2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
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"reliable car" 5 reviews
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"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"trailblazer" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Ryan writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD Review
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Big truck, that wont buckle under stress. Tough and power oriented. Looks mean from the front, but has a cozy feeling inside

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Not a speed monkey by anymeans, and its an American car so it has its problems

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Chevy Trailblazer Ls 4wd — My grandma originally bought it but it was too big for her so my dad bought it off her. Now that the truck has racked up 72000 miles he wants to get a newer truck that will make pulling the boat easy. Its a dark silver with black trim down the sides. 2WD high / 4WD (auto, high, low). Grey interior. Seats 5. 400+ hp. American car so it does get a bit sticky with the problems (like the new transmission we just had to put in, and the shocks, and the struts). Overall though its a good truck that has seen its fair share of places. The acceleration is really prominent after you get past 30 m.p.h. The braking is a little odd, but its an ABS system so that is expected.The turn radius is a little wide but it gets the job done. I got into a bit of a pickle and had to rebuff the hood and fix up some of the front bumper framework, bu the interior is still comfy cozy. It gets about 18-23 m.p.g. and requires upkeep to stay running. Overall its really a great truck to drive cause you can feel the acceleration, and the power behind each push of the gas pedal.

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jpap411 writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4WD Review
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family car

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gas

jpap411
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Good — I like the comfort to the families, i do not like the gas but it is a strong car and very powerfully i have a little time with the car but i runs very well while it has so many miles

Primary Use: Family transportation

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smwd writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4WD Review
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Low cost of ownership, Gas mileage, Low maintenance.

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Has a tiny speeker or vent on inside of the door frame that runs or makes a noise that knowone has been able to explain to me the purpose of.

smwd
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For Me And My Experance This Has Been One Of The Best Vehicles I Ever Owned. — Hands down the best SUV I have ever owned. I have owned 9 SUV's in my life. This Is the most reliable, (55000 miles just get in it and drive)vehicle I have ever owned. I still have the original tires on it. All I have done to this vehicle is change oil, 5W30 Mobile One Synthetic 21 MG. and rotate tires. The power is unreal for a modern SUV, in fact that is what sold me on this vehicle, I traded a 1992 Corvette to it, so I know something about power. I also work at a auto parts store so I know about cars. I love to smoke other SUV;s with my TrailBlazer, it blows their mind.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Thedgfx writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS Review
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Good power, handling, low maintenance, last long

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Gas mpg

Thedgfx
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Good Car For A Family Or Commute. — This car is my first car and very good car. Performance was really good for a 4.2L V6. I felt safe and in control with this car. This is not a sports car but yet its sporty feeling for a SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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EricAbrams writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT Review
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Car runs great. Leather seats. Lots of room.

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Some scratches and small dings

EricAbrams
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All And All It's A Good Car — The car is fun to drive. Has new brakes it's an SUV I feel safe. Motor and transmission are working in good condition. Small scratches and dings butt well worth the price. I would let my kid drive this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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aschwab2009 writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4WD Review
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4WD, rear-air, big cargo space, built-in remote garage opener

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interior plastic wears out fast, radio buttons worn off

aschwab2009
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Average Suv, Good For A Good Price — this car worked perfect what I needed it for, good med. size family SUV, 4WD works great in the woods too. Loved the built in remote garage opener, rear a/c great for the kids, nice cargo space w/ hidden capartments

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joshua writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS Review
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Dependable

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Achieving a low, deep exhaust note is difficult with an inline 6 cylinder compared to a V6.

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An Outstanding Suv For Small Families. Plenty Of Cargo Space With Good Torque And Acceptable Mpg. — The trailblazer is an outstanding vehicle. With the inline 6-cylinder instead of the usual V6, you get more torque for hauling than usual. Plenty of cargo space to begin with, but also has fold down seats for more. Though no longer in production, there is a wealth of aftermarket parts available for customization. Low-end torque is an issue with the I6, but mid-to-high RPMs let out plenty. Braking is good and despite its size, this baby turns on a dime, making tight parking lots a breeze. Having owned this truck for almost 5 years now and being over 8 years old, I have never had to make any serious, expensive repairs until just recently when the ball joints on my front suspension went bad, severely throwing off my alignment and requiring immediate replacement. Other than that, the most common problem I've read about with this truck the fan clutch giving out, one of the few and most common issue that is complained about in the Trailvoy (Trailblazer/Envoy - built on the same platform with the same engine) community. A pretty simple and relatively inexpensive repair, with a new fan clutch running you about $200 at your local parts store like AutoZone. The appearance is great in my opinion. Not too big and bulky like other larger SUVs and plenty of aftermarket parts available for the expansive imagination. Manufacturer states 14/20 MPG, but with a K&N air filter and removed resonator, I do about 16/22. Not fantastic, but it in the end, it's still an SUV. All-in-all, I enjoy driving my Trailblazer. It has plenty of power, superb handling for an SUV, and a large following in the TrailVoy community that earns it a memorable and dependable reputation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bubba writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS Review
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smooth ride, quiet, solid interior, good looking, goes forever

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not much

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Overal — runs great, would recommend, mine has high miles over 200k but works likes a clock, 4 wheel drive is wonders in the winter weather, Michelin tires are quiet, smooth and look great, go test drive one today, too bad GM discontinued it, but there are plenty around to buy

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rsnelson writes:
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Love My Trailblazer — my trailblazer tows my 16ft boat great with no problems. i have a golden retreiver and i can pack him and all my families camping gear with no problem.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Adkins writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4WD Review
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Dependable, great on gas mileage for a 4wd SUV

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Fan motor makes a click noise that the dealership has told me is normal for Trailblazers for the last 10 years.  Biggest con... they don't make it anymore!

Adkins
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Would Buy It Again And Again - If Chevy Still Made It — Coming from a Ford family, this Chevy is the only exception I could find comparable to the Explorer. Kudos to Chevy for coming out with a vehicle with so many 'comfort' options in 2002 that are hard to find on one vehicle, even 10 years later! Loved getting 18-25 mpg - and still be able to have a 4wd SUV - way before electric vehicles were being produced. Did have an issue with CV joints in 2003 and Chevy was a little difficult in repairing under the warranty, but eventually did (apparently Ford is a 4-letter-word they are not fond of in their shop).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

Love My Trailbalzer By TheGov72

Have had this SUV since 2008. Have added a K&N air filter, got rid of trash can on back of exhaust, reprogramed spark and in summer will get 17 to 19 mpg on a trip. Very little maintance expenses. ... Read More

Good Truck By Dsalmons

Good overall truck long trip for me the front seats were uncomfortable to ride in. Maint costs were low but it was starting to get rust underneath. Great traction with the awd 4wd drove well in most a... Read More

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2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

I Loved Her At First Sight By Tanya

I liked the room and the handling. I felt safe in this vehicle. I enjoyed the ride. I wasn't fond of the gas mileage when gas prices where high. I had to get used to being up so high. This was my f... Read More

2004 Trailblazer Ls By SgtKidJoe

Despite all the cons, and the fact I'll never own another Chevrolet with this being the 3rd one that I've owned with numerous problems, I still like this SUV. I Have spent about $1500 on maintenance i... Read More

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

Small Suv For A Family Of 4 Or Less. By Howardsean2005

very easy driver no issues with engine or transmission yet but just broke 100,000 miles. small back seat space so if you have more than 2 children in car seats almost impossible to fit the third one, ... Read More

Owning A Trailbeast By craftyhousewench

Overall I really love this truck. It handles well, it's been great for our family, and extremely comfortable for long drives. I'd recommend it to friends, and am glad I purchased it. Here's hoping the... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

Bring Back The Suv With The Corvette Motor... By dwilson411

The Corvette motor in the SUV is a great idea. The power from acceleration is exciting, and the feel is even better because you typically only get this in a sports car that's much lower to the ground... Read More

Videos From Cargurus Makes It Easy To Work On My Truck By Marty_B

the fact that i had to replace the front wheel bearings with 57,000 miles on it did not impress me. i thought i should of gotten at least 100,000 miles out em. other then that i think it's been a grea... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

Wicked By ficyn1

My favorite vehichle I ever owned . Fast, Sporty And plenty of room. its like still having the vette and truck in one. Interior is very comfortable. I get nothing but compliments on it every where I... Read More

Loving It By oldkrafty1

Wanted a tow vehicle with a lot of class. Needed to pull my 6500 lb camper. With this I got a hot sports SUV that can do the job. With a 6.0 L V8, I can go from 0 to 60 in 5 sec. I got a race car a... Read More

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