1997 Chevrolet Blazer User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Blazer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 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:3.8 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr STD 4WD SUV Review
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Will handle anything you throw at it (snow, mud, deer...), great for someone who likes to sit high off the ground, cheap parts, easy to DIY, decent power, headlights are relatively cheap to replace.

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Will slowly break down on you (but it will keep running!), terrible MPG, heavy, easy to rust out, suspension gives out easily, brakes wear fast, exhaust tends to get louder every day, interior looks "blah", only four seats

aarfred52
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It Will Get You Where You Need To Go — The Blazer is tough, but too heavy. It will definitely get you around, but things will go bad pretty consistently. That being said, it will keep running even when things go bad. I had two bad fuel injectors and I could still get around just fine. My suspension was completely shot, didn't seem to affect anything other than the alignment. I wouldn't get one again because of the fuel economy and clunkiness, but I did enjoy having it for a while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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I loved everything about this truck

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the only thing that was bad about it was the gas mileage

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I Miss It — this was my first off roading vehicle and i loved every bit of it... i wish i still had this truck... if i kept it i would have painted it a different color and lifted it a bit higher.... GREAT TRUCK

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

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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I have owed a 95, 96, and this 97. Each had problems, each left me sitting on the roadside, but is still a great looking truck. Alot of power.

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I hate having to drop fuel tanks to replace feul pumps.

n_22man
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Fun Little Daily Driver. — I I have owed a 95, 96, and this 97. Each had problems, each left me sitting on the roadside, but is still a great looking truck. Alot of power. Love the sound of an aftermarket preformance exhaust from the 4.3L.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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its vary good off road for a stock vehicle

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its crappy on gas if you drive it bad

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Vary Nice — its good on and off road its vary reliable it performes vary well its not the best for gas its cheap to own for a 4x4 it is a vary fun vehicle to own all year round great for pulling people to

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

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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B.A.

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no reason to aviod it

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B.a. — Preformance- oh rev her up hear the 183 horsepower 4.3L v6 vortec go to work Build Quality- Tough even with rust strong till the end Appearance-the hottest thing on the road Cost of Ownership-fairly cheap great gas mileage, low maintenance Fun Factor- between 1 and a million its a billion

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

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr LS SUV Review
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Das Auto — Build Quality: reliable, but going through midlife crisis Car Comparisons: no choice Performance: rattle, rattle

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr STD 4WD SUV Review
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Great 4x4 for those occasional snow problems tons of interior space

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poor gas mileage and an assortment of problems around the 150,000 mile rane

ebshadow
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It Was Probably A Wonderful Car When New But Know It Might Need A Lot Of Work In The Long Run. — This was my first car and I was super excited about the car. It had great drivability and felt like it had power. It wasn't until after a couple years owning it that it started having major problems. First thing was the ball joints and the idler arm that had to be replaced. That cost me about $1500. Then about a year later the fuel pump went out and had to have that replaced for another grand. Lets just say I got tired of getting stuck on the side of the road. Oh and the alternator has been replaced a good 2 or 3 times. One thing I did love about this car is it had plenty of room to move my stuff including some furniture. It sucks gas but is fun to drive. Even went off roading with it once.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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4WD works good, ok on gas, still reliable after 209,000

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Gutless performance, small gas tank

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Old Reliable — This thing is the most reliable car I have ever owned. It has 209,000 miles on it and still running strong. It is gutless in the performance department but it gets me where I need to go. 4WD works good on the beach and snow. Not the best towing rig but it tows my 21' Checkmate w/ tandem axle trailer to the launch and back all summer long.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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Good — Can go through hell and back for you. It's no speed demon. It's no formula grip car. But it's going to do what exactly you bought it for. It's relatively reliable and can be quite a bit of fun if you know how and where to use it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LT 4WD SUV Review
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Lots of power and available after market gear

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Hard on gas and some dealer-only parts are a little pricey.

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A True Sport/utility Vehicle — Hard on gas, but lots of power, plenty of room, and excellent off-road with the right tires. Parts cost is reasonable, although a little on the high side when you go through a dealer. Overall a great vehicle for commuting and/or recreation.

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

Blazer. Tried And True 2004 By Garth

Chevy built this truck for many years. The V6 power is 180 HP for the 4.3. Later in production they added port fuel injection and counterbalancing. This is a sawed off 350 V8 and has been nicknamed t... Read More

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

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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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