2001 Chevy Blazer opinion?

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Question by Collin W: 2001 Chevy Blazer opinion?
I’m looking to buy a 2001 chevy blazer 4 door…loaded with everything for an ’01 (power windows/ locks, sun-roof, on-star, 4×4, tow package). I was just wondering if anyone has a blazer how they like, or dislike it.

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Answer by wayne d
ive heard nothing bad about them. people i know who have them are happy. hope it works out for u 🙂

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Those blazers are good vehicles if you maintain them. They are hard on batteries and fuel pumps. If you make sure it has a good battery in it and keep the fuel gage above a quarter tank it will fix those issues. The other thing that goes bad all the time on them is the ball joints on the front. You can buy good ones from almost any parts store and fix that pretty cheap.

Make sure to change the oil when its needed and service the transmission at regular intervals and it could last you over 350,000 miles.

good vehicle

Yeah, I have a 96 Blazer with over 216,000 miles on it. It’s a sweet car. Original tranny… the engine runs great. I love my Blazer. However, it’s true about the ball joints. GM did a horrible job on those. I don’t think that you’ll have much trouble with them unless you are doing off-roading stuff. I don’t really go off-roading hard-core, but I have been on some dirt roads with lots of bumps. Just bumps will wear those things out. I’ve replaced the joints on my Blazer 3 times. Albeit, I have life-time warranties on them so it’s just a time issue, no $ $ .

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer has many components and systems that may require you to make repairs or replacements, and in some cases very expensive repairs.

Consumer Reports accords the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer Much-Worse-Than-Average reliability ratings in the following categories:

Engine Minor
Engine Cooling
Drive System
Fuel System
Squeaks & Rattles

and Worse-Than-Average reliability ratings in the following categories:

Transmission Major
Electrical System
Climate System
Body Hardware.

In not one category does the 2001 Blazer have a Better-Than-Average or Much-Better-Than-Average reliability rating. Overall, CR’s Reliability Verdict is Much Worse Than Average. For contrast, CR accords the 2001 V6 Toyota 4Runner, the 2001 4-cylinder Toyota Highlander, the 2001 V6 Toyota Highlander, and 2001 Toyota RAV4 Much-Better-Than-Average Reliability Verdicts.

The 2001 Chevrolet Blazer has a Reliability Percentrank of .04, on a scale of 0.00 to 1.00. For reference, the overall 2001 Reliability Percentrank average of the Chevrolet line is .33, GM’s overall average is .32, Honda’s overall average is .82, and Toyota’s overall average is .91.

The Chevrolet Blazer is also on Consumer Reports’ 2008 list of the Worst of the Worst. And it is on AutoOnInfo.net’s list of Automobiles with Worst Engine Reliability with a score of -.13, on a scale of -1.00 to +1.00, and it is on AutoOnInfo.net’s list of Automobiles with Worst Transmission Reliability with a score of -.88, on a scale of -1.00 to +1.00.

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