1988 Chevrolet Blazer User Reviews

1988 Chevrolet Blazer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"wheel" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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Jessie writes:
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3

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big and powerfull good for pulling trailers

Cons

very weak body

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Work Horse — this truck was Very powerful 4x4 v8 big block. it did need a lot of repairs but thats because the former owner didnt take very good care of it it needed new motor mounts new muffler system the motor mounts were rotten enough that just the smallest touch of gas the motor would lift up and hit the shifter into neutral. after we painted it it looked good black but the interior needed a lo of repairs in the back. this truck was not cheap in gas but u cant complain with the amount of power it had. but this car is mainly for offroading.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Earl writes:
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Durability, longevity

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No air, short on ammenities, typical old-beat up-4x4 issues.

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"the Antichrist" — Got it with 200,000+ miles on it. Replaced the clutch and kept it tuned and she ran, four-wheeled, and performed like a champ. Big and bulky, not a sportscar, and ugly as sin, we affectionately dubbed her "the Antichrist". Performance: Big and bulky, not meant to go fast or be flashy Build Quality: Ran solid at 200,000+ miles, 4x4ed like a champ, etc. Appearance: Originally a good, tough looking truck. Even better with a primer black 'paint job', mildly aggressive tires, a few dents, and tons of mud. Interior was in good condition, but worn.

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AJ writes:
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5

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The shape that its in

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little things are starting to go on it

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My 88 K5 — Hey guys, this is my 1988 CHevy K5 Blazer. Bought it off a guy on bargain news for 1700 cash. When I got it, it had an oil leak but I put a new Drain plug on the oil pan and the leak went away. Thats just a temporary fix though. Im putting a whole new oil pan in it soon. The body is in GREAT Shape for its age. Most of the K5s that you see now aint got much of the body left on it. There's rust spots starting around the fenders and a little bit of rust on hte bottom of the tailgate but its very minimal. The truck's got 140,000 miles but still runs pretty good. Things are starting to go on it but i expected that just because of how many miles are on it. It can get prety expensive to drive this sometimes, cuz the gas mileage aint that great, but i dont realy care about that cuz its realy fun to drive. I take it 4 wheelin whenever conditions are good.

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tnrNHferals writes:
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5

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GREAT for plowing! Best turning radius=EZ to get around in tight spots.

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Mileadge is 6-8 MPG

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K5 Kicks A$$! — Loose steering on the road. Took a plow like a duck to water. I like it's looks. Rust ate this truck up! If you are looking at buying one. Look at the back gate, L & R posts on the gate, the spring between the body & the gate for rust. I rebuilt this in 1996 from the frame up. I got poor advice for undercoating. If I did it again, I would have primed & painted the frame w/ multiple coats.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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chevygirl1990 writes:
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5

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roomy, safe, reliable, can get you out of almost any sticky situation

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bad gas miolage and would m\not recomend taking it on long trips

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I Absolutely Love It!!!!! — averall it is one if the best vehicles i ever had i have had it now for a long time and it has always been there when i need it to be. i have pu a lot of mile on it in the past few yeas and it is still here and running great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthony writes:
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Good At Haulin Ass

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Brake Parts Alot Of Money To Pay

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Great — Goo at acceleration braking and handling interior good and extior mileage good for driving yes the car is fun to drive and good for of roading and good for hauling big things and having alot of people in it and camping

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Jeremy writes:
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Its a 4wheel drive

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it squeaks cause it needs shocks

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4x4 — Its a beast ask anyone who has ever ridin with me. personally i like performance wise it can do 0-60 in like 6 secounds this car is fun to drive cause it has speed . I I I I I

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

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Kevin writes:
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Looks great.

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Not to fast.

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88blazn — Old Pic. 1988 Olympic style S-10 blazer. 2.8L fuel injected. New paint job from father who is a heavy duty mechanic. New front grill and chrome bessels. 500km+ on full tank of gas. Need to fix squeaky brakes. New transmission. Gold/brown interior color. White exterior.

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

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Mauro writes:
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awesome

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sluggish

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My 88 K5 Blazer — very big engine will not die. axels way to small for the amount of pressure on them. kinda sluggish. pop top is very cool. alot of fun to drive. easy to lift. it gets about 14 mpg but its a 350 you cant expect alot. handles very well for a big car. prolly due to how wide it is.

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Rick448 writes:
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Off-roading

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Its slow and loves gas.

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Its Good To Go Off-roading — The Blazer is good for off roading but it sucks everywhere else. The engines are terrible and you dont want to buy a used one.

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2005 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

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2004 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

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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

2002 Chevrolet Blazer 4wd By dfazakerly

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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

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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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