly and everything else that comes along with keeping this ... read more

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Family Vehicle--you bet!!

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Apr 10, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: split rear seat, auto everything, dependability, roomy rear storage compartment
Cons: factory recalls, rear seat leg room

When I became pregnant for the first time at age 37, hubby and I decided we needed a "family friendly" vehicle. Getting rid of the Corvette was tough...and getting rid of the Jeep was unheard of because we lived in the country, down a long ... read more

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Just a little warning!

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Apr 4, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: good little SUV
Cons: mechanical problems (major)

Just a little warning to those out there with a Chevy Blazer or even thinking about purchasing a Chevy Blazer!! Now, I may have gotten the lemon off the line of production when i purchased my Chevy Blazer. I recently owned a 1996 ... read more

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This sucker hauls

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Apr 3, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: The haul it packs
Cons: none

When I needed a vehicle that would be able to withstand all the snow that Ohio gets and still protect me I had to go a lot of places. Eventually I found the Blazer and knew it was perfect. This SUV comes with the full requirements needed when you live in ... read more

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1996 Chevy Blazer

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Mar 26, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: very roomy, comfortable, and dependable
Cons: likes to eat up gas

We bought a new Blazer in 1996 and I love it. It has very comfortable front and back seats, unlike some of the other SUV's we tried. It has room in the back seat to fit 3 people or even 2 carseats and a person. The back storage area always carries 2 ... read more

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Couldn't Sell It Fast Enough

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Mar 23, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Adequate room, good gas mileage
Cons: Rear axle came off while driving

The SUV bug bit me in 1996 and since we buy mostly Chevrolet's, we chose the Blazer: 4-door, 4-wheel drive, fully loaded, $28,500. At first I thought it was great. We live in on a hill in SW Pennsylvania and usually get several snow falls and ice ... read more

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One hot S.U.V.

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Mar 22, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: All around great vehicle
Cons: Trade In Value

I recently had the pleasure/burden of buying a used vehicle. I was in the market for something larger than my 2 door civic, but still manageable. I test drove everything from a Toyota 4 Runner to the bigger Dodge Durango. The shining winner in my eyes ... read more

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READ BEFORE YOU BUY!!!!!

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Mar 11, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Plenty of room for family of 4 or less
Cons: Pricey when purchased new

We recently purchased a 1996 Chevy Blazer. The price was good the mileage was low compared to the newer Blazers. The newer Blazers were selling for 25-29 thousand. We purchased a 1996 for 18 thousand and it had 40 thousand miles on it. We haven't ... read more

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89,000 miles '96 4wd 4dr

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Mar 5, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: very dependable, looks great
Cons: squeeky serpentine belt, some electrical probs

I call my blazer "truck" because that's what it is. I have driven it extensively off road and on several occasions have had the pleasure of pulling my brother in laws Grand Jeep Cherokee out of various situations. Considering what I've put it ... read more

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Chevy Can't get me back again

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Feb 9, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Looks
Cons: Poor quality-Even poorer service

I have owned 3 chevy blazers. Each time I swore I would never buy another one. Then when I would start looking, I couldn't find anything else in which I liked the looks. Well, I bought a Jeep Cherokee for my wife this year, and I can promise you that ... read more

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The Perfect Compact SUV

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Feb 8, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: size, affordability, dependability, options
Cons: small engine, limited pickup

The Chevy Blazer has got to be one of the best SUVs in the industry. It's relative low price, dependability and clean look give it four stars in my book. The Blazer is perfect the guy (or girl) who wants an SUV but doesn't like the huge, overbulked, ... read more

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Blazer can be fun

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Feb 3, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Dependable, and fun
Cons: Gas eater

Having always been a lover of the bigger car, it was a big change trading for a Blazer 4x4. My work situation had changed to where I was travelling to different locations for 13 week assignments. So I searched for a vehicle that had the power to ... read more

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Consider it a Classic

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Jan 28, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: leg and head room, classic design, smooth ride
Cons: back seat too small

Chevy lovers consider the Blazer a classic. The sexy yet masculine body design turns heads everywhere it goes and the limousine tinted rear window give this SUV a hip look. Whether you own the two-wheel drive or four wheel drive you will not be ... read more

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The PERFECT car for ALL

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Jan 27, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Well-rounded, Perfect for everything
Cons: Not as Spacious as Tahoe or Suburban

The Chevy Blazer is the all-round perfect car for anyone! It has all the great features found in other SUV's but none of the extras. If you want a wholesome, well-rounded SUV, than this is the car for you! It has air-conditioning, air bags, anti-lock ... read more

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great for the whole family!

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Jan 27, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: lots of room good on gas
Cons: haven't had a problem yet

I had always wanted a Blazer but my husband and I could never agree on buying the same car/truck and then my husband's uncle sells cars and he called us to tell us about this great deal he had so we went to see and it was a 96 blazer 4 door and I was so ... read more

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The Unreliable Blazer

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Jan 26, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: 4wheel drive
Cons: Poorly built

Last year i purchased a 1996 chevy blazer s-series. in my opinion this is not the vehicle to purchase as a reliable vehicle. In the past year this vehicle has been in the shop for almost as many different problems as one can think of. The front End has ... read more

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Bad Choice

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Jan 26, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: Comfort
Cons: Brakes

I purchased a 1996 Chevy Blazer 4x4. This SUV rides rough, corners poorly, and has many other glitches. Since I bought it there have been many recalls. The brakes have always been a problem, locking up, not stopping correctly, and even a recall on ... read more

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Chevy Blazer S10, 4WD

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Jan 24, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: sporty, easy handling
Cons: small, rolls easily, won't stand up to heavy use

My husband and I purchased a used 1996 s10 Blazer before we were married. Although there were some problems, as could be expected for an older model vehicle, we drove this SUV for 5 years. I was the primary driver of the car, so it was mostly used as ... read more

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