1996 Chevrolet Blazer User Reviews

1996 Chevrolet Blazer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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cabogirl writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LT SUV Review
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I Love My Blazer! — The only repairs needed on my 1996 Chevrolet Blazer LT (all-wheel-drive)in 100,000 miles, (besides normal maintenance), has been replacement of a fan clutch (once), a water pump (once) and a fuel pump (once)!!! That is it...!!!

Owner for 12 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:9,000

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Aaron writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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very dependable

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v-6

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350000 Miles And Still Runnin Fine — this suv has seen all 50 states and many coast to coast trips and is probably the most dependable vehicle i have ever drivin

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Cubbie2012 writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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GM, Still mostly Metal. Sounds nice.

Cons

Sometimes the gas mileage is a con I drive very frequently, Fast.

Cubbie2012
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Worth Fixing Up And Keeping — I like the look of the Blazer, the Interior is very comfortable the back seats fold down to allow more room in the back for hauling large loads. There isn't very many blind spots on this truck it has windows all the way around. My vehicle has only been in the shop once, the gas mileage is pretty convenient for a 4.3 liter V6 engine. The maintenance and repairs were very affordable GM vehicles American made vehicles. The cars acceleration braking and handling are all good I enjoy driving this truck I usually drive fast so I feel pretty safe in it. It is a fun car to drive 4x4 helps when going hunting or stuck on a small muddy road.

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

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Ross writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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Great in snow, plenty of space, capable of towing

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Gas mileage, transmission/transmission issues, EGR valve issues

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Five Months Of Owning A Used '96 Blazer — This car is my vision of an honestly mediocre car. The 4.3L V6 did what it was built to do. It wasn't fast, but didn't have a problem getting up to speed, and made a whole lot of noise in the process. I always thought it was an unusually loud motor, but with an engine that big, it wont be quiet. The build wasn't terrible, but definitely had lots of room for improvement. The first thing I did when I bought the car was flush out the Dexcool--something I'd recommend everyone does if they own this car. In the 5 months I owned it (bought used at the end of 2006 with 150K+ miles), I had to replace the transmission and had an incessant problem with the EGR valve causing misfires. The interior was a classic GM interior: cheap. Not a whole lot else to that. It wasn't a pretty car, but the previous owner kept the paint in amazing condition. The cost of owning this car, as compared to what it was used for, was far too high, which was half the reason I got rid of the car. The other reason (a big one for me) was that it was an automatic. I cannot stand automatic transmissions, which also counts into the fun factor. It was a great car for snow, but thats all it really excelled at. Otherwise, I found it rather mundane. If you want a questionably reliable daily driver capable of tackling a good bit of snow, as well as the occasional towing, this is a good car for you. If you just want a daily driver that will get you from point A to point B, I'd recommend against this.

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Jon writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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four wheel drive, high vehicle stance and solid feeling

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fuel mileage around town and slow

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My Take On The Chevrolet Blazer — I own a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, and it's been a god car to me, I love the four wheel drive feature, performance, rather slow haha but better then some. Cost of ownership is right in the middle I mean it does suck more fuel then your normal car I average about 20mpg highway but it's the city that just kills me. I wouldn't be afraid to dive it cross country it's just a nice car to own

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kygem writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr STD 4WD SUV Review
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love the 4x4 in the winter

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only thing is the spare tire is inside not too good for me takes up some room but i can live with it

kygem
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All Around A Good Car — i like this car it is that i have 4 car's cant drive all of them and Ins. coast a lot for all of them the blazer is relibel and not that bad on gas yes i trust this car a lot i drove it to Michigan no trouble on the trip at allyes it is a safe car and it drives real good too

Primary Use: Family transportation

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TheColossal writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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3

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does great in the snow

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overdrive sucks

TheColossal
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Red Suv — guy i got it from dropped in an engine from an older s10. really reliable. it gets between 20 and 22 mpg on the highway. its not so bad. has a really nice sound system with inverted subs and, mids, and tweets to swirl the sound around you in the car. makes castles in the sand (hendrix) ridiculous. this thing is built real tough too. some guys hit me the other day and muffed up their lexus with my tow hitch and i didn't get a scratch.

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Matt writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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They're a quick and fun little SUV.

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Haven't found one yet.

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Love It. — My Blazer is body lifted 2 inches, and the torsion bars are cranked 3/4 of the way, giving it an additional inch of lift in the front. It has 31 inch tires on it. Even with these mods it still handles very well. I have no complaints with the acceleration or braking. I would say even with the mods that normally sacrifice these attributes my truck still has BALLS!

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

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John T writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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Roomy and carpool

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It can fit 5 people but its sucks in the back. 4 people only

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Good Over All Car. Hasn't Broke Down And Can Fit In A Compact Spot — Handling in town and highway is great . Haven't 4wd Braking is good but it's picky on what brand of pads to use. (Noise) Great interior. Nice leather Power is good but its only a V6. Since it's a heavy SUV (5300lbs) would love a V8

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS SUV Review
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Good styling, nice interiors available, comfortable, good mpg's.

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Questionable reliability, didnt pull good(due to mines gearing).

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A Good Daily Driver, Can Haul Quite A Bit In The Back, Seats Four Comfortably. — Was a very nice vehicle, very comfortable and had decent power, handling was pretty good too, fuel economy was around 21-22 highway with a cold air intake and flowmaster exhaust. Mine did not pull great but was equipped with 3.08 gears, lower gears were available. Reliablitiy is questionable, transmission leaked quite a bit, intake manifold gasket blew, outward luckily, radiator blew, fuel guage was wacky.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

Blazers Rule By Randy

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

2002 Chevrolet Blazer 4wd By dfazakerly

Good vehicle, Specific Maintenance items needed at intervals, when maintained properly. Blazer can be a very inexpensive vehicle to maintain and drive. Resale value in later years not bad. Cheapest, m... Read More

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

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

I Love This Vehicle But The Matinence And Gas Kills My Walllet. By Amanda

I have fallen in love with the blazer but im at the point of giving up on her as I have repaired quite a bit on her in a year. She is big she is rugged and she is fun to drive. I love the handling but... Read More

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

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