2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 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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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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myretire13 writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4WD Review
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good looks, very comfortable, very reliable, plenty of room for transporting stuff due to
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only thing is that gas milage could be better but I do have a semi-heavy foot

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You Won't Be Sorry To Own This Suv — stylish suv with all creature comforts you need for short and long trips. I've owned this car for several years and with 117,000 miles it still runs good. this suv could take the place of a pick-up.I plan on driving this car for another 100,000 miles

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BoBoF15C writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS Review
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Love it. Strong, fast, great engine and sound system.  

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Wish it got a little better MPG.

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Great Suv, Lots Of Power And Torque. — Quality was beyond its time, beastly acceleration power as well as low-end torque, nice fit and finish, best sound system in any stock car I've ever bought new. My only desire is that GM could have made it a bit less thirsty on the Highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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freb writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD Review
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Good car on wet roads. Tracks well on slippery roads

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None

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Good Family Car — I like the power and handling. It has a good turning radius and parks well for a mid sized car. Rear Seats fold down making plenty of room for a trip to The Home Depot. The color Silver has been real easy to keep clean. Fuel milage is 14MPG around town and 21 highway. It.s comfortable and stable on the road but I wouldn't call it fun to drive, just sturdy and safe feeling.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tbss69 writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4WD Review
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Looks, Hauling capacity, 4WD is awesome

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Not a gas saver, needs TLC to stay in top running condition

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Perfect For The Weekend Mechanic Or A Handyman To Tinker With — Best multi-use SUV ever built in my opinion. Mild acceleration, good braking, great handling for size. Gas mileage is great for size, up to 21 mpg in my experience. Easy to work on, but you will get ripped off if you have it serviced by a mechanic, because spare parts are very inexpensive due to high availability. It is fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cbaker2 writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4WD Review
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Has been reliable, not required too much cost to keep it up.

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Poor gas milage.  

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A Great Car For The Money, But Be Prepared To Pay A Lot In Gas. — Performance: Decent acceleration, very good handling, good braking, hauls Uhaul trailers and boats without an issue. We also haul wood in our 6x10 foot trailer in it. Build Quality: I've had one issue with a squeak coming from the front, but other than that, built well. Appearance: I love the look. Mine is a 2002 and the design is still up to date. Cost of Ownership: Here's where it drops off. The gas milage stinks. I spend a lot of money in gas each week, that's why I'm selling it. I have had to put about $1700 into it in the past year and it still needs new bearings on the left front tire. That's another $450. Fun Factor: It is fun to drive. I like being up high and it has an amazing turn radius.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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meNmy02trailblazer writes:
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ Review
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Looks good, roomy interior, feels safe.

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Too many visits to dealership for recalls, repairs. Front seat seat belts are annoying, rub on your neck if you're my height (5'5"). Back seat is okay for 2 people. Center seatbelt cuts into middle passenger's neck. Center of back seat won't accomodate a carseat. Cargo area needs air vents for canine passengers.

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It's Been A Learning Experience! — I've learned that I will never again buy the first year's model of any vehicle. Shop visits have included: 5 recall repairs on various parts. Bulb replacements: 2 headlight, 2 brake light, 1 3rd brake light unit, 2 taillight. Humming sound in instrument cluster that they've never been able to fix. Replaced the battery at 55k miles. New tires at 60k. Not bad, I'm told. Paint has held up well considering the vehicle isn't garaged and we're in SoCal. I did have the Maxx Guard applied when I purchased the vehicle. Love the LOOKS of this SUV which is why I bought it in the first place. It's a tough looking SUV, especially with running boards, dark glass, 17" rims and rainguards. I wish the shifter was on the steering wheel, freeing up some space between the front seats. I have leather seats - my son hates the cold seats in the 'winter' - the front seats have heaters - they should offer heated rear seats. Only other change would be an electric rear window rather than hatch style. My dogs don't get much air when they're in the back. Can't say for sure if I'd buy another Trailblazer, but it's been ok.

Owner for 5 years, 11 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Thedgfx writes:
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Good power, handling, low maintenance, last long

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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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2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

Almost Perfect Ride. By coachscott40

Fun, fairly economical car. Easy to drive and plenty of room. White is the way to go on color. These seem to hold their value. Wish they still made them. It would be hard to find a replacement for t... Read More

Great Suv By 17auxlt

This is my second TrailBlazer, had an '02 and now the '09 so basically the beginning and the end of the run. It only got better! The first truck was a base LT, this one is decked out with heated lea... Read More

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2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

Sweet Trailblazer Ss By motrain2011

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Good Car By Peytonl22

I love it it rides good but need a bigger vehicle I need a tahoe or something like that white cloth seets I just personally didnt want it but my dad bought it just for the heck of it it's a real good ... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

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

Mutch Value For The Money By ArildNorwegian

Great car for the money. Robust and reliable. Safe car for winter driving with 4WD and 4 new tires. Easy to maintain, any garage can do repairs and services. Reasonable mileage, 20 - 22 mpg depende... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

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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

The Ride For The Entire Family By brydavis86

I love my my trailblazer it is been very reliable and helpful through my college years I was able to use the vehicle to carry around friends, and my furniture for moving into my apartment. I could com... Read More

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews

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

Good As Gold By Kermit260

Roomy, good cargo space (can fit 6 bales of hay in there :) ), nice on road trips, low maintenance, mileage isn't bad if you use a gas additive. Reliable. Minimal repairs and over 100k miles. Interio... Read More

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