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1986 Chevrolet Blazer User Reviews

1986 Chevrolet Blazer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 1986 Chevrolet Blazer reviews.

IdahoDude writes:
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5

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Comfort, reliability, mileage and the fact parts are easy to find.

Cons

The clear coat peels in these years but no real complaints.

IdahoDude
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The Vehicle Combination Is Tough Anf With The 6.2 The Mileage Is Even Good. — This K5 Blazer has pretty much all the plush items (Silverado) yet still has the same durable power train of all the full size GM 4 x 4's. Over the years I have had several GM 4 wheel drives and have never had one I didn't like. If you maintain them, they will serve you well. This one has the 6.2 diesel engine which is no power house but delivers the same or better torque of the small block gas engine but does it at 1700 rpm so it's pretty much ideal for 4 wheeling in rough country. Since it has air conditioning and a comfortable interior my wife likes it also. The only improvements I plan in the very near future are the addition of a 4 to 6 inch lift and heavy duty axles from an 86 Chevy 3/4 ton 4 x 4 I bought as a donor. This Blazer is ready for a transmission rebuild but at 153,000 miles some repairs should be expected. That's not that bad since my pickup transmission went out at 97,000 miles. Now that gas prices are getting beyond rediculous it makes the diesel engines a better idea even tho I am not a big diesel fan but 22 MPG isn't bad. All auto manufacturers build their vehicles with several designs that we feel are stupid and not user friendly but feel the GM rigs are more friendly to work on that the others in my opinion. I have owned and driven Fords, Dodges and Chevys over the years and I still feel the Blazer is the best SUV in these years and I would have picked the Dodge Ramcharger next in line. It's just my opinion but I feel Ford ruined their suspensions when they dreamed up the twin I-beam. When I say I have driven many over the years I am not just blowing smoke, I am 61 years old and have been a vehicle nut forever. Enjoy your 4 wheeling time as it's the best way to see beautiful country that not everyone gets to see. I have been hunting, fishing, camping and 4 wheeling here in Idaho all my life and I'll never see it all.

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Dustin writes:
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4

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It is a great off-road truck but also fun to drive around town because of the looks you get.

Cons

I wish it had just a little bit bigger lift on it than it does right now.

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Very Fun Vechicle To Own. — It has quite a lot of power, brakes are poor but thats just older trucks. Handling is a little rough on road because of the tires i have on it. Very poor gas mileage, but is a very fun vehicle to drive especially off-road.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jesse writes:
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fun,roomy,4x4

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gas guzzler,big

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Best Truck Ever — this is a great truck.it hardly ever breaks down,has good acceleration,good braking,but the handling can get kinda sketchy at high speeds.it has needed repairs,like ball joints,rear axle shafts,and u-joints.the exterior is awesome,kinda boxy, and has a removable hard top and is sweet in the summer.interior is roomy and warm.the only real bad thing is the gas guzzle affect.it probably gets about 17mpg,and maintenance is just standard car care.fun factor is 10 out of 10.its a blast to drive and have lots of fun in it

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David writes:
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4

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Fun on and off road

Cons

Gas mileage isn't the greatest

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Dependable — This 1986 Blazer is a fantastic vehicle. Great acceleration, stops on a dime, and will get you to and from, on or off the road. The appearance of this truck will get you thinking " BEAST", and when you drive it, you will feel unstopable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eamonn writes:
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4

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Big and Brutish

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Nothing

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How To Blaze A Trail — Great 4x4 Bigger and better than a Range Rover with better gas mileage too Well built reasonable performance considering size and weight Looked good more muscluar than other 4x4s Reasonable maintenance costs Great fun to drive on and off road

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brent writes:
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5

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Can haul 4-5 people (driver included) with ease & the factory engine is bulletproof....overall the K5 platform is a great starting point for a build.

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None on this particular model

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K5's....making Trails Wider Since 1969 — The Chevrolet K5 is a great off-road rig. On the trail it has the ability to haul more gear and passengers than the Jeep. The one small drawback would be the fact that it can feel cumbersome at times, due to it's girth. Overall, I love my Blazer and can't imagine not owning one.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kelly writes:
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5

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badass, powerful, good for work or play

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gas mileage

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A Beast — never gets stuck, lots of power, easy to drive in city, loves its fuel like a sailor likes his rum, hates to start in cold mornings, looks badass, easy to get aftermarket or original equipment parts, I love this truck

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Josh writes:
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5

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you cant stop it

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a bit top heavy

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My Top Favorite Truck — it's about average.for a truck but probly the best 4x4 performance out thare.it needed a u joint,sending unit and spark plugs but no complaints here.and at 18 to 20 mpg its a great truck. in all what a ride

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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surfin writes:
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Great all around vehicle

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none

surfin
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Love It! — I totally enjoy the older blazers. I've owned two so far and enjoyed both. I go where ever I want, like areas where other vehicles normally go, just hickers. With the 305 engin I've gotten great mileage. Using the 4x4 on snow was greater traction than 2x's.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
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5

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2.8 V6 was good on gas, Barely any rust.

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Old vehicle

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Great Truck — Probably one of my most favorite vehicles I have ever owned. Handled great.. 4 wheel worked all the time. Went through just about everything.

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2005 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

It Can Take You Anywhere By Mrchevy

This car has been good to. It 2 doors which makes it a bit smaller therefore quite easy to park. I has a great turning radius for tight U-turns. Extremely easy to see all sides when reverse parking. M... Read More

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gr8 vehicle......comfy to drive and has been 100% reliable fuel economy isnt that gr8 but overall it has been the best vehicle ive ever bought... only other thing is the back hatch button has been a p... Read More

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2004 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

Not A Great Vehicle By firstchevy

More dislikes than likes. Not too much power, too little for the poor fuel mileage to compensate for. Other than recent problems it did its job fairly and really no complaints about the 4wd. That act... Read More

So Far So Good By My04blazer

Other than the thermostat i do really like this vehicle. I hope it turns out to be a great buy. I can deal with the thermostat especially since it's easy to replace. I just hope it doesn't become one ... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

Very Good I Have 88 Thousand On A 2003 Blazer Suv By heyyall

The seats are not comfortable. the seats are cloth and has not lasted aslong as they should have.....I wish that I had gotten lether seats and the back seat is slanted sorta and is not comfortable at ... Read More

Love It By newman30

Have had this car for 9 years, it has 165000 miles on it and is still running like new! We've only had to recently do repairs on it. Love this car, will own it till it simply won't go any more! Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

Reliable Sporty Transportation By scooby36

I like how the vehicle looks, the reliability is good, plenty of room in the front sitting area but while sitting in the rear seat you sit high and there is really not that much leg room. The perform... Read More

Blazer By Jim

Works out well for me and my friends to go snowboarding, could use more room. Considered putting a LS1 in it to get better fuel mileage and more power, but its too much of a hassle and expense for me... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

This Vehicle Rocks By tommypc

I like this vehicle a lot. The 4 wheel drive has been of great use during all this snow that we have been having this year. I have not run into anything yet that it can't pull itself through. If you n... Read More

Very Reliable. By jerimia

I drove this Blazer for ten years and was very satisfiaded with it. I had an oppurtunity to purchase a full size pickup with low miles so I did. I am getting ready to retire and wanted something with... Read More

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